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Cheltenham Festival 2019 Betting Guide

Cheltenham Festival 2019 Betting Guide!

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Cheltenham Festival 2019 Betting Guide



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Updated Monday 14th March 2019!

This week's Cheltenham Festival is the showpiece event of the National Hunt season packed full of the best jump horses around!

We summarise the key Cheltenham information you should be aware before you head into the biggest horse race betting week of the year!

When is Cheltenham Festival 2019?

Cheltenham Festival takes place over 4 days. Tuesday 12th March 2019 until Friday 15th March 2019. Racing starts at 1:30pm on each of the four days.

How can you watch Cheltenham Festival 2019?

ITV 1 will broadcasting the major races (first five races of the day) at Cheltenham Festival 2019. Racing TV will be showing every race over the four days of racing action.

The Cheltenham Festival Course

The racing is split between the old and new course. The old course is used for day 1 and 2 of the Cheltenham Festival. The new course is used for day 3 and 4. Day 1 & 2 is all about speed, where as day 3 & 4 is about stamina!

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What are the major races at Cheltenham Festival 2019?

All races at Cheltenham are prestigious, however the really big races are:

  • Champion Hurdle (Tuesday 12th March at 3:30pm)
  • Champion Chase (Wednesday 13th March at 3:30pm)
  • Ryanair Chase (Thursday 14th March at 2:50pm)
  • Stayers Hurdle (Thursday 14th March at 3:30pm)
  • Gold Cup (Friday 15th March at 3:30pm)


Cheltenham Festival 2019 Schedule

Tuesday 12th March 2019 (Champions Day)

Time

Race

1:30pm

Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 87y

2:10pm

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f

2:50pm

Ultima Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m 1f

3:30pm

Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) 2m 87y

4:10pm

OLBG Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 3f 200y

4:50pm

National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders' Novice Steeple Chase) (Grade 2) 3m 7f 147y

5:30pm

Close Brothers Novices's Handicap Chase (Listed) 2m 4f 44y

   

Wednesday 13th March (Ladies Day)

1:30pm

Ballymore Novice's Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 5f

2:10pm

RSA Chase (Grade 1) 3m 80y

2:50pm

Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Grade 3) 2m 5f

3:30pm

Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (Grade 1) 1m 7f 99y

4:10pm

Glenfarcles Cross Country Chase 3m 6f 37y

4:50pm

Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 87y

5:30pm

Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1) 2m 87y

   

Thursday 14th March (St Patrick's Day)

1:30pm

JLT Novices's Chase (Grade 1) 2m 3f

2:10pm

Pertemps Network Final (Grade 3) 2m 7f 213y

2:50pm

Ryanair Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4f 127y

3:30pm

Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y

4:10pm

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (Grade 3) 2m 4f 166y

4:50pm

Trull House Stuf Mares Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 179y

5:30pm

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase 3m 2f

   

Friday 15th March (Gold Cup Day)

Time

Race

1:30pm

JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 179y

2:10pm

Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 179y

2:50pm

Albert Bartless Novicess Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y

3:30pm

Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1) 3m 2f 70y

4:10pm

St. James's Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup 3m 2f 70y

4:50pm

Johnny Hendrson Grand Annual Handicap Chase 2m 4f 56y

5:30pm

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockey's Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 62y

When are the Final Declarations?

Since 2018 Cheltenham Festival has a 48 hour declaration stage. It was also announced in February 2019 that horses will not be able to be declared for a race at the Cheltenham Festival if that horse already been declared or run another race at the event. Keep an eye out as news can drop at any minute!

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Favourites for the Major Cheltenham Races

Best priced odds. All odds are correct at the time of publishing (12:00 3rd March 2019) and are subject to change.

Champion Hurdle (Tuesday 12th March at 3:30pm)

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Buveur Dair - 2/1 with Betfair!

Champion Chase (Wednesday 13th March at 3:30pm)

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Altior - 4/9 with Betfair!

Ryanair Chase (Thursday 14th March at 2:50pm)

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Monalee - 5/1 with William Hill!

Stayers Hurdle (Thursday 14th March at 3:30pm)

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Paisley Park - 7/4 with Coral!

Gold Cup (Friday 15th March at 3:30pm)

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Presenting Percy - 4/1 with William Hill

Top Festival Trainer Winner

Best priced odds. All odds are correct at the time of publishing (22:00 13th March 2019) and are subject to change.

Nicky Henderson - 7/4 with Betfair!

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Willie Mullins - 2/1 with Betfair!

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Gordon Elliot - 5/2 with William Hill!

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Paul Nicholls - 14/1 with Coral!

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Joseph O'Brien - 40/1 with Coral!

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Henry De Bromhead - 33/1 with Betfair!

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Dan Skelton - 50/1 with Betfair!

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Phillip Hobbs - 66/1 with William Hill!

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Colin Tozzard - 66/1 with William Hill!

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Enjoy the Festival! Good luck all!

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