Katie Walsh, Johnny Murtagh, Paddy Power, Johnny Ward and Stephen Hunt all joined Off The Ball's Cheltenham and Football Roadshow this week and revealed the runners they are backing at Cheltenham 2020.
The racing panel joined Nathan Murphy at The Camden to preview the iconic week of racing and exclusively explained who they would be putting their money on during the festival.
Johnny Ward: Solo 3/1 in the Triumph Hurdle.
Johnny Murtagh: On ITV they call me Favourite Johnny because all I pick are favourites – you can't go too far wrong. I'm going to go for Al Boum Photo in the Gold Cup (7/2) and Altior in the Champion Chase (15/8) double.
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Frank Hickey: Allaho in the RSA Chase (9/2) or the Marsh Novices Chase (3/1). I think if he runs in the Marsh Chase he'd be my bet of the week by a long way. He has to. I'm looking at Betfair to see how it is swinging every single day but he'd be my best bet of the week. One to look out for on the handicap is Eglantine Du Seuil, particularly if she runs in the Coral Cup (14/1). Go back and watch when she ran in Leopardstown the last day, she is nearly 11 or 12 wide coming into the stretch and she makes a big massive move and she looks like she's going to win but her run just flattens out a little bit. I would be very keen on her.
Paddy Power: I think Aspire Tower (6/1). It's going to be Ireland's 22nd winner of the week on Friday but, because Johnny's tipped Solo in the same race, I'm also going to throw out Supasundae (10/1) in the Champion Hurdle.
Stephen Hunt: I have got some celebrity gamblers in my phone book so I'm going to go for Brewin'upastorm and Easysland (11/4) against Tiger Roll.
Katie Walsh: Paul Nolan's 6/1 Latest Exhibition in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.