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Cheltenham betting with William Hill

A guide to betting at Cheltenham

Cheltenham racecourse is regarded as the home of National Hunt racing and stages the prestigious Festival meeting. Cheltenham betting is available throughout the year on the top races, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle.

William Hill promotions often feature the best Cheltenham odds and ante-post prices. There are also special offers and price boosts on the Cheltenham Festival and the other top Cheltenham races during the winter.

Betting at Cheltenham – The Big Meetings

The Cheltenham Festival in March is the highlight of the National Hunt season, with over £4 million in prize money on offer over the four days. There are 28 championship races, with an estimated £300 million staked in Cheltenham bets during the week.

The October meeting is regarded by National Hunt fans as the start of the new winter jump racing season. The volume of Cheltenham betting increases for the three-day Open meeting in November with another top-class card in December.

Trials Day takes place in late January and always has an impact on Cheltenham odds for the Festival meeting.

Cheltenham Betting – The Big Races

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Blue Riband event of National Hunt racing. It provides the ultimate test for chasers over 3m2f off level weights. Only the Aintree Grand National rivals the Gold Cup in terms of prestige.

The Champion Hurdle is the top prize for 2m hurdlers and The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the premier 2m steeplechase. The oldest surviving championship race is The Stayers Hurdle over 3m, which was first run in 1912.

The Triumph Hurdle for four-year-olds traditionally opens the card on Gold Cup day. A top Cheltenham tip is to be wary of Triumph Hurdle winners contesting the Champion Hurdle the following year. They have an extremely poor record in the race.

The Ryanair Chase is a Grade 1 chase over 2m5f. 2m novice chasers compete for the Arkle Challenge Trophy, with the top 3m novices clashing in the RSA Chase.

Other big Cheltenham betting races include The BetVictor Gold Cup and December Gold Cup. The Greatwood Hurdle in November is the first big handicap hurdle of the season and the International Hurdle can influence Cheltenham odds for the Champion Hurdle.

Cheltenham Betting Tips

The Cheltenham Festival is the main objective for the best National Hunt horses throughout the season. Cheltenham tips for the Gold Cup should focus on horses aged between seven and nine. This age group have won a large majority of Gold Cup races in modern times.

When assessing the Cheltenham odds for the Champion Hurdle, it pays to concentrate on horses that won last time out. Horses which finished in the first four the previous year also do well statistically.

Nicky Henderson, Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have dominated the trainers’ championship at Cheltenham in recent years. In 2018, Elliott equalled the record of eight winners at the meeting, set by Mullins in 2015. Ruby Walsh has won the jockeys’ title at the Festival more times than any other jockey.

Previous course form is a good pointer for Cheltenham betting tips, particularly in races like the December Gold Cup. There are only three races each season over the Cross Country track which greatly favours course specialists.

Visit news.williamhill.com for all the latest plans for runners and riders at the Cheltenham Festival and the latest Cheltenham odds.

Cheltenham Course Characteristics

Cheltenham is an undulating left-handed track with stiff fences and a testing uphill finish.

There are two separate courses; the New Course and the Old Course. The New Course has a notoriously tricky downhill fence and a slightly longer run-in for steeplechases. Cheltenham tips should certainly avoid suspect jumpers as this course takes a lot of jumping.

Hurdle races on the New Course have only two flights of hurdles in the last seven furlongs. The steep uphill finish puts the emphasis firmly on stamina in all Cheltenham races over 3m or more.

You should always look for horses with winning form over the distance when working out your Cheltenham bets. Races like the Gold Cup test a horse’s stamina to the limit, particularly on soft ground.

Cheltenham Racecourse - How to get there

The racecourse is situated at Prestbury Park, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. The track is in a natural amphitheatre beneath the Cotswold Hills, with stunning views across the course.

Cheltenham is only two hours from London by car and one hour from Bristol and Birmingham. The course is clearly signposted at Junction 10 on the M5.

There is a shuttle bus for rail travellers arriving is Cheltenham Spa during the Festival meeting.

Cheltenham Horse Racing History

Prestbury Park became the established home of Cheltenham racecourse in 1831.

The National Hunt Festival meeting was first held at Market Harborough in 1860. It was later moved between Cheltenham and Warwick before settling at Cheltenham in 1911. The future of Cheltenham was secured in 1964 when it was purchased by Jockey Club Racecourses.

The Cross Country course was introduced in 1995, comprising a wide variety of fences for experienced chasers.

A £45 million development and expansion plan was completed in 2015, increasing the course capacity to 67,500 spectators. There are extensive Cheltenham betting facilities across all enclosures.

