The Cheltenham Open - 2016

The Cheltenham Open

One of the major highlights of the racing calendar, The Cheltenham Open, begins this Friday, November 11th, with 3 days of quality horse racing action to bet on.

As well as the bookmaker signup offers that you're able to claim when you register a new account and bet on The Cheltenham Open, there's also a range of betting offers and attractive price boosts that they're also offering on the event.

Cheltenham Open Betting Guide

There are 19 races over the 3 days of the 2016 Cheltenham Open and we've taken a look at some of the highlights of each days racing action, and which bookmakers offer the best odds on some of the favourites for the biggest races.

Bet Victor Handicap Chase

The Cheltenham Open kicks off on Friday 11th with the famous Countryside Day. This is one of the most popular days of the festival due to its unique country fair atmosphere.

There are 6 races taking place on the opening day of The Cheltenham Open, with the highlight race, The Bet Victor Handicap Chase, running at 14:05pm.

Sizing Codelco, and Irish 7 year old trained by Colin Tizzard is the favourite to win (3/1 at, although there are some other strong contenders in the line up.

Bold Henry, a 10 year old owned by J.P.McManus is also in the top 4 runners (11/2 at, even though he pulled up in his last race.

Pairofbrowneyes, an Irish 7 year old trained by Barry J Murphy, and Impulsive American, a 4 year old trained by David Pipe are also among the top runners expected to perform well.


Bet Victor Gold Cup

Bet Victor Gold Cup day takes place on Saturday 12th November, with 7 top quality races being run. The highlight of it’s namesake day is the Bet Victor Gold Cup, a Grade 3 National Hunt Chase open to horses aged 4 years and over.

Annacotty, who won this in 2015, is running again, but isn’t one of the favourites this time! This year, bookmakers offer Frodon, an American 4 year old Bay Gelding trained by Paul Nicholls as the favourite to win the race (6/1 at

Frodon won at Wincanton earlier this month and looks in top form after 3 successive wins.

More of That, an Irish 8 year old Bay Gelding trained by Jonjo O'Neill with a 77.78% win ratio (6/1 at, and Double Shuffle, the 6 year old Irish runner trained by Tom George are also in the top 3 for the race (8/1 at

Both Jonjo O’Neill’s Taquin Du Seuil, a 7-year-old French horse and Art Mauresque, another French horse trained by Paul Nicholls are also amongst the top 5.


Stan James Greatwood Hurdle

The highlight of the final day of the 2016 Cheltenham Open on Sunday 13th is the Stan James Greatwood Hurdle, which takes place at 14:30pm.

Bookmakers offer Winter Escape, an Irish 5 year old with a 100% win trained by Alan King out of J. P. McManus’s stable as the firm favourite to win (3/1 at

Also in the top 5 are Meet the Legend, trained by Dan Skelton with a 40% win rate (7/1 at and Modus, another Paul Nicholls entry with a 33.33% win rate (7/1 at

Dan Skelton also has Ch'Tibello, a French 5 year old runner in the top 5, while Brain Power, the Irish 5 year old trained by Nicky Henderson completes the top runners.


NB: Bookmakers odds correct at the time this preview went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 09:21 11/09/2016.