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NAP Of The Day - 3/1 shot's our best bet on day one at Cheltenham

  • We bring you our best bet on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
  • The Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday 16th March
  • Galvin is our best bet at 3/1 in the National Hunt Chase
  • Back Galvin and get your hands on some free bets
Galvin (right) winning at Cheltenham in October. (Getty)

The Cheltenham Festival is finally upon us. The eyes of the sporting world will be fixed on Prestbury Park on Tuesday, as National Hunt racing's premier meeting begins.

I've picked out a runner in the final race on the card as my best betting tip of the afternoon. Here's how you can back him and get your hands on some free bets!

Tuesday's NAP Of The Day - Galvin

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Since being declared, Next Destination has risen to the top of the betting. For me, beating Fiddlerontheroof and One For The Team by a length is not tip top form and earlier in the season, Paul Nicholls said he might skip Cheltenham for Aintree, which tells me the team isn't sure whether he really likes the track.

As with many of my tips this week, I'm backing the Irish to beat the English. Escaria Ten is respected, but it's his former stablemate, GALVIN who's my best bet on day one in the National Hunt Chase.

Galvin has run well at the Festival twice before, and produced a career-best effort around Cheltenham when last seen in October. The move to Ian Ferguson's yard doesn't worry me. Ferguson knows Galvin very well, having taken care of him in his younger years and he's been preparing Galvin for Cheltenham over the last couple of months. 

Softing ground may have contributed to Galvin's slight drift on Monday. Yet, he's Irish, so he's used to rain-sodden ground, and the going will be far from bottomless, it's still good-to-soft in places. I'm confident Galvin will have the beating of his rivals here, and he'll be my NAP on day one.

Free Bets (New Customers)

Here's how you can back our NAP on day one of the Cheltenham Festival and get your hands on plenty of free bets!

Bet £10, Get £60 for Cheltenham at William Hill

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Bet £10, Get £10 now and £10 for each day of the Cheltenham Festival at Betfair

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Bet £5, Get £40 (£20 now, £20 during Cheltenham) at Paddy Power

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Bet £10, Get £50 to use at Cheltenham at Parimatch

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Bet £20, Get £30 for Cheltenham at Novibet

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Bet £10, Get £10 for Cheltenham at Boylesports


Bet £10, Get £10 for Cheltenham at FansBet


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Galvin is our NAP of the day on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

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