Famous Cheltenham Races and Racehorses

Golden Miller won the Cheltenham Gold Cup for five consecutive years between 1932 and 1936. Arkle won the race three times between 1964 and 1966 and is still widely regarded as the best chaser of all time.

Michael Dickinson achieved a remarkable feat when training the first five horses to finish in the 1983 Gold Cup. Dawn Run’s famous win in 1986 and the heroic victory of Desert Orchid in 1989 are among the most memorable Cheltenham races in history. Desert Orchid had a huge public following and regularly featured among Cheltenham Festival tips.

In more recent times, Best Mate completed a hat-trick of Gold Cup wins from 2002 to 2004. Kauto Star created his own piece of Cheltenham history when regaining his title in 2009 after being defeated by Denman the previous year.

Five horses have won three Champion Hurdles, the most recent being Istabraq (1998 – 2000). Aidan O’Brien’s horse was the hot favourite in the Cheltenham odds for a record fourth win in 2001, but the meeting was abandoned due to the foot and mouth disease outbreak.

Badsworth Boy (1983 – 1985) is the only horse to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase three times.

Big Buck’s dominated the Stayers Hurdle between 2009 and 2012 with four straight wins for Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh. Quevega, trained by Willie Mullins, surpassed that achievement by winning the Mares’ Hurdle for six successive seasons (2009 – 2014).

When you sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more we will give you 4x £10/€10 free bets.

How it works:

1. Sign up using a mobile or tablet device, making sure you use N40 in the Promo Code section;

 

2. Once registered, place a £10/€10 bet (at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater) using the mobile or tablet device;

 

3. Once the qualifying bet has settled, to access your free bet add a new selection to your bet slip.

 

Key points:

The free bets will be available in the Rewards section on the betslip.

 

Free bets will be paid as 4 x £10/€10 denominations once the first qualifying bet has been settled; free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed.

 

This Promotion is not available to new accounts depositing funds with Paypal, Neosurf, Paysafe, Neteller, Skrill, ecoPayz, Kalibra/Postpay, William Hill PLUS Card.

 

Illustrated instructions showing how to redeem your free bet here.

1. The basics

a. This promotion is only available to new William Hill customers in the UK or Ireland opening an online account on their mobile or tablet device, in pound sterling or euro.

 

b. This promotion is not available to new accounts which funds are paid into by PayPal, Neosurf, Paysafe, NETELLER, Skrill, ecoPayz, Kalibra/Postpay or William Hill PLUS Card.

 

c. If you take part in this promotion, you will not be able to take part in any other promotion that is only available to new customers.

 

d. This promotion cannot apply to more than one new account per person, address, email address, debit card or credit card, or IP address.

 

e. The promotion runs from 00:01 on 21 September 2020 until otherwise cancelled by us in accordance with these promotional terms (the promotion period).

 

2. How to take part

a. To take part in this promotion, during the promotion period you must:
· open an account using promo code N40; on mobile or tablet; and
· place a bet of at least £10 or €10, from your main balance, on the William Hill Sportsbook;
· once the bet has settled, your free bets will be available.

 

b. You can place the bet before or during an event.

 

c. The odds for your bet must be 1/2 (1.5) or more.

 

d. If you place an ‘each way’ bet, only the win part of the bet will count towards the promotion. That part of the bet must be at least £10 or €10.

 

e. If a bet you place triggers a free bet, ‘Cash in my bet’ will not be available until at least one selection for the bet you placed is in play or the result has been announced. ‘Cash in my bet’ will become available at this point, as long as all the other conditions relating to it have been met.

 

3. Free bets

a. You will get 4 free bets worth either £10 or €10 each., upon settlement of the qualifying bet.

 

b. Free bets can be used on any sportsbook product (except tote, pool and lottery bets).

 

c. You cannot take the value of free bets as cash, and any free bet amount used will not be returned with winnings from it.

 

d. If you use only part of a free bet, the remaining amount will be lost.

 

e. Any unused free bet will be deleted 30 day(s) after the qualifying bet is placed on the account.

 

f. ‘Cash in my bet’ will be available for bets placed using a free bet (minus the value of the free bet).

 

g. Eligibility rules, location, market and currency restrictions and terms and conditions apply.

 

Terms and conditions 

1. Terms and conditions

a. For instructions on how to claim your free bet, go to ‘How do I find and use my free bet?' on our website.

