Genting Bet Cheltenham Festival
It’s almost here! Four great days of racing lay ahead with the Cheltenham Festival fast approaching and the bookies are set for one of their busiest periods of the year. It all culminates in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday but we have up to seven races on each day so there’s plenty of opportunity to land a winning punt.
There are long term markets too including Top Trainer so remember to keep an eye out for those. At these times, it can be easy just to look at the main odds comparison sites in a quest for the best prices but don’t forget those that have yet to appear on those portals.
Genting Bet are not up on those sites just yet but are one of the best horse racing bookies around and there are some excellent prices available across all four days.
Best Price Guaranteed
Like all good bookmakers, Genting Bet have a best price guarantee on their horse racing so, if you bet ante post and the SP price is longer, you will be paid at the higher of those two figures.
We may also see some additional promotions once the festival gets underway and Cheltenham always offers scope for some price boosts across the four days but it’s reassuring to know that the guarantee is in place.
Week Long Specials
The Top Trainer market remains popular even though it can be dominated by one individual at times. For 2018, Genting Bet have a much tighter set of odds with Willie Mullins ahead at 11/8 followed by Nicky Henderson at odds of 7/4. Gordon Elliott then comes in at 2/1 before the market starts to spread out.
Genting have four men at 50/1 – Alan King, Colin Tizzard, Nigel Twiston-Davies and Paul Nicholls. We can probably dismiss those 50/1 shots but there is some value in this market with no single trainer enjoying an odds on price.
Another week-long bet involves the Prestbury Cup which is a straight fight between the UK and Ireland to see who can land the most winners over the four days. This is the biggest day of the racing calendar for Irish entries and with so many horses making the trip across, Ireland are favourites for the Prestbury Cup at 8/11. Great Britain follow at 7/4 with the tie at 11/2 but if you want a modest profit then betting with the favourites here could prove to be the safest punt of the festival.
The action on the track starts on Tuesday 13th March and with seven races on the card, the highlight of the day is the Supreme Novices Hurdle. Here we have a tight market with Genting Bet listing joint favourites as both Getabird and Samcro are both currently quoted at 6/4.
In other renewals, we have some red hot favourites so there could be some potential here to grab some value and we may come back to Kalashnikov who is available with Genting at 5/1.
That race kicks off the whole festival but there’s plenty more to enjoy on Tuesday with the Arkle Trophy, The Champion Hurdle and the Mares’ Hurdle amongst the opening day highlights.
On Wednesday, all eyes will be on the Champion Bumper and this shows a very tight market with three horses all within one point of each other. Blackbow is the marginal favourite for this one while Hollowgraphic and Didtheyleaveyououtto are very close behind.
Also on the Wednesday card at Cheltenham are the Fred Winter, the Champion Chase and the Coral Chase amongst others.
It’s hard to split the World Hurdle and the Ryanair Chase as the main highlight from the Thursday card but both have high class entries this year and for many, this is the best day of the Festival.
For us, the Ryanair Chase takes centre stage largely because there are some very familiar names in this field. Once again, the betting is very tight at the top with Un De Sceaux just ahead of Waiting Patiently and Douvan. Cue Card will also have a case at 6/1 with Genting Bet and with such a strong field, this is the big one as far as we are concerned.
Naturally, Friday is all about the Gold Cup and while there are five others races to get through, this is one of the most prestigious renewals in the World and, like the Grand National, it’s one where the casual punter also gets involved alongside the regular horse racing bettor.
Leading the pack at the time of writing is Mite Bite who Genting Bet have listed at odds of 7/2, ahead of second favourite Native River at 5/1 and Sizing John at 6/1. If you’ve followed racing over the jumps then you’ll know that all three have enjoyed success in recent weeks and this is going to be a tough call.
There will also be some interest from further down the field where Total Recall at 16/1 and Djakadam at 25/1 will attract plenty of money in the Each Way betting at the very least.
Friday features some outstanding racing throughout the day so don’t forget to check out Genting Bet’s markets for the Triumph Hurdle, the Martin Pipe Hurdle, the Grand Annual Chase and others.
It’s almost here and lots of bookmakers will be trying to grab your attention for Cheltenham with offers and promos but for consistently good prices across the four days, Genting Bet is a good home for Festival betting.