Cheltenham Free Bets
Punters lucky enough to benefit from a free bet for the Cheltenham Festival have one major decision to make, whether to play it safe and look for one of the more obvious bankers or take a risk in search of bigger profits and pick an outsider.
Long Run, Big Buck’s or Quevega look the best options for Cheltenham free bets
Backing former Cheltenham Festival winners may be a good starting point when looking for a banker for Cheltenham free bets. At least following this formula means that a horse is proven over the trip and can cope with the undulations of the Cheltenham course.
In terms of the more certain Cheltenham winners, it is Big Buck’s, Quevega and Long Run that top the pile. Big Buck’s goes in search of an unprecedented fourth success in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle, Quevega also looks for a fourth success in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle and Long Run will be tough to beat in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Particular races where favourites also tend to have a good record at the Cheltenham Festival include the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle and the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.
Another banker could come away from the actual races, with Ruby Walsh almost certain to be crowned top jockey at Cheltenham. Walsh has been top jockey for each of the last four years and in six of the last eight Festivals.
Outsiders could land big rewards for Cheltenham free bets
The Byrne Group Plate is the one race at the Cheltenham Festival which always seems to be won by an outsider, with double figure-priced winners common in recent years.