Cheltenham Races: Betting Offers

Cheltenham

It’s billed as “Three days of racing magic” and it’s a major highlight of the British Racing Calendar. The first day of The Open at Cheltenham each year is, for many betting fans, the day when the jump season goes into a gallop and Cheltenham free bet offers come into play.

The three days are a countryside event with trade stands in The Open Shopping Village, a great atmosphere in the grandstands, bars, and restaurants and of course a great historic race to use online bookies free bets and Cheltenham races betting offers on.

Cheltenham Betting Offers

The PaddyPower Gold Cup has been run every year since 1960 and during that time most of racing’s great names have won the race; so there’s no shortage of action to take the bookies up on the many betting offers available to new members.

The race itself is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase and open to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of around 2 miles and 4½ furlongs and, with fifteen fences to jump, it provides a real opportunity for anyone claiming free bets.

With total prize money of over £150,000, with £85,000 of this for the winner, the race is never short of excitement and has given us some great performances in the past.

Tony McCoy stands out as one of the leading jockeys over the years, having won the race four times, and horses trained by Martin Pipe are always worth using betting promotions on.

In 2012 it was the turn of Al Ferof to win, out-staying Walkon up the Cheltenham hill, while the bookies favourite Grands Crus was well-beaten and pulled up before the second last.

The PaddyPower Gold Cup is always an exciting event and 2012 was no exception, offering punters a great race to use the £250 free bet offer from PaddyPower on.

There are also five other races on one of the best Saturday cards of the season, or at least that’s what Irish racegoers believe. Yes, in true PaddyPower style there are plenty of Irish horses and racegoers at Cheltenham for the race, adding to the carnival atmosphere and ensuring that plenty of Cheltenham betting offers are used.

Cheltenham Betting Tips

Of course, everyone’s there to pick a winner and if you want to use your free bets wisely here are some tips to help you turn your bet into a winning one. Look for a horse that has run at Cheltenham before and has won a jump race of around two and a half miles recently.

If you want the best chance of winning your free bet offer, the horse should also be aged between 6 and 7 years old and preferably should have finished in the top 4 last time out.

History shows that the trainer’s from is also important with the fact that 9 out of 10 horses who win the PaddyPower Gold Cup have been trained by a UK based trainer.

PaddyPower, are well known amongst punters for their outrageous advertising, their superb betting offers and promotions, marketing stunts and are one of the largest bookies in Europe.

They and the other bookies offer a range of free bet offers including deposit bonuses and moneyback specials, so why not grab yours today and pick a winner!