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Cheltenham Festival 2020 Betting Guide

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival will take place from 10th to the 13th March. On this Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide we will provide you with the latest movers and drifters in every single Cheltenham race. By accessing our Cheltenham Odds Comparison service you will also be able to secure the best prices in every race just by clicking on the highest odds on the table for the selection you have picked.

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Tuesday, 10th March 2020
13.30Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
14.10Arkle Challenge Trophy
14.50Festival Handicap Chase
15.30Champion Hurdle
16.10Mares’ Hurdle
16.50Novices’ Handicap Chase
17.30National Hunt Chase
Wednesday, 11th March 2020
13.30Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
14.10RSA Chase
14.50Coral Cup
15.30Champion Chase
16.10Cross Country Chase
16.50Fred Winter Hurdle
17.30Champion Bumper
Thursday, 12th March 2020
13.30JLT Novices’ Chase
14.10Pertemps Final
14.50Ryanair Chase
15.30Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle
16.10Festival Plate
16.50Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle
17.30Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Friday, 13th March 2020
13.30Triumph Hurdle
14.10County Hurdle
14.50Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
15.30Cheltenham Gold Cup
16.10Foxhunter Challenge Cup
16.50Grand Annual Chase
17.30Conditional Jockeys’ Hurdle

What is the Cheltenham Festival?

Cheltenham is the most important jump race meeting in the world. There are around 14 Grade 1 races and lots of other grade and feature races taking place over four massive racing days. The prize money paid is more than £4.5M, which is more than £1 million each day and the event is attended by more than 250,000 every year. 

A massive betting event

It is a huge betting event, and as such we have dedicated this Cheltenham Festival betting section, where you will be able to find everything you need for your bets at Cheltenham. This is the best tips, odds, offers, results, form, history and lots more. Feel free to navigate through the different sections to discover everything about the Cheltenham Festival and get the best possible value. We will continue to update this betting section as the event is getting closer so best to bookmark this page and comeback regularly to get the most out of it. 

Cheltenham Festival Feature Races

Champion Hurdle – Day One

The first feature race of the Cheltenham Festival takes place on the opening day of the meeting and it is called Champion Hurdle. This race is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race which is over a distance of 2 miles and 110 yards. The race is for horses who are four years or older and has a prize pot of £400k with the winner that can get around £250k.  

Queen Mother Champion Chase – Day Two

The Champion Chase is the Cheltenham Festival feature race of the Day 2 of the meeting. It is also a National Hunt grade 1 race, but it is a steeplechase and not a hurdle with horses that have to negotiate 12 fences. The race is for horses who are 5 years or older, and it is run over a distance of 2 miles. The winner will pocket around £225k while the total prize pot is £400k. 

Ryanair Chase (Festival Trophy) – Day Three

The Ryanair chase is one of the most important races of the third day of the Cheltenham Festival. It was added when the meeting was expanded to four days back in 2005, and it has, therefore, less history compared with the other feature races. This context has become so popular that the price pot is higher than the other feature race of the third day, which is the Stayer’s Hurdle. The Ryanair chase is a two-mile and five-furlong chase with horses that have to negotiate 17 fences. Since 2008 it has become a grade 1 race. 

Stayers’ Hurdle – Day Three

The Stayers’ Hurdle is the main feature race of day 3 at Cheltenham Festival. It is a grade 1 jump race which is open to horses who are 4 years and older. It is run on the new course at Cheltenham over a distance of 3 miles. It was first to run in 1912.  

Cheltenham Gold Cup – Day Four

The Gold Cup is the most important race of the Cheltenham Festival, and it is held on the final day. It is a grade 1 national hunt steeplechase which is over a distance of 3 miles and 2 1/2 furlongs. Horses have to overcome 22 fences over the run and takes place on the new course at Cheltenham. This race is for horses who are 5 years and older and has a prize pot of more than £615K with around £350k that goes to the winner. 

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