Bet365 Offers for Cheltenham - 2017
- £200 in bonus bets for new signups
- Non-runner moneyback offer
- Best odds guarantee on all races
It doesn’t get any better in the jump racing calendar than the Cheltenham Festival.
The highly anticipated 2017 festival takes place from the 14th-17th of March, and with over £4.3 million in prize money, it’s no wonder it attracts the finest horses, jockeys and trainers.
In the run up to Cheltenham, you’ll find bookmakers start promoting some great betting offers and special deals and it's Bet365 that have started the ball rolling.
Bet365 Cheltenham Offers
There’s no better bookmaker to bet on the Cheltenham Festival with than Bet365.com.
Not only do they offer new signups £200 in bonus bets when registering a new account, they’ve also got the two more betting offers to use on Cheltenham:
Bet365 Signup Offer
- Register a new online betting account
- Deposit between £10 and £200
- Get given a bonus bet of equal value
- Bet on a race with Bet365's money!
Non-Runner No Bet
Place a Win or each-way bet on any race at Cheltenham Festival and should your horse fail to take part, Bet365 will refund your stake in cash!
Best Odds Guaranteed
Take an early price on a horse in any race at Cheltenham and if the Starting Price turns out to be better, Bet365 will pay you at the higher odds!
Best Cheltenham Races To Bet On
There are over 28 races taking place across the 4 days of the Cheltenham Festival, with each day boasting its own Championship race for you to bet on.
It’s expected that over £150 million pounds will be bet on the festival, so we've taken a look at some of the best races to bet on and the odds that Bet365 offer.
Champion Hurdle – Tue 14th
The main race on Tuesday’s race card is the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy.
This Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle, which is open to horses aged 4+, runs at 3.30pm, with Irish and French runners topping the list of favourites at Bet365.com.
JP McManus has 9 runners entered in a bid to secure a 5th success in the Stan James Champion Hurdle, however only 3 of these are among the favourites.
‘Buveur Dair’, the French Bay Gelding trained by Nicky Henderson is currently the favourite to win at odds of 3/1. ‘Yanworth’, another JP McManus horse trained by Alan King, with a win rate of 72.73%, is offered at odds of 7/2, while ‘Jezki’, who won this race in 2014, is 6/1.
Willie Mullins has won 3 of the last 4 Champions Hurdles, and also has 2 runners that are expected to do well this year. ‘Yorkhill’, who has only lost 1 of the last 9 races and holds an extremely impressive 89% win rate, is offered at 11/4.
Bet365 offer ‘Un de Sceaux’, currently a 75% win rate, is 8/1 to win the prize money.
‘Petit Mouchoir’, a 6 year old French Gelding trained by Henry de Bromhead is offered at 9/2, and ‘Brain Power’, trained by Nicky Henderson is at 6/1.
Nicky Henderson has 5 Champion Hurdles wins under his belt, more than any other current trainer, and he’s hoping that Brain Power can deliver his 6th win.
Queen Mothers Champion Chase - Wed 15th
The highlight of Wednesday’s racing is the Queen Mothers Champion Chase – a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase for horses aged 5+ and run over 2 miles.
Irish and French horses again dominate the favourite runners, with Bet365 offering ‘Douvan’, a 7 year old French Bay Gelding trained by Willie Mullins as the favourite to win.
‘Douvan’ comes into the race with odds of 3/10 following a 100% win rate from 14 races, including The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle in 2015.
Willie Mullins has 2 other runners amongst the favourites. ‘Un de Sceaux’, who was also a favourite for the Champion Hurdle is offered at odds of 8/1, and ‘Vroum Vroum Mag’, a French horse with a 92.31% win rate, is offered at 16/1.
Exciting novice ‘Altior’, trained by Nicky Henderson, the winner of 3 of the last 5 years Queen Mothers Champion Chase races, is also a strong contender with Bet365 offering odds of 2/1.
Making up the other favourites are ‘Fox Norton’ trained by Colin Tizzard at 6/1, ‘Uxizandre’ trained by Alan King at 16/1, and ‘Sizing John’ who is trained by Jessica Harrington at 16/1.
Stayers’ Hurdle - Thur 16th
The highlight of Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle, which is the leading long-distance hurdle in the National Hunt calendar.
When it comes to Bet365’s favourites, last year's Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle hero ‘Unowhatimeanharry’ trained by Harry Fry, is the current favourite at odds of 6/5.
Also in the mix for the prize money for Thursday's Stayers' Hurdle are Willie Mullins ‘Vroum Vroum Mag’ with odds of 4/1 and JP McManus’s ‘Jezki’ at 6/1.
‘Nichols Canyon’, a 7 year old trained by Willie Mullins is 7/1, while you’ll find odds of 8/1 on his other top runner ‘Shaneshill’. ‘Yanworth’, trained by Alan King and with a win rate of 72.73% could also do well, and Bet365 offer odds of 8/1 on this Chestnut Gelding.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase - Fri 17th
The Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase, the most prestigious race of the Cheltenham Festival, takes place on the final day at 3.30pm in the afternoon after the Albert Bartlett Novices´ Hurdle.
Following the trend of the festival, Irish and French runners make up the majority of the the 39 runners entered and amongst the favourites at Bet365.com.
Trainers Colin Tizzard and Gordon Elliott, who won last years race with Don Cossack, dominate with five entries each for the £575,000 prize money.
‘Thistlecrack’, Colin Tizzard’s runner who won the 2016 Stayer’s Hurdle is expected to be the one to beat, with Bet365 offering odds of 13/8 on his success.
Tizzard has a strong team for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, with ‘Native River’, who has won the Hennessy Gold Cup and Welsh Grand National offered at 7/2, and ‘Cue Card’ offered at 6/1.
Leading Gordon Elliott’s runners is ‘Outlander’, last December's Lexus Chase winner is 8/1.
Willie Mullins, who has never managed to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, has French runner ‘Djakadam’ amongst Bet365's favourites with odds of 8/1.
‘Sizing John’ trained by Jessica Harrington is currently commanding odds of around 12/1.
NB: Bet365's Cheltenham betting odds correct at the time this article went live. The usually shorten odds closer to race day so bet early for the best odds!
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