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Who will win the Cheltenham 2020 horse race? Posted:
4th Mar 2020

With more than £4 million of prize money up for grabs, the Cheltenham Festival is dubbed the acme of the British National Hunt Horse Racing period. It not only brings with it tremendous entertainment but also numerous opportunities for punters to exercise their expertise. The festival this year will comprise of 28 races. The most common race, the Gold Cup, is expected to kick off on Friday, March 13 at 3:30 pm. The £625,000 prize money puts everyone involved under pressure to perform thus making the race a favorite in the betting streets. Some of the statistics concerning this race are discussed in detail below.

Trained by WP Mullins, 7-year-old Al Boum Photo emerged top in last year’s Gold Cup race. He weighed 11st 10lbs and most of the bookies gave him an odd of 12/1. Out of the last 12 winners, 11 had between 7 to 9 years. It has been 22 years since a ten-year-old made it first to the finish line. Moreover, the last six-year-old winner was Long Run in 2011, a feat that had last been achieved by Mill House in 1963. Ratings have also been known to give some direction. 6 of the last 12 winners had a rating higher than 170 and 9 higher than 166. A BHA rating of 170 and above seems to be the safest as 10 out of the last 17 winners belonged to that category. Also, 14 of the last 17 winners were among the markets’ favorite three while 4 of the last 12 victories came from favorites. All the last 12 winners registered wins in the last races they participated in before Cheltenham and 28 out of the last 32 champions managed to secure a position in the top four. Furthermore, 9 out of the last twelve victors had had their last race within the previous 77 days.

Even if one was to obtain all the statistics in the world, they would not do them any good without cheltenham betting offers & festival bookie offers from Betfred is giving away VIP slot tickets as a promotional offer. With Acca Saver, your stake is returned as a free bet should you be let down by just one horse in a multi bet. Some of the favorites in the 2020 Gold Cup include Lostintranslation with an odd of 4/1 at PaddyPower, Al Boum Photo selling at 44/5 at Betfair and Kemboy with an odd of 6/1 at Betvictor. First-time punters will be spoilt of choice this season as welcome bonuses and offers have flooded the market. A bet of £10 at Mr.Play and Betdaq attracts the same amount in free bets. Sportnation and Netbet are boasting of £100 and £30 welcome offers respectively while Racebets is offering a 100% bonus for deposits of up to £50. For free bets exclusive to the Cheltenham Festival, Paddy Power, Bet365 and Betfair among others have ensured that the betting world is covered.

Offers come in many forms and while they are meant to attract punters’ attention, most are framed in such a way that the bookies get the most out of the deal and thus punters still end up losing. This can be avoided by capitalizing on exclusive offers such as the Each-Way bet, the Match Bet, the Forecast and the Tricast bet. With Each-Way betting, one essentially picks a horse to win or finish in any of the first three positions. The number of positions is usually different among various bookies. In the Match Bet, one is given an opportunity to pick any two competing horses and choose the option they think will fare better. It narrows down the focus of the punter and in the process reduces the risk involved. In forecast and tricast betting, one predicts a combination of the first two or three horses to make it to the finish line respectively. Given that the race is yet to begin, ante-post betting is the only option currently available. As such, one should seek bookies with the No Runner No Bet offer. This sees to it that one gets their stake back in case their prediction does not make it to the recourse.