There’s a lot to be said for backing your bets early, and it’s an even more worthwhile method of betting on horse racing if it’s done in order to take the best available odds on the sport’s biggest race meetings. Cheltenham Festival is an annual racing event that hosts several grade one races, and bookmakers make it easier to place bets on every race several months before the racecourse opens its gates.
Even those with no knowledge or interest in horse racing will see the popularity surrounding Cheltenham Festival. It occurs every March for four days, where massively prestigious race meetings such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, The Queen Mother Champion Chase, The Champion Hurdle, and The Stayers Hurdle are held, with the UK and Ireland’s best racehorses battling one another for their own place in history.
Betting on Cheltenham Festival early
In choosing to back your Cheltenham tips today, you’re able to confirm the current bookmaker price before there’s any significant changes to the odds. This is a reliable way of locking-in the biggest odds for all horse racing events including the Epsom Derby, the Aintree Grand National, and the St Leger Stakes, but with the added extra of betting on an event so large that the odds are more likely to change distinctly in the run-up.
It’s fair to say that the odds will fluctuate for all major race meetings – with it always depending on the number of bets being placed by horse racing fans throughout the UK and Ireland – but with an even larger demand for the Cheltenham Festival, backing your Cheltenham tips today couldn’t be any more crucial. Most experienced punters bet in this way, especially in the event of an already low-priced favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, where the odds can move from 10/11 to 1/2 by the time we reach March through so many people choosing to back the same horse.
Cheltenham races to prioritise
If you’ve come to the conclusion that you would be better off backing your Cheltenham tips today or at some stage prior to the festival getting underway, it’s worth considering the race meetings where the odds are likely to change. Nothing can surpass the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup as one of the UK and Ireland’s most important races, and with this being the case, it’s so easy for the odds to change as so many punters place their bets on it in advance. It would also be advised to put the same effort into your bets for the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Champion Hurdle, as they’re known to be backed early by the avid bettor.
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