Cheltenham Festival, which gets underway on Tuesday March 16, is definitely the pinnacle of horse racing in the UK and an absolute favourite for bettors too, so they certainly are excited to check Cheltenham 2021 betting tips, favouring Appreciate It at 2.62 in Supreme Novices Hurdle category and Honeysuckle at 3.25 in Champion Hurdle category.
Each of the four days of racing has seven races on the card, so any Cheltenham Festival 2021 betting guide will certainly be detailed! In our own article, we have listed some key factors to consider ahead of the meeting and a few betting tips of our own to help set you on your way.
We’ll also reveal how you can watch Cheltenham live on your TV, computer, smartphone and tablet….completely free of charge!
So saddle up as we guide you through our Cheltenham ante post betting guide.
In essence, there are two ways to bet on the Cheltenham Festival – waiting until each of the day’s comes around, which helps you to get a better handle of conditions, any late non-runners etc, and ante post betting.
It’s fair to say that Cheltenham 2021 ante post is an interesting proposition. You will, typically, get much better odds when betting ante post, because there is uncertainty as to whether a horse will run or not, or if conditions will change and go against them.
But if your horse does not run, you may not get a refund on your stake unless your chosen bookmaker offers you insurance or a money back offer in such a scenario.
So, there is plenty to weigh up, and our Cheltenham ante post tips 2021 are to focus on those horses who will run in their declared race come rain or shine.
There is something else you need to know as you study the Cheltenham ante-post odds. Gordon Elliott, the Irish trainer who has saddled countless winners at the Festival, has been banned from entering the meeting this year after a distasteful image of him was shared on social media.
The horses he would have trained have been switched to new yards, however there could be some disruption to their preparation, and it will be interesting to see how that affects the Cheltenham Festival horse odds.
Let’s go through each day in turn then and see if we can uncover any horse racing tips for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
The first race we want to flag up in our Cheltenham 2021 predictions is the Supreme Novices Hurdle on March 16, and the horse we will be backing is Appreciate It. This seven-year-old has Festival form having finished second in the Champion Bumper a year ago, and recently he has been in winning ways at Leopardstown – a track that can be a useful dress rehearsal for Cheltenham. What’s more, Appreciate It has already beaten the second favourite for this race, Ballyadam, by a comfortable margin before.
The second of our Cheltenham ante-post betting tips also runs on Tuesday – the horse is Honeysuckle in the Champion Hurdle. This mare has won all ten of her starts so far, including the Mares’ Hurdle at the Festival last year. A dominant winner in the Irish Champion Hurdle last time out, Honeysuckle will take some stopping here at nice odds of 3.50.
Now we move onto March 17 in our Cheltenham betting tips 2021, and first up is Gaillard Du Mesnil in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle. Twice a winner in big field races at Leopardstown, the French horse may be making his UK debut here but he could not ask for a better trainer than Willie Mullins for the job. You can get 3.75 with some bookmakers, and that is an outstanding price.
Staying on Wednesday, we’re keeping it French in our Cheltenham Festival 2021 betting tips as we next back Easysland in the Cross Country Chase. This is an interesting race, because Tiger Roll – a two-time Grand National winner and former Cheltenham champion – is one of the affected Elliott horses, and he also hasn’t looked in great form this year. Easysland won this race by a mammoth 17 lengths last year, and he looks a tremendous horse that will take some beating.
We’re always on the lookout for young horses and that’s instrumental in building a base. Of course, you need the people to give you the money to invest in nice bloodstock. We’re very lucky to have that and it doesn’t happen overnight. It’s hard for younger trainers to come in and expect to compete. - Willie Mullins for The Guardian
3. Cheltenham 2021 Odds to Win Any Race
It’s on to March 18 we go with our Cheltenham Festival 2021 tips, and the headline pick of the day is surely Envoi Allen in the Marsh Novices’ Hurdle.
This outstanding horse has won all eleven of his starts, including a romp in last year’s Ballymore Hurdle, and if anything he looks in better form this season than ever before. Act fast, because his ante post Cheltenham 2021 odds of 1.83 will surely tumble further on race day.
Friday March 19 brings the big one – the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
It’s the flagship race of the whole meeting, and the one they all want to win. The favourite in the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 odds is Al Boum Photo, who will be looking to complete an incredible hat-trick of wins in this race.
He made a low-key return in Ireland on New Year’s Day and won comfortably, and Mullins knows how to get the very best of his horses at Cheltenham – at a price of around 3.50, Al Boum Photo will feature heavily in many Cheltenham 2021 tips.
If you’re looking to take on the favourite, Champ is an interesting addition to our Cheltenham races tips. The former RSA Chase winner always seems to run well at this course, and the fact that he jumps left will not be too much of an issue. At 6.00, Champ could live up to his name.
If you are following our Cheltenham ante post tips, you will almost certainly want to cheer them home!
If you are in the UK, the good news is that you can watch the action for free on ITV. But there’s a cool alternative too, because Cheltenham 2021 live Streaming will be available on betting apps from the likes of bet365 and Unibet.
Don’t forget to checkCheltenham 2021 betting tips before watching the races and find out whether the tipsters were right this year.