Cheltenham Festival Betting: Top Three Races

2020 Cheltenham Festival – Top three races

The countdown is on to the biggest four days in the horse racing calendar as the 2020 Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner. There are some mouth-watering races in prospect for punters to get stuck into, and here, we have a look at the three best races in prospect at Prestbury Park and how the bookies are pricing them up.

From the Champion Chase to the Cheltenham Gold Cup, we break down the top races to keep an eye on this week and label the events you simply can't miss.

ICYMI: Read our preview and the odds the Presbury Cup between Great Britain and Ireland.

Champion Chase Odds

The most exciting line up of the week comes in the Champion Chase as Altior looks for a hattrick of wins in the race and fifth successive Cheltenham Festival victory. Nicky Henderson’s superstar hasn’t had a straightforward season by any means, after being beaten by Cyrname when stepped up in trip in November. After a short break, he returned to action last month when winning the Game Spirit at Newbury and will be popular amongst punters for another victory.

He has been well supported since then and Sky Bet now have him as 7/4 favourite. Another festival favourite is Defi Du Seuil, who his looking for a third victory at the festival and is 9/4 with Sky Bet to continue his fantastic season, having won three from three so far. Defi was beaten however by Chacun Pour Soi last April and he remains rather unexposed for Willie Mullins. You can get 11/4 with Sky Bet for Willie Mullins to land Champion Chase success. The three horses at the top of the market have set it up for a mouth-watering race.

ICYMI: Read our Cheltenham Festival top trainers and jockeys preview and take a look at who to keep on eye on this year.

Supreme Novices' Hurdle Odds

The curtain-raiser to the festival and is greeted by the traditional Cheltenham roar and the 2020 running looks as open as ever. Sky Bet make Envoi Allen a 2/1 favourite, however, with the Ballymore the following day his intended target, Shiskin is next in at 5/2.

Nicky Henderson’s charge is two from three over hurdles and is improving at a rate of knots and is sure to go close. Henderson also fields Chantry House, who is three from three over rules and 6/1 is available with Sky Bet for him.

As usual, there are a host of challenges from across the sea and Willie Mullins as usual has a strong hand. Asterion Forlonge is well regarded and is a Grade One winner and is also 5/2. Another Irish Grade One winner is Gordon Elliot’s Abacadabras and Sky Bet make him 9/2 for success.

The third and final Grade one winner in the field is Colin Tizzard’s Fiddlerontheroof. He seems somewhat of the forgotten horse and is a 6/1 chance with Sky Bet. It’s an open looking contest to start the week so could be plenty of value for punters to have.

ICYMI: Read our top trainers and jockeys preview and see who you should be betting on this Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds

We can’t talk about the big races if we leave out the biggest race of the week, the Gold Cup. Al Boum Photo is looking to be the first horse since Best Mate in 2004 to retain the Gold Cup and is a 7/2 joint-favourite to do. He’s only had the run so far this season, following the same route as last season, however, has new competition on his hand.

Last years RSA form has been well advertised this season and two of the front three meet again here. Delta Work has enjoyed a fantastic season so far, winning the Lexus and Irish Gold Cup, and is 11/2 with Sky Bet to follow up here. He must reverse form with Santini, who won at Cheltenham in January and is also a 7/2 shot with Sky Bet.

Dual King George winner Clan Dex Obeaux returns for another shot however must prove he can stay up the Cheltenham hill. Paul Nicholls’ horse is 15/2 for Gold Cup glory to add to his King George success. It was in the King George that Lostintranslation was pulled up and he may be the somewhat forgotten horse in the field. Colin Tizzard’s horse hammered RSA winner TopoftheGame at Aintree last season and slipped down in the betting, with now 6/1 with Sky Bet.

Kemboy is yet to win this season and has also drifted, to 8/1 with Presenting Percy also drifting in the Sky Bet market, available at 11/1. It’s set up for a fantastic contest.

Free Bets & Offers


🔵 GET £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU BET £5 🔵
18+ New UK & ROI Customers only. Min deposit £5. Min first £5 bet at minimum odds 1/2 to qualify for 1x 20 free bet. Certain deposit methods and bet types excl. Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🙌 PLACE ANY BET & GET £30 FREE BETS! 🙌
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. 5P MINIMUM STAKE. 3 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS EXCLUDE VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
🟢 Bet £10 & Get £50 in free bets! 🟡
For new customers. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟢 UP TO £40 MONEY BACK AS BONUSES + A £10 CASINO BONUS 🟢
18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first racing bet loses. Wagering: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Sports bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Full T&Cs apply. #AD
Claim Bonus
🏇🏼 50% UP TO £50 WELCOME BONUS 🏇🏼
18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; See full terms; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+
CLAIM HERE
🔸 GET MONEY BACK AS CASH UP TO £20 IF YOUR FIRST BET LOSES! 🔸
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🟠 BET £10 & GET £30 IN FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS 🟠
Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply.
Claim Bonus
✅ DEPOSIT £10 & GET £30 IN FREE BETS ✅
New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
⚫️ BET £10 & GET £20 IN FREE BETS! 🟠
*New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus
👋 50% UP TO £50 WELCOME BONUS 👋
18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; See full terms; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+
Claim Bonus
✅ GET A FREE BET UP TO £25 + 10 FREE SPINS ✅
Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on any Horse Racing market between the 18th & 20th of February, at min. odds 1/5 (1.2) — get £45 in free bets on bet settlement, valid 30 days. Only deposits via Cards will qualify (Apple Pay deposits excluded). T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
GET A £30 MATCHED FREE BET IF YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL ACCA LOSES!!!! 🙌🙌🙌
*New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
🙌 BET £25 & GET 5x £5 IN FREE BETS! 🙌
Valid for new UK & Irish customers. Only customers registering and playing via mobile are eligible for this offer. Min qualifying deposit £25. Min odds apply for free bets. 2 day expiry for free bets. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🔹 GET £30 IN BONUSES WHEN YOU BET £5 🔹
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply, see below. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus

Facilitating the UK's largest online betting community, we provide our own tips on popular betting markets as well as offering the latest bets and offers.

Gamble Aware aims to promote responsibility in gambling. They provide information to help you make informed decisions about your gambling.

18+
Be Gamble Aware - Helpline: 0808 8020 133
Disclaimer

Oddschanger is owned and operated by Checkd Media. Contact [email protected] for more information.

© 2012 - 2022 Copyright Oddschanger. All Rights reserved. v2.7.5 (1)