Cheltenham Festival

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Eagerly anticipated, much-lauded, and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attend, the Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt calendar.

Jump racing’s show-piece event takes place over four days, March 15th – March 18th, and it offers punters plenty of high quality racing, and plenty of Cheltenham betting opportunities.

New customers to Ladbrokes.com can sign up here for a free £10 bet, and that can be used to place a Cheltenham free bet on any of the Cheltenham Festival betting markets that Ladbrokes offer.

Currently there are ante-post markets for eight of the 26 races that are held over the four days of the Cheltenham Festival, and the highlight of the meeting is the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting is currently headed by 2010 winner Imperial Commander at 4/1.

The two champion chasers of this generation, Kauto Star and Denman are also in the running and have Cheltenham Gold Cup odds of 9/2 and 7/1 respectively.

Other ante-post markets that punters can have a Cheltenham bet on are the Supreme Novices Hurdle, Irish Independent Arkle Chase, 2011 Champion Hurdle, RSA Novices Chase, 2011 Queen Mothers Champion Chase, 2011 Ladbrokes World Hurdle and the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

Cheltenham race odds for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle suggest that Big Bucks is the horse to beat at this early stage of the season and the Paul Nicholls trained horse is 4/6 to win the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

Punters should explore the Cheltenham race odds early as ante-post Cheltenham betting offers backers to find bigger Cheltenham betting odds than they would do nearer to the Cheltenham Festival.

Big Bucks was one of the stars of the 2010 Cheltenham Festival and he promises to win the hearts of a few more punters at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival.

All of these races are highlights of the National Hunt calendar and the Cheltenham betting 2011 has all the makings of a truly legendary event.

A £10 stake on Denman winning the Gold Cup would return £80. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.