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Cheltenham's International Festival

Cheltenham Betting

This year’s racing calendar may be drawing to a close, but don’t worry, as there’s still an opportunity to get your racing fix with The Cheltenham International 2-day winter festival.

The International returns to the Gloucestershire countryside on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December, and showcases some of the most significant hurdle races of the entire season.

Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide

There are 14 races running across the 2-day festival at Cheltenham, and as always, online bookmakers have some fantastic signup offers and betting offers up for grabs.

In the lead up to The International, let’s take a look at a couple of the best races to bet on.

FRIDAY - Unicoin Group Handicap Steeple Chase

The key race on Friday's card for The International being held at Cheltenham is The Unicoin Group Handicap Steeple Chase which takes place at 1.30pm.

It looks as if an Irish runner could take the prize money in The Unicoin Group Handicap Steeple Chase on Friday at The International taking place at Cheltenham Racecourse.

At the moment, online bookmakers offer 3 Irish horses, ‘A Good Skin’ (5/1 at Betfair.com), trained by Tom George, ‘Southfield Theatre’ (5/1 at BetVictor.com) and lastly ‘Sausalito Sunrise’ (8/1 at Betfred.com), an 8 year old trained by Philip Hobbs.

Bookmakers betting odds for will no doubt change closer to the races above, so make sure you check out the latest odds from your preferred bookmaker before deciding who to bet on.

SATURDAY - Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap

The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Steeple Chase, the most anticipated race of the 2 day International Festival at Cheltenham, is set to run at 1.50pm on Saturday.

In the lead up to the Grade 3 national hunt race, you’ll find bookmakers offering some great odds and occasional price boosts on who will be victorious on the day.

It looks like French horses are expected to dominate Saturday’s key race at The International at Cheltenham, with bookmakers offering ‘Aloomomo’ (12/1 at Betfair.com), a 6 year old trained by Warren Greatrex as one of the favourites to win the race.

Two other French runners, ‘Taquin Du Seuil’ (8/1 at Ladbrokes.com), a 9 year old with a 42.86% win rate trained by Jonjo O’Neill, and ‘Aso’ (8/1 at WilliamHill.com) trained by Venetia Williams.

Apart from the French runners in the race, bookmakers odds for ‘Bouvreuil’ (6/1 at SportingBet) and also ‘Village Vic’ (6/1 at WilliamHill.com) are both worth keeping an eye on.

NB: Bookmakers odds correct at the time this preview went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 15:22 11/05/2016.