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Find out the ten best-backed horses on the Racing Post app for Cheltenham

Shishkin: has looked an exceptional chaser this season
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The Cheltenham Festival is less than a month away and many of the big-race markets are taking shape. With that in mind, here are the ten best-backed horses on the Racing Post app for this year's festival.


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Shishkin
Sporting Life Arkle, March 16

Last season's Supreme winner has proved even more exciting over fences, with three effortless victories this season, two of which came at Grade 2 level at Kempton and Doncaster. Considered by many a festival banker, he is 10-11 for the Arkle.

Envoi Allen
Marsh Novices' Chase, March 18

Yet to be defeated in 11 career starts, Envoi Allen will bid for a third consecutive festival success this season having already won the Champion Bumper and Ballymore. The Marsh Novices' Chase is the target, for which he is 4-5.

Chacun Pour Soi
Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, March 17

An electric chaser and a multiple Grade 1 winner over fences, Chacun Pour Soi is yet to be sent outside Ireland by Willie Mullins, but is 4-5 to make his first visit to Prestbury Park a winning one in the Champion Chase.

Appreciate It: favourite for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle

Appreciate It
Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle, March 16

The opening race of the festival has been won by Willie Mullins four times since 2013 and Appreciate It is available at 6-4 to make it another winner for the powerful yard. Last season's Champion Bumper runner-up has yet to be defeated over hurdles in three starts this season.

Monkfish
Brown Advisory Novices' Chase, March 17

Another festival winner from last season who is being backed to follow up, Monkfish was a narrow winner of the Albert Bartlett but has improved again since going chasing. Successful in all three starts this season, including twice at Grade 1 level, Monkfish is 8-11 to claim the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase.

Honeysuckle
Unibet Champion Hurdle, March 16

A perfect ten under rules, Honeysuckle has emerged as a star mare for trainer Henry de Bromhead, and she is a 2-1 shot to make it 11 wins in a row in the Champion Hurdle, having triumphed in the Mares' Hurdle at the meeting last season.

Epatante
Unibet Champion Hurdle, March 16

The defending Champion Hurdle heroine, Epatante made a successful seasonal return in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle but then suffered a shock reverse to Silver Streak in Kempton's Christmas Hurdle. She can be backed at 11-4 to retain her crown next month.

Al Boum Photo: back-to-back winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup

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WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup, March 19

The two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup hero bids to become the first horse in 17 years to complete a hat-trick in the festival's most celebrated race. He is an 11-4 shot to make history having successfully come through his prep run at Tramore in January. 

Energumene
Sporting Life Arkle, March 16

Has burst on to the scene this year, announcing himself as a legitimate challenger to Shishkin in the Arkle market. He turned a Leopardstown Grade 1 into a procession earlier this month and is now 9-4 second favourite for the Arkle.

Paisley Park
Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle, March 18

Popular stayer has returned to something like his best this season, reversing Long Distance Hurdle form with Thyme Hill in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot. The weather put paid to his intended prep run in the Cleeve Hurdle and he is the 3-1 favourite for the Stayers' Hurdle.


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She is a 2-1 shot to make it 11 wins in a row in the Champion Hurdle, having triumphed in the Mares' Hurdle at the meeting last season
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