Cheltenham Festival Betting Tips 2021

2021 Cheltenham Festival Tips

Here at Betting.Betfair, you will find all the information you need for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. We have complete coverage of the event, providing you with previews, interviews, news, and of course those all-important tips for all 28 races. There will be insight from the leading trainers about the prospects of their charges for all the main events, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Cheltenham Betting Tips

Owners, trainers, jockeys, and, of course, punters wait all year round for Cheltenham Festival. It’s Christmas Day times four in the third week of March for horse racing enthusiasts. At Betting.Betfair, we’ll arm you with all the best betting tips on the market for all 28 races.

We break down every contest over the course of the four days, giving you the edge on which horses will emerge victorious. You’ll also find daily news and interviews with all the leading figures from the 2021 Cheltenham Festival and perhaps some predictions on the Betfair ante-post for the 2022 Festival.

Daily Cheltenham Racing Tips

We know that Cheltenham Festival is the most important racing week on the calendar. Therefore, at Betting.Betfair, we ensure that we provide the top tips on the market for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival by looking at all the runners and riders participating. Our expert opinions from leading tipsters, such as Tony Calvin, delve deeper into the races giving you that edge to pick your winners and help make the week a successful one.

2021 Cheltenham Festival Dates

The Cheltenham Festival takes place between March 16 and March 19, 2021. The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle kicks off the event on Champion Day before the Festival shifts into gear. The Champion Hurdle, Arkle Chase, Champion Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle are all highlight races before the crown jewel of the week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup takes centre stage on the final day.

Cheltenham Day 1 Tips: Champion Day

Start Date: Tuesday, 16th March, 13:30 | Location: Cheltenham Racecourse | End Date: Tuesday, 16th March, 18:00

Cheltenham Festival kicks off with Champion Day, beginning with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and then the Arkle Chase. The Champion Hurdle is the main focus of the afternoon, featuring elite competitors from the circuit. The 2021 race pits the outstanding mare Epatante against her rival Silver Streak.

View the complete day 1 schedule below:

Hour

Day 1 Races

Distance

Type

1:30

Supreme Novices' Hurdle

2m 87y

Grade 1 Novice Hurdle

2:10

Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase

1m 7f 199y

Grade 1 Novice Chase

2:50

Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase

3m 1f

Grade 3 Handicap Chase

3:30

Champion Hurdle

2m 87y

Grade 1 Hurdle

4:10

Mares’ Hurdle

2m 3f 200y

Grade 1 Mares’ Hurdle

4:50

Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

2m 87y

Grade 3 Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

5:30

National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

3m 5f 201y

Grade 2 Novice Chase

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips: Ladies Day

Start Date: Wednesday, 17th March, 13:30 | Location: Cheltenham Racecourse | End Date: Wednesday, 17th March, 18:00

The quality action at Cheltenham Festival continues on Ladies Day. The Champion Chase could feature a three-way fight for the crown between past winners Altior and Politologue as well as the rising star Chacun Pour Soi.

Here is the day 2 schedule in full:

Hour

Day 2 Races

Distance

Type

1:30

Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

2m 5f

Grade 1 Novice Hurdle

2:10

Festival Novices’ Steeple Chase

3m 80y

Grade 1 Novice Chase

2:50

Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

2m 5f

Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle

3:30

Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase

1m 7f 199y

Grade 1 Chase

4:10

Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase

3m 6f 37y

Class 2 Cross County Chase

4:50

Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup

1m 7f 199y

Grade 3 Handicap Chase

5:30

Weatherbys Champion Bumper

2m 87y

Grade 1 National Hunt Flat Race

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips: St Patrick's Day

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

St Patrick’s Thursday maintains the high standard of competition. The Stayers’ Hurdle is the event to watch on day three. Lisnagar Oscar produced a stunning performance as a 50/1 outsider last year to win the crown. However, 2019 champion Paisley Park will be out for revenge after an underwhelming outing in 2020.

