Sky Sports Cheltenham Podcast
Last Updated: March 2, 2013 10:19am
Cheltenham: Get the thoughts of our panel ahead of the Festival
Ed Chamberlin, Alex Hammond and Dale Tempest join Dave Ord to look ahead to the Cheltenham Festival.
The panel look ahead to a mouthwatering opening day of the Festival. They are split over whether My Tent Or Yours is a bet in the Supreme Novices' and there are more Overturn fans than Simonsig backers in the Arkle.
What of Hurricane Fly et al in the Champion Hurdle and Quevega's bid for a remarkable fifth successive win in the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle? Click the link below for their verdicts.
The panel are all Sprinter Sacre fans but are at odds over whether the Champion Chase is a race to savour this time around. Then there's Dynaste in the RSA Chase and other fancies for the handicaps put under the microscope.
Sadly there's no Big Buck's in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle so what's going to win? There's no around-the-table agreement on this - although the panel are united over the Ryanair Chase.
However much of the focus is on Alex Hammond's ride in the St Patrick's Derby, the final race on the card. Over £650,000 has already been raised for Cancer Research over the years by this event. Listen to Alex's thoughts on this year's race - and visit her Just Giving page to find out why she's riding in the event - and to donate to a great cause.
And so to the final day. It's Bobs Worth 2 Sir Des Champs 2 in the Gold Cup, and very strong opinions on the Triumph Hurdle too...well, from three of the panel.
Throw in the obligatory bankers for the week (including one in the Foxhunters) and the panel hit the winning line at speed.