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Cheltenham Festival Betting & Odds Guide 2017

Start Date: Tuesday 14th March

End Date: Friday 17th March

Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4SH

About the 2017 Cheltenham Festival

The week of the Cheltenham Festival is the Crown Jewel in the UK Horse Racing Calendar, and 2017's offering is no exception.

Here at BetVictor you can find all of the betting, best odds, tips & guides for the 2017 festival- as well as all of our latest offers, bet boosts, free bets and trader tips.

You will be able to view each of the racecards, betting & odds for all four days of the festival as soon as they become available- and if you keep your eyes and ears to our social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter & Periscope, we will be keeping you updated with all of the latest ante post & on course news. 

We also offer a range of special markets for festival week- Top Jockey, Top Trainer, Top Owner and more – including our great ‘Lengthen the odds’ markets, where you can pick your horse to win, and enhance the odds by picking it’s winning distance too.

So, for all of your Cheltenham Festival needs – look no further than BetVictor. Simple as. 

Last Year's Festival Guide

The 2016 Cheltenham Festival was as thrilling as everyone had hoped. It was a tough one for bookmakers with many of the short priced favourites justifying the heavy betting on their short odds and romping home. It was also a Festival full of some great memories, none more so than the confirmation that Sprinter Sacre was back to his best with a fine display winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

What will the Cheltenham Festival 2017 have in store? Keep an eye on all of our online and social outlets to see all of the latest information, odds and betting - both antepost and on course, for this years festival- we'll be producing daily guides to explain the odds and betting and help you with your betting for the festival week. 

 

The 2016 Cheltenham Festival Results:

Cheltenham Festival Results 2016 - Day One

Tuesday 15th March 2016

Going - Good to soft

13:30 - Supreme Novices' Hurdle (2m 110yds) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Altior 4/1 6 N De Boinville N Henderson
2nd Min 15/8F 5 R Walsh W Mullins
3rd Buveur D'Air 10/1 5 N Fehily N Henderson

14:10 - Arkle Challenge Trophy (2m) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Douvan 1/4F 6 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Sizing John 9/1 6 J Burke H De Bromhead
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14:50 - Festival Handicap Chase (3m 1f) - Grade 3

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Un Temps Pour Tout 11/1 10 T Scudamore D Pipe
2nd Holywell 8/1 9 R McLernon J O'Neill
3rd The Young Master 14/1 7 S Waley-Cohen N Mulholland
4th Morning Assembly 10/1 9 D Russell P Fahy

15:30 - Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (2m f) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Annie Power 5/2F 8 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd My Tent Or Yours 10/1 9 B Geraghty N Henderson
3rd Nichols Canyon 15/2 6 P Townend W Mullins

16:10 - David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle (2m4f) - Grade 2

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Vroum Vroum Mag 4/6 7 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Rock On The Moor 66/1 8 R Power J Harrington
3rd Legacy Gold 40/1 8 A Lynch S Crawford

16:50 - National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup (4m) Amateur Riders

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Minella Rocco 8/1 6 D O'Connor J O'Neill
2nd Native River 7/1 6 M Legg C Tizzard
3rd Measureofmydreams 9/1 8 K Walsh W Mullins

17:30 - Close Novices' Handicap Chase 2m4f110y - Listed

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Ballyalton 12/1 9 B Hughes I Williams
2nd Bouvrueil 14/1 5 S Twiston-Davies P Nicholls
3rd Double Shuffle 8/1 6 P Brennan T George
4th Bridgets Pet 33/1 9 S Shortall A Fleming

Cheltenham Festival Results 2016 - Day Two

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Going: Good, good to soft in places

13:30 - Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (2m5f) - Grade 1

 

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Yorkhill 3/1 6 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Yanworth 11/10F 6 B Geraghty A King
3rd Its'Afreebee 33/1 6 I Popham D Skelton

14:10 - RSA Chase (3m110yds) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Blaklion 8/1 7 R Hatch N Twiston-Davies
2nd Shaneshill 16/1 7 R Walsh W Mullins
3rd More Of That 6/4F 8 B Geraghty J O'Neill

14:50 - Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (2m5f) - Grade 3

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Diamond King 12/1 8 D Russell G Elliott
2nd Long House Hall 16/1 8 H Skelton D Skelton
3rd Ubak 28/1 8 J Moore G Moore
4th Blazer 8/1 5 B Geraghty W Mullins

15:30 - Queen Mother Champion Chase (2m) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Sprinter Sacre 5/1 10 N De Boinville N Henderson
2nd Un De Sceaux 4/6F 8 R Walsh W Mullins
3rd Special Tiara 16/1 9 N Fehily H De Bromhead

16:10 - Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase (3m7f)

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Any Currency 11/1 11 A Coleman M Keighley
2nd Josies Order 15/8F 8 N Carberry E Bolger
3rd Bless The Wings 33/1 11 J Codd G Elliott

16:50 - Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle (2m110yds) - Grade 3

  Horse/SP betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Diego Du Charmil 13/2 4 S Twiston-Davies P Nicholls
2nd Romain De Senam 20/1 4 N Schofield P Nicholls
3rd Coo Star Sivola 16/1 4 N Williams L Kelly
4th Missy Tata 10/1 4 B Cooper G Elliott

17:30 - Champion Bumper (2m1/2f) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Ballyandy 5/1 5 S Twiston-Davies N Twiston-Davies
2nd Battleford 25/1 5 P Fogarty W Mullins
3rd Bacardys 16/1 5 R Walsh W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival Results 2016 - Day Three

