The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest horse race meeting in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and every March, it draws hundreds of millions of pounds in betting. Yes, the Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest betting events on the sports calendar in the UK and Ireland, and horse racing fans and betting enthusiasts never miss a chance to wager on the races. Punters are always keen to find the best Cheltenham betting odds.
Not only is the Cheltenham Festival a major betting event, with one sportsbook claiming over £400 million is bet on the races, but it attracts hundreds of thousands of fans and punters to Prestbury Park in the heart of the Cotswolds. They come to see the best racehorses, trainers, and jockeys who all compete in the National Hunt races. Bets on the four-day race meeting come from all over the world and not just from punters on hand for the races.
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In addition, you will also find the best Cheltenham Festival Races Betting Odds & Offers. We partner with a number of leading sportsbooks to give you unmissable Cheltenham Festival Races Betting Odds & Offers. Horse racing fans and punters can visit Cheltenhambetting.com each day of the festival to stay up to date on the latest race information.
Cheltenham is one of the biggest horse race events in the world. The 2020 edition of the festival will take place from Tuesday, 10 March to Friday, 13 March. Horse racing enthusiast and betting enthusiast won’t want to miss the action from Cheltenham Racecourse in the Cotswolds.
In the build-up to the festival, the Cheltenham trials were held in mid-January. These gave punters and horse racing fans the chance to see the competitors before the March races. The trials also gave bookmakers a preview and opportunity to adjust the lines in preparation for the Cheltenham Festival.
The Cheltenhambetting.com staff was able to use the trials to gather information for tips and picks. Although some trainers will still send their charges out for warm-up races in February, the trials have given leading bookies the chance to set the antepost odds for the festival.
There are 28 races at this year’s festival but entries for all of the races have not yet been confirmed. Odds may change in the days leading up to Cheltenham Champion Day.
Cheltenham Champion Day Odds
The first day of the Cheltenham Festival is known as Champion Day thanks to its marquee race, the Champion Hurdle. Day one of the festival starts on Tuesday, 10 March with seven races. The Champion Hurdle takes place on the Old Course and features horses four-years-old and up. The Grade 1 race is the most attractive to wager on during the first day due to the horses that enter.
Nicky Henderson’s Epatante leads the antepost betting odds for the Champion Hurdle at 4/1. Henry de Bromhead’s Honeysuckle will offer strong opposition to Epatante. Honeysuckle comes in at 6/1 while Henderson’s Pentland Hills is 7/1. Henderson trains two of the top three Champion Hurdle horses in odds. Will Henderson take home silverware in the Champion Hurdle this year?
Cheltenham Ladies Day Odds
The Queen Mother Champion Chase headlines day two of the Cheltenham Festival. It is a fast sprint with horses running just under two miles to the finish line. The Grade 1 race is for horses five-years-old and older. The horses that are strong and quick are the favourites for the race.
Two-time winner Altior is back again this year and trainer Henderson will hope the horse can win the race for a third straight season. Altior is the second favourite to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase at 3/1 odds. Henderson’s charge is just behind the favourite in the race, Defi Du Seuil. The Philip Hobbs trained horse was the big winner at the JLT Novices’ Chase in 2019. Defi Du Seuil will take a step up in competition and attempt to outrun the pack in the Champion Chase. Defi Du Seuil is 2/1 to win the race while Chacun Por Soi is 4/1.
Cheltenham St Patrick Day Odds
The Stayers’ Hurdle runs at the New Course on day three and punters will hope they have the luck of the Irish when it comes to winning. Horses four-years-old and up must jump 12 hurdles in one of the most challenging races at the festival. Recent winners of The Stayers’ Hurdle include Thistlecrack, Penhill, and last year’s winner Paisley Park. The last repeat winner of The Stayers’ Hurdle was Big Buck’s, who won the race four times between 2009 and 2012.
Paisley Park could make it two wins in a row in The Stayer’s Hurdle and become the first horse in eight years to win back to back races. Paisley Park is 8/11 to retain his crown. Willie Mullins’ 2018 winner Penhill is 20/1 to win a second title. Two outside favourites include If the Cap Fits and The Worlds End at odds of 20/1.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Odds
The biggest race of them all at the Cheltenham Festival — and in jumps racing — is the Gold Cup. The race is contested on day four of the Cheltenham Festival and is a cannot miss event for punters. Horses must run over three miles and leap 22 hurdles at the New Course. It is a demanding race that combines speed, stamina, and grace.
Paul Townend rode Al Boum Photo to Gold Cup glory last year and the horse leads the way in antepost race odds. The Willie Mullins trained horse is 4/1 to win the Gold Cup for a second straight year. Popular racehorse Kemboy is 6/1 to run to glory while 2018 winner Native River, trained by Colin Tizzard, is 20/1.
The Cheltenham Festival will be live at Prestbury Park on Tuesday, 10 March to Friday, 13 March. Four days of great horse racing will take place with hundreds of millions of pounds wagered on the races. Don’t miss out on the action and check back with Cheltenhambetting.com regularly for the latest Cheltenham Festival Races Betting Odds & Offers.