This week (11-14 March) sees the racing world make its annual pilgrimage to Cheltenham, the horsey centrepiece meeting of the year with 27 top class races and over £3.8 million of prize money up for grabs for the champagne-guzzling owners. And if you play it right, a nice little amount to stick in your own pocket on top.

Each day, with the help of our friends at William Hill, we’ll be giving you a round-up of the best races, all squashed together with some little gems of knowledge from FHM betting supremo Kevin Loman. It should help you find your way to a winner and take full advantage of the FREE £25 matched bet that William Hill is offering new customers.

Here are a few tips to get you started…

Tip #1: JP McManus to be top owner at 5/4

JP McManus has invested over £100 million in racehorses over the years and is the leading owner at the festival with 39 winners. If there's anyone putting their money where their mouth is, it's him.

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Tip #2: AP McCoy to ride two winners at 7/4

AP McCoy has ridden two winners at each of the last four festivals, so while it's not a dead cert, the chances do look good.

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Tip #3: Ruby Walsh to be top jockey at Evens

Ruby Walsh has been the top jockey at the festival in six of the last eight years – the odds look pretty good on this one.

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Tip #4: Nicky Henderson to be top trainer at 4/1

Nicky Henderson has been the top trainer twice in the last four years at the festival and he is the all-time leading trainer at the festival, with 50 winners.

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