Good To Soft Ground Ideal For My Cheltenham Rides

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Outright Betting

The week before Cheltenham is always very busy.

Cheltenham Prep
All the horses will go through their final pieces of work and schooling sessions. Fingers crossed everything goes well this week and there are no setbacks.

If there was a setback at this stage then a horse would miss the festival. So hopefully all horses and jockeys come through this week with no issues.

There is a bit more racing on than usual this week due to weather conditions over the past few weeks so it’s a very busy week to have before the festival.

If I can ride a winner or two this week it would certainly help build the confidence up ahead of the big stage next week!

Cheltenham Going
I have a pretty good idea what races I’ll be riding in for Colin Tizzard and Jessica Harrington throughout the festival.

Although, a lot can still change. We have had a very miserable winter weather-wise. Apparently the ground in Cheltenham is starting to dry out a little bit but there is a lot of rain forecast towards the weekend again.


I can imagine we will definitely be starting the festival on soft ground.

If the rain then started to materialise and the ground dried up even more then targets can change so it will be interesting to keep an eye on the weather forecast and see what happens over the next week.

Good to soft ground would be ideal for the majority of my rides at the festival.