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Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide

The full betting guide for Cheltenham festival

The Cheltenham Festival for the year 2017 has 28 top class races spread across four days. The World Hurdle, Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and the Queen Mother Champion Chase are definitely the races that will attract the highest betting interest.

The Supreme Novices is the first competition at the festival and is a big part of the Cheltenham Festival. You should have a look at our Cheltenham Betting Tips as it can help you identify who might be in the running to win, and therefore net you some good odds, some good options to bet on, and most importantly, some good winnings. 

General Cheltenham Racing Tips

The entire festival takes place over four days. Champions Day kicks off the action on 14th March, with the opening race, Supreme Novices Hurdles. In the past, the winner of this race has been a great indicator of potential future Cheltenham winners, sometimes for years to come. 

The first day continues with the second race is the Arkle Chase. This is another exhilarating race, past winners of which include Sprinter Sacre, who went on to win the Champion Chase.

The Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase is the third race of the day, and the Champion Hurdle is the fourth. Annie Power won the Champion Hurdle last year, and she returns in 2017. It's important to note however that in 2015 however she fell at the final fence in the OLBG Mares Hurdle.

Helpful Cheltenham Racing Tips For 2017

Here are a few Cheltenham 2017 horse racing betting possibilities, and providing the best runners, jockeys, expert tips, race results, odds and finest Cheltenham Festival bets to make. That way, you take full advantage of your betting experience and increase your chances of winning big!

We start off with Annie Power, a great horse with multiple targets. As mentioned above, in 2015 she fell at the last flight of the Mares Hurdle. The year before, she also experienced the first ever defeat of her 11 contest career, finishing as runner up in a 3-mile World Hurdle. However, by 2016, she had returned to form and won the Champion Hurdle. We however, have noticed that Faugheen, is another one to watch out for. She's a multi-talented mare and a good bet on the 2m and 3m races. Plus, with a current score of 8/1, she might be a better bet than Annie Power.

The jockey Coneygree is another potentially safe bet to make. In the year 2015 he gained a reputation after breaking horses from left, right and center, and produced some pretty good wins, suggesting he is still a good bet. Riding Vautour (who has a score of 4/1) could easily see the mare grab the Gold Cup via Kempton on Boxing Day.

It would certainly seem that Faugheen might win the Champion Hurdle, while Annie power would be a natural leader in the Ryanair Hurdle. Apples Jade was very commanding at Aintree in April of the previous season, but also has a lot of room for improvement.

Douvan seemed unbeatable at the Champion Chase and his odds are good. However, Spinster Sacre's 6/1 score at Betway could be promising. Although Douvan is also a remarkable prospect, Sprinter Sacre has gained recognition as one the supreme jumpers of all time.

Horses trained under Willie Mullins have been winning races consistently in the last couple of years, suggesting that he could have trained the winners of the four championship races in 2017. So keep an eye on Willie Mullins. Given past records, he’s a potentially good bet. 

We cannot give tips without mentioning the prodigious Ruby Walsh. He has been dominating the title for Top Jockey at the Cheltenham Festival in recent years. In fact some may argue that he has monopolised this particular market with his astonishing wins. It’s still not clear what horse Ruby Walsh will be riding in 2017, however he has won in the past on different horses, so keep your eyes peeled for him in the 2017 competition.

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About the Author

Felicity Kay

Felicity’s passions are sports, writing and cats - but only one of these makes her a valuable asset to the Top 10 Sports Betting Sites team. When she’s not chasing her animals around the house, she can be found watching a game and researching betting strategy. Her day to day job involves scouring sports news and betting sites to bring you the best information out there.

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