Cheltenham Festival 2020 Betting Tips & Guide at William Hill

Day 1: Champion Hurdle Day   |   Day 2: Ladies' Day   |   Day 3: St Patrick's Day   |   Day 4: Gold Cup Day

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival will take place over four days from Tuesday 10th March until Friday 13th March. There are 28 races run over the four days, broken down into seven each day.

Kicking things off is the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, with the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle closing the betting for another year.

If you want to know how to place your 2020 Cheltenham Festival bets, then there are three ways that this can be done.

You can bet online, via the William Hill app or by heading into one of shops. All of the runners and riders across the 28 races can be found in all of these locations.

2019 Cheltenham winners back in 2020

Several horses that won at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival are set to return in 2020 to defend their titles.

Only two of those are the favourites for back-to-back successes with Altior (Champion Chase) and Paisley Park (Stayers’ Hurdle) fancied to follow up their 2019 successes.

The main race at the Cheltenham Festival 2020

Of the 28 races which form the Cheltenham Festival, there are four championship races, with each being the headline act on one of the four days. Tuesday is headed by the Champion Hurdle, which has been won by some of National Hunt racing’s greatest horses including Istabraq and Hurricane Fly. Three further Grade 1s, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Arkle Challenge Trophy and Mares’ Hurdle complete a bumper opening-day card.

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the star attraction on Wednesday, where Altior could bid to win a third consecutive title. The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle opens proceedings on ‘Ladies’ Day’ and past winners of that include Faugheen and Samcro.

Thursday’s highlight is the Stayers’ Hurdle, which has seen a number of multiple winners since the turn of the century, with Inglis Drever (three times) and Big Buck’s (four times) some of the more well-known candidates. This year, Paisley Park bids to win the race for a second year running and is the favourite to do so.

Last but by no means last, Friday of the Cheltenham Festival features the meeting’s blue ribband, the Cheltenham Gold Cup – widely regarded as the race every owner, trainer and jockey wants to win. No horse has defended the title since Best Mate in 2004 and Al Boum Photo is well-fancied to do so this year, though he has plenty of strong opposition including Lostintranslation and stablemate Kemboy.

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