Cheltenham: Bookies Betting Offers
When it comes to betting on the best of British and Irish horse racing, it doesn't get much better than the Cheltenham Festival (March 11th-14th).
As one of the most important meets of the racing calendar, and prize money up on last years £3.82m, bookies know that they need to be on top of their game to attract punters.
That's great news for us as they've started to offer a host of great Cheltenham betting offers in the run up to race day. So if you’re planning on betting on Cheltenham 2014 make sure check out the latest odds and bookies free bet offers below!
Cheltenham Gold Cup
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the highlight of the meet, and is bettered by only the Grand National in terms of prize money. There are currently 27 runners listed for the Gold Cup, which will no doubt change closer to the actual race day.
Bobs Worth, the Irish Bay Gelding trained by Henderson, is the firm favourite to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2014. Having won 10 out of the last 14 runs it easy to see why odds are pretty short on this runner. PaddyPower offers the best betting odds at 15/8, as well an exclusive £250 free bet package for all new account holders.
Second favourite is Silviniaco Conti, an 8 year old Chestnut Gelding with a 52.94% win rate. Most bookies offer 3/1 on this runner, but claim the £200 free bet that Bet365 offer and you could get a nice return on your bet if this runner wins.
Last Instalment, an Irish 9 year old Chestnut Gelding trained by Philip Fenton, is another firm favourite. William Hill offer best odds at 7/1 plus the William Hill free bet offer for new account holders. Captain Chris and First Lieutenant are also top runners at 16/1.
With 27 races across 4 days of the Cheltenham festival, there's plenty of opportunities to use bookies Cheltenham betting offers. There's loads of racing specific offers to take advantage of over the 4 days, including Bet365's 'Feature Horse Race' offer, PaddyPower's Non-Runner No Bet as well as other bookies Best Odds Guarantees on every Cheltenham race.
The Cheltenham Festival takes place at Prestbury Park, Cheltenham in Gloucestershire and attracts horses and riders from the finest stables across both the UK and Ireland.
The Cheltenham Festival begins at 1.30pm on Monday the 11th of March, Champion Day, with The SkyBet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race. Seven races, including the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy, comprise the day's horse racing action.
The racing continues on Ladies Day, where ostentatious hats and dresses are on display.
But the real excitement (at least for dedicated horse racing fans) is on the turf, where seven races will take place, including the Queen Mother Champion Chase. The best two-mile chasers will go up against one another; in what for many will be why they love Cheltenham.
Will a Irish horse win the Ladbrokes World Hurdle? You'll find out on St. Patrick's Thursday, with PaddyPowers offering probably the pick of the bunch given their Irish-ness!
For most betting fans the Cheltenham Gold Cup is why they turn up or tune in to the Cheltenham Festival. Last year Bobs Worth took the Cup, having won races at the meeting each year since 2011 and all eyes are set to see if the favourite can win in 2014.