Cheltenham Festival Tips

It’s finally Cheltenham Festival week!! It’s going to be a surreal festival this year without the tweed out on show or to hear that famous, huge, alcohol infused Cheltenham roar on the opening day.

However the show still goes on behind closed doors and as such the betting markets are starting to heat up.

The long list of horses for each race is whittling down as entries get confirmed and a clearer picture starts to emerge from out the fog of uncertainty. The antepost era is behind us and race-cards are ready and waiting with the online bookmakers. There’s lots out there at the moment, but which ones should you be using? Read on to find out and to view latest odds and Cheltenham festival tips made by industry experts.

Paddy Power have been the market leaders in terms of non runner, no bet this year. They have been offering this out on all Cheltenham Festival races since January 6th. Therefore, they are one of our recommended bookmakers for placing bets on the Cheltenham races.

New Customer offer

Paddy Power have an exclusive offer in preparation of the Cheltenham festival. Register and Bet £5 on horse racing, get £40 in free bets. £20 of the free bets will be available before the festival begins and £20 will be available during.

Paddy Power Cheltenham offer

*Bet £5 On Horse Racing, Get £40 In Free Bets

*New Customer Offer. Place a £5 single racing bet, min odds 1/5 (1.2) and get £20 in free bets. You will also get an additional £5 in free bets for each day of the Cheltenham festival (£40 in total). Only deposits made using cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled and are valid for 30 days. T&Cs apply. Paddy’s Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

Paddy Power take their horse racing seriously and offer a very good horse racing section within the Paddy Power app. They also live stream every UK and Ireland race from the app and make it available to registered customers free, with no wagering requirements.

There’s plenty of other offers available from the online bookmakers for the Cheltenham festival. Check out our best UK betting apps list for the top legal gambling apps available and see what they are offering out to new and existing customers.

Anyhow, back on to our Cheltenham Festival tips and here is how the busy schedule of races stacks up:

Cheltenham festival races

Tuesday 16th March

13:20 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

13:55 Arkle Challenge Trophy

14:30 Festival Handicap Chase

15:05 Champion Hurdle

15:40 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle

16:15 Boodles Juvenile Hurdle

16:50 National Hunt Chase

Wednesday 17th March

13:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

13:55 Festival Novices’ Chase

14:30 Coral Cup

15:05 Queen Mother Champion Chase

15:40 Cross Country Chase

16:15 Grand Annual Chase

16:50 Champion Bumper

Thursday 18th March

13:20 Golden Miller Novices’ Chase

13:55 Pertemps Final

14:30 Ryanair Chase

15:05 Stayers’ Hurdle

15:40 Festival Plate

16:15 Dawn Run Novices’ Hurdle

16:50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir


13:20 Triumph Hurdle

13:55 County Hurdle

14:30 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

15:05 Cheltenham Gold Cup

15:40 Foxhunter Chase

16:15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

16:50 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

28 mouth watering races are packed in to four fantastic days and that little (responsible) flutter can add a little more fun and enjoyment to the day and occasion. With one month to go, the markets are starting to warm up. We will be keeping a firm eye on the movers and shakers within each race and noting down the horses leading the fields in the outright win and each way markets.

Cheltenham Festival Tips And Favourites

We are keeping our eyes peeled, not only on the betting markets, but also on well known horse racing publicists such as the racing Post and on social media to see what other horses outside of the favourites are causing a stir. Previous jockeys and self professed professional tipsters are all giving their valuable insight in to who they think have a chance. We are collecting this data and summarising it for you in the tables below.

This should aid in quickening up the process of seeking out potential value horses in the markets. The tables are not tracking live odds. They are monitored weekly to ensure accuracy. Therefore, we have included links to get straight to the live odds for each race on the bet365 app.

We have chosen bet365 here, as not only do we recommend them as an all round bookmaker, but they are aiming to be best price on Cheltenham races across the board. Therefore, you know you will be checking out competitive prices when viewing the live odds from this page.

bet365 are also offering none-runner no-bet, as well as focussing on their strong standard offerings throughout the festival. They are well worth checking out, if you haven’t done so already. Tap on the banner above from your mobile device if you want to experience what the bet365 platform looks and feels like.

