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Cheltenham tips from the Betway Insider

The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest weekend of the National Hunt season, and the Betway Insider provides a wide range of horse racing tips covering every race.

You can visit the Betway Insider Cheltenham tips page for selections from all of our horse racing experts, including Betway ambassadors Katie Walsh and Ross O’Sullivan, and racing broadcasters Richard Hoiles and Gary O’Brien.

Cheltenham Festival takes place over four days and is attended by over 250,000 racing fans every year. The famous Cheltenham roar greets the horses at the start of the opening race, and legends are made when they emerge victorious from the most important week in the jump racing calendar.

Stay tuned to the Betway Insider for coverage of all 28 races at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival, including the 14 prestigious Grade 1 events.

What are the races at the Cheltenham Festival?

The Cheltenham Festival features some of the biggest races of the National Hunt season, spread out across four action-packed days of racing.

The Festival kicks off on Tuesday 12 March with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, a Grade 1 hurdles race. It is the first of four Grade 1s on the opening day, including the feature race, the Champion Hurdle.

Wednesday opens with the Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle and sees a further two Grade 1 races. The feature race is the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, a Grade 1 steeplechase featuring horses aged five and over, which we have sponsored since 2014.

The Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase is the premier minimum-distance race in the National Hunt calendar and has been won by iconic horses including Altior, Sprinter Sacre and reigning Energumene.

Thursday begins with the Golden Miller Novices’ Chase, the first of four Grade 1s across the day. The feature race is the Stayers’ Hurdle.

Friday is the final day of the Festival, starting with the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle and featuring the biggest race of the week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is the most prestigious National Hunt race of the year and is Britain’s most valuable non-handicap chase. Legendary horses such as Arkle, Best Mate and Denman all triumphed in the Gold Cup, and Galopin Des Champs is the reigning champion after winning for Willie Mullins in 2023.

How do you bet on horse racing?

If you are unsure of how betting odds work, read our handy guide which provides you with all the information you need to start betting.

When you’re ready to place a bet, your first option is to head to the Betway Insider website to read through our experts’ horse racing tips. Each article will have a link to the sportsbook, where you can then place your bet.

Otherwise you can head straight to the Betway sportsbook to place your bet.

The most popular market on the sportsbook for horse racing betting is the race winner market, in which you place a bet on a horse to win a race outright.

Another popular market is the each-way bet, regularly presented as E/W on the sportsbook. When you back a horse each-way you are placing two bets – one on the horse to win outright and one on the horse to place. The sportsbook will set out how many places are available for each race – some races will offer more places than others, depending on the event and the number of horses running.

If you want to lengthen the odds of your bet, then you can place multi-selection wagers such as a Yankee or a Lucky 15.

A Lucky 15 bet is a four-selection wager that consists of 15 different bets: four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold accumulator.

A Yankee bet is a four-selection wager similar to a Lucky 15, but it consists of just 11 different bets: six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold accumulator. It is essentially a Lucky 15 minus the singles.

You are also able to place win doubles and each-way doubles, win trebles and each-way trebles, and accumulator bets of four horses or more.

Other multi-selection wagers that are available include Canadian, Lucky 31, Heinz, Lucky 63, Super Heinz, and Goliath bets.

What other tips are available?

The Betway Insider features betting tips on a wide range of sports other than horse racing.

Our football experts produce regular football betting tips throughout the season, including for the Premier League, Championship, League One, League Two, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, and MLS, along with several other European leagues. We also provide football tips for international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, FIFA World Cup qualifiers, UEFA Euro, UEFA Euro qualifiers, the UEFA Nations League, Copa America and the Africa Cup of Nations. You’ll also find monthly columns from Betway ambassador Robbie Keane covering the Premier League and international football.

You can find cricket betting tips from our experts throughout the year, as well as the opinions of Betway ambassador Graeme Smith, the most successful captain in the history of South African cricket.

All the other major sports are covered on the Betway Insider, including tennis tips, rugby betting and boxing tips for all the big fights, along with regular contributions from other Betway ambassadors including Andy Roddick and Peter Stringer.