WITH CHELTENHAM edging closer and closer, punters will be finalising their bets in the hope they can bash the bookies.
But which horses are the traders at Betway, Ladbrokes, Coral and William Hill tipping up for the four-day bonanza?
Each team of betting experts have been given a budget of 20pts to spread across the Festival on ante-post bets in a competition organised by Oddschecker.
If you’d have followed there tips to a £20 stake last year, you would have finished a whopping £6,240 in profit!
Last year’s Trader’s Tipping League was won in convincing fashion by Betway, who racked up 122.25pts over the course of the four days.
We take a look at the bookies antepost portfolios with Cheltenham under two weeks away.
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The reigning champions Betway have spread their budget across 11 different selections.
Their man fancy is Gordon Elliott’s Envoi Allen, who is an 11-2 shot for the Champion Bumper.
Betway ante-post Cheltenham tips
Mares Hurdle: Forge Meadow 50/1 – 1pt e/w
Coral Cup: William Henry 33/1 – 1pt e/w
Fred Winter: Beat The Judge 50/1 – 1pt e/w
Champion Bumper: Envoi Allen 11/2 – 2pt win
Champion Bumper: Master Debonair 16/1 – 1pt e/w
JLT Novices Chase: Kildisart 16/1 – 1pt win
Pertemps Handicap Hurdle: Dans Le Vent 40/1 – 1pt e/w
Mares Novices: Elusive Belle 16/1 – 1pt e/w
Kim Muir Handicap Chase: Crosspark 33/1 – 1pt e/w
Triumph Hurdle: Quel Destin 8/1 – 1pt win
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle: Nadaitak 33/1 – 1pt win
No mucking around from the trading team at Coral.
They have gone all in on Thomas Darby in the Supreme and one at a big price in the Festival Plate.
Coral ante-post Cheltenham tips
Supreme Novices Hurdle: Thomas Darby 20/1 – 10pt win
Brown Advisory Plate: Spiritofthegames 20/1 – 10pt win
Ladbrokes haven’t given up on Nicky Henderson’s Angels Breath in the Supreme.
They’ve also picked out an Irish raider to watch in the fiercely competitive Pertemps.
Ladbrokes ante-post Cheltenham tips
Supreme Novices Hurdle: Angels Breath 8/1 – 5pt win
Kim Muir Handicap Chase: No Comment 16/1 – 3pt win
Pertemps Handicap Hurdle: Cuneo 20/1 – 5pt win
Stayers Hurdle: Bacardys 25/1 – 3pt win
Albert Bartlett: Lisnagar Oscar 8/1 – 4pt win
The team at William Hill will be cheering on ten-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls.
They’ve sided with his Clan Des Obeaux in the Gold Cup and Topofthegame in the RSA.
William Hill ante-post Cheltenham tips
Supreme Novices: Angels Breath 10/1 – 1pt e/w
RSA Chase: Topofthegame 6/1 – 1pt e/w
Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle: Lethal Steps 14/1 – 2pt e/w
Champion Bumper: Abacadabras 16/1 – 1pt e/w
Brown Advisory Handicap Chase: Siruh Du Lac 12/1 – 1pt e/w
Gold Cup: Clan Des Obeaux 9/2 – 4pt e/w