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How to pick a winner at Cheltenham: The ultimate online tool for punters

20 years of interactive Festival stats and a bone-by-bone crushing video cataloging the injuries of racing's Iron Man, and Cheltenham legend, Ruby Walsh

by Josh Powell | February 20, 2014

The biggest racing Festival of the year is just around the corner and every man and his dog is looking for a tip. Luckily for you, pooches can’t punt and we have got everything you need to help you find the Cheltenham winners.

The Paddy Power Blog is proud to present the ultimate interactive tool for punters in the run up to the sport’s biggest week. It’s jam-packed with the last 20 years of Festival stats plus we have an exclusive video of horse racing’s Iron Man Ruby Walsh and his bone-crushing injuries.

Along with Ruby’s best bets you can get stuck into a phenomenal amount of information from the last two decades to help you find the Cheltenham winner. We like to think of it as a Bible for Cheltenham punters but one that is considerably more insightful and in no way made up.

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There are more than 2,000 crucial data points from the Press Association archives, whittled down to create 84 betting pointers and the 7 key metrics that matter when picking a winner in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, The World Hurdle, The Champion Hurdle and The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Our exclusive Ruby Walsh 360-degree ‘Iron Man’ video gives an incredible breakdown of the body-smashing knocks he’s suffered in the saddle while bringing home the gold for punters. Who better to talk us through the races than the man who has ridden more Cheltenham Festival winners (38) than anyone else?

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Move aside Aaron Ramsay, over the years Ruby has bounced back in double-quick time from broken hips, a crushed vertebrae, a smashed humerus and more concussions than he can count to own the Cheltenham stage.

‘I can’t watch football because there is no point. They’re not playing football, they are acting and they are bad actors at that,’ Ruby told the Paddy Power Blog. “You’re either hurt or you’re not. When you deal in a sport when serious injuries take place, to see someone feign injury is actually a little bit revolting.’

Don’t rely on your postman, the old man in the pub, or your mate’s dodgy brother for a Cheltenham tip this year. You’ve got 20 years of stats right here and Ruby has got your back. What else do you need?

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