The Cheltenham Festival is quite simply the biggest and best horse racing festival in the National Hunt calendar. Every March the four day event attracts the best trainers, jockeys and – of course – horses to compete over various distances in some of the most highly regarded races in the sport. With so many top races (more Grade 1s than you could shake a stick at!) the opportunities for betting are plentiful and – luckily for you – we have all the best live betting odds right here so you can be sure of getting the best value on your ante post bets & The best promotions - Non-Runner No Bet (NRNB).
In 2017 the Cheltenham Festival is running from Tuesday 14th March to Friday 17th March, with each day having its own style and first class racing action. Day One is Champion Day, kicking things off with the not-to-be-missed Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the start of which is always greeted by the famed Cheltenham Roar as the massive crowd releases their excitement as one. The feature race of the day is the Champion Hurdle which has been won by Annie Power Last Year. Many wouldn’t bet against him making it, but he faces stiff competition.
Day Two is Ladies Day which brings forth a very enticing batch of four Grade 1 races including the RSA Chase and the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Sprinter Sacre won the latter in some style at last year’s festival, as it was his last run this year there’s no clear favorite, but Douvan tops the bookies odds.
On to Day Three and punters will hope they have the luck of the Irish on St Patrick’s Thursday as the Grade 1 races comes thick and fast in the form of the JLT Novices’ Chase, the Ryanair Chase and – the feature race of the day – the Stayers Hurdle which rplaces the World Hurdle.
The final day of the Cheltenham Festival 2017 is all about one race, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The climax of the Festival, the Gold Cup is a race that makes or breaks dreams for some of the greatest race horses, jockeys and trainers year after year. It has been won by true legends of the sport – including Golden Miller (who won it five times in the 1930s), Arkle, L’Escargot, Desert Orchid, Best Mate and Kauto Star. Don Cossack triumphed last year and this year there’s no clear favorite according to the ante post betting odds at the time of writing, the race would be tight as Cue Card, Native River and Djakadam are very close according to recent odds
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