Maddy Playle, Tom Segal, Nick Watts and Paddy Power’s Darren Hughes with the first in a new series of shows that look at the ante-post markets for the Cheltenham Festival 2019. This week the team take an in-depth look at the Gold Cup and the Champion Hurdle.

On the show:
– On today’s Cheltenham Festival ante-post Postcast, the team have a horse-by-horse look at the Cheltenham Gold Cup, where Presenting Percy is ante-post favourite despite not having run this season.

– Can Native River become the first horse since Best Mate to defend the Gold Cup? Will Road To Respect improve on last year’s run? Or will Clan Des Obeaux build on his King George win? The team give their views, tips and best bets.

– We also look at the Champion Hurdle, where Nicky Henderson’s Buveur D’Air bids to become a three-time winner, but has his defeat to stablemate Verdana Blue thrown the race wide open?

– The team assess the chances of Sharjah, Melon and Supasundae, predict the likely race for Apple’s Jade & Laurina and offer their tips and best bets (including a 66-1 shot).

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Next week: Champion Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle

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