The Cheltenham Festival is a four-day horse racing festival that takes place in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The meeting features many Group 1 races such as:
- Queen Mother Champion Chase
- Stayer’s Hurdle
- Cheltenham Gold Cup
- Champion Hurdle
The Cheltenham Festival was first held held in 1860 in the National Hunt Chase at Market Harborough. Every year, horses from all over the world compete with each other and try to win over the crowd. The festival is especially popular for the clash between Ireland and England.
It is also famous for sports betting. Bettors around the world wait for the event throughout the year and place their bets on their favorite horses, hoping to win big. You can learn more about the Cheltenham Festival and racecourse location here. Below, you will find odds for featured races:
The champion hurdle is a 2 miles and 87 furlongs hurdle race for four years and older horses. This is a grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race. There are eight hurdles that the horses have to cross. This is the last Triple Crown of the Hurdling race.
Honeysuckle has an outstanding 100% win rate. He played 13 hurdle matches and won all of them. Therefore, this horse has high winning odds in Champion Hurdle 2022 race. At Fairyhouse, he dominated a 2 miles and 4 furlongs racecourse. This eight years old English horse has a high potential to win Champion Hurdle.
Queen Mother Champion Chase is a Grade 1 steeplechase race for five years and older horses. The distance of this racecourse is 1 mile and seven furlongs. This is the leading minimum distance race where horses have to show their skills from the start. Therefore, horse trainers ensure that their horses receive proper supplements and nutrition for energy.
Shishkin is showing outclass performance in all formats. He won six chases, three hurdles, one NHF, and one PTP race. This is an Ireland-origin horse but trained in England by Nicky Henderson. Under the training of Irish trainer Willie Mullins, he remained unbeaten in five races. Last year, he won the Arkle Chase race at Cheltenham and bookmakers are predicting that he will win Champion Chase in 2022.
Stayer’s hurdle is a Grade 1 steeplechase race for horses aged four years or more. The total distance of this race is 3 miles. During the running horses have to jump over twelve hurdles. Last year Flooring Porter won the race. But this year we have a new participant leading the odds list.
Klassical Dream performed incredibly well after 487 days off at Punchestown and people are stunned by his energy and speed. Klassical Dream is an 8 years old horse who started his career in 2017. The way he dominated other participants is mind-blowing. Furthermore, he won the first position at Leopards town in December. If you want to place a bet on Stayer’s Hurdle then Klassical Dream would be the best option.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 steeple horse race with a distance of 3 miles and 2 furlongs. It is a 5-years-old race that includes 22 fences. This is the featured race for the last day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Al Boum Photo is a French horse with 8 chases, 2 hurdles, and 10 rules races. This 10 year old horse is still in great form and eager to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. He won Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2019 and 2020. However, he came third in 2021. But, bookmakers hope for a comeback from this experience horse.