Cheltenham Festival
Cheltenham Festival 2023
Supreme Novices'
Arkle Chase
Champion Hurdle
Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
Browns Advisory Novices' Chase
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Ryanair Chase
Stayers' Hurdle
Cheltenham Gold Cup


Cheltenham Day 1 Betting

The Cheltenham Festival opening day gets under way with Champions Day ( Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival) takes place on Tuesday March 15th and it is traditionally one of the most exciting first day's betting in the racing calendar with four Grade One prizes handed out. Over 50,000 will descend on Prestbury Park as the anticipation builds towards the traditional curtain-raiser, the Supreme Novices Hurdle. On Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival, The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the showpiece event, widely regarded as the top horse race for chasers over two miles.

Cheltenham bets will be placed ahead of one of the most iconic moments in sport as the famous Cheltenham roar greets the runners and riders and signals the start of the Cheltenham.

This Year's Cheltenham Festival Odds & Betting Tips

Supreme Novices Hurdle

This year’s Supreme Novices Hurdle could be one for the ages as Willie Mullins attempts to go back-to-back with last year’s Champion Bumper winner Sir Gerhard. However, Nicky Henderson could have a say in proceedings with Constitution Hill and big-money buy, Jonbon.

Champion Hurdle

The headline attraction on day one is undoubtedly Henry de Bromhead’s star mare Honeysuckle, who looks to defend her Champion Hurdle crown in the feature race, with the runners going to post at 3.30pm. Last year the eight-year-old was the first winner of a fantastic Cheltenham for leading jockey Rachael Blackmore, who made history by becoming the first female winner of the week’s leading rider award with six victories. She could be taken on by Appreciate It, who got the meeting off to a blistering start in 2021, and Epatante who took home the Champion Hurdle spoils in 2020.

Arkle Challenge Trophy

The UK v Ireland battles head to head in the Cheltenham races continue in the Arkle where Ferny Hollow will be looking to give Willie Mullins a fifth win in the race in the past 10 years. He will be taken on by Edwardstone, who could provide Alan King with his third win in the race.

Mares Hurdle

Willie Mullins has also dominated the Mares Hurdle (4.10pm) since its inception, but will be looking to wrestle back the prize having seen it go elsewhere the past three seasons.

Ultima Handicap Chase and Boodles Juvenile Hurdle

There are also two competitive handicaps on the card, the Ultima Handicap Chase and Boodles Juvenile Hurdle, while the National Hunt Chase rounds off the action as the amateurs do battle on some of the best staying novice chasers around.

The race was won last year by Galvin, who is high up in the Cheltenham betting for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, while Native River is another top-class star who has taken home the trophy in the past.

At Ladbrokes we will be offering best odds guaranteed (cheltenham festival betting) on the day for all seven races on day one at the Festival, so check out the Cheltenham betting and see if you can pick out a winner when you bet on the Cheltenham Festival.

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