Cheltenham Festival Betting

The Cheltenham Festival always offers numerous betting opportunities for racing fans as the elite horses from the National Hunt compete against each other in some of the toughest and most valuable races.

It is the opportunity for horses, trainers, and jockeys to be crowned as legends, whilst punters can make a few quid in the process.

One of the best bets at this year’s Festival could be for there to be more Irish trained winners than British trained, currently 2/1 with most bookmakers. Trainer Willie Mullins is in sensational form, and has a number of horses who are expected to perform well, in particular on the opening day where Un De Sceaux and Faugheen will be attracting a lot of interest.

In the top jockey of The Festival, Ruby Walsh is going for an incredible ninth title, and is unsurprisingly odds-on with the bookmakers. An interesting tip from onlinebettingking.co.uk is Barry Geraghty at 8/1, who rode as many winners at last year’s festival as Walsh did. He has a number of interesting rides booked and has a good record of riding winners at previous festivals.

Remember that predicting and betting on winners at the Cheltenham Festival can be very difficult! Each race usually has a large number of runners, with some of the best horses over that particularly distance. This makes picking winners tough, as even the leading experts within the tipping community disagreeing which horse is most likely to win! All the top bookies offer good adds for Cheltenham, it’s worth checking the new bookies like betbright or leovegas for better odds or free bets.

If you like a gamble and think picking a horse is a bit of a lottery, you might like to play slots games with brands like leo vegas or fruit machines instead, where the outcome is random but the chance to make yourself a little bit richer is there all the same. Sites like Fruity Reels are a great place to view different games and find information on where to play online.

The Cheltenham Festival 2015 is set to be a great occasion and a big day out in the social calender of all of those lucky enough to attend on any of the four days.

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Allison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of the Universe), there's a lot more to learn...

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