Cheltenham Festival 2023 – Day 1 Selections

The Cheltenham Festival is finally here! This season I think I’ve done most of my talking about my selections on The Jumps Show, so I will mainly just be giving you brief summaries as reasoning. I will also state any Ante-Post bets that I have already put up, with advice on what to back on the day. If you’ve backed any of my selections Ante-Post, I’m not suggesting to go in again unless stated otherwise. Any questions then just let me know!


Thoughts now: With the soft ground very much in his favour, I am going to have a small Each/Way play on Doctor Bravo at a big price – I think he could be a very smart Horse and at least hit the frame in a very open race. Other than that though I really dislike this Supreme to be honest – there’s nothing that really excites me. It’s a shame Inthepocket runs here, but I can’t see how he can reverse form with Il Etait Temps, so he would be a tentative pick of those towards the top of the market. I’d even give Tahmuras a bit of a chance if the rain keeps falling too, as he will love conditions.

Selection(s) Now:
Doctor Bravo 0.5pts EW (4 Places) @ 20/1


Ante-Post Selection(s): Dysart Dynamo 1pt Win @ 16/1

Thoughts now: I’m sticking with Dysart Dynamo here, and think he will very much be suited by the soft ground, track and trip. He looks a nice price still at 5/1 if you’re yet to get involved.

Selection(s) Now:
Dysart Dynamo 1pt Win @ 6/1 (IF you’ve not played Ante-Post)


Ante-Post Selection(s): Threeunderthrufive 1pt EW (5Ps) @ 16/1, Into Overdrive 1pt Win @ 12/1

Thoughts now: I still like my two Ante-Post selections. The ground has probably gone against Threeunderthrufive somewhat, but he’s a massive price now at 18/1 and still has a chance. Last year’s winner Corach Rambler is very short in the betting, but I’m going to cover him off as he clearly has a strong chance, and I’d be gutted to see him win with nothing on. I will be topping up Into Overdrive Each/Way though, as obviously the Ante-Post selection was win only and I think he has a belting chance.

Selection(s) Now:
Into Overdrive 0.5pts EW (6 Places) @ 17/2
Into Overdrive 0.5pts EW @ 17/2 (IF you’ve not played Ante-Post)
Threeunderthrufive 0.5pts EW @ 18/1 (IF you’ve not played Ante-Post)

Champion Hurdle

Constitution Hill just wins, move on.

Mares Hurdle

Thoughts now: My NAP of the day comes in this race, and you can find my full in-depth reasoning for EasyOdds here:

I will also be covering Brandy Love, who will love the ground and could yet still be anything.

Selection(s) Now:
Marie’s Rock 2pts Win @ 11/4
Brandy Love 1pt Win @ 11/2


Ante-Post Selection(s): Jazzy Matty 1pt Win @ 14/1, Tekao 1.5pts Win @ 5/1

Thoughts now: I still think Tekao is the most likely winner, but Jazzy Matty has a really nice chance considering the soft ground, Michael O’Sullivan’s 3lbs claim, first time cheek-pieces, plus a first time tongue-tie applied (the full monty!). I am suggesting to top him up each/way as obviously the Ante-Post selection was win only. Byker is most feared of the remainder, and like in the Ultima, I personally will cover him off.

Selection(s) Now;
Jazzy Matty 0.5pts EW (6 Places) @ 16/1
Tekao 1pt Win @ 9/2 (IF you’ve not played Ante-Post)
Jazzy Matty 0.5pts EW @ 16/1 (IF you’ve not played Ante-Post)

NH Chase

Ante-Post Selection(s): Mahler Mission 1pt Win @ 14/1

Thoughts now: I wish I had put up Mahler Mission EW to be honest. He has a good chance, but Gaillard Du Mesnil will take some stopping so I’m happy to not have any further bets. I have personally also covered off Minella Crooner Each/Way, but he’s too short to be putting up now.

Good luck! – Jake Price

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