Tuesday 4 March 2014

Your Guide to Betting at the Cheltenham 2014 Festival

Popular online bookies’ William Hill have given us the lowdown on what’s hot and what’s not in the build-up to the with a wide range of Ante-post betting markets to choose from.

Ante-post betting can prove a double-edged sword; it’s benefits are obvious – you generally get a much better price if you back a Cheltenham Festival 2014 horse months before the event, before his price is eased towards the day of the race. On the flip side, if the horse is withdrawn from the race, your bet is deemed a losing bet, so wise judgement is required before delving into the ante-post market at Cheltenham in particular – there’s a lot of great value to be found, yet many of the race cards are still undecided, prior to the declarations being made. So with that in mind, we’d hate to outline the hope without explaining the rules of the game, here’s our early picks, or tips if you like, for the 2014 Cheltenham betting:

Supreme Novices Hurdle (March 11th) – We are looking at Irvine to go well here. 
Arkle Chase (March 11th) – Take a look at the prices for Trifolium. Definite each way claims.  

ChampionHurdle (March 11th) – Some great performances in this race suggest Hurricane Flyer 

OLBG David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle (March 11th) – Quevega is hotly tipped around these parts 

Neptune Investment Novices Hurdle (March 12th) – We like the look of the much fancied Faugheen 

Queen Mother Champion Chase (March 12th) – Captain Conon....just about enough meat on the bone for an each way bet.    

2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup (March 14th) – Remember William Hill are going NON RUNNER MONEY BACK. Bobs Worth is receiving some excellent backing on the exchanges, and great bet with William Hill, whist Last Instalment looks decent each way value.  Triolo D'Alene is worth an outside flutter. 

Whoever you go for this March, whether you back ‘em Ante-post or No Runner No Bet, a little closer to the festival, we wish you all the best of luck! Please feel free to drop us a line to let us know your tips for the 2014 Cheltenham Festival.