Cheltenham Tips 2021
Updated: 10th February 2021
The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest horse racing event of the year, with the Kings and Queens of National Hunt racing descending on Prestbury Park for four days of top-class racing. Here at 21.co.uk, we’ll have all of the top horse racing betting odds for you to follow throughout the build-up and throughout the festival itself. Make sure to check back each day for our tipsters top chances and make sure to keep your eye on our online betting markets from the 21.co.uk sportsbook for all of the biggest meetings where potential runners will take part.
Races of the Cheltenham Festival 2021
The 2021 Cheltenham Festival gets underway on the 10th March. The Supreme Novices' Hurdle will be the first of 28 races set across four days. Which means there are 7 races each day starting at 13:30 and finishing at 17:30.
Here at 21.co.uk we have a full schedule of our top Cheltenham Festival tips for one of the biggest races in Horse Racing.
You can find the following content on this page:
- Schedules, Racecards and times
- Betting Tips, favourites and longshots
- Unique Articles
- Statistics, Facts and Myths
Day Four Tips
The concluding day of the Cheltenham Festival plays host to the Gold Cup, the most sort after prize in National Hunt Racing, it’s a mantel that many trainers and jockeys would like to add to their list of winnings. Alongside the Gold Cup, the final day of the festival sees the novices hurdlers given the chance to strut their stuff, and amateur jockeys take to the track in the Grand Annual, so here are our dream team selections for the final day.
|JCB Triumph Hurdle||Goshen||3/1||Bet On The JCB Triumph Hurdle|
|County Hurdle||Not So Sleepy||16/1||Bet On The County Hurdle|
|Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle||Thyme Hill||4/1||Bet On The Albert Bartlett|
|Cheltenham Gold Cup||Clan Des Obeaux||13/2||Bet On The Cheltenham Gold Cup|
|Foxhunters Chase||Billaway||11/2||Bet on the Foxhunters Chase|
|Grand Annual||Lisp||7/1||Bet On The Grand Annual|
|Martin Pipe Handicap||The Bosses Oscar||9/1||Bet on the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle|
Odds Correct at time of publication
Cheltenham Day Four Articles
It's the final day of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, which means it's Gold Cup day! With the likes of Santini, Delta Work and Kemboy rivalling Al Boum Photo the odds for the Gold Cup are in our opinion better than ever but that also means that the race is as competitive as ever, who will come out on top on raceday?
The Gold Cup is one of the most popular races in the history of Horse Racing. However, there are some complications, find out our top ten regularly asked questions here.
It's Gold Cup Day at the Cheltenham Festival! Take a look at our tipsters top Cheltenham Tips for the concluding day and the feature races.
Top Festival Jockey: Paul Townend
Top Festival Trainer: Willie Mullins
Cheltenham 2021 Guides
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Cheltenham 2021: Your Top 10 Gold Cup Questions Answered
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most anticipated race of the entire Cheltenham Festival with many punters waiting for the entire week to place a bet on who will be crowned the greatest chaser in UK National Hunt Racing. With so many punters looking to browse through our selection of Horse Racing Betting odds in the build-up to the Festival, we know they’ll have a lot of questions when reading through our Cheltenham Tips.
The average attendance of punters that head to Prestbury Park for the final day of the festival will be 65,000, all of them scouring the latest betting markets to find out who’ll be the best horse for them to back on the day, so with that in mind we’ve answered your top Gold Cup questions.
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What Prize Money Is On Offer For Winning The Gold Cup?
In 2019, the prize money on offer for winning The Cheltenham Gold Cup was £625,000, making it the second most expensive jumps race to be held in the UK that season, behind The Grand National itself.
What Is The Distance Of The Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is contested over 3 miles and 2 1/2 furlongs, making it the longest National Hunt Race to be held across the entire season and the longest Grade 1 race to fall within the UK racing calendar.
How Many Fences Will Be Jumped in the 2021 Gold Cup?
Run on The New Course at Cheltenham, runners and riders will have to successfully navigate 22 fences and the steep Cheltenham Hill in the final stages of the race if they’re to be in with a chance of claiming Gold Cup victory.
Which Cheltenham Course is The Gold Cup Run On?
There are two courses which play host to the feature races of the Cheltenham Festival, and with the Gold Cup taking place on the final day of the Festival, it is traditionally run on the New Course. This means a stiffer test for horses and the need for more stamina if the going conditions are either heavy or soft.
