Cheltenham Betfair Preview Night: Watch the full footage here

The 2016 Cheltenha Festival is just days away
The 2016 Cheltenha Festival is just days away
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If you weren't lucky enough to attend or tune into Betfair's live coverage of this year's Cheltenham Preview Night, fear not, all the videos featuring experts including Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls and leading jockey Davy Russell can be viewed below...


The panel discuss the Supreme Novice Hurdle and Arkle in detail but all interest is on a completely different Champion Hurdle to the one most people thought we'd have just a few weeks ago.

But with Faugheen and Arctic Fire ruled out through injury the Willie Mullins team now have super mare Annie Power as their leading hope. But not everyone agrees that she should be a strong favourite, while some positive words are spoken about the Henry de Bromhead-trained Identity Thief.

Paul Nicholls also shares his thoughts on Victoria Pendleton after her victory at Wincanton.


Un De Sceaux is the hot favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase and while most of the panel agree he's the one they all have to beat, they're also of the opinion that it's a wide open race should the Mullins contender falter.

Professional gambler Mark Winstanley also tells us about one of the bets of the meeting in the Neptune, and it's not the strong favourite Yanworth.


Thistlecrack looks to have outstanding claims in the World Hurdle on day three of the Festival with leading Irish pundit Gary O'Brien declaring he's the most solid banker of all the strong favourites.

Paul Nicholls isn't completely convinced however, saying that the ground could be completely different to what Thistlecrack has been winning on, and instead the Betfair Ambassador has some very positive words about his own contenders.


The final day of the Festival promises to be one of the most competitive for years with no outstanding candidate in the Triumph Hurdle and a wide open renewal of the Gold Cup with the panel having different opinions on who will win the blue riband event.

The panel also discuss the Festival handicaps and finish with their charity bets for the meeting.

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