Cheltenham Festival 2019 Latest Betting News

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2019

The 2019 Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday 12th March and as always will feature the very best horse racing action from anywhere in the world. Millions of pounds will be bet over the course of the four days and punters will want to ensure that they make the most of their Cheltenham free bets 2019 to help their prospects of coming out on top in the battle against the “old enemy”. On Free Bets, bookies can find the offers like 25/1 odds of Might Bite to win the Gold Cup or 2/1 for Native River to win Cheltenham Gold Cup. The opening day of the Festival is traditionally known as Champions Day and features the Unibet sponsored Champion Hurdle as the outstanding Championship race. This year the Nicky Henderson trained Buveur Dair is a short priced favourite to win the Champion Hurdle and should have a great chance having won at Prestbury Park impressively in the past.

  • 1.30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
  • 2.10 RSA Chase
  • 2.50 Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race)
  • 3.30 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase
  • 4.10 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
  • 4.50 Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
  • 5.30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race)

Wednesday 13th March is Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival and the feature race is the Betway Queen Mother Chase ran over two miles. Earlier in the afternoon is the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle race which is traditionally one of the most competitive betting events of the week.

  • 1.30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
  • 2.10 RSA Chase
  • 2.50 Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race)
  • 3.30 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase
  • 4.10 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
  • 4.50 Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
  • 5.30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race)

The Thursday of the Cheltenham Festival is probably the quieter day nowadays but the Grade 1 Sunbets Stayers Hurdle a very competitive renewal featuring Penhill as the 6/1 ante-post betting favourite with William Hill

  • 1.30 JLT Novices’ Chase
  • 2.10 Pertemps Network Final
  • 2.50 Ryanair Chase
  • 3.30 Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle
  • 4.10 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
  • 4.50 Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle
  • 5.30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

The last day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival is Friday March 16th and as always the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the big attraction this year sponsored by Magners. Ran over three miles two furlongs the Gold Cup is the ultimate steeplechasing title and this year is very open with Presenting Percy currently showing as favourite at odds of 3/1 with leading bookmaker Bet365. The final race of the Festival is the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase off at 5.30pm. Full scheduled racecard below ;

  • 1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle
  • 2.10 Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle
  • 2.50 Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle
  • 3.30 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase
  • 4.10 St. James’s Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
  • 4.50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
  • 5.30 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

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