If you’re unsure about the different types of Going you could encounter at The Cheltenham Festival then read our exclusive guide
Who Won the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The 2019 Gold Cup was won by Al Boum Photo who was partnered to victory by Paul Townend. Priced at 12/1, he was able to see off the likes of Kemboy, Native River and King George VI chase winner Clan Des Obeaux to secure the crown in what turned out to be a very exciting race. Led by Might Bite, the beaten favourite in 2018, the eventual winner was held up in the middle of the field and jumped well throughout the entire race. It wasn’t until the final stages of the contest that Al Boum Photo started to make his move on the front runners, and after rounding the final bend, he took to the front fighting off all comers to win Willie Mullins his first-ever Gold Cup.
Who are the big players in 2021?
It’s still early days in the betting markets for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but that doesn’t mean that horses aren’t throwing their weight around when it comes to staking their claim for possible favouritism. Last year’s winner Al Boum Photo leads the market with odds of 4/1 despite only having one run so far this season. Second in the betting is Kemboy who after finishing second at Leopardstown in the Irish Gold Cup justifies his odds of 6/1. Since running well in the Cotswold Chase Santini has also cemented himself as a Gold Cup challenger, with Paul Nicholls-trained Clan Des Obeaux also throwing his hat into the mix.
Which Races Can Influence the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
In the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival, there are many races and even entire meetings that can have a bearing on which horses will feature and which of them are expected to be the top performers as they head to post on race day.
The first race that many punters will gravitate towards in The King George VI Chase at Kempton. Normally a good starting block for runners expected to head to the Cheltenham Festival, it’s played host to previous winners such as Silviniaco Conti, Cue Card, Thistlecrack and Might Bite, although none of them actually went on to win the feature race at Cheltenham later that season. Only Best Mate, Kicking King and Kauto Star have that accolade to their name.
If you prefer a meeting at Cheltenham to help make your early betting decisions then paying close attention to the runners and riders at [Cheltenham Trials Day](/add link when page changes) can also give you an insight, but we recommend not reading too much into those results as the last horse to win at Trials day then go on to win the Gold Cup was Bob’s Worth back in 2012.
Who was the last Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner To Retain Their Crown?
Punters will have to go back to the early 2000’s to find a horse who managed to successfully retain their Gold Cup crown, as the stats and results show many horses have either become one-hit wonders by winning it only once or by having other horses take crown from them, cue the well-known battle between Kauto Star and Denman.
The horse we’re talking about is Best Mate who between the years of 2002 and 2004 matching the record of Arkle. One of the most popular horses in racing, he also won The King George and is honoured by a statue at Cheltenham Racecourse which punters can see when entering for each race day.
Who is the Jockey With The Most Gold Cup Wins?
Despite many of today’s popular jockeys having multiple attempts at winning the feature race of the Cheltenham Festival none of them have been able to surpass a 50-year record, and knock current leading jockey Pat Taaffe off his lofty perch. Winning the race on four occasions throughout the 1960s, three of those with Arkle from 1964-1966 and with Fort Leney in 1968. Since the early 2000’s only one jockey has come close to that record, and that is Jim Culloty who partnered Best Mate.
Which Trainer Has The Most Gold Cup Wins
Punters may be shocked to learn that the trainer with most Gold Cup Wins to his name also comes from back in the 1960s. Tom Dreaper was an Irish-based trainer who is most famous for training Gold Cup winner Arkle, with five Gold Cup victories to his name, he’s also won the Arkle Challenge Trophy on 5 occasions and the Queen Mother Champion Chase 6 times.
The Gold Cup itself looks to be shaping up nicely, with many punters waiting with bated breath to see which runners will actually be declared for the race. Remember, we’ve got all the biggest ante-post markets for the Cheltenham Festival so if you’d like to take a look at The Gold Cup Betting Markets head over to our sportsbook.
Cheltenham Course Guide
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In the lead up to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, you can find betting guides, going guides, form guides and much more ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. We here at 21.co.uk have all the need to know information for those going to the Cheltenham Festival and even those who will be watching the festival at work. Please find our guides below:
One of the most important things for our bettors to analyse before they arrive at the Cheltenham Festival is form. If you're not sure how to study form, predicting a horse can be daunting. That's why we've created our guide for the event.
If you're heading to the Cheltenham Festival and want to know what other parts of the course you can explore take a look at our course guide.
The Cheltenham course can be tricky to decipher if you're new to horse racing so take a look at our going guide to find out all you need to know.