 

b. When we convert currencies, we consider £10 to be equal to:

  • €10 (euro)
  • AU$20 (Australian dollar)
  • CA$20 (Canadian dollar)
  • CHf15 (Swiss franc)
  • Kr80 (Danish krone)
  • HK$115 (Hong Kong dollar)
  • ¥1300 (Japanese yen)
  • Kr120 (Swedish krona)
  • S$20 (Singapore dollar)
  • US$10 (US dollar)

2. General restrictions

a. We expect you to be fair when you take part in promotions. We consider certain types of play to be unfair and to break these terms and conditions. These unfair types of play include the following.

  • Using ‘minimal risk wagering patterns’ (that is, a set pattern of bets or stakes that unfairly minimises risks).
  • Using more than one account in order to get more than the number of bonuses allowed for each customer.
  • Sharing personalised promotions (that is, promotions only available to specific customers we offer them to) with others. This includes taking part in any personalised promotion forwarded to you by someone else when it was not intended for you.
  • Taking part in a promotion that is not available in the country you live in.
  • Colluding with other customers (that is, plotting with others to gain an unfair advantage).
  • Using more than one account per person, per household or per IP address.

b. If you take part in any play that we consider to be unfair, we may cancel any bonuses or promotions applied to your account, reclaim any bonus you have received as part of any promotion we have cancelled, and either:

  • settle bets at the correct odds, not the bonus or promotion odds;
  • void any free bets or bets funded by a bonus (that is, treat them as if they had never been placed); or
  • remove any winnings relating to any bonus.
c. Payment cards which begin with the following numbers will not be accepted for this promotion.535463
  • 516859
  • 416549
  • 453755

3. General conditions

a. Regardless of anything else set out in these terms and conditions, you can withdraw funds from your main balance at any time, except where we must withhold the funds to meet our legal or regulatory obligations.

 

b. You cannot take part in this promotion if we have previously banned you from taking part in promotions, or from betting or playing any games on our website.

 

c. We can withhold or refuse to pay any winnings from a bonus if funds you paid into your main balance (including any amounts you have already used) are cancelled or denied by any payment service (for example, your card provider).

 

d. We can change or cancel this promotion, or change these terms and conditions:

  • without giving you notice, if the change or cancellation is needed because of any change in law or regulation; or
  • by giving you notice beforehand, if the change or cancellation is for any other valid reason (for example, if there is a fault in the software or systems we use to provide this promotion, or we identify a mistake in this promotion or these terms and conditions).

We can also award an equivalent bonus to the one referred to in this promotion.

 

e. We will not be responsible for any technical, hardware or software failures, or any unavailable or lost network conditions which may result in incorrect information being displayed, or affect your ability to enter or take part in the promotion.  If there is any dispute over your eligibility for the promotion, our decision will be final.

 

f. Your use of our website, and your gaming or betting, is governed by our terms and conditions of using our website or telebetting service (the general terms). You must read the general terms and these terms and conditions before you take part in this promotion. If any of these terms and conditions conflict with the general terms, these terms and conditions will apply.

 

g. These terms and conditions are governed by, and interpreted in line with, the laws of England and Wales. Any legal action in connection with these terms and conditions will be dealt with in the courts of England and Wales.

 

h. This promotion is offered, managed and made available on our website (williamhill.com) by us, WHG (International) Limited.

 

When you sign-up using promo code H30 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more we will give you 2 x £15/€15 free bets.

How it works:

1. Sign up using H30 in the Promo Code section;

 

2. Once registered, place a £10/€10 bet (at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater);

 

3. Once the qualifying bet has settled, to access your free bet add a new selection to your bet slip.

 

The free bets will be available in the Rewards section.

 

Free bets will be paid as 2 x £15/€15 denominations once the first qualifying bet has been settled; free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed

 

This Promotion is not available to new accounts depositing funds with Paypal, Neosurf, Paysafe, Neteller, Skrill, ecoPayz, Kalibra/Postpay, William Hill PLUS Card;

 

Illustrated instructions showing how to redeem your free bet here.

1. The basics

a. This promotion is only available to new William Hill customers in the UK or Ireland opening an online account in pound sterling or euro.

 

b. This promotion is not available to new accounts which funds are paid into by PayPal, Neosurf, Paysafe, NETELLER, Skrill, ecoPayz, Kalibra or Postepay.

 

c. If you take part in this promotion, you will not be able to take part in any other promotion that is only available to new customers.

 

d. This promotion cannot apply to more than one new account per person, address, email address, debit card or credit card, or IP address.

 

e. The promotion runs from 00:01 on 21 September 2020 until otherwise cancelled by us in accordance with these promotional terms (the promotion period).

 

2. How to take part

a. To take part in this promotion, during the promotion period you must:

 

· open an account using promo code H30;
· place a bet of at least £10 or €10, from your main balance, on the William Hill Sportsbook;
· once the bet has settled, your free bets will be available.

