The Cheltenham Festival 2022 odds have been revealed, and even at this early stage bettors are starting to get their wagers on those horses that they anticipate will do well at the meeting in March. The prices for the flagship race of the festival are out, and so the odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner are Minella Indo as favourite at 7.00, Monkfish at 9.00, A Plus Tard at 13.00 and Shishkin at 17.00, with plenty of others available too.
The Cheltenham Festival 2022 will take place from Tuesday March 15 to Friday March 18, and on each day there will be seven races – so plenty of profit-making potential!However, there are three major races that really stand out at the meeting – the Ryanair Chase, the Champion Hurdle and the Gold Cup. And it is that trio which our Cheltenham 2022 preview will focus on.
As mentioned, the Cheltenham Festival 2022 betting odds have been revealed – you don’t have to wait until March to get your bets on. There are lots of options of where to bet on Cheltenham Festival 2022, with the best of the prices usually found at the likes of Bet365, 1XBET, William Hill and Unibet.
I look back at the Gold Cup with disbelief, to be honest. I watched it back this morning and was kind of going: ‘This didn’t happen’! - Henry de Bromhead after the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, Racing Post
The Cheltenham Festival 2022 horse racing odds for the Champion Hurdle see the defending champion, Honeysuckle, installed as the favourite at 3.25 with Bob Olinger, the 2021 Ballymore Novices Hurdle winner, next best at 11.00 with Unibet. Appreciate It, the Supreme Novices Hurdle victor, completes the head of the market at 13.00 with William Hill.
The Ryanair Chase odds are dominated by Allaho, the impressive defending champion, at 6.00. Shishkin, the fantastic Arkle 2021 winner, is another option at 11.00.As mentioned, the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup odds are led by Minella Indo, who won the 2021 edition of the race as a surprise 10.00 victor.
2. Champion Hurdle – Cheltenham Festival Predictions
With two consecutive wins at the meeting, Honeysuckle is becoming one of the most reliable Cheltenham 2022 horse racing ante post tips around. The mare downed red-hot favourite Benie Des Dieux in 2020, and this year she was in dominant fashion to dispose of Sharjah by more than six lengths.
The only question is if Sharjah might switch to chasing in 2022, however at seven years old time is on her side on that front and so she still represents ante post value in this market. The biggest threat in the Cheltenham 2022 winners predictions and odds may come from Bob Olinger, whose low-key career to this point was blown open by such an impressive win in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle back in March.
3. Ryanair Chase – Cheltenham Festival Tips
While far from unbeatable, Allaho is developing a serious pedigree and will be on the betting tips for Cheltenham 2022 for many. That said, the seven-year-old does have a habit of being defeated by quality operators, with Chacun Pour Soi, Minella Indo and A Plus Tard have all dished out losses to Allaho, and so Gold Cup standard horses tend to get the better of him.
Ryanair Chase | Cheltenham Festival 2022 - Best odds
Shishkin may run in the Gold Cup next year – more on that in our Cheltenham Festival 2022 ante post predictions shortly, so he is off the shortlist, but one interesting contender is Energumene. The 13.00 contender for the Ryanair Chase has looked incredible in a pair of Class 1 victories in Ireland, and while the Festival would likely be his first glimpse of the Cheltenham track this is a horse with tremendous upside.
4. Gold Cup – Cheltenham Festival Preview
And then on the Friday of the Festival we have the big one – the Gold Cup. This is a tough race to call, and so any odds and predictions for Cheltenham Festival 2022 – and any stake you put on – should reflect that fact. It was something of a surprise when Minella Indo won the Gold Cup in 2021, and despite having an obvious liking for the track this is perhaps one betting favourite we can take on.
It goes without saying that the Cheltenham 2022 Gold Cup winner will have tremendous pedigree, and coming from the Willie Mullins yard there is no better foundation for Monkfish. Still a relatively unexposed chaser, the seven-year-old will be in bigger and more experienced company in the Gold Cup, but so far no opponent has really even tested the 9.00 fancy.
5. Cheltenham Festival 2022 Betting Tips
So there you have it – our early Cheltenham 2022 ante-post betting tips are on the table. Honeysuckle, assuming she runs in the Champion Hurdle, looks to be a fantastic proposition in a race that she has ‘outgrown’ in terms of her pedigree. In 2022, she’ll be looking for a third straight win at the festival.
In our other Cheltenham Festival 2022 tips and predictions, we have earmarked Energumene as a solid play for the Ryanair Chase at 13.00, and you can be sure that price will tumble if the French horse gets off to a good start in the coming season. Allaho, the current bookies’ favourite, is there for the taking. And in the Gold Cup, well, we have a high-quality field to sift through. But Monkfish, if he continues his upward trajectory over the bigger fences, can match anyone for speed and stamina over the undulating Cheltenham track.
6. Cheltenham Festival 2022 Live Streaming
Racing fans in the UK will be delighted that ITV have retained the broadcast rights for the meeting – the question of where to watch Cheltenham 2022 is easily answered. Elsewhere, you should check your local TV listings for details of a Cheltenham 2022 live stream, but note that there is an alternative as far as an online transmission for 2022 Cheltenham Festival is concerned.
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Many bookmakers offer Cheltenham Festival 2022 live streaming via their app – William Hill, 1XBET, Bet365 and Unibet are two such examples – and we expect that trend to continue for years to come. So check the Cheltenham Festival 2022 odds, place your bets and cheer on your selections from the comfort of your own home!