Cheltenham Festival Betting 2017

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Cheltenham betting is made easier with this comprehensive guide.  Get the best Cheltenham bets, odds, expert tips, and race results, so you can maximize your experience for this huge event.

Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers

As you will be overwhelmed with attractive offers from many of your favourite UK bookies, a good way to pick your Cheltenham bets is to keep an eye on those provided by the sponsoring bookmakers of some Cheltenham races.

A few examples include Sky bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Coral Cup Hurdle, Betway Queen Mother Chase and more. You can also start betting on Cheltenham today with Ante Post Non-Runner No Bet promotions provided by Paddy Power, Sky Bet and Bet365, to name a few, and get your money back if your horse doesn’t run.

Cheltenham Festival Free Bets

Every year, online bookmakers are keen to bring you the very best of Cheltenham betting. For new customers, there are amazing opportunities of gaining free bets through enhanced odds and other offer specials. Here is our recommended list of new customer free bets for Cheltenham 2017.

Cheltenham 2017 Races Odds

With Trials Day now passed and seeing the runners performances, bookmakers will make sure to adjust their stakes accordingly. In order to make your Cheltenham betting experience easy, we provide you with up to the minute bookies odds on all races.

Cheltenham Day 1 Races

The SkyBet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race
13:30
Hurdle
The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
14:10
Chase
The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
14:50
Chase
The Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
15:30
Hurdle
The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race
16:10
Hurdle
The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
16:50
Chase
The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase
17:30
Chase

Cheltenham Day 2 Races

The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Race
13:30
Hurdle
The RSA Steeple Chase
14:10
Chase
The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race)
14:50
Hurdle
The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase
15:30
CHASE
The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase
16:10
CHASE
The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race
16:50
Hurdle
The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race)
17:30
Bumper

Cheltenham Day 3 Races

The JLT Novices' Chase
13:30
Chase
The Pertemps Network Final (Handicap Hurdle Race)
14:10
Hurdle
The Ryanair Steeple Chase
14:50
Chase
The Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle
15:30
Hurdle
The Brown Advisory & Marriebelle Stable Plate (Handical Steeple Chase)
16:10
Chase
The Trull House Stud Mares Novices' Hurdle
16:50
Hurdle
The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)
17:30
Chase

Cheltenham Day 4 Races

The JCB Triumph Hurdle
13:30
Chase
The Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race
14:10
Hurdle
The Alber Barlett Novices' Hurdle Race
14:50
Chase
The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
15:30
Hurdle
The St. James's Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
16:10
Chase
The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Race (0-145)
16:50
Hurdle
The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
17:30
Chase

At the time of writing, here are some betting odds worth highlighting to prepare for Cheltenham bets 2017:

  • Vautour and Thistlecrack odds are leading the market for Cheltenham Gold Cup bets at around 7/1 apiece, with defending champion Don Cossack available at a top price of 10/1. Coneygree is 14/1 and Djakadam 16/1 for the big one.
  • Faugheen at 5/2 and Annie Power at 4/1 dominate the top of the Champion Hurdle market, a market where Mullins also has the likes of Apples Jade and Vroum Vroum Mag also in the equation. Altior, Buveir D’Air and Yanworth look to be the best of the UK contingent.

Cheltenham Festival Betting Tips

Here are some Cheltenham betting tips 2017 provided by Freebets.co.uk horse racing experts. Make sure to stay tuned here for more updates on runners and bookmakers prices up to and including all Cheltenham races.

Runners & Jockeys Tips from our Horse Racing Expert

  • Annie Power is one of several horses with more than one possible target. In 2015 she fell at the final flight in the Mares Hurdle with the race at her mercy, and in 2014 she suffered the first defeat of her then 11 race career when finishing runner-up in the 3-mile World Hurdle. In 2016 she won the Champion Hurdle but with the return of Faugheen, she could easily head to the World Hurdle on Thursday. She is such a multi-talented mare and 2m and 3m come alike to her. At 8/1 she makes the most sense at this stage.
  • Vautour is surely going to be geared toward the Gold Cup via Kempton on Boxing Day and the 4/1 on offer now could look very big come the day. Coneygree was so domineering in his style of racing during 2015, he just broke horses from the front and double figure odds about him look attractive, a performance which will surely impact Cheltenham bets for 2017.
  • The Champion Hurdle could go the way of favourite Faugheen, with Annie Power perhaps heading to the Ryanair Hurdle on Thursday. If there is a fly in the Champion Hurdle ointment, it could be terrific filly Apples Jade, who was imperious at Aintree back in April last season and has bags of scope to improve.
  • The Champion Chase, where obviously Douvan look pretty bomb proof, but 6/1 with Betway about Sprinter Sacre looks a big price. Sure, Douvan is a phenomenal prospect, but Sprinter Sacre is one of the greatest steeplechasers of all time.

  • As for jockeys and trainers: Irish trainer Willie Mullins has all but owned the Cheltenham Festival betting scene in recent years. He could quite match his 2015 total at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, but it is frightening to look at his stranglehold on the majority of big race markets 2017. Be sure to look out for Willie Mullins Specials in terms of numbers of winners and winning all four championship races, something he could pull off in 2017 for sure.
  • Another very popular market of course is the Top Jockey for the Cheltenham Festival. Ruby Walsh has monopolised the market as a contest in recent season, but look out for the “without Ruby Walsh” options, where better value can be acquired.

Cheltenham Racing Results

Stay tuned on our dedicated pages for each race day, and get the latest updates to bet on Cheltenham Festival as odds and offers on runners and riders will change in the run-up to each race day, and our experts will provide you with tips to pick out a big winner or two.

To help you with your next bets, see Cheltenham racing results.