Cheltenham 2021: Here We Come (16th February)

Cheltenham Racing Tips is all about the festival at Prestbury Park. 

From a punting point of view I can't say I'm a crazy gambler and betting on the National Hunt isn't something I would really get involved. However, who doesn't enjoy top-class racing? Even for a Flat racing fan there is plenty of excitement for this year's racing spectacle.

We will be detailing information about Cheltenham day by day. Last year we did pretty well and I'm confident we will get a good few winners. 

I'm a bit of a glutton for punishment as I like the Triumph Hurdle, which, to me, is a race that either goes to the favourite or a crazy outsider. 

Last year so the favourite fall at the last fence and that just about sums up racing. 

Sometimes you need a little bit of luck or not any bad luck. 

This year will see no or a limited crowd. It is in stark contrast to last year with a bustling crowd. It will be an eerie return to the biggest venue. For many people this will be a reminder of the past year. In truth, last year's Cheltenham Festival was criticised as a Covid breeding ground. It may have been but in ways for racing to go ahead it was a defiant show of hope over adversity. I think we can all agree it wouldn't have gone ahead a week later. 

It has been a difficult time for the racing industry which saw the Cheltenham Festival take place but then all went quiet until June, a short run up to Royal Ascot, which took place behind closed doors. 

This year we will be hoping for some aspect of a crowd. 

Time will tell. 

Crowd or not, the Cheltenham Festival will be a highlight to many a punter's betting year. 

Get ready for a few day's racing you won't forget.