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Cheltenham afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Wednesday, April 17

The National Hunt season might be drawing to a close but there's still time for the April Meeting at Cheltenham, and the Planet Sport tipsters are on hand to help you bash the bookies.

We kick off with some details on our four selected horses at Cheltenham, with a full set of tips from the seven-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


13:30 (Cheltenham) Peaky Boy

Peaky Boy was a winner at Prestbury Park on New Year’s Day and can make a winning return to the track in the Citipost Novices’ Hurdle.

He beat Champagne Twist by five lengths on that occasion, with the runner-up having gone on to win the EBF Final at Sandown.

Now the Nicky Henderson team are back in form, Peaky Boy looks a likely type.


14:40 (Cheltenham) Sail Away


Sail Away can strike an important blow for Dan Skelton in the Matt Hampson Foundation Silver Trophy Handicap Chase.

The trainer is involved in a thrilling battle for the trainers’ title and having lost valuable ground to Willie Mullins at Aintree on Saturday, the near £40,000 first prize on offer for this Grade Two would certainly cut into the deficit.

Last seen coming home fourth in the Grade One Ascot Chase, Sail Away posted a career best with that performance, albeit he came home 10 and a half lengths behind the winner, Pic D’Orhy.

An unchanged mark of 142 makes him an attractive prospect here with better spring ground a plus for him.


15:50 (Cheltenham) Supreme Gift

Supreme Gift found success by six lengths attempting a lower level handicap hurdle at Ascot. Leading chance set to follow up whilst in strong form.

Zain Nights scored by a nose at Newbury tackling this trip in a lower graded handicap hurdle three weeks back. First start at this venue and makes for appeal.

Shallow River brings consistent form including a victory on testing ground at Exeter over 2m7f during February. Holds every chance.

Gowel Road was not disgraced contesting the Pertemps Final premier handicap hurdle at the Festival here last month when sixth over course and distance. This is easier and warrants a second look.


16:25 (Cheltenham) Some Scope

Some Scope brings strong form with a three mile handicap chase success by seven and a half lengths at Doncaster preceding a smart runner-up effort on testing ground in this grade at the same track six weeks ago.

Are U Wise To That won at this venue two outings back contesting a 3m1f novices limited handicap chase and makes for appeal.

Stumptown stays well having won by five lengths on heavy ground here on New Years' Day two outings back over 3m1f. Back down in standard and could go close again.


Cheltenham tips in full:

CHELTENHAM: 1.30 Peaky Boy, 2.05 Kamsinas, 2.40 Sail Away, 3.15 Betterforeveryone, 3.50 Supreme Gift, 4.25 Some Scope, 5.00 Rare Middleton.

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