Cheltenham Trials Day: 10 Year Tends Selections


Cheltenham Trials Day


As we hurtle towards the end of January, the biggest event of the National Hunt season looms ever larger on the horizon. The endless stream of preview nights will soon be finding full stride ahead of the mighty Cheltenham Festival, as punters make their final plans. Expert panels aside, there are still plenty of clues to glean from the action on the track, and this coming Saturday sees one of the most significant pre-Festival fixtures as Cheltenham plays host to Trials Day.

There are eight races are on offer from Prestbury Park, including a selection of excellent handicaps, informative Novice events, and high-class graded contests. Here, we run through the key trends from the past ten years in each event before using the suggested stats to zero in on the best trends fit in each race. Note that many races have only nine results over the 10 years examined – predominantly due to the enforced abandonments of 2021.

12:05 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle

Key Trends

  • 9 of 9 winners finished in the first two last time out -
  • 8 of 9 had 5 or fewer stars over hurdles -
  • 5 of 9 had previously won at Grade 2 level or above -
  • 5 of 9 were owned by JP McManus -

  • Trends Tip - Burdett Road to Win @ Evs with LiveScoreBet

12:40 Timeform Novices’ Handicap Chase

Key Trends

  • 9 of 9 winners finished in the first three last time out -
  • 9 of 9 had three or fewer previous runs in a handicap chase -
  • 8 of 9 were 6 or 7 years of age -
  • 7 of 9 had already won over this distance or further -
  • 7 of 9 had an official rating of 135 or higher -

  • Trends Tip - Ginny’s Desting to win @ 10/3 with Star Sports

1:15 Paddy Power Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase

Key Trends

  • 8 of 9 winners were aged 6 to 8 years old -
  • 7 of 9 had 7 or fewer starts in handicap chases -
  • 7 of 9 finished in the first 6 last time out -
  • 6 of 9 had previously won over this distance or further -

  • Trends Tip - Victtorino to win @ 13/2 with BetGoodwin
  • Trends Tip - Lounge Lizard Each Way @ 25/1 with BetGoodwin

1:50 Paddy Power Cheltenham Countdown Podcast Handicap Chase

Key Trends

  • 10 of 10 winners had previously won at Grade 3 level or above -
  • 9 of 10 finished in the first 5 last time out -
  • 8 of 10 had previously won over at least 3m -
  • 7 of 10 were 8 or 9 years old -
  • 7 of 10 had previously won at Cheltenham -

  • Trends Tip - Datsalrightgino @ 6/1 with Star Sports

2:25 My Pension Expert Clarence House Chase

Key Trends

  • 10 of 10 winners had previously won at Grade 2 level or above -
  • 9 of 10 won last time out -
  • 9 of 10 had run no more than twice in the current season -
  • 9 of 10 were between 7 and 9 years of age -
  • 7 of 10 ran in the Desert Orchid Chase of Tingle Creek Chase on their previous start -

  • Trends Tip - Jonbon to win @ 3/10 with BetGoodwin

3:00 Unibet Hurdle

Key Trends

  • 9 of 9 winners had run no more than twice in the current season -
  • 8 of 9 had previously won at Grade 3 level or above -
  • 8 or 9 finished in the first 4 last time out -
  • 8 of 9 were aged 8 or younger -
  • 8 of 9 were rated 158 or above -

  • Trends Tip - Love Envoi to win @ 11/4 with BetGoodwin

3:35 McCoy Contractors Cleeve Hurdle

Key Trends

  • 9 of 9 winners had run three or fewer times in the current season -
  • 7 of 9 had previously won at Grade 2 level or above -
  • 7 of 9 finished in the first 3 last time out -
  • 7 of 9 were rated 154 or above -
  • 5 of 9 ran in the Long Walk Hurdle last time out -

  • Trends Tip - Paisley Park to win @ 11/4 with BetGoodwin

SSS Super Alloys Novices’ Hurdle

Key Trends

  • 9 of 9 winners were 5 or 6 years old -
  • 7 of 9 won last time out -
  • 7 of 9 had run no more than three times over hurdles -
  • Only 2 of 9 had previously won at Grade 2 level or above -

  • Trends Tip - Gidleigh Park to win @ 4/5 with BetUK
  • Trends Tip - Isaac Des Obeaux each way @ 11/1 with BetUK

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