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HEAD-TO-HEAD: Hunt vs. Poste | Cheltenham Festival Day One Predictions

Charlie Poste and John Hunt; who wins the Cheltenham Festival tipping competition?

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John Hunt vs. Charlie Poste Cheltenham Festival 2021

It’s the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and cheltenham.co.uk brings you a new feature across the week.

Charlie Poste and John Hunt, who will both be hosting coverage of the Festival on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra over the next four days, will face-off in a head-to-head by making their 28 predictions.

The aim is simple; correct predictions score 5 points with any winning NAP worth 10.

Shishkin and Nico de Boinville jumping a fence at Kempton Park Racecourse
Shishkin is the banker of the week for many and runs in today’s Sporting Life Arkle

Who will reign supreme of the top two broadcasters come Friday evening? Here’s their Monday selections…

POSTE

1:20 – Appreciate It

1:55 – Shishkin (NAP)

2:30 – Aye Right

3:05 – Honeysuckle

3:40 – Dame De Compagnie

4:15 – Busselton

4:50 – Next Destination

HUNT

1:20 – Soaring Glory

1:55 – Captain Guinness

2:30 – Milan Native

3:05 – Abacadabras

3:40 – Roksana (NAP)

4:15 – Houx Gris

4:50 – Snow Leopardess

Soaring Glory jumping the last to win the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury Racecourse in February 2021
John Hunt sides with Betfair Hurdle winner Soaring Glory in the opener

Listen to Charlie talk on cheltenham.co.uk’s Cheltenham Festival Podcast, where he was joined by Luke Harvey and made his calls for the big races between Tuesday and Friday at Prestbury Park.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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