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Cheltenham Festival Betting Odds 2022

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Welcome to the LeoVegas Cheltenham Betting Odds centre, where we’ll be providing you with everything you need to know ahead of one of the biggest meetings in the horse racing calendar. The Cheltenham Festival 2022 gets underway on Tuesday 15th March, and features four days of races, all of which you can place wagers on if you so choose, with LeoVegas presenting some fantastic offers on selected races. You can consult our horse racing betting tips for an overview of other events throughout the year, or you can read on to learn more about The Cheltenham Festival.

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About The Cheltenham Festival

Where: Prestbury Park, Cheltenham.

When: Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th March 2022.

TV Coverage: Every race will be live on Racing TV, in high definition. The first six races of each day will also be shown on ITV1.

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The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most important staples of the horse racing calendar, and with it coming less than four weeks before The Grand National at Aintree, it gives a sneak-peek of some of the biggest horses, jockeys, and trainers on the UK circuit. However, unlike April’s Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival in March features several races that all draw massive crowds. While the Gold Cup may be considered by many to be the most prestigious, there are 27 others across the four days to sink your teeth into, and at LeoVegas, we’ll have in-depth previews for selected races, with the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle, and Gold Cup all catered for.

The Cheltenham Festival has its origins in the 19th century, but various races have been added over the years. Prestbury Park has been the permanent home of the event since 1911, while the Stayers’ Hurdle is the oldest remaining Championship race, having first been run in 1912. The Gold Cup was established in 1924, and famous past winners include Golden Miller (who won every year between 1932 and 1936), Desert Orchid in 1989, and Kauto Star in 2007 and 2009. 2020’s Gold Cup winner was Al Boum Photo, who just about pipped Santini and Lostintranslation to the prize, earning his second consecutive Gold Cup in the process.

Cheltenham Festival Race Times

Tuesday March 15th - Champion Day

  • 1:30pm Supreme Novices' Hurdle

  • 2:10pm Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase

  • 2:50pm Ultima Handicap Chase

  • 3:30pm Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

  • 4:10pm Mares' Hurdle

  • 4:50pm Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

  • 5:30pm National Hunt Challenge Cup

Champion Day Preview

Wednesday March 16th - Ladies Day

  • 1:30pm Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle

  • 2:10pm Novices' Chase

  • 2:50pm Handicap Hurdle Cup

  • 3:30pm Queen Mother Champion Chase

  • 4:10pm Cross Country Chase

  • 4:50pm Grand Handicap Chase

  • 5:30pm Champion Bumper

Ladies Day Preview

Thursday March 17th

  • 1:30pm Novices' Chase

  • 2:10pm Handicap Hurdle Final

  • 2:50pm Festival Trophy Chase

  • 3:30pm Stayers' Hurdle

  • 4:10pm Plate Handicap Chase

  • 4:50pm Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle

  • 5:30pm Challenge Cup

Thursday March 17th Preview

Friday March 18th - Gold Cup & St Patricks Day

  • 1:30pm Triumph Hurdle

  • 2:10pm County Handicap Hurdle

  • 2:50pm Spa Novices' Hurdle

  • 3:30pm Cheltenham Gold Cup

  • 4:10pm Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase

  • 4:50pm The Liberthine Mares’ Chase

  • 5:30pm Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

Gold Cup Day Preview

LeoVegas’ Cheltenham Betting Offers

As part of our wide-ranging coverage of all things Cheltenham, we have a fantastic betting offer for our new customers that can see them earn a £5 free bet to use on horse racing. You can place a qualifying bet on any of the 28 races at The Festival. For a full explanation of exactly what the LeoVegas Cheltenham betting offer entails, as well as how to claim it and full terms and conditions, see our dedicated section that contains all of the information you require.

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Cheltenham Betting Markets

With so many races taking place over the course of the Cheltenham Festival, it’s important to be aware of all the various online betting options available to you. Wagers can be placed on a variety of markets, with most being conventional across the entire horse racing landscape, such as predicting the outright horse that you think will win a particular race. This type of bet can be covered by using the Each-Way system, which means that you can still win even if your horse misses out on first place.

The above is possibly more suited to those that are new to the world of horse racing betting, or who don’t necessarily follow smaller meetings throughout the year. However, if you consider yourself to be something of an expert, then there are further wagering options available to you, particularly if you have a good idea of exactly how a race will pan out. This is where the likes of Exacta/Forecast bets, and Tricast/Trifectas come into play, as these allow you to place a wager on the finishing positions of the top two or three horses in a race. As stated, these may be familiar to establish horse racing bettors, but for those that are more attuned to the likes of Premier League betting tips we have a handy guide to some Cheltenham betting terminology.

Cheltenham Betting Terms

Back/Lay: If you ‘back’ a horse it means that you are placing a bet on it to win or to finish in the top places. If you ‘lay’ a horse, it means that you think it will lose, or miss out on the top places.

Place: If a horse comes second in a race (or sometimes even further down the pecking order, depending on the number of runners) it is said to have ‘placed’.

Each-Way: If you wager on a horse to win, you can also cover that wager in case it only places by making an Each-Way bet. This doubles the original wager you wished to place, while the returns will differ based on which position your horse finishes.

Exacta/Forecast: An Exacta bet (also known as a Forecast bet) is when you place a wager on the horses to finish in first and second, in that order.

Tricast/Trifecta: A Tricast bet or Trifecta bet is similar to an Exacta, except that it requires predicting the top three horses, rather than just the top two.

Rule 4: Rule 4 can see the potential wins recalculated even after placing a wager, in specific situations such as too many horses pulling out of a race. This is because it would see your chosen horse have less competition for places, therefore more likely to win. There are some bets that are not subject to Rule 4, and more information about this can be found in our terms and conditions.

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