Cheltenham Festival tipping guide: Buveur D’Air has look of a champion
If there were any doubt about the state of the ground for the Cheltenham Festival, it was erased by the GoingStick reading of 5.3 taken on Monday afternoon. That is the lowest published reading at the track for five years, suggesting the surface will be even more testing than usual for midwinter racing.
Speed will have nothing to do with what happens for the next four days. Anything that wants spring ground had better wait for Aintree. The capacity to endure is what is needed, in punters as well as horses.
These are conditions that can throw up a real shock result. Yet it is hard to get... read more
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