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Bet365 launch Cheltenham Offers
For fans of UK horse racing it doesn’t get much better in the jump calendar than Cheltenham.
The highly anticipated Festival starts on March 10th, and with £5m in prize money, it’s no wonder it attracts the finest horses, jockeys and trainers.
In the run up to this years event, you’ll see most British Bookmakers start promoting some great Cheltenham offers for the Festival, and it's Bet365.com that have kicked things off.
New and existing customers can take advantage of two horse racing specific Bet365 Cheltenham offers plus up to £100 in Bet Credits if you open an account.
Bet365's Offers for Cheltenham
In our view there’s no better bookmaker to bet on the 2020 Cheltenham Festival than Bet365 as they're simply one of the best when it comes to betting on major horse racing events.
Not only does the Bet365 signup offer give new customers the chance to earn up to £100 in Bet Credits, there's also the two Bet365 Cheltenham offers you can use on the Festival below:
Non-Runner, No Bet
Place a win or each-way bet on any of Bet365's 5 standout races of Cheltenham Festival and should your horse fail to take part, they'll refund your original bets stake in cash!
This gives you the safety net of backing a horse for a race you think they may win, but if they don’t end up running in the race, you'll get your stake returned back into your accounts balance.
Best Odds Guaranteed**
Take an early price on a horse in one of the 5 standout races of Cheltenham Festival and if the Starting Price is better, Bet365 will pay you out at the higher odds!
**Only available to new and eligible customers. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. Applies to bets placed on Win and Each Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms Cheltenham markets only. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
Bet365's 5 Standout races of Cheltenham
There are over 28 races taking place across the 4 days of the upcoming 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with each day boasting Championship Races to bet on.
It’s expected that over £165m will be bet on the Festival, so we've taken a look at the 5 standout races you can use Bet365's offers for Cheltenham on, and their odds at the time of writing.
NB: Bet365 Cheltenham offers & odds correct 10:42 on 21/01/2020 and are subject to change.
The main event on Tuesday’s race card is the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy and also the race that you can use Bet365's Cheltenham offers on.
It's run over a distance of 2m abt ½f with a total of £450,000 in prize money up for grabs.
This Grade 1 National Hunt Hurdle, open to horses 4 years and older, runs at 3.30pm, with competitive odds on the favourites usually on offer at Bet365.com.
The current Champion Hurdle favourite that Bet365 offer is Nicky Henderson’s Epatante (11/4).
Fresh from a convincing win in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton she has just one blip on her CV, a ninth-place finish in the Mares Novices’ last year when she was said to be Nicky’s best chance of the meeting.
Envoi Allen (4/1) is clearly one of the top Novices’ this season, and it remains to be seen if connections will take a chance and step him up against older horses.
Whichever way Gordon Elliot chooses to go with him, Chevley Park Stud’s star novice will be in with a good chance of becoming a two-time Cheltenham winner.
Honeysuckle (4/1) has won seven races in a row and is yet to taste defeat in her career, she does have an easier assignment in the Mares', but an open-looking Champion Hurdle could tempt Henry De Bromhead for a shot at glory.
Pentland Hills (6/1) enjoyed a fine debut season over hurdles having won three from three but will have to step up from his seasonal reappearance when 5th in the International Hurdle.
The highlight of Wednesday’s racing is the Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase. The Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase for horses aged 5 years and older starts at 3.30pm.
The Champion Chase is the race to use a Bet365 Cheltenham offer or two on and is run over a distance of Abt 2m and offers £400,000 in prize money.
Altior (5/2) will be looking to make historic back-to-back-to-back Champion Chase titles, but his prep this year has been hampered to say the least. Bet365 offer him as favourite nonetheless.
His unbeaten run was ended when stepping up in trip against Paul Nicholls’ Cyrname at Ascot and a spate of entries have been left unfulfilled due to injury.
Henderson is now going down the tried and tested route taken with his star chaser in 2017 and 2018 – the Game Spirit Chase followed by Prestbury Park.
Looking at the rest of the field, Bet365.com believe Defi Du Seuil (3/1) looks most likely to race Altior the closest should they both go and you wouldn’t like to bet against the Philip Hobbs runner in what would be a mouth-watering clash.
He has Cheltenham form, having won the Triumph Hurdle and the JLT previously.
He’s currently two from two this season, having recently beaten Un De Sceaux in the Tingle Creek, however the pair are now set to lock horns again in the Clarence House.
Chacun Pour Soi (4/1) is likely to run a big race if fit, having beaten Defi Du Seuil at Punchestown, and aside from a minor setback in a thriller to A Plus Tard at the Rewards Club Chase at Leopardstown, his form suggests Willie Mullins’ charge will be sure to be there or thereabouts come race day.
One with major interest in the race is the legendary Douvan (10/1), a barnstorming run at Clonmel last year saw punters asking if he might do it again?
It would be quite the spectacle should the nine-year-old roll back the years, storm up the hill and win at Cheltenham for a third time in the Rich Ricci colours.
