Cheltenham Festival is set to kick-off for the 2020 Season, and there can’t be a better time for the gamblers to lick their lips with several events taking place. This iconic horseracing event is set to take place from 10th to 13th March 2020, and the punters around the globe will look forward to cash in large wagers across online betting platforms. It will take place with the presence of various DJs and other iconic personalities present to raise the intensity of the event.
Cheltenham Festival sees 4 days of intense horse racing events with some of the best jockeys breaking newer records and feats over time. This time, 28 different races will commence (7 in a day) with varied lineups having different favorites to win. With reputation and race at stake, here is the day-wise event list.
Day 1: Champions Day
This kicks off at 1.30 pm local time at the Old Course and primarily focuses on young racers showing their might with the event comprehensively. The races include,
- Supreme Novices’ Hurdle –
- Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase – 2.10 pm
- Ultima Handicap Chase – 2.50 pm
- Unibet Championship Hurdle Challenge Trophy – 3.30 pm
- Mares’ Hurdle – 4.10 pm
- Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase – 4.50 pm
- National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase – 5.30 pm
Day 2: Ladies Day
This is the eve’s paradise where some of the finest racers with different levels of experience display a day of endurance and fun. With over 7 races of variable grades, these races include,
- Ballymore Novice Hurdle
kicks off – 1.30 pm
- RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase kicks off – 2.10 pm
- Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle starts – 2.50 pm
- Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase – 3.30 pm
- Glenfaclas Cross Country Chase – 4.10 pm
- Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle – 4.50 pm
- Weatherbys Champion Bumper – 5.30 pm
Day 3: St. Patrick’s Day
On this day, some of the popular jump horse race follows, and the league highlights a drastic increase in the challenge. The day also sees top punters kicking over the reputed leagues to conclude top results. Here are the events and timings.
- The JLT Novices’ Chase –
- The Pertemps Network Final – 2.10 pm
- The Ryanair Steeple Chase – 2.50 pm
- The Sun Bets Strayers’ Hurdle – 3.30 pm
- The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate – 4.10 pm
- The Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle – 4.50 pm
- The FulkeWalwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase – 5.30 pm
Day 4: Gold Cup Day
The final day of the festival promises to be a show-stopping day of the proceedings, and a crown for an elite player of the event comes up. Here are the events to look forward, which, like the previous days, starts with 40 minutes interval.
- JCB Triumph Hurdle
- Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle
- Albert Barlett Novices Hurdle
- Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup
- St. James’s Place Foxhunter Chase
- Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase
- Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
Watch the Market
The Cheltenham predictions ahead of the 2020 festival boil down prominently in 4 major horse races, having a huge stake set on the jockeys. During these 4 days, the 4 different races are the marquee races, which possesses some of the greatest stakes for the bettors to invest. The top headline race includes,
- Champion Hurdle
- Champion Chase
- Stayers’ Hurdle
- Gold Cup
Each of these races has high stakes and with some of the jockeys running, expects large sums of money going down in a heap.
If we consider day wise, the first main race will see the likes of Supreme Novices’ hurdle that are widely appreciated. With Annie Power winning the last year around, there is a wide range of new names waiting for their chance later this year.
Next comes the Ladies Day and with exciting talents sprinting in the Champion Chase race. Likewise, the odds are stacked heavily against Douvan this time even though Sprinter Sacre was the leader a year back.
On St. Patrick’s Day, the odds are stacked against likes of Paisley Park as the hot favorite for winning the race.
Finally, on the Gold Cup day, the odds are stacked against 3 racers namely Cue Card, Native River, and Djakadam having almost a similar stat match.
Cheltenham Festival is a time where the gamblers would try their best, wage out funds on 28 races, and make merry on wagering correctly. With favorites and odds stacked up equally this year around, it is tough to pick a favorite and declare the winner.