Off to the Cheltenham Festival? Take a look at our betting guide to find out how to bet on the course and online.
Check out the top graded races from the Cheltenham Festival to see which races should be the best from the event.
Day One Tips
|JCB Triumph Hurdle||Shishkin||6/1|
|Ultima Handicap Hurdle||Who Dares Wins||11/1|
|National Hunt Chase||Newtide||11/1|
Odds Correct at time of publication
Cheltenham Day One
We have a number of blogs surrounding the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, you can find specific articles regarding races and tips.
Find all of the need to know information regarding the first day of the Cheltenham Festival here. We have tips, facts and stats from the first day here.
The Champion Hurdle is one of the biggest races at the Cheltenham Festival find out our 10 Frequently Asked Questions to give you the edge on race day!
Day Two Tips
At the Cheltenham Festival, the racing just keeps on going, and once again on the second day punters have the chance to soak up seven races which start with the Ballymore Novices Hurdle, finishes with the Champion Bumper, and have the Champion Chase in between. Once again our tipster has picked out their top Cheltenham betting tips, and put together their Day 2 dream team.
|Ballymore Novices Hurdle||Envoi Allen||8/11||Bet On The Ballymore Novices Hurdle|
|RSA Chase||Copperhead||5/1||Bet On The RSA Chase|
|Coral Cup Handicap||Eglantine Du Seuil||14/1||Bet on the Coral Cup Handicap|
|Champion Chase||Defi Du Seuil||1/1||Bet On The Champion Chase|
|Cross Country chase||Tiger Roll||8/11||Bet On The Cross Country Steeplechase|
|Handicap Hurdle||Mick Pastor||10/1||Bet on the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle|
|Champion Bumper||Panic Attack||9/1||Bet On The Champion Bumper|
Odds Correct at time of publication
With Defi Du Seuil and Tiger Roll predicted on cards for Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival there will be a lot of hype around the day. The feature race of the day is the Champion Chase which was won by Altior who unfortunately had to drop out this year.
Cheltenham Day Two Articles
If you've followed our tips on the first day why not follow them up with some fantastic tips for the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. Who are our favourites for day two of the Cheltenham Festival?
The most popular race of the day is the Champions Chase find out our top 10 questions for the race here.
Take a look at our Cheltenham Betting Tips for the second day of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
Cheltenham 2019 Articles
Our Horse Racing expert brings the hottest Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Tips, find our which horses are favoured in our preview.
Here are our latest tips for St Patrick's Thursday at Cheltenham, will we see Paisley Park continue his unbelievable form? Who will win in the head to head battle between Defi Du Seuil and Lostintranslation?
Here are our latest tips for Ladies Day at Cheltenham, will we see Altior make it 18/18 and can Tiger Roll retain his title?
Here are our latest tips for Champion Day at Cheltenham where Buveur D'Air faces off against Apples Jade in the Champion Hurdle.
Day Three Tips
The third day of the Cheltenham Festival sees punters given the chance to view not only one but two feature races in the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers Hurdle. Both of the races are packed with potential front runners who could cause an upset, but our tipster has also picked out their top chances in the Mares Novices Hurdle and The Marsh Novices’ Chase for their Day 3 Dream Team selections.
|Marsh Novices’ Chase||Itchy Feet||3/1||Bet On The Marsh Novices’ Chase|
|Pertemps Network Final||Welsh Saint||10/1||Bet On The Pertemps Final|
|Ryanair Chase||Frodon||5/1||Bet On The Ryanair Chase|
|Stayers Hurdle||Paisley Park||4/7||Bet On The Stayers Hurdle|
|Stable Plate||Ben Dundee||11/1||Bet on Stable Plate|
|Mares Novice Hurdle||Floressa||6/1||Bet On The Cross Country Steeplechase|
|Kim Muir Handicap||Plan of Attack||10/1||Bet on the Kim Muir Handicap Chase|
Odds Correct at time of publication
Cheltenham Day Three Articles
Coming into day three we'll officially be through with the Cheltenham Festival, the Stayers Hurdle is the main race of the day which means just one thing it's time for more Horse Racing Betting Tips
The most popular race of the day is the Stayers Hurdle, if you're looking to bet on the most popular race of day three, check out our blog with all the top Stayers Hurdle tips.
It's St Patrick's Day at Cheltenham so take a look at our Cheltenham Betting Tips for the third day of the festival which includes the Stayers Hurdle.
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