As Mullins once said: 'He’s one of the best on his day, you would be foolish to ever rule him out'.
Ryanair Steeple Chase
There are two highlights for Day 3 of the Festival, with both races suitable to use Bet365 Cheltenham offers on, with the first being the Ryanair Steeple Chase.
The 2.50pm race is run over a distance of 2m abt 5f with £350,000 in prize money on offer.
With no clear indications so far as to who will be running in Thursday’s race, last years’ winner, Frodon (6/1), led by Bryony Frost, landed a wonderful story for her and Paul Nicholls last year and will most certainly be hoping for the same this time around.
A win in the Silviniaco Conti Chase over Top Notch gave connections a much needed boost ahead of the big day. Stable mate Cyrname (8/1) accounted for Altior famously last year, but it’s well known the Ascot specialist isn’t a fan of the hallowed Cheltenham turf.
Min (4/1), who has been beaten by Altior in each of his last three races at the Festival, seems to be best suited to 2m4f nowadays racking up three wins from four when running over the distance, he may finally break his Cheltenham duck for Willie Mullins should he be entered here.
A Plus Tard (5/1) was sensational when beating Chacun Pour Soi in December and looks one of the main players here, a successful Dublin Chase will help Henry De Bromhead decide where he will end up running, whether it be the Champion Chase or Ryanair Steeple Chase.
Defi Du Seuil (7/2) also has an entry for this, along with the Champion Chase, similar to last years Cheltenham Festival where the Phillip Hobbs runner had two entries.
A decision will be made closer to race day as to where and who the horse will face and subsequently who Bet365.com offer as favourites for the 2020 Ryanair Steeple Chase.
Whoever lines up on the day for the Ryanair Steeple Chase will be hoping to join an illustrious list of past winners of this great race such as Vautour, Un De Sceaux, Uxizandre and Cue Card.
The second big race on Day 3 of the Festival, and one of the standout races that you can use Bet365's Cheltenham offers on, is the Stayers Hurdle which starts at 3.30pm.
It's well known for being the leading long-distance Grade 1 hurdle in the National Hunt calendar.
2019 winner Paisley Park (1/1) was one of the great stories of last years Cheltenham for owner Andrew Gemmell and trainer Emma Lavelle and Bet365 offer him as favourite once again.
An unbeaten campaign culminated in Aidan Coleman navigating a tricky race and almost blundering the last to land the spoils for popular connections.
Bet365.com see this year’s race being just as competitive with Paisley Park looking to be the first horse since Big Buck’s in 2012 to win back-to-back Stayers’ Hurdles.
Opposition is difficult to predict given Paisley’s inclusion, but If The Cap Fits (7/1), who has had a nice start to his campaign, looks likely to be in the mix.
Trainer Harry Fry has been bullish about his chances and with the pair set to clash in the Cleeve Hurdle, his horse, who is within 3lbs on official rating with Paisely, will be much shorter should he give a good account of himself at the end of January.
Eddie O’Leary has hinted that 2017 Mares’ Hurdle winner Apple’s Jade (7/1) could head to the race after her win at Leopardstown, after beating Unowhatimeanharry, Penhill and Bacardys.
If Gigginstown takes this route her mares allowance will surely play a part come race day.
Cheltenham Gold Cup
The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase, the most prestigious race of the Festival, takes place on the final day at 3.30pm in the afternoon after the Albert Bartlett Novices´ Hurdle.
The Gold Cup is the most bet on race at Bet365.com, offers prize money of £625,000, is run over 3m 2f 70y, and the last race of the Festival that you can use a Bet365 Cheltenham offer on.
Willie Mullins finally landed his first-ever Cheltenham Gold Cup last year with Al Boum Photo (4/1), who made a wonderful reappearance at Tramore on New Year’s Day, with all roads now leading to Cheltenham, and Bet365 offer him as favourite for the race.
Kemboy (5/1) showed the greatest level of form at the end of last season but unseated jockey David Mullins in the race last year. An enforced break from racing has also hampered preparation, coming 4th at Leopardstown at Christmas.
Clan Des Obeaux (6/1) showed his class to win back-to-back King George’s, but it remains to be seen if Cheltenham suits, having never won at the track and finishing 5th in last year’s renewal.
Lostintranslation (7/1) was easily beaten in the same race, but a stiffer test in the Gold Cup may suit the Colin Tizzard charge, who was so impressive when accounting for Bristol De Mai in the Betfair Chase.
Delta Work (15/2) is Gordon Elliott's main hope and impressed when winning the Savills Chase LTO and was quickly shortened significantly in the betting odds.
The Gigginstown charge, who was Ireland’s top staying novice in 2019, looks in good shape for a tilt at racing’s biggest prize - the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Native River (12/1) has won once since his 2018 triumph and never troubled the winner in the race last year, while last year’s favourite, Presenting Percy (10/1), hasn't shown anything to suggest he can win since his win in the 2018 RSA.
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