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Cheltenham 2023 Day 1 Tips - Back our 13/8 NAP Of The Day and get £60 in Free Bets

Last updated: 13 Mar 2023
Jon Vine 13 Mar 2023
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  • Here's our best bet of the day at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th March
  • Jonbon is our NAP in the Arkle Challenge Trophy
  • Back our NAP with BetUK and get £60 in free bets!
Cheltenham 2023 Day 1 NAP March 14th
Aidan Coleman riding Jonbon (R) clear the last to win The Betway Top Novices' Hurdle from El Fabiolo and Paul Townend (L) at Aintree. (Getty)

Back our NAP of the day on day one of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival and you'll get £60 in free bets!

The 2023 Cheltenham Festival kicks off with a cracking card on Tuesday. You can read our free tips for every race on day one at Cheltenham here on our website.

For our NAP of the day on the opening day, we look to the Arkle Challenge Trophy...

Cheltenham Day 1 NAP Of The Day - Jonbon

For me, this year's Arkle is a straight shoot-out between El Fabiolo and JONBON. They're easily the two best horses in this historic race and, while I respect El Fabiolo, I've pinned my colours to Nicky Henderson's novice.

Jonbon already has one up on El Fabiolo following his victory over hurdles at Aintree last season. Willie Mullins' raider was only having his second start over hurdles that day and did well to push Jonbon all the way to the line. Henderson's star went into that contest on the back of a grueling race behind Constitution Hill in the Supreme just three weeks previous, so his performance at Aintree has to be marked up too.

Since making the switch to fences, Jonbon is unbeaten in three starts. Aidan Coleman's mount jumped beautifully on soft ground to win on debut around Warwick, before registering an easy Grade One success at Sandown in December. Yes, Jonbon was workmanlike on his prep run for the Arkle at Warwick. Funny things can happen in two-horse races, though and Calico - who gave Jonbon a fright that day - has come out and won since.

Rain-softened ground would suit El Fabiolo more than Jonbon, but Henderson's star has dealt with juicy ground well in the past and, crucially, he has a good run at the Cheltenham Festival under his belt. For me, Jonbon is the one to beat!

BetUK Cheltenham Offer

BetUK is running this fantastic welcome offer during the Cheltenham Festival. Here's how you can claim £60 in Free Bets when you back our NAP on day one...

  1. Follow this link and open a new account with BetUK
  2. Place your first £20 on Jonbon in the 2:10pm at Cheltenham on March 14th
  3. Receive £60 in free bets!

For more information on the free bets you'll receive, follow this link...


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Jonbon is our NAP Of The Day in the Arkle Challenge Trophy on day one of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Day One NAP Of The Day: Jonbon Straight Win @13/8 at BetUK - 20 Units
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