Friday is the first day of Cheltenham’s two-day International Meeting and we’ve free Cheltenham tips for four races on the seven-race card. We kick-off with a free tip for the Neville Lumb Novices’ Chase. We’ve also got each-way tips for the Catesby Handicap Hurdle Free Tip, the CF Roberts 25 Years Of Sponsorship Handicap Chase, and the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase.
Lil Rockerfeller’s second in the 2017 Stayer’s Hurdle was by far the best effort posted by any of today’s quartet over hurdles. He couldn’t quite match those exploits over hurdles last season, but he has been in great form in the last few months with a win on the flat at Glorious Goodwood and three successive wins in novice chases. His chase form has a mixed look to it with the horse he beat at Uttoxeter Whenyereadyfreddie winning twice in good company since, whilst the horses that finished closest to him at Cheltenham and Exeter have both been subsequently well-beaten. However, Lil Rockerfeller won those three races without being fully-extended and he’s fancied to maintain his winning run.
Neville Lumb Novices’ Chase Free Tip:
Lil Rockerfeller @ 2.88 Coral, SportPesa, Betvictor, 10Bet
A Hare Breath tried fences last time and it’s interesting his connections bring him back over hurdles now the handicapper has dropped him 2lb below his last winning mark. His last win came in a Listed Handicap Hurdle at Sandown in which he also carried a big-weight, whilst that win also came at a very similar time last year. He also won at a similar time the season before, whilst his other two runs in December were also decent efforts in good quality races. So, as he looks well-handicapped, and this seems to be his time of year, he looks a decent each-way play.
Catesby Handicap Hurdle Free Tip:
A Hare Breath (Each-Way) @ 11.00 Ladbrokes, Coral, BetVictor
Singlefarmpayment was well-fancied to win a variety of big handicaps last season but couldn’t quite deliver. However, he’s better off at the weights with both Rock The Kasbah and Coo Star Sivola for recent defeats. It’s also interesting that connections booked Noel Fehily to ride him for the first-time last time and he seemed to jump much better on his seasonal debut that he did for most of last season. Now that Fehily knows the horse, he may be able to be a little more aggressive at the fences on him and that could be just what he needs to get his head back in front
CF Roberts 25 Years Of Sponsorship Handicap Chase Free Tip:
Singlefarmpayment (Each-Way) @ 7.50 Coral, PaddyPower, Betfair SB, BetVictor
Amazing Comedy looks amazingly well-handicapped on his run in the Cross Country Chase at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival where, running off level-weights against higher-rated rivals, he only weakened between the last two fences. He finished just 8¼ lengths behind Bless The Wings that day but has a 23lb pull with that horse here. He also has a feather-weight of just 10-3, which can only help, and he looks a cracking each-way bet.
Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Free Tip:
Amazing Comedy @ 6.00 WilliamHill, Ladbrokes, SportPesa, BetVictor, Bet365
Odds Correct at Time of Publication