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Top Racing Tips for Cheltenham You Need to Know

Getting the best horse racing tips at the right time can make all the difference when betting on any of the races at Cheltenham this year. The annual Cheltenham Festival is one of the most anticipated events on the national horse racing calendar and sees thousands of horse racing fans attend over the course of four days. This year is tipped to be one of the most exciting meetings ever held in the events long and illustrious history, with a record number of punters putting a few quid on their favourites.


Betting on the Jockeys


There are all sorts of betting opportunities to be had over the four days, with each day presenting several top races including highlights such as the Arkle, Stayers Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup. There are twenty-eight races in total, which means that the action is always hot, with plenty to see and plenty to bet on.


Punters can even bet on their favourite jockey in the Champion Jockey title, with the likes of Ruby Walsh (11 Champion Jockey titles to date), Daryl Jacob, and Jack Kennedy all vying for the title. Lookout for new blood this year with the likes of Bryony Frost as well as remarkable 16-year-old James Bowen eager to prove themselves at Cheltenham.


Picking the Ante-Post


Ante-post betting is often one of the most overlooked of all betting options in horse racing, particularly among new punters. This is mainly because many new punters only tend to focus on the event of the day, as they unfold or whilst they are admiring the ambience and excitement of race day. However, betting on an ante-post option can be just as exciting, even adding more of an anticipation since this bet is more of a long-term bet.


Ante-post betting usually takes place at least a day in advance of the actual race event, giving punters the opportunity to pick an early favourite. Considering that there are twenty-eight races worth betting on over the course of the four-day Cheltenham Festival, it becomes abundantly clear just how valuable ante-post betting can be. This is particularly true when top bookies such as BetVictor, Ladbrokes, and Bet365 are offering highly competitive ante-post prices on top favourites in the majority of Cheltenham races.


Betting an Accumulator


Accumulators are a great betting option that combines more than one bet at a time, giving you the opportunity to make the most out of your predictions. A double is one of the most popular types of accumulator bets and is basically a two-pick, combining two favourites in a single bet. Doubles can be had as an ante-post bet and you can find some great prices from top bookies offering doubles on ante-post bets.


A great example of a double accumulator, currently on offer through Betvictor, offers two Cheltenham favourites, with Footpad at 11/10 running in the Arkle Challenge Trophy, and Samcro at 6/4, running in the Ballymore Novice’s Hurdle. Both of these picks are seen as ‘bankers’, meaning that the chances of them winning their respective events are pretty likely.


Taking Advantage of Bookies Top Prices for Cheltenham


Cheltenham is one of the biggest events in the National Hunt Racing calendar, not only for spectators and punters, but also for highly competitive bookmakers. This can be a great way to get the best possible prices on race favourites in each of the twenty-eight racing events held. Top bookies including BetVictor, Bet365, and Ladbrokes have begun offering top prices on favourites such as Sam Spinner, a six-year-old currently favoured to take the Stayers Hurdle at this years Cheltenham Festival. While the current price on Sam Spinner to win the Stayers Hurdle is around the 7/2 mark, Ladbrokes are offering a top price of 9/2 for Sam Spinner to win. Taking advantage of this sort of top price is as easy as opening an account with this top bookie.