Horse racing enthusiasts’ count down the days as the biggest horseracing event is almost upon us, the Cheltenham Festival. Often highly hyped for varying reasons, the Cheltenham Festival is the grandest stage not only for entertainment and competition for traders but also for punters all over the world who have the chance to win from the exciting 28 races on offer. The magnitude of traders and bettors active during the Cheltenham Festival is demonstrated by £138 traded during the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Furthermore, the first race,
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Like any other elite competition, the Cheltenham Festival is often unpredictable, serving its fair shares of shocks over the previous editions. However, different races have different favourites. With the first and last days of the Cheltenham Festival proving widely popular amongst horse racing fans, two races provide much most excitement on these two respective days. The first day’s most anticipated race is often the Champion Hurdle and this year’s favourite Buveur d’Air, priced at 2/1 to win on Betfair, who’ll attempt to win this race category for the third year in a row. More impressively, Buveur d’Air has only been beaten twice in his last 15 starts. The penultimate day’s most anticipated race is often the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and this year’s race looks the most competitive of the lot. Native Hero and Buveur d’Air provide excellent options for returns for punters who are eager to bet on Cheltenham Festival. From a competitive bunch, this year’s favorite for the competition is Native Hero, the 2017 champion priced at 11/2 to win on Betfair.
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The Cheltenham Festival runs across four days with seven races each day. Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival kicks off with the Supreme Novices Hurdle race at 1:30, followed by the Arkle Chase at 2:10. The other races that round up the first day include the Ultimate Hurdle Chase at 2:50, the Champion Hurdle at 3:30, the Mares Hurdle at 4:10, the Close Brothers Novices Chase at 4;50 and finally the National Hunt Chase Cup at 5:30.
Day 2 races kick off at 1:30 with the Ballymore Novices Hurdle, 2:10 for the RSA Chase, 2:50 for the Coral Cup,3:30 for the Queen Mthr Champ Chase, 4:10 for the Cross Country Chase, 4:50 for the boodles Handicap Hurdle, the Champion Bumper then closes the day off at 5:30.
Day 3 races kick off at 1;30 with the Marsh Novices chase, 2:10 for the Pertemps Final hurdle, 2:50 for the Ryanair Chase, 3:30 for the Stayers Hurdle, 4:10 for the Brown Advisory Plate, 4:50 for the Dawn Run Mares Hurdle and the Kim Muir Chase Cup concludes the day at 5:30.
Races on the final day kick off at 1:30 with the Triumph Hurdle, 2:10 for the County H’cap Hurdle, 2:50 for the Albert Bartle Novices Hurdle, 3:30 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, 4:10 for the Foxhunter Chase, 4:50 for the Grand Annual Chase and the Conditional Jockeys Hurdle closes the day off at 5:30.
For a competition of its magnitude, the Cheltenham Festival offers an array of betting options for interested punters. Besides bets on favourite races and two-way bets, other betting options include the leading trainers and jockeys at the festival. Another popular bet is on the number of races won by a horse trained in Britain and Ireland and which country has the most victors.
Top betting sites like William Hill, bet 365, Betfair, and Betfred provide favourable betting odds for the Cheltenham festival. For the Champions Hurdle, for instance, Epatante is priced at odds of 3/1 on bet365. Pentland Hills is priced at 7/1 on paddy power. On Unibet, Saldier is priced at 7/1. Sharjah is priced at 10/1 on Betfair, and Klassical dreams is priced at 8/1 on William Hill.
In the wake of the Cheltenham festival, betting sites offer incentives for new customers. Betfair, for instance, has a new customer offer on conditions of placing 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets and repeating up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Minimum odds, however, have to be 1/2 (1.5). Betway on its part offers up to £30 in Free Bets to New UK & Ireland customers only, min Deposit: £10 and first deposit matched up to £30.