Totally random tips for Day 1 at Cheltenham

We used a random number generator to come up with these 'tips' for Cheltenham

Damian Moran


Damian Moran


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You can't walk ten yards this week without seeing someone giving you a tip for Cheltenham or asking you what are you backing in the Champion Hurdle or Gold Cup.

I will be the first to admit that I could write down everything I know about picking horses on the back of a stamp but, not wanting to suffer from FOMO, I decided to come up with my own way of getting tips together. 

As I didn't have an octopus available, I googled random number generator and found just the thing. Using this ultra scientific method, here are the tips that came up for today's races. Please, please do not back any horses based on what follows but we will circle back at the end of the day to see how this utterly random system worked when compared to the actual results. You can screenshot this to prove I am not cheating if, by some outrageous fluke, we manage to hit a couple of winners

1.30pm - Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle - RANDOM TIP: Number 18 - Western Ryder

2.10pm - Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase - RANDOM TIP: Number 1 - Brain Power

2.50pm - Ultima Handicap Chase - RANDOM TIP: Number 12: Coo Coo Star Sivola

3.30pm - Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy: RANDOM TIP: Number 7: John Constable

4.10pm - OLBG Mares' Hurdle: RANDOM TIP: Number 3: Indian Stream

4.50pm - National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Novices' Chase - RANDOM TIP: Number 11: Rathvinden

5.30pm - Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase - RANDOM TIP: Number 18: Ballyhill