SO HOW did you do during the Cheltenham Festival? We hope you followed the advice given in our special preview supplement two weeks ago - because if you did, you'll have been smiling several times during the four days of racing.Our top tipster got off to a spectacular start, marking up Cinders and Ashes as his pick for the opening race - and Donald Mccain's charge duly oblied at 10/1. Then our picks of Sprinter Sacre and Cue Card trotted home first and second in the Arkle at odds of 8/11 and 13/2, paying off nicely for forecast bets. There was further joy later in the closing race of the day for each-way punters if they supported the choice of White Star Line, who finished in the runner-up spot at nice odds of 14/1. Wednesday proved spectacularly successful, and you could have had no less than five winners - including the conqueror of Sizing Europe - if you followed our advice. Our preview of the National Hunt Chase told how Teaforthree 'looks tailor-made for the stamina-sapping test' - he won at 5/1. Simonsig (winner at 2/1) was our confident choice for the Neptune Investment Managment Novices Hurdle, while Bobs Worth then obliged in the RSA Chase at odds of 9/2. In the big one of the day - the Queen Mother Champion Chase - just abouvt every other tipster everywhere went for Sizing Europe to retain his crown, but our man went instead for Finian's Rainbow - and even correctly predicted the odds of 5/1! The race may have ended in unusual circumstances, but if you followed our tip, you won't have minded that as you went up to collect your winnings! Finally on Wednesday, Champagne Fever was picked as the biggest danger to favourite New Year's Eve - and Willie Mullins struck again in his specialty race, as Champagne Fever took the honours, giving a massive payout of 16/1. Thursday wasn't so great, but every punter has a bad day sometime! Still, the choice of For Non Stop in the Jewson Novices Chase rewarded each-way backers when he came home third at 8/1, and while it was no great surprise to put up Big Buck's as the choice for the World Hurdle, perhaps our support helped convince you to lay a wager on him, particularly as the odds drifted out more towards evens before finishing at 5/6. Finally, for the Friday, we gave you a good winner too, as Rodger Sweeney's Salsify triumphed in the Christies Foxhunter Chase. And you got that one straight from the trainer's mouth too, as our supplement even included a feature piece with Sweeney himself as he looked forward to Cheltenham and spoke about the great chance his charge had there. That all added up to a nice bit of profit if they were among your picks - and we hope to bring you more of the same good advice next year!