Road to the Cheltenham Festival 2024 – 2 weeks to go


It’s that time of year again, where we look ahead to the Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival in March and with two weeks before the feature race, here is our third post of the year!

For those who haven’t followed Severn Sport during the run up to and the Festival itself, our coverage includes posts at 8, 4 2 and 1 week to go markers, as well as a Tipster League during Festival week – where figures from football in Gloucestershire compete to be crowned our King Tipster.

In January, Severn Sport’s Ryan Butler was joined by Tipster League veteran, Damon Highet, and Slimbridge Co-Manager, Tom Deakin, for our first preview post, where the boys looked at their Best and Worst Priced Favourites and Longshots.

Then, with 4 weeks to go, Butler, Highet, Deakin and Tuffley Rovers defender, Joel White, looked at Two Horses & One Race to watch – as the bookies began to turn “non-runner no bet” for the Festival.

Now with just 2 weeks to go, Butler and Highet and joined by Ashley Butler and Michael “The Fox” Hedley-Ward – the original Severn Sport Tipster to give their antepost Lucky 15s for the week.

A Lucky 15 is a combination bet with four selections. The bet consists of 15 bets (4 x singles, 6 x doubles, 4 x trebles and 1 x four-fold). A £1 Lucky 15 = a total stake of £15.00 for the bet.

As always, Severn Sport encourages everyone to bet responsibly and the prices and returns below are taken from Sky Bet at the time of writing, so are subject to change.

Let’s start with Damon Highet’s Lucky 15:

Ultima Handicap Chase (Tuesday 12 March) – Corach Rambler (10/1)

Mares Hurdle (Tuesday 12 March) – Marie’s Rock (10/1)

Coral Cup (Wednesday 13 March) – Sonigino (12/1)

County Hurdle (Friday 15 March) – L’Eau Du Sud (10/1)

£1 Lucky 15 returns – £24,191.00

Next up is Ashley Butler with his selections:

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Tuesday 12 March) – Roaring Legend (25/1)

National Hunt Chase (Tuesday 12 March) – Broadway Boy (8/1)

Sporting Life Arkle Chase (Tuesday 12 March) – Facile Vega (8/1)

Cheltenham Gold Cup (Friday 15 March) – Shishkin (9/2)

£1 Lucky 15 returns – £17,549.00

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Michael Hedley-Ward joins the Severn Sport preview posts with his Lucky 15:

Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle (Tuesday 12 March) – Mystical Power (6/1)

Queen Mother Champion Chase (Wednesday 13 March) – Jonbon (3/1)

Triumph Hurdle (Friday 15 March) – Sir Gino (4/6)

Cheltenham Gold Cup (Friday 15 March) – Hewick (14/1)

£1 Lucky 15 returns – £1,705.67

To finish, Butler gives us his antepost lucky 15:

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Tuesday 12 March) – Liari (12/1)

Mares Hurdle (Tuesday 12 March) – Magical Zoe (16/1)

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (Friday 15 March)Captain Teague (10/1)

County Hurdle (Friday 15 March) – Pied Piper (10/1)

£1 Lucky 15 returns – £36,287.00

We will be back with another preview post for the Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival next week, before we find out who is in the 2024 Severn Sport Tipster League!

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