Cheltenham Racecourse: Bet on Your Favourites 2020
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For every punter in the UK, the beginning of March is the time where all eyes are set on the Cheltenham racecourse. The festival spans over the course of several days and each day comes with its races and favourites. If you are looking for a Cheltenham favourite, 2020 brings many of the new names and old names alike. Make sure to read on as our article will cover who is the Cheltenham favourite 2020 and which horses you should keep an eye on during the festival.
Cheltenham Races Favourites 2020
Cheltenham festival features four days of races taking place on different courses. Keep on reading if you are curious about Cheltenham favourites, the schedule, as well as our tips for each race! You can also compare the Cheltenham sign up offers between many bookmakers.
For a more complete guide on Cheltenham, you can check out this article about racecards, odds, tips.
Day one of Cheltenham festival is scheduled for March 10, with the first race starting at 1:30 p.m. It is also known as the Champion Day, named after the race that characterises the starting day of Cheltenham festival; it is also the best day to take a closer look at the Cheltenham favourites. The schedule and the tips for day one are as follows. Since the racecourse calendar is not known yet, have a look on the last one.
|1:30 p.m.||Supreme Novices’ Hurdle||Elixir De Nutz|
|2:10 p.m.||Arkle Steeple Chase||Glen Forsa|
|2:50 p.m.||Ultima Handicap Chase||TBA|
|3:30 p.m.||Champion Hurdle||Buveur D’air|
|4:10 p.m.||Mares’ Hurdle||TBA|
|4:50 p.m.||National Hunt Chase||TBA|
|5:30 p.m.||Novices’ Handicap Chase||Discorama|
The Ladies Day is all about the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Day two brings many exciting races, as well as the Best Dressed competition. However, if you are not looking at the ladies, pay close attention to Tiger Roll as it is one of the better-known horses. Don’t miss out on our tips!
|1:30 p.m.||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||Champ / Brewin’Upastorm|
|2:10 p.m.||RSA Chase||Santini|
|2:50 p.m.||Coral Cup||TBA|
|3:30 p.m.||Champion Chase||Altior|
|4:10 p.m.||Cross Country Chase||Tiger Roll|
|4:50 p.m.||Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle||TBA|
|5:30 p.m.||Champion Bumper||TBA|
Make sure to ease up on the Gunness during the St. Patrick’s Day as you might miss some of the best races of day three. Per usual, the first races of the day should start at 1:30 p.m., while the last one starts at 5:30 p.m., if there are no major issues. Here are our favourites:
|1:30 p.m.||JLT Novices’ Chase||LostInTranslation’s|
|2:10 p.m.||Pertemps Final||TBA|
|2:50 p.m.||Ryanair Chase||Monalee|
|3:30 p.m.||Stayer’s Hurdle||Penhill|
|4:10 p.m.||Festival Plate Chase||Benatar|
|4:50 p.m.||Mares Novices’ Hurdle||Salsaretta|
|5:30 p.m.||Kim Muir Challenge Cup||The Young Master|
Day four is the culmination of the Cheltenham races, and it gathers everyone, from your average punters to rich and famous punting on their Cheltenham favourites. It also features everyone’s favourite race and has the whole day named after it — the Gold Cup Day. A more detailed look of the races and our picks for each race are:
|2:10PM||County Hurdle||Wonder Laish|
|2:50PM||Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle||TBA|
|3:30PM||Cheltenham Gold Cup||Native River|
|4:50PM||Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle||Dallas Des Pictons|
|5:30PM||Grand Annual Chase||Bun Doran|
Our Top 5 Horses to Watch During the Festival
While the majority of fans will have their eyes set on Cheltenham favourites, punters who are looking to make a profit might wanna consider some of the other horses that come with great odds and good chances of winning their race. Here are our top picks for horses that are not part of the Cheltenham races favourites 2020 club, but still have a good shot. If you follow through, you might even end up with a new Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite.
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- Age: 9 years old
- Race: Nation Hunt Chase
- Trainer: Nicky Henderson
- Owner: Jonh P McManus
- Age: 7 years old
- Race: Arkle Steeple Chase
- Trainer: Kayley Woollacott
- Owner: D G Staddon
- Age: 6 years old
- Race: Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle
- Trainer: Paul Nicholls
- Owner: Johnny de la Hey
- Age: 12 years old
- Race: Cheltenham Gold Cup
- Trainer: Patrick Neville
- Owner: Patrick Neville
- Age: 7 years old
- Race: Stayer’s Hurdle
- Trainer: Emma Lavelle
- Owner: Andrew Gemmell
How to Pick the Best Odds for Cheltenham 2020
There are many things to consider before placing a bet and, surprisingly, Cheltenham favourites aren’t always the way to go. The main reason for not wanting to place a bet on a Cheltenham favourite 2020 is because it doesn’t necessarily mean the best profits. Even though a horse is favoured to win a race, they are not guaranteed to win it; many of the Cheltenham favourites fell short in the past to the disappointment of many punters looking to make a quick buck.
In order to pick the best odds for Cheltenham 2020, you must know your races, your horses and the various types of bets that you can place on horse racing. One thing to keep in mind is that odds change depending on a bookmaker. Not only that, but the initial races might change the odds of the races to follow, so it will also depend on the time you are placing your bet. Make sure to keep a close eye on Cheltenham favourites and ensure that they continue to impress as the odds suggest.