 

b. You can place the bet before or during an event.

 

c. The odds for your bet must be 1/2 (1.5) or more.

 

d. If you place an ‘each way’ bet, only the win part of the bet will count towards the promotion. That part of the bet must be at least £10 or €10.

 

e. If a bet you place triggers a free bet, ‘Cash in my bet’ will not be available until at least one selection for the bet you placed is in play or the result has been announced. ‘Cash in my bet’ will become available at this point, as long as all the other conditions relating to it have been met.

 

3. Free bets

a. You will get 2 free bets worth either £15 or €15 each, upon settlement of the qualifying bet.

 

b. Free bets can be used on any sportsbook product (except tote, pool and lottery bets).

 

c. You cannot take the value of free bets as cash, and any free bet amount used will not be returned with winnings from it.

 

d. If you use only part of a free bet, the remaining amount will be lost.

 

e. Any unused free bet will be deleted 30 day(s) after the qualifying bet is placed on the account.

 

f. ‘Cash in my bet’ will be available for bets placed using a free bet (minus the value of the free bet).

 

g. Eligibility rules, location, market and currency restrictions and terms and conditions apply.

 

Terms and conditions 

1. Terms and conditions

a. For instructions on how to claim your free bet, go to ‘How do I find and use my free bet?' on our website.

b. When we convert currencies, we consider £10 to be equal to:

  • €10 (euro)
  • AU$20 (Australian dollar)
  • CA$20 (Canadian dollar)
  • CHf15 (Swiss franc)
  • Kr80 (Danish krone)
  • HK$115 (Hong Kong dollar)
  • ¥1300 (Japanese yen)
  • Kr120 (Swedish krona)
  • S$20 (Singapore dollar)
  • US$10 (US dollar)

2. General restrictions

a. We expect you to be fair when you take part in promotions. We consider certain types of play to be unfair and to break these terms and conditions. These unfair types of play include the following.

  • Using ‘minimal risk wagering patterns’ (that is, a set pattern of bets or stakes that unfairly minimises risks).
  • Using more than one account in order to get more than the number of bonuses allowed for each customer.
  • Sharing personalised promotions (that is, promotions only available to specific customers we offer them to) with others. This includes taking part in any personalised promotion forwarded to you by someone else when it was not intended for you.
  • Taking part in a promotion that is not available in the country you live in.
  • Colluding with other customers (that is, plotting with others to gain an unfair advantage).
  • Using more than one account per person, per household or per IP address.

b. If you take part in any play that we consider to be unfair, we may cancel any bonuses or promotions applied to your account, reclaim any bonus you have received as part of any promotion we have cancelled, and either:

  • settle bets at the correct odds, not the bonus or promotion odds;
  • void any free bets or bets funded by a bonus (that is, treat them as if they had never been placed); or
  • remove any winnings relating to any bonus.

c. Payment cards which begin with the following numbers will not be accepted for this promotion.

  • 535463
  • 516859
  • 416549
  • 453755

3. General conditions

a. Regardless of anything else set out in these terms and conditions, you can withdraw funds from your main balance at any time, except where we must withhold the funds to meet our legal or regulatory obligations.

 

b. You cannot take part in this promotion if we have previously banned you from taking part in promotions, or from betting or playing any games on our website.

 

c. We can withhold or refuse to pay any winnings from a bonus if funds you paid into your main balance (including any amounts you have already used) are cancelled or denied by any payment service (for example, your card provider).

 

d. We can change or cancel this promotion, or change these terms and conditions:

  • without giving you notice, if the change or cancellation is needed because of any change in law or regulation; or
  • by giving you notice beforehand, if the change or cancellation is for any other valid reason (for example, if there is a fault in the software or systems we use to provide this promotion, or we identify a mistake in this promotion or these terms and conditions).

We can also award an equivalent bonus to the one referred to in this promotion.

 

e. We will not be responsible for any technical, hardware or software failures, or any unavailable or lost network conditions which may result in incorrect information being displayed, or affect your ability to enter or take part in the promotion.  If there is any dispute over your eligibility for the promotion, our decision will be final.

 

f. Your use of our website, and your gaming or betting, is governed by our terms and conditions of using our website or telebetting service (the general terms). You must read the general terms and these terms and conditions before you take part in this promotion. If any of these terms and conditions conflict with the general terms, these terms and conditions will apply.

 

g. These terms and conditions are governed by, and interpreted in line with, the laws of England and Wales. Any legal action in connection with these terms and conditions will be dealt with in the courts of England and Wales.

 

h. This promotion is offered, managed and made available on our website (williamhill.com) by us, WHG (International) Limited.