Championship Races Set to Headline Thrilling Cheltenham Festival

| February 17, 2020

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us and punters from not just the UK, but all over the world, will be gearing up for the four-day event. The best national hunt horses from the UK & Ireland take each other on throughout the festival, with a total of 28 races, seven each day. 

Punters gearing up for the Cheltenham Festival

Headlining all four-days is one championship race. The Champion Hurdle takes centre stage on Tuesday of the meeting, the Champion Chase is on Wednesday, Stayers Hurdle on Thursday and lastly the big one, the Gold Cup on Friday. 

There is far more to Cheltenham that just these four races, but it is these that write the best headlines and attract the best horses. 

Backing a winner at Cheltenham is always a special feeling, but if you manage to crack one of the championship races then it feels even better. 

One of the best features of the festival as far as punters go is that bookmakers give out offers to attract business. These are usually better than the offers we see throughout the year for horse racing, due to the busy nature of the meeting and the amount of money wagered. 

There are some great Boylesport betting offers on selected Cheltenham races that you can use to help your punting over the course of the four days. 

With offers like these ones on your side, you are going to make an incredibly difficult meeting slightly easier. Many find it tough to back winners at Cheltenham due to the big fields and competitive nature of the races. 

However, with betting offers on your side, when you do back a winner you know you are getting a good deal as well. You need as much as possible in your favour when betting, and Cheltenham is a great time to really take advantage of that. 

Of the four championship races to take place, the Gold Cup on the final day of the meeting will attract the most interest. This is a race that people have been looking forward to all season, and there is no feeling like backing the Gold Cup winners. 

With big names from Ireland such as the 2019 winner Al Boum Photo, Kemboy and Delta Work coming across the field is strong. British runners Lostintranslation, Clan Des Obeaux and Santini look to hold the best chance of keeping the title on British shores. 

The championship race on Thursday is the Stayers Hurdle and this could be the race where we see the most backed horse out of all the championship races. Paisley Park won this race last year and is back for more. He is already odds-on at 8/11 with Boylesports and a banker in many people’s eyes. 

Wednesday gives us the clash many have been waiting for in the Champion Chase. Two-time champion Altior bids to defend his crown against younger up and coming rivals Defi Du Seuil and Chacun Pour Soi. All three hold legitimate claims, this could be a special contest. 

Lastly, the Champion Hurdle opens proceedings on the Tuesday. This looks to be wide-open with no horse coming out and showing they are a class above the rest. Some would say it is a sign of a weak year, while others say it makes the perfect betting heat and is currently 3/1 the field. 

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