Cheltenham Festival 2018

2018 Cheltenham Festival Tips

Here at Betting.Betfair we have the most comprehensive coverage of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival anywhere online, including previews, news and daily tipping across all 27 races, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, combined with daily insight from top trainers Gordon Elliott and Paul Nicholls.

Date & TimeEvent NameRace TypeLocation
13th March, 13.30The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle RaceHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 14.10The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 14.50The Ultima Handicap Steeple ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 15.30The UniBet Champion Hurdle Challenge TrophyHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 16.10The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle RaceHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 16.50The J T McNamara National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge CupChaseCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 17.30The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 13.30The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle RaceHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 14.10The RSA Steeple ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 14.50The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race)HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 15.30The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 16.10The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 16.50The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle RaceHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 17.30The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race)BumperCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 13.30The JLT Novices’ ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 14.10 The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race)HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 14.50The Ryanair Steeple ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 15.30The Sun Bets Stayers’ HurdleHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 16.10The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase)ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 16.50The Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ HurdleHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 17.30The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 13.30The JCB Triumph HurdleHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 14.10The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle RaceHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 14.50The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle RaceHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 15.30The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple ChaseChaseCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 16.10The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge CupChaseCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 16.50The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle RaceHurdleCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 17.30The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge CupChaseCheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Betting Tips 

The Cheltenham Festival is the most keenly-anticipated meeting on the racing calendar, where the great and good of the racing world compete for well over £3m of prize money and racing fans spend in excess of £600m on Cheltenham bets using their knowledge and insight – and Betting.Betfair is the place to come for that. We will have a host of Cheltenham betting tips, including antepost advice, daily tips throughout the Festival, all the latest news and results and details of any big winners on Betfair.

Daily Cheltenham Racing Tips

At the most exciting time of the year, Betting.Betfair is your one stop shop for everything related to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival this March, from runner-by-runner guides and day-by-day previews to daily tipping columns from Tony Calvin – all the Cheltenham tipping you need in your quest to find those elusive winners.

2018 Cheltenham Festival Dates

The Cheltenham Festival takes place between March 13 and March 16 2018, kicking off with the Supreme Novice Hurdle on the Tuesday. Highlights include Champion Chase on the Wednesday, the World Hurdle on the Thursday, and the Gold Cup on the Friday. The Festival was expanded to cover four days in 2006. Always staged in early March, this year’s Festival begins on Tuesday March 13 and ends on Friday March 16.

Cheltenham Day 1: Champion Day

Start Date: Tuesday 13th March, 10:30 | Location: Cheltenham Racecourse | End Date: Tuesday 13th March, 18:00

The opening day of Cheltenham always provides a strong start to the Festival with the Champion Hurdle being the highlight of the day. The race was won by Buveur D'Air in 2017.

Cheltenham Festival Champion Day Race Schedule

Date & Time Race Name Race Type Distance Location
13th March, 13.30The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle RaceHurdle2m abt ½fCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 14.10The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple ChaseChaseabt 2mCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 14.50The Ultima Handicap Steeple ChaseChase3m abt 1fCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 15.30The UniBet Champion Hurdle Challenge TrophyHurdle2m abt ½fCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 16.10The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle RaceHurdle2m abt 4fCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 16.50The J T McNamara National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge CupChaseAbt 4mCheltenham Racecourse
13th March, 17.30The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap ChaseChase2m abt 4½fCheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Day 2:Ladies Day

Start Date: Wednesday 14th March, 10:30 | Location: Cheltenham Racecourse | End Date: Wednesday 14th March, 18:00

The second day of the festival revolves around chasers with the RSA Steeple Chase and the 2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase, the feature race of the day. Last year, the winnng money was on Special Tiara and trainer Henry de Bromhead.

Cheltenham Ladies Day Race Schedule

Date & TimeRaceRace TypeDistanceLocation
14th March, 13.30The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle RaceHurdle2m abt 5fCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 14.10The RSA Steeple ChaseChase3m abt ½fCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 14.50The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race)Hurdle2m abt 5fCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 15.30The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple ChaseChaseAbt 2mCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 16.10The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple ChaseChase3m 6fCheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 16.50The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle RaceHurdle2m abt ½f Cheltenham Racecourse
14th March, 17.30The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (A Standard Open NH Flat Race)Bumper2m abt ½f Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Day 3: St Patrick's Day

Start Date: Thursday 15th March, 10:30 | Location: Cheltenham Racecourse | End Date: Thursday 15th March, 18:00

The Stayers’ Hurdle is the big race of St. Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham. Thursday’s feature has been won by a series of legendary horses including Inglis Drever, Big Buck’s and Thistlecrack. Last year's winner was Nichols Canyon, ridden by Ruby Walsh.

Cheltenham St Patrick's Day Race Schedule

Date & TimeRace NameRace TypeDistanceLocation
15th March, 13.30The JLT Novices’ ChaseChase2m abt 4fCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 14.10The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race)HurdleAbt 3mCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 14.50The Ryanair Steeple ChaseChase2m abt 5fCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 15.30The Sun Bets Stayers’ HurdleHurdleabt 3mCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 16.10The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase)Chase2m abt 5fCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 16.50The Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ HurdleHurdle2m abt 1fCheltenham Racecourse
15th March, 17.30The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)Chase3m abt 2fCheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Day 4: Gold Cup Day

Start Date: Friday 16th March, 10:30 | Location: Cheltenham Racecourse | End Date: Friday 16th March, 18:00

The Gold Cup is arguably the biggest race of the Cheltenham Festival, with the sport’s finest chasers battling it out over 3m 2f, in a race first run in 1924. The 2017 cup was brought home by Robbie Power with the help of a tremendous performance from Sizing John.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Race Schedule

Date & TimeRace NameRace TypeDistanceLocation
16th March, 13.30The JCB Triumph HurdleHurdle2m abt 1fCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 14.10The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle RaceHurdle2m abt 1fCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 14.50The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle RaceHurdleabt 3mCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 15.30The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple ChaseChaseabt 3mCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 16.10The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge CupChase3m abt 2½fCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 16.50The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle RaceHurdle2m abt 4½fCheltenham Racecourse
16th March, 17.30The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge CupChase2m abt 4½fCheltenham Racecourse
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