Key to table:

  1. Fav = shortest priced horse.
  2. 2nd Fav = Second shortest priced horse.
  3. Tipped = Fancied by the tipsters, ex-pros and pundits, outside of the top two favourites.
  4. LIVE ODDS = Go to the live odds page on bet365 for that particular race.

Race Fav 2nd Fav Tipped Live Odds

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

Appreciate It 5/4

Metier 9/2 

Ballyadam 11/2 Blue Lord 10/1


Arkle Challenge Trophy

Shishkin 1/2

Allmankind 4/1

Franco De Port 10/1 


Ultima Handicap Chase

Happygolucky 7/2

Aye Right 11/2

Milan Native  9/1


Champion Hurdle

Honeysuckle 9/4

Epatante 7/2 Goshen 7/2

 Abacadabras 8/1 Silver streak 14/1 Sharjah (each way) 12/1


Mares’ Hurdle

Concertista 11/10

Roksana 3/1

Great White Shark 16/1


Boodles Juvenile Hurdle

Saint Sam 11/2 

Houx Gris 5/1

 Riviere Detel 12/1 Nassalam 18/1


National hunt Chase

Galvin 2/1

Next Destination 7/2

Lord Royal 7/1 Remastered 8/1


Race Fav 2nd Fav Tipped Live Odds

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

Bob Olinger 7/4

Gaillard Du Mesnil 5/2

Bravemansgame 11/4


Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase

Monkfish 1/2

The Big Breakaway 6/1

Sporting John 10/1


Coral Cup

Grand Roi 6/1

Koshari 7/1

Monte Cristo 10/1


Queen Mother Champion Chase

Chacun Pour Soi 4/5

Nube Negra 8/1

Cilaos Emery (each way) 20/1


Cross Country Chase

Easyland 1/1

Tiger Roll 9/2

Potters Corner 5/1


Grand Annual Chase

Entoucas 6/1 Embittered 6/1

Sky Pirate 7/1

Ibleo 14/1 


Champion Bumper

killcruit 7/4

Sir Gerhard 15/8

Three Stripe Life 13/2


Race Fav 2nd Fav Tipped Live Odds

Marsh Novices’ Chase

Envoi Allen 8/13

Shan Blue 5/1

Chatham Street Lad (each way) 12/1


Pertemps Final

Imperial Alcazar 4/1

Champagne Platinum 6/1

The Bosses Oscar 7/1 Jacamar 33/1


Ryanair Chase

Allaho 9/2

 Min 6/1 Imperial Aura 6/1 Melon 6/1

 Mister Fisher 7/1


Stayers’ Hurdle

Paisley Park 15/8

Sire Du Berlais 4/1

 Flooring Porter 7/1


Festival Plate

Farclas 7/1 The Shunter 7/1

Conflated 8/1 

Caribean Boy 9/1 Paint The Dream 25/1


Mares' Novices’ Hurdle

 Royal Kahala 4/1

Hook Up 5/1

Roseys Hollow 11/2


Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir

Time To Get Up 5/1

Deise Aba 8/1 Hold The Note 8/1

 Shantou Flyer 12/1


Race Fav 2nd Fav Tipped Live Odds

Triumph Hurdle

Zanahiyr 7/4

Tritonic 2/1

Quilixios 4/1 Adagio 7/1


County Hurdle

Third Time Lucki 10/1

Ganapathi 8/1

Champagne Gold 16/1


Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

Stattler 4/1

Fakiera 5/1

Ngolo 14/1


Cheltenham Gold Cup

Al Boum Photo 5/2

 Champ 9/2

A Plus Tard 5/1 Royal Pagaille 7/1 Santini 11/1


Foxhunter Chase

Billaway 5/2

Bob And Co 9/2

Staker Wallace 9/1


Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

Elimay 11/8

Colreevy 3/1

Shattered Love 5/1


Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

Gentleman De mee 11/2

Ganapathi 15/2

Champagne Gold 14/1 Monte Cristo 14/1 Ngolo 25/1   Folcano 25/1 


*Odds shown were correct at time of checking (10:30, 15th March 2021). Tables are updated weekly and prices shown are subject to change. Live odds are available from the Live odds buttons found within the tables.