What to Expect from Cheltenham 2020
The upcoming Cheltenham Festival is currently one of the most anticipated events on the British horse racing calendar. The festival returns in March 2020 and will provide fans with four days of entertainment, with 28 races scheduled.
Said event is part of the UK’s National Hunt racing circuit and is only second to the Grand National when it comes to racing prize pools. The Cheltenham Gold Cup, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Champion Hurdle, and the Stayers’ Hurdle are among the races on offer for both fans and punters and are some of the most prestigious in the Grade 1 category.
The Gold Cup prize was a whopping £625,000 in 2018, with all of the races prompting a total of £4,590,000.
The 2020 instalment of the Cheltenham Festival will start on March 10 and culminate on the 13th. Day 1 will feature the Champion Hurdle, which will kick off at 1:30 pm after gates open at 10:30 am. This event has a grand prize of £450,000, with the last race to take place at 5:30 pm.
The BetwayQueen Mother Champion Chase comes through on Day 2, this one is the Grade 1 championship for two-mile chasers. The Stayer’s Hurdle and Ryanair Chase will follow on Day3 and the biggest of them all, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, will bring the curtains down on Day 4.
Of course, this event is replete with offers for persons looking to place bets. The biggest bookmakers in the UK have already gotten in on the action and have odds available right now. If you’re after the best offers on the market, you can bet on Cheltenham at freebets.co.uk. The site also offers enhanced odds, free bets, plus all the information you will need if you’re keen on making some cash during the event and you could do that from the comfort of your couch.
As things stand, Klassical Dream is the favourite for the Champion Hurdle at 3/1 with Bet365. Saldier is in behind at 7/1, and Pentland Hills is 8/1. Altior has been tipped to win the Champion Chase at 3/1 with Ladbrokes, who are offering 7/2 on Chacun Pour Soi and 5/1 on Defi Du Seuil. Cilaos Emery is 7/1 with Skybet, Douvan is 12/1 with Betfair and Min is 14/1 with Skybet.
You could grab 6/4 odds on Paisley Park for the Stayers Hurdle with William Hill or 7/1 on one of the top favourites in Honeysuckle with Unibet. If The Cap Fits is currently 8/1 with Bet365 while Benie Des Dieux is 15/2 with Marathon Bet. If you’re looking for bets on the Ryanair Chase, there are 6/1 odds up for grabs on Defi Du Seuil at Betfair. Min is also 6/1 with Skybet and Chacun Pour Soi is 10/1 with Paddy Power.
Lostintranslation is the Gold Cup favourite at 7/2 at Bet365, with Kemboy at 5/1 with Coral and Al Boum Photo at 7/1 with Betfred.