Check out the day 3 schedule below:

Hour

Day 3 Races

Distance

Type

1:30

Marsh Novices’ Chase

2m 3f 168y

Grade 1 Novice Chase

2:10

Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

2m 7f 213y

Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle

2:50

Ryanair Steeple Chase

2m 4f 127y

Grade 1 Chase

3:30

Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle

2m 7f 213y

Grade 1 Hurdle

4:10

Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase

2m 4f 127y

Grade 3 Handicap Chase

4:50

Daylesford Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

2m 179y

Grade 2 Mares’ Novice Hurdle

5:30

Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase

3m 2f

Class 2 Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase

Cheltenham Day 4 Tips: Gold Cup Day

Start Date: Friday, 19th March, 13:30 | Location: Cheltenham Racecourse | End Date: Friday, 19th March, 18:00

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the event that we all wait for with bated breath. It’s well worth the wait, especially the 2021 contest. Al Boum Photo etched a place in history in 2020 by joining a select group of horses to win successive Gold Cups. He could join Best Mate, Arkle, Cottage Rake, and Golden Miller to triumph three years on the bounce.

Here is the full schedule for day 4:

Hour

Day 4 Races

Distance

Type

1:30

JCB Triumph Hurdle

2m 179y

Grade 1 Juvenile Hurdle

2:10

County Handicap Hurdle

2m 179y

Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle

2:50

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

3m

Grade 1 Novice Hurdle

3:30

Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase

3m 2f 70y

Grade 1 Chase

4:10

St James’s Place Challenge Cup Hunter Steeple Chase

3m 2f 70y

Class 2 Hunter Chase

4:50

Mares Steeple Chase

2m 4f

Grade 2 Mares’ Chase

5:30

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

2m4f 56y

Class 2 Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival Betting

Cheltenham Festival is the greatest four days of jumps racing on the calendar. Few events can rival the magic of the Festival, and the 2021 version will not disappoint for excitement on the famous racecourse.


Cheltenham Festival FAQs


🏇 What is the Cheltenham Festival?

Cheltenham Festival is the signature week-long event in the jumps racing calendar in the United Kingdom and Ireland, featuring the leading owners, trainers, jockeys and horses from the National Hunt. They compete for the leading prizes from their respective fields over the course of the competition.

🏇 Why is Cheltenham so popular?

Cheltenham is popular because the Festival provides great entertainment for racing enthusiasts. The best of the best compete in major races across the week, showcasing the incredible talent of the leading competitors in the sport. More often than not Cheltenham produces exhilarating races that live long in the memory.

🏇 Where is Cheltenham Festival?

Cheltenham Festival is staged in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in the south of England. Cheltenham Racecourse provides the venue for the event, holding a capacity of 67,500. The Festival sells out almost every year as over 250,000 people flood through the gates to witness one of racing’s ultimate events.

🏇 When is this year’s Cheltenham Festival?

Cheltenham Festival 2021 begins on Tuesday 16th March and ends on Friday 19th March. The event is always traditionally held in the third week of March and this year’s event is no exception.

🏇 How many days does Cheltenham Festival last?

Cheltenham Festival lasts for four days. It begins on the Tuesday of the third week of March and ends on Friday. The Festival used to last three days, but the expansion of the event resulted in a fourth day being added from 2005 onwards.

🏇 How many races are there at Cheltenham Festival?

There are 28 races held every year at Cheltenham Festival. Each day of the Festival stages seven races. They all showcase elite events, beginning on opening day with the Champion Hurdle all the way through to the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

🏇 What time do the Cheltenham Festival races begin and end?

The first race of the day at Cheltenham Festival is run at 1.30 pm GMT, while the last contest of the day begins at 5:30 pm GMT. Delays can occur, therefore visitors wishing to see an entire day of action should be ready to wait until 6pm GMT for the finish.

🏇 Is there a dress code for the Cheltenham Festival?

There is no specific dress code for regular punters at Cheltenham Festival, although smart-casual wear is preferred. If you are sitting in hospitality areas of Cheltenham Racecourse you may be required to don formal wear along with hats for both men and women.

🏇 Has Cheltenham Festival ever been cancelled?

Cheltenham Festival has only ever been cancelled on one occasion. In 2001, the Festival was scrapped twice due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in England. The event was initially postponed in March but rescheduled for April. However, an outbreak within the vicinity of Cheltenham caused its complete cancellation.

🏇 When was the 2020 Cheltenham Festival?

The Cheltenham Festival was staged over four days between March 10th and March 13th in 2020.

🏇 Which jockey had the most wins at Cheltenham in 2020?

Paul Townend had the most wins at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. Townend recorded five victories over the course of the week. This included his second win in a row in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, riding Al Boum Photo to successive victories in the Festival’s leading contest.

🏇 How do I bet on Cheltenham Festival?

You can sign-up to Betting.Betfair to create an account and place a deposit. You can access the Cheltenham Festival page, and select the race and horse that you wish to bet on and then enter your stake. If your horse wins you will receive a payout into your account.