Cheltenham Festival Racing Tips at Ed Chamberlin’s Preview Night

By Chris Hill · March 6, 2020

Ed Chamberlin preview night

Last night saw over 200 racing fans gather for Ed Chamberlin’s Festival Focus Preview event at Cheltenham Ladies’ College. This extra special Cheltenham Festival preview night and fundraiser for WellChild was kindly supported by Sportech.

The evening included top racing panelists sharing their experiences and tips ahead of the Cheltenham Festival and raised almost £17,000 for our work with seriously ill children.

The Festival Focus panel was made up of former Racing Post Editor Bruce Millington, trainers Kim Bailey and Richard Phillips, along with jockey Aidan Coleman. They shared their experiences and stories along with opinions and tips for the week ahead. The evening also included a chance to win on the WellChild Charity Race and a game of Heads or Tails, to win the fantastic prize of a morning on the gallops for four with Kim Bailey.

Cheltenham Festival tips

Top tips from the panel for the week;


  • Bruce Millington; Fiddlerontheroof for Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
  • Kim Bailey; Vinndication for Festival Handicap Chase
  • Aidan Coleman; Pentland Hills for Champion Hurdle


  • Bruce Millington; Tiger Roll for Cross Country Chase
  • Ed Chamberlin; Copperhead for RSA Chase
  • Aidan Coleman; Altior for Queen Mother Champion Chase


  • Bruce Millington; Paisley Park for Stayers’ Hurdle


  • Kim Bailey; Solo for Triumph Hurdle
  • Richard Phillips; Thyme Hill for Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Gold Cup

  • Richard Phillips suggested a punt on Lost in Translation.
  • Aidan Coleman favoured Presenting Percy.
  • Bruce Millington suggested an each way bet on Bristol De May, but thinks that Santini will win.

Fundraising success

The event helped raise almost £17,000 for WellChild which will go a long way to support our work with seriously ill children, young people and their families.

Colin Dyer, WellChild Chief Executive said: “As a national charity based in Cheltenham it is great to tap into the excitement that the Cheltenham Festival brings to the town. The money raised from this event will have a direct impact on the lives of a growing population of seriously ill children, young people and families who desperately need our help. A huge thanks to our amazing ambassador Ed Chamberlin, the panel and supporter Sportech.”

See photos from the event here >>