Cheltenham Festival Championship races now NRNB with Ladbrokes

The Prestbury Park roar that welcomes in the first race of the Festival is now almost two months to the day away, and now Ladbrokes are cranking up the countdown towards Cheltenham.

From now onwards, any bet placed on the four Championship races held during the March bonanza are covered in case your horse doesn’t run.

Going Non-Runner No Bet on the big quartet of contests in Gloucestershire means some of those more speculative bets can be placed without the worry of you not getting a run for your money.

Agree with the Racing Post’s Pricewise that Arctic Fire is the value in the Champion Hurdle?

Then put any doubts to bed about the fact that he ran over three miles last time out, and back last year’s runner-up to go one better on the opening day.

The Post’s esteemed tipster will today reveal his fancy for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle on the Thursday of the Festival, and you can follow Tom Segal there too with your back covered.

For those fancying Annie Power to divert from the Mares’ Hurdle, of which she would be the defending champion but for a last flight fall, and bid to improve on her runner-up spot in the World Hurdle from 2014, now is the time to do so.

The question as to where another of Susannah and Rich Ricci’s battalion will be heading can also be avoided, with Vautour prominent in the betting for Gold Cup, the Champion Chase and the Ryanair Chase.

If last year’s JLT winner is your pick for either of the former two races then, it’s all about securing that early value with Ladbrokes.

You can find the latest betting for the Champion Hurdle, the Champion Chase, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and the Gold Cup right here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.