The Grand National marks the peak of horse jump racing for most people, but the perfect meeting for punters is the Cheltenham Festival. Not only is the Cheltenham Festival one of the season’s largest, if not the biggest, festival for racing fans, but for bookmakers it’s also a big time of year.
Bookies shine when it comes to excellent value betting offers from Cheltenham with that much interest in the horse racing sport.
That’s why in the British sporting calendar you can see far more outstanding betting deals for Cheltenham than for any other horse race and probably any other event.
The exciting Cheltenham Festival is all set to begin from 10th March 2020. The real joy of the Cheltenham festival is to place a bet on the outcome of the race, but how to do it?
Looking at betting at the Cheltenham 2020 festival, here are some things to remember:
First, one must choose the bookie, as stated, the registration incentives and Cheltenham betting deals will be in abundant supply throughout the festival. Look around and choose the ones that are most appealing, note that you don’t just have to stick to the one bookmaker.
Not only are you going to find lots of deals, but also a range of offer combinations. The best bet to place at the Cheltenham Festival and can be related to any race on the four-day action of any of Prestbury Park is a single bet to finish 1st in the stated race of your pick. If you do, you’re going to bank a profit. You will forfeit your stake if it finishes 2nd or below.
You can notice several top ante-post early promotions with daily promotions published during the week leading up to the event before the festival. Daily and even hourly, the latest offers are posted.
Ante post facilitates a wager on a potential race, and for the large majority of Cheltenham festival races you can find the likes of Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and William Hill have a lot of ante post deals.
Along with that, you will find hundreds of Cheltenham betting markets to enjoy as the race week draws closer. Some of them are, “Bet on a Horse to Win or “Each-Way”, Forecast / Tri-cast Betting, Match Betting”. For more details you can visit above mentioned link.
If you won a pile of free bets from Cheltenham by either signing up new betting accounts or using loyalty rewards, it’s probably best to use them on one of the four major ‘Championship’ races as opposed to one of the famously tough big-field races. Calculators for horse racing odds can indicate that these are absolute minefields whereas the Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Stayers Hurdle and Champion Chase will generally be much easier to solve.
In at least one of the Festival handicaps, there is normally a 50/1 + winner. Like any good party, it takes a lot of freebies to get the action going. In the case of Cheltenham betting deals in 2020, that includes discounts, fantastic rewards, offers and sign-up incentives.
Generally, the opening day is set for the first of the feature races at the festival. This National Hunt Hurdle Grade 1 race is held on the left-handed old course covering 2 miles and 110 yards (3,319 km). The race is open to four-year-old horses and has 8 jumping hurdles. The purse is over £ 400k for this race, with the winner pocketing about £ 250k.
The Champion Chase is another National Hunt Grade 1 race, but this time jumping is not a steeplechase but 12 fences. Also running left on the old course over about 2 miles (3.219 km). The race is open to 5-year-old horses. The prize pot is over £ 400k for the winner with more than £ 225k. The chase is the second day’s feature race at the festival.
The Ryanair chase is not one of the classic races of the Championship and was only introduced to the festival when the event was extended in 2005 to four days. Nevertheless, it has achieved popularity quickly and is often grouped with the main races of the Championship, especially when it comes to betting.
With some more prize pool available for this Grade 1 Chase (purse £350,000 for £200,000 for the winner) than the say feature race, Stayer’s Hurdle, you can see why the event has rapidly risen to become one of the biggest races on the calendar.
The Stayers ‘ Hurdle is Cheltenham’s feature race of day 3 and is another jump race of grade 1. The race is open to 4-year-old horses and is handed over again, but this time on the track is running on the new course. Race the festival’s leading long-distance hurdle race over a distance of 3 miles (4,828 km).
The prize pot is about £ 320k for the winner of over £ 183k.
The Gold Cup is the signature race of the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham festival. Class 1 national hunt steeplechase with 22 fences to hop is run over 3 miles 2 1⁄2 furlongs (5.331 km). This I turned over again and runs on Cheltenham’s new course. The race is open to 5-year-olds and older and controls an over £ 615k prize fund to the winner with around £ 352k.