Fans of horse racing continue to present their excitement for the next edition of the Cheltenham Festival, leaving enough time to seal the best price before any fluctuations in the market. Backing your bets as early as possible is a crucial way of guaranteeing the biggest odds. It’s seen especially with betting on horse racing Cheltenham Festival tips, as the four-day racing event sees so many bets placed days, weeks and even months before it kicks off in March.
Depending on how many bets are placed on individual horses, the bookmaker odds are likely to shorten. With this being an understandable concern to those looking to make their Cheltenham Festival tips, we’ve looked at some early thoughts for who to back over the next edition of Cheltenham, taking into consideration the current odds and any reasoning behind why they look likely to win.
Laurina in the Champion Hurdle
Despite being up against prolific Buveur d’Air, who remains favourite at odds of 1/1, the prospect of backing Laurina at the current 9/2 pricing makes a lot of sense. It’s almost impossible to compete against the formidable record of Buveur d’Air, not helped by yet another win in the BetVictor Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle, but Laurina remains unbeaten in the last four runs including The Dawn Run at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.
Tiger Roll in the Cross Country Chase
Picking up wins in the Aintree Grand National and the last Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham Festival over 2018 alone presents a valiant bay gelding in Tiger Roll. He holds his position as the current favourite with a price as high as 3/1 with some bookmakers, making him worth considering for your Cheltenham Festival tips if you expect him to be capable of winning the Cross Country Chase over two successive attempts.
Apple’s Jade in the Stayers’ Hurdle
A lot of punters might hold back from placing bets on the Stayers’ Hurdle compared to even more prestigious races such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Champion Hurdle, but there’s already value in the bookmaker prices. Penhill stands as current favourite after picking up a reputable record in jump races, but second favourite Apple’s Jade looks worth considering at 8/1, especially after finding past success at Cheltenham in The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, and in finishing as the runner-up in the 2016 JCB Triumph Hurdle.
Presenting Percy in the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Last but not least, it’s worth mentioning the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which regularly forms the most important part of everyone’s Cheltenham Festival tips. A race as immensely competitive as this one makes it possible to justify backing any horse to win, but we see the bookies as being correct in pricing Presenting Percy as the current favourite. The bookmakers are generous in offering a 4/1 price for Presenting Percy, who goes into the 2019 Cheltenham Festival with a 100% record, winning the 2017 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle and the 2018 RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.