The 2019 Cheltenham Festival is here! 888sport have the latest betting tips and odds on the highlight of the National Hunt season.

Scroll down as we speak to horse racing experts and get Match of the Day legend Jonathan Pearce in the racing commentary box!

 

Cheltenham Festival: Can Jonathan Pearce Make The Transition From Football To Horse Racing?

He’s the voice of football, having covered ten World Cups, numerous FA Cup Finals and thousands of Premier League games for Match of the Day. But football commentating legend Jonathan Pearce faces his biggest hurdle yet as we challenge him to try his hand at HORSE RACING commentary in time for the Cheltenham Festival.

Watch as Pearce grapples with the art of counting 20 runners jump over hurdles and fences at the biggest stage of all – with a little help from real racing caller Ian Bartlett. Can Pearce succeed as Bartlett throws him in at the deep end and asks him to call some of the most incredible moments in Cheltenham’s recent history?

Enjoy his attempts at describing Annie Power’s last flight fall in the 2015 Mares’ Hurdle, Mite Bite’s dramatic swerve in the 2017 RSA Chase and Native River’s courageous victory in last year’s Gold Cup. It’s quite a ride – see if Pearce has got what it takes to hold the mic at the Greatest Show on Turf!

 

Cheltenham Festival: Derek 'Tommo' Thompson Says...

TV presenter Derek 'Tommo' Thompson tells us what the Cheltenham Festival means to him, his favourite festival moments and, of course, his best bets for the 2019 meeting.

 

Cheltenham Festival: Brian Hughes Says...

Top jockey Brian Hughes tell us what the Cheltenham Festival means to him and gives us his fancied horses ahead of this year's Festival.

 

Fancy a 7/2 tip on the 2019 Champion Hurdle? Check out our expert's tip here...

 

Cheltenham Festival: Richard Pugh Says...

Irish racing expert and TV presenter Richard Pugh shares his favourite Cheltenham Festival memories and gives his his best bets of the 2019 meeting.



Cheltenham Festival: Kim Bailey Says...

Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle-winning trainer Kim Bailey shares his favourite Cheltenham Festival memories and gives us his banker of the meeting.

 

Our blogger has a 40/1 fancy for the Champion Chase. Click here for our betting preview...

 

Cheltenham Festival: Ben Brookhouse Says...

Ben Brookhouse, assistant to leading racing trainer Ian Williams, give us a big priced winner to back in the Pertemps Hurdle at this year's Cheltenham Festival and he also shares his greatest Cheltenham memory.

 

Keep checking our page for the latest 2019 Cheltenham Festival tips, odds and betting previews!

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