Betting Tips and Previews: Cheltenham Festival

Best Each Way Ante-Post Bets And Betting Bonuses For Cheltenham Festival 2021



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With just over 2 months remaining until The Cheltenham Festival and the National Hunt racing picture becoming a little clearer than it was last October, it’s time to start looking at the best Cheltenham ante-post bets currently available!

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We have selected three horses who look excellent each way value at this stage and have the best odds available from our partner firms. First off, let’s take a look and see what the leading bookmakers are offering for the ante-post punters at this early stage.

LATEST BOOKMAKER PROMOTIONS FOR THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

NON-RUNNER NO BET

Yes, those lovely people at Paddy Power and Betfair are currently offering Non-Runner No Bet with all races at The Cheltenham Festival. However, the downside is that their odds are somewhat significantly lower than their rivals offering the riskier full ante-post bet conditions.

Betfred are also offering Non-Runner No Bet on The Champion Hurdle, The Champion Chase, The Stayers Hurdle and The Cheltenham Gold Cup.

EXTRA PLACES

Lots of firms offering extra places on particular races. Here is a comprehensive list of races outlining who is doing what.

THE SUPREME NOVICES HURDLE (TUESDAY):
Bet Victor offering 4 places instead of 3.

THE ULTIMA HANDICAP CHASE (TUESDAY):
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred all offering 5 places instead of 4.

THE BALLYMORE NOVICES HURDLE (WEDNESDAY)
Bet Victor offering 4 places instead of 3.

THE CORAL CUP (WEDNESDAY)
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred offering 5 places instead of 4.

THE BOODLES JUVENILE HANDICAP HURDLE (WEDNESDAY)
Paddy Power and Betfair offering 5 places instead of 4.

THE PERTEMPS NETWORK FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE (THURSDAY)
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred offering 5 places instead of 4.

THE BROWN ADVISORY PLATE MERRIBELLE STAKES (THURSDAY)
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred offering 5 places instead of 4.

THE MARES NOVICE HURDLE (THURSDAY)
Bet Victor offering 4 places instead of 3.

THE KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP (THURSDAY)
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred offering 5 places instead of 4.

THE COUNTY HURDLE (FRIDAY)
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred offering 5 places instead of 4.

THE ALBERT BARTLETT NOVICES HURDLE (FRIDAY)
Bet Victor offering 4 places instead of 3.

THE GRAND ANNUAL (FRIDAY)
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred offering 5 places instead of 4.

THE MARTIN PIPE HANDICAP HURDLE (FRIDAY)
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred offering 5 places instead of 4.

BEST EACH WAY ANTEPOST BETS

FRODON: The Cheltenham Gold Cup, Friday

The Paul Nicholls yard is absolutely firing all cylinders at the moment so we have singled out two excellent ante post bets from the Ditcheat outfit.

Frodon continues to surprise everybody with his front running tenacity: his King George victory was an outstanding career best. He is confirmed for The Cheltenham Gold Cup this time round, with the owners swerving the Ryanair Chase route, a Grade One he won in 2019.

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Frodon’s Cheltenham credentials are certified of course as the horse and jockey Bryony Frost come alive over this track and there’s no reason why he won’t give Al Boum Photo and Santini a stayer’s run for their money over the daunting 3 miles 2 furlongs.

He won the Grade 2 Cotswold Chase in 2019 over 3 mile 1f, so the extra furlong is not beyond him and he is a tough horse to get past going up the hill. I feel this horse is going to be heavily punted on as the Gold Cup each way bet on the day itself, so this is well worth taking out now.

For those who don’t want the risk of losing without a run can of course go to Paddy Power and Betfair for a superb value 14/1 NRNB. 16/1 also available at bet365 but with full ante-post rules.

MCFABULOUS, The Stayers Hurdle, Thursday

This progressive Paul Nicholls trained hope for the Stayers Hurdle didn’t quite fulfil the potential that was expected last term, but he firmly put himself on the map with a brilliant performance in the Relkeel Hurdle 2 weeks ago at Kempton.

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Despite running way too wide on such a tight track and giving himself plenty more to do, the horse stayed on impressively. He needs to find a little more to be in the realms of Paisley Park and Thyme Hill but as an each way proposition he is worth taking now at 20/1 with bet365 or NRNB with Paddy Power and Betfair at 12/1.

SKY PIRATE, The Arkle, Tuesday

The each way betting scenario for the Arkle is quite tantalising thanks to the short priced favourite Shishkin. The Jonjo O’Neil trained Sky Pirate has come on leaps and bounds in his last two starts, his latest being an impressive handicap win tackling 2 miles for the first time.

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What’s also in Sky Pirate’s favour is his extensive experience which doesn’t normally characterise the average Arkle entry.

Pricewise he’s a safe 16/1 NRNB with Betfair and Paddy Power or a riskier full ante-post option at 20/1 with bet365, William Hill and Betfred.

RECAP

FRODON: The Cheltenham Gold Cup, each way 14/1 Paddy Power and Betfair NRNB

MCFABULOUS: The Stayers Hurdle, each way 20/1  bet365 FULL ANTEPOST RULES

SKY PIRATE: The Arkle, each way 16/1 Betfair and Paddy Power NRNB

Early Cheltenham Festival 2021 Betting Offers

Betfair

Non-Runner No Bet (NRNB) - Money Back on all Cheltenham Festival Races

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Non Runner Money Back applies to bets placed after 10:00 on Tuesday 12th January on all 2021 Cheltenham Festival races. Applies to Sportsbook bets only. T&Cs apply

Claim NRNB at Cheltenham Festival 2021

Bet £10 get £40 (£20 now, £20 during Cheltenham week)

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Key Terms: Min stake £10, min odds 2.0 (Evs). Only deposits made using Cards or ApplePay will qualify. Free bets valid for 30 days, x1 £20 free bet awarded at bet settlement, x1 £20 awarded at 10am Mon 15th March. T&Cs apply.

Claim Bet £10 get £40 Cheltenham 2021 Betfair Offer!

Paddy Power

Non-Runner No Bet (NRNB) - Money Back on all Cheltenham Festival Races

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Key Terms: Applies from 10am 6th January 2021. No rule 4 will apply until after the final declaration. T&Cs apply. Claim

 
Please note all odds are correct at the time of publishing (6pm 19th January 2021) and are subject to change.
Matt is Howtobet4free's resident Horse Racing expert, writer, tipster and a huge Cheltenham Festival fan. He occasionally dabbles in Golf, Football and anything else you can gamble on!

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