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Cheltenham Day 1 Betting 2021 - Tuseday, March 16

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Cheltenham Champion Day Bets

Cheltenham kicks off with a bang on Tuesday as Champions Day gets us started. 2021 is set to be another memorable Cheltenham Festival, and the first day in particular is always a highlight.

This day features the Champion Hurdle, a race won by Epatante last season, can the Henderson mare do it again this time around?

Here at we’ll be on hand to bring you all the latest odds on Champion Day at Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Champion Day 2021 – Races & Betting Odds


Seven races are scheduled across the day, with a full list featured above.

Within the table you’ll find all the information you need to know about betting on them, from the time of the race and further info to all the runners, odds, tips and more.

Each race page provides a comprehensive guide, with expert analysis and punts for both the more conservative bettor and the risk taker.

You’ll only find the best value odds, with our team scouring the web for the odds and markets to make you the most money.

Click the race you wish to place a bet on and improve your chances of a win today!

Cheltenham Day 1 Free Bets Offers

Every day all the UK’s finest bookmakers offer Cheltenham free bets each and every day.

Our team have a great relationship with bookies and you’ll find the best free bets for Champion Day at Cheltenham right here.

Below you’ll find all the latest free bets including Cheltenham welcome offers, risk free bets and more.

Cheltenham Champion Day Betting Offers

Of course, it isn’t just free bets which you can enjoy at Cheltenham. Brands such as Paddy Power, Coral and Betfred always have a range of offers for each day at Cheltenham, including:

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And many more. You’ll find all the very best right here offers for Day 1 of Cheltenham. All you need to do is click you’re preferred offer and sign up!

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Cheltenham Day 1 Betting 2021 – March 16, 2021

The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on March 16, with Tuesday’s racing always full of intrigue and drama.

Want to know more? Explore our break down of each race so you know exactly what you need to as the day progresses…

1.30pm: SkyBet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

  • 2m abt ½ F – Hurdle
  • 2020 Winner: Shishkin – 6/1

The first race of the meeting and always an important one. The crowd roars as the tapes go up, but who lands the first blow in this novice events, the UK or Ireland?

2.10pm: Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

  • Abt 2m – Chase
  • 2020 Winner: Put the Kettle On – 16/1

A race where future Champion Chase stars are made, the Arkle tests speed and jumping ability and is often a thriller with plenty of action!

2.50pm: The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

  • 3m abt 1 F – Chase
  • 2020 Winner: The Conditional – 15/2

A hugely competitive long distance handicap where some old favourites will go head to head and Grand National stars of the future are sometimes born.

3.30pm: The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

  • 2m abt ½F – Hurdle
  • 2020 Winner: Epatante – 2/1

The highlight of day one and another test of speed and jumping ability. You have to get over the obstacles quickly here, and this has been a great race for many years.

4.10pm: The Mares’ Hurdle

  • 2m abt 4f – Hurdle
  • 2020 Winner: Honeysuckle – 9/4

A race for the Mares and one that Ireland are dominating at the moment, but will they do the same again in 2021?

4.50pm: Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

  • 2m abt ½F – Hurdle
  • 2020 Winner: Aramax 15/2

A handicap for the youngest competitors at the festival, these horses are just four year old and at the start of their careers.

5.30pm: The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

  • Abt 3m 6f – Chase
  • 2020 Winner: Ravenhill – 12/1

A long distance slog for amateur riders ends proceedings on day one, could we see a future Grand National horse line up here?