Thursday 17th March 2016

Going: Good, good to soft in places

13:30 - JLT Novices' Chase (2m4f) - Grade 2

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Black Hercules 4/1C 7 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Bristol De Mai 4/1C 5 D Jacob N Twiston-Davies
3rd L'Ami Serge 8/1 6 N De Boinville N Henderson

14:10 - Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle (3m) - Listed Race

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Mall Dini 14/1 6 D Russell P Kelly
2nd Arpege D'Alene 14/1 6 S Bowen P Nicholls
3rd If In Doubt 10/1 8 R Johnson P Hobbs
4th Taglietelle 14/1 7 J Kennedy G Elliott

14:50 - Ryanair Chase (2m5f) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Vautour EvsF 7 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Valseur Lido 11/1 7 D Mullins W Mullins
3rd Road To Riches 7/1 9 B Cooper N Meade

15:30 - Ryanair World Hurdle (3m) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Thistlecrack EvsF 8 T Scudamore C Tizzard
2nd Alpha Des Obeaux 8/1 6 B Cooper M Morris
3rd Bobs Worth 33/1 11 D Bass N Henderson

16:10 - Festival Group Plate (2m 5f) - Grade 3

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Empire Of Dirt 16/1 9 B Cooper C Murphy
2nd Tango De Juilley 33/1 8 J Kennedy V Williams
3rd Kings Palace 11/1 8 T Scudamore D Pipe
4th Full Shift 7/1 7 M Walsh N Henderson

16:50 - Mares Novices' Hurdle (2m 110yds)

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Limini 8/11F 5 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Dusky Legend 50/1 6 W Hutchinson A King
3rd Bloody Mary 7/1 5 B Geraghty N Henderson

17:30 - Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase (3m1f110yds)

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Cause Of Causes 9/2 8 J Codd G Elliott
2nd A Good Skin 14/1 7 M Legg T George
3rd Silvergrove 16/1 8 T David B Pauling
4th Knock House 16/1 7 N Carberry M Channon

Cheltenham Festival Results 2016 - Day Four

Friday 18th March 2016

Going: Good

13:30 - JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Ivanovich Gorbatov 9/2F 4 B Geraghty A O'Brien
2nd Apple's Jade 12/1 4 B Cooper W Mullins
3rd Footpad 5/1 4 R Walsh W Mullins

14:10 - Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle (2m 1f) - Grade 3

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Superb Story 8/1 5 H Skelton D Skelton
2nd Fethard Player 33/1 9 D Mullins W Treacy
3rd Sternrubin 33/1 5 T O'Brien P Hobbs
4th Wait For Me 7/1J 6 R Johnson P Hobbs

14:50 - Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (3m) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Unowhatimeanharry 11/1 8 N Fehily H Fry
2nd Fagan 33/1 10 D Russell G Elliott
3rd Champers On Ice 20/1 6 T Scudamore D Pipe

15:30 - Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup (3m 2f) - Grade 1

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Don Cossack 9/4F 9 B Cooper G Elliott
2nd Djakadam 9/2 7 R Walsh W Mullins
3rd Don Poli 7 D Russell W Mullins

16:10 - Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup (3m 2f)

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st On The Fringe 13/8F 11 N Carberry E Bolger
2nd Marito 14/1 10 N McParlan C McBratney
3rd Paint The Clouds 9/2 11 S Waley-Cohen W Greatrex

16:50 - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle (2m 4 1/2f)

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Ibis Du Rheu 14/1 5 J Sherwood P Nicholls
2nd Flying Angel 8/1 5 R Hatch N Twiston-Davies
3rd Sky Khan 50/1 7 D Fox L Russell
4th Tully East 50/1 6 S Shortfall A Fleming

17:30 - Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase (2m 110yds)

  Horse/SP Betting Odds Age Jockey Trainer
1st Solar Impulse 28/1 6 S Twiston-Davies P Nicholls
2nd Dandridge 8/1 7 D Russell A Moore
3rd Rock The World 9/2 8 R Power J Harrington
4th Savello 25/1 10 B Andrews D Skelton

Some Cheltenham Festival History

The Cheltenham Festival has existed in some form or another for more than 150 years, though it was in 1904 that the Festival first took place at Cheltenham's famous Prestbury Park.

The world might have changed to an unrecognisable degree since those days, but the punter who chanced his arm on Golden Miller to win an unprecedented fifth Cheltenham Gold Cup back in 1936 probably isn't that different from today's racing fan.

More recently at the Cheltenham Festival:

Recent years haven't quite seen Miller's level of dominance in the Gold Cup, though Best Mate won three times on the bounce between 2002 and 2004. Kauto Star and Denman put on an entertaining battle for supremacy between 2007 and 2009 too - with the final score Star 2, Denman 1.

Outstanding horses, both. But it's Arkle who is widely viewed as the greatest chaser of all time, winning 27 of his 35 races - a haul that includes three consecutive Gold Cups from 1964 to '66'. The iconic Desert Orchid couldn't match that success - but his one Cheltenham Gold Cup victory in 1989 was nonetheless received with great joy by the popular grey's army of fans.

Other horses of note in recent times include Big Bucks, who won the World Hurdle four years on the bounce between 2009 and 2012 (with Ruby Walsh in the saddle – more of the illustrious Irishman soon)

And Sprinter Sacre won the Arkle Challenge Trophy in 2012 and the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2013, his steeplechase rating of 192 putting him behind just two horses, the aforementioned Arkle, and Flyingbolt, himself a memorable winner of the Champion Chase in 1966 (he won by 15 lengths).

In short, Cheltenham’s a venue where some of the most formidable racehorses of all time have cemented their place in history, a meeting steeped in tradition and sporting excellence – and it’s also a place where this writer won a small fortune on Cheltenian a few years back. What’s not to like?