The great value offered to punters is one reason why a Cheltenham free bet is so popular, with some of the best horses in racing able to be backed at big prices. Around 500 horses feature somewhere in the Cheltenham odds as they look for a share of the winnings from the 27 Cheltenham races taking place over the four-day Festival that transpires every March. Meanwhile, taking advantage of ante-post Cheltenham Festival prices gives punters the chance to boost their profits further.
Pick your best Cheltenham bets on a daily basis
A huge selection of top Cheltenham Festival runners line up over the four days, with each day witnessing an especially pivotal race. The Champion Hurdle is perhaps the biggest opportunity for a Cheltenham bet on the opening day of the Festival, as the runners looking to prove they are the best sprint hurdlers over a two-mile trip. The Champion Chase and the World Hurdle are other Cheltenham racing highlights for punters to keep tabs on. Bet now with Ladbrokes.com
Make sure you have a Cheltenham Gold Cup bet
However, the big Cheltenham betting highlight arrives on the final day of the Festival when the star feature on the racecard is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Because of the calibre of the horses running at the Festival, Cheltenham favourites are often reasonably long prices, but the favourite in the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting tends to be much shorter. Kauto Star and Best Mate are recent examples of short Cheltenham Gold Cup favourites.
Follow Ruby Walsh in the Cheltenham betting
Ruby Walsh has proved the best jockey to follow at Cheltenham in recent years as he has continued to rack up the winners. Walsh has ridden winners in 13 Cheltenham horse races in the last three years, while he has been top jockey at the Festival in five of the last seven seasons. Alongside Kauto Star, Walsh has also had a number of other multiple winners included Master Minded, Big Buck’s and Quevega, all of which will again be running this year. Read more.