Cheltenham betting tips

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Get those all-important Cheltenham betting tips for the Cheltenham Festival (Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th March). Find the odds, popular types of bets, bookmaker offers, and other important elements that can make your betting experience more enjoyable.

The 2024 Cheltenham Festival tips will be updated shortly, but you can see how we fared with last year’s Cheltenham betting tips in the table below and choose your favourite:

Cheltenham betting tips

DayRaceOur TipsOdds
Tue 12 MarUnibet Champion HurdleState Man4/9
Wed 13 MarBetway Queen Mother Champion ChaseEl Fabiolo1/2
Thu 14 MarRyanair ChaseEnvoi Allen9/4
Thu 14 MarPaddy Power Stayers’ HurdleSir Gerhard11/2
Fri 15 MarJCB Triumph HurdleKargese E/W8/1
Fri 15 MarCheltenham Gold CupFastorslow11/2

*Odds subject to change and correct on 14th March 2024. 

Champion Hurdle tips

State Man is the clear favourite for the Champion Hurdle. Our tip for the race was Lossiemouth. The 5 year old is on great form, winning her last 3 races, with 2 of these wins coming at Cheltenham. Lossiemouth has also won 6 of her 7 races. 5 of these wins have been in 2m races. Sadly, Lossiemouth is now running in the Mares Hurdle and this now makes State Man the best option.

Champion Chase tips

It is very hard to look past El Fabiolo for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. The race is about 2m and this distance is ideal for the Bay Gelding. El Fabiolo has won his last 7 2m races. Jonbon is no doubt a competitor for this race; however, the 8 year old trained by Nicky Henderson was clear favourite in the Clarence House Chase in January 2024 and ended up finishing second, so is not be at his best at the moment. The two met before in the Arkle Chase last year and El Fabiolo came out on top.

Ryanair Chase tips

The Ryanair Chase will be a very exciting race, with El Fabiolo, Banbridge and Envoi Allen all having a strong possibility of winning. Our current favourite is Envoi Allen. The 10 year old, ridden by Rachel Blackmore, won this race in 2023. His form wasn’t great towards the end of 2023; however, Envoi Allen has Cheltenham form and this could be key as they look to make it back-to-back wins in the Ryanair Chase.

Stayers’ Hurdle tips

Teahupoo is currently the favourite and won his last race in December 2023, but, with the 7 year old coming 3rd in this race at Cheltenham last year and finishing 4th at Punchestown in April, we believe Sir Gerhard could come out on top. The 9 year old is definitely Teahupoo’s biggest challenger currently. He has won his last race in December.

JCB Triumph Hurdle tips

Sir Gino is the clear favourite at the moment, but with the current odds on this horse 8/13, we feel that a bet is better placed elsewhere in this race. We fancy Kargese to at least place in this race. Kargese won the Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown and many see this as the perfect race to see which horses could win the Triumph Hurdle.

Gold Cup tips

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is no doubt one of the most prestigious events in horse racing. It looks like we are in for a fantastic race in this event in 2024. Galopin Des Champs is currently the favourite at evens, but the jockeys of Fastorslow and Gerri Colombe will be believing they can cause an upset on Friday 15th March. Our tip for this race is Fastorslow. The 8 year old is a very good jumper and is be much better-suited to longer distance races. With the Gold Cup being 3m, it could be the ideal big event.

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Cheltenham Festival 2024 highlights

Cheltenham racecourse is the home of one of the most famous jumps racing events in the world – the Cheltenham Festival – which is run each year in the middle of March and often referred to as the ‘Olympics of jumps racing’.

The 2024 Cheltenham Festival will run from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th March this year, as the best British and Irish trained horses forge their reputation in some of the most prestigious races in the jump racing calendar.

Here’s some Cheltenham Festival highlights to look out for:

  • Day 1: Champion Day features the most important hurdle race of the season, the Champion Hurdle.
  • Day 2: Ladies Day is best described by two phrases – first-class racing and first-class fashion. The main race is the Champion Chase.
  • Day 3: Thursday brings a typical Irish environment with the Guinness Village being the attraction. On the track, the main races are the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle.
  • Day 4: The last day brings Gold Cup Day, the pinnacle of the Festival with the Cheltenham Gold Cup as the main race.

Cheltenham betting guide – How to bet on Cheltenham

Whoever you decide to back at the Cheltenham Festival, we’d highly recommended to look for competitive odds. The more accounts you have, the more likely you are to find the best odds available, and many operators will also produce enticing tailored Cheltenham Festival offers to attract new customers to their sites.

Cheltenham Betting Tips

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From different types of welcome bonuses for new users, who open their account for the first time, to special offers reserved for the most loyal users, members of the VIP club, every sportsbook has something to offer.

Make sure to check the Cheltenham betting tips over the past few years and compare them to the final results. In other words, check the stats before making a decision. See which horses have won and under which conditions.

The same applies to respected trainers. Names like Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls, Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have shown excellent results in the past few years. Therefore, any horses these trainers run at the Cheltenham Festival should be respected, and backing their fancied runners is one of our Cheltenham betting tips.

Cheltenham free bets & bookmaker offers

During the Cheltenham Festival, all the popular online sports betting platforms provide some kind of promotional offers in order to make the whole betting adventure even more interesting. This means excellent opportunities for punters, with enhanced odds, different kinds of bonuses and free bets everywhere you look.

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Popular bet types for the Cheltenham Festival

The most popular Cheltenham Festival bet types are often the win and each-way bets, with other popular Cheltenham Festival bet types including:

  • Place bets – when you pick a horse that you think will finish in the top 2, 3 or 4 in its race.
  • Forecast – picking the horses that will finish first and second in the correct order.
  • Tricast – bets that are predicting the first three horses in the correct order.
  • Tote Placepot – a bet staged over six races, where punters pick horses to be placed in their races, as the bet name suggests.

Cheltenham Festival live streaming

Most of us aren’t able to attend the entire Cheltenham Festival, but you can still watch all the races. ITV are limited to which races they show live, but a number of online bookmakers stream every race of the Festival. Just find an online sportsbook offering the live stream option, find the best Cheltenham betting tips for you, place your bets and watch the drama unfold.

It’s also becoming increasingly common to be able to bet in-play while you’re streaming the Cheltenham Festival, creating the opportunity to cash-out winning bets or limit your losses mid-race.

Some sportsbooks offer live audio streaming too with William Hill amongst those to have previously transmitted the whole Cheltenham Festival, including expert advice, analysis and tips every day.

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