Cheltenham Tips 2019 – Top Tips for Cheltenham2019-03-11T16:19:54+00:00

Cheltenham Tips 2019 – Top Tips for Cheltenham 2019

I will share my best Cheltenham Tips as well as the logic behind them, for each day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, by email between 9:30 and 10:30 each morning. Everybody likes a bet at Cheltenham. Some people will bet for fun. I’m a professional gambler by trade, so I bet to win. So if its expert previews and tips for the  Cheltenham Festival you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place.

Since this site was launched we have had six winning Cheltenham Festivals out of six, with a overall profit of +326 points, for a remarkable ROI of +54%. As good as those figures are they only include the official bets which are advised to bookmakers prices, they don’t include the extra advise I also provide. For example on the Friday last year I advised subscribers to do the reverse forecast on Farclas and Mr Adjudicator in the Triumph Hurdle. A €25 euro reverse forecast paid €1,818 when they came home first and second.

My Cheltenham analysis and tips will be in the form of a single email each morning, previewing that day’s racing. I will list all my best bets for that day, and will include the reasoning behind each bet, as well as any comments on other runners that I feel might present a profitable betting angle.

Cheltenham 2019 – Countdown Blog

My Countdown Blog will include some Ante Post Previews and Tips for the big races at Cheltenham 2019, as well as a statistical guide to the festival. I will also analyze any big Cheltenham talking points between now and the festival. Past articles include a look down memory lane, and ask why was Harchibald considered by many to be ungenuine. My most recent post is Cheltenham 2019 – Interesting Stats and Potential Angles.

Cheltenham Tips 2015 - About Me

About Me

My name is Declan Meagher. I’ve been a professional gambler for 18 years. I’ve done tipping articles for RTE, and also appeared on the Irish Independent’s Punters Platform Podcast. My sister website Learn Bet Win is aimed at teaching punters the tools they need to beat the bookies. In October 2013 I launched my Premium Advisory Service, and it has been hugely successful. At the end of February 2019 it has a profit of +1,895, which is +€47,375 at the advised €25 a point, for an ROI of +18.4%. So for my best bets all year make sure to check that out.

Jezki on his way to Champion Hurdle victory (photo by Kate)


The big race on Day 1 of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle. Buveur D’Air is going for three in a row in the race, and is currently trading at 2/1 for a repeat victory. After a defeat over Christmas he won at Sandown, but it was a race he’d be expected to win easily, and on the same weekend Apples Jade entered the Champion Hurdle picture by routing the field in the Irish equivalent.  Laurina is next in the market but she has yet to prove herself at this level.

2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase - Preview and Tips


The big race on Day 2, is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and Altior is a hot favourite to win at his fourth straight Cheltenham Festival. He won the Supreme over hurdles in 2016, the Arkle in 2017, before winning this race last year. He is unbeaten in twelve chases, and looks sure to take an awful lot of beating again this year. His main danger will likely be Min who did his claims no harm with an easy win at Leopardstown last time.

Big Bucks and Ruby Walsh


Day 3 of Cheltenham 2019, and the Ryanair and Stayers Hurdle share top billing, with the Ryanair worth fractionally more to the winner this season. The final field for the Ryanair is hard to guess as plenty of horses near the head of the market have alternative options. Footpad is the current favourite but he could also run in the Champion Chase, while Monalee could still go for the Gold Cup.  Paisley Park is clear at the head of the market for the Stayers Hurdle, having won all four starts since a poor run in last years Albert Bartlett at the Festival. He has since shown he has no problem with the track by winning the Cleeve Hurdle by twelve lengths last time.

Best Mate on his way to victory in the 2003 Gold Cup (photo by Kate)


Day 4 of the festival, and for many the highlight of the week, with The Cheltenham Gold headlining the card. Last years Gold Cup was the race of the meeting for me, with Native River and Might Bite taking each other on, and dominating the race from a long way out. Might Bite traveled best but with the ground riding heavy the race was an attritional one, and Native River’s superior stamina came into play late on. Native River looked as good as ever this season in the King George, as that track over three miles wouldn’t be his optimal conditions, but Might Bite needs to bounce back from two very poor efforts, and was reported to have bled in the King George. Presenting Percy heads the market currently, with a recent hurdles win his only outing since winning the RSA at last years Festival.

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2019 Stayers Hurdle – Ante Post Preview

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