Mar 16 2018
Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers, Bonuses and Promotions 2018
The 2018 Cheltenham Festival will run between the 13th and 16th March and is the highlight of the National Hunt horse racing season. Cheltenham is where the best horses, trainers and jockeys compete over four days of the best racing you are likely to witness, and with it comes plenty of opportunity for winning money betting on the horses.
There are some massive races taking place over the four days, with each day having its own highlights: Day One has the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the much-anticipated Champion Hurdle; Day Two has the RSA Chase and the Queen Mother Champion Chase; Day Three has the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle (formerly the World Hurdle); and the final day of the Festival has one of the greatest horse races of them all: the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Alongside the big races there are plenty of others that bring forth ample opportunity to get your bets on. And with so much top racing action concentrated over four day, the bookies are falling over themselves to offer the best odds and the most attractive betting offers, bonuses and promotions.
So read on for the best of them as we approach the most exciting festival in horse racing. If you like to get your Cheltenham Bets on early, be sure to check out our feature on which bookies are Non-Runner No Bet at Cheltenham. We’ll be adding details of the best offers and promotions right here as they come in and there will be loads every day of the Festival, so check back regularly for the best Cheltenham Festival betting offers! (Incidentally, if you are interested in the latest horse racing betting offers, tips and news throughout the year, check out our sister site: racingbettingoffers.com.)
Cheltenham Festival 2018 Betting Offers and Bonuses
2018 Cheltenham Offers will be updated regularly from now until the Festival kicks off on Tuesday 13th March 2018 and indeed till the last race runs on Friday 16th March!
*** Top Cheltenham Festival 2018 Day 4 Betting Offer ***
Betfair have a cracking enhanced odds offer on the final day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival: back favourite Might Bite to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup at odds of 70/1.
New Customers can get Might Bite at an enhanced 70/1 to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Max Stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards/Paypal count. Exchange and multiple bets excluded. T&C’s Apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
New customers to Coral can claim their excellent 400% matched welcome offer: Bet £5, Get £20 in Free Bets.
18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
Check out the full terms and conditions on the Coral site and watch out for their enhanced odds offers for Cheltenham!
They also have a number of other great offer specifically for racing punters such as their fallers insurance and Best Odds Guaranteed. If your horse falls at Cheltenham, Coral will refund your stake as a free bet of up to £25! (T&Cs Apply)
Important Info: 18+. UK+IRE only. Min bet £1. Get max £25 back as free bet next day by 12pm. Free bet valid for 24 hrs. Must use in entirety on single racing bet. Applies to losing ‘win part’ of win & E/W singles. One free bet per customer per horse that falls. T&Cs Apply
BetVictor are enhancing their welcome offer for new customers ahead of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Join the bookie by 15.30 on Friday 16th March 2018 and you can claim their Bet £10, Get £60 Jumpstarter Offer!
The offer is quite interesting in that the £60 is split six ways as follows:
BET: £10 bet on any sporting event (odds 2.0 or greater) to qualify.
- £10 Free Bet – on any Cheltenham Market
- £10 Free Bet –on any Lengthen The Odds Market
- £10 Free Bet – on any Cheltenham #PriceItUp Market
- £10 Free Bet – on any Cheltenham Gold Cup Market
- £10 Free Bet – on any Sportsbook Market
- £10 Bonus Funds – Casino
Qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 2.00 or greater. £50 Free Sports Bet split into 5 bets of £10 each, valid on set events only; **Wager must be 40 times the Free Casino Bonus in order to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit Card deposits only; Deposit and bet of £10 required within 7 days of opening new account, Full T&C’s at the BetVictor site. 18+, Please Gamble Responsibly.
BetVictor are the latest big bookie to offer Non Runner No Bet on ALL Cheltenham races in 2018.
So whether you’re looking to bet on one of the biggest races like the Champion Chase or the Cheltenham Gold Cup or you’d prefer to opt for some of the smaller offerings like the Coral Cup, you can bet in confidence!
A top quality bookie with very competitive betting odds and loads of great offers, BetVictor offers new customers the chance to earn £60 in bonus (£50 sports free bet and £10 casino bonus) when they join and bet just £10!
Qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 2.00 or greater. £50 Free Sports Bet split into 5 bets of £10 each, valid on set events only; **Wager must be 40 times the Free Casino Bonus in order to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit Card deposits only; Deposit and bet of £10 required within 7 days of opening new account, Full T&C’s below
We’re expecting some decent offers from them, which we’ll detail right here of course.
William Hill are the first bookies to offer Non Runner No Bet – in this case Non Runner Insurance – on ALL Cheltenham Festival 2018 races!
The Non Runner Insurance works in a similar way to the standard NRNB, but there is a slight but signficant difference.
If you back a horse and it fails to run at the Festival at all, you’ll get your stake refunded in cash.
If, however, the horse you back is a non runner in the race you had bet on but it runs in a different race at the 2018 Festival, you’ll not get a refund of your stake.
Given that William Hill are offering this insurance on ALL Festival races, this seems like a very good deal to us. And they also have a fine Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets offer available to new customers who join using Promo Code C30. So what are you waiting for?
BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS: New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
Latest Cheltenham Festival 2018 Racing News
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Odds, news, tips and more for the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
For racing fans, picking a favourite day of the year is likely to come down to their personal preference amongst these fabulous four days in March. There’s not a bad race to be found amongst the 28 on offer, but here we take a look at the latest news on a selection of the big Grade 1 events.
Tuesday 13th March: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: Bird To Soar Above Rivals?
There are few things the Irish like better than watching one of their own set the winner train rolling in the Festivals opening race. In four of the past five years they have had plenty to cheer about in that regard with only Altior in 2016 interrupting a streak of Irish wins. In the famous pink silks of Rich Ricci, Getabird has been heavily punted in the build-up this year, with the 13/8 with Unibet being the best betting odds on offer at present.
Amy Murphy sounds like she probably should be Irish, but is actually based in Britain and sends out the mighty Kalashnikov who may prove to be the main threat. Don’t forget about Summerville Boy though. This one beat Kalashnikov earlier in the season and may have the ground coming in his favour. Harry Fry’s If The Cap Fits had attracted plenty of Ante-Post cash but misses out due to injury.
Tuesday 13th March: Champion Hurdle: Air To Blow Them Away
We have been waiting all winter for a credible challenger to Buveur D’air’s Champion Hurdle crown to emerge. We are still waiting. Faugheen was a little bit better last time out but was still beaten by Supasundae who doesn’t even go for this race. Melon hasn’t lived up to the hype and Yorkhill appears to have lost his marbles.
One horse who has done nothing wrong is late supplementary entry, Elgin, for Alan King. He still has a lot of improvement to find to threaten the 4/7 (with Betfair) favourite, but with plenty of 20/1 available on the odds comparison sites, does look a solid each way option.
Wednesday 14th March: RSA Chase: Bryony Back On Black In Grade 1
With the exception of Willoughby Court, who looks set to miss the race, all of the main contenders are present and correct at this late stage. It is Presenting Percy who heads the betting, having posted a number of smart efforts in top company over in Ireland. Also having a previous Festival success to his name, he looks a solid option at 11/4 with Betfair. A win for the Patrick Kelly runner would give a nice boost to the form of Our Duke – who beat him last time and goes for the Gold Cup.
The most popular winner here would likely be the remarkable Black Corton. Around this time last year this Paul Nicholls runner was being readied for a relatively low grade summer campaign. He has barely stopped winning since. So remarkable has been his ascent that he now comes here with very realistic claims under the brilliant Bryony Frost.
Wednesday 14th March: Champion Chase: The Big Clash…..Is On
In terms of raw talent, Altior and Douvan are right up there with the best horses to grace the track in the last decade. It has therefore been something of a dream for racing fans to see the pair lock horns at the track. And it looks as though we may be about to have our wish granted.
Douvan will be having his first run since flopping here a year ago, which isn’t an ideal prep, but considering it looked as though this race may be shorn of both of its star turns at one stage, we will take it. Altior is clear market leader at 8/11 with Betfair following his blistering return at Newbury last time.
Thursday 15th March: Ryanair Chase: Card Back On Track
The big addition to this field is of course the ever popular, Cue Card. Reports of the Colin Tizzard runners demise appear to have been a little premature and he returns to Cheltenham for a crack at the race he won in good style back in 2013. The twelve year old certainly showed a lot of his old zest when second in the Betfair Ascot Chase last time out and would lift the roof off should he come home in front.
It is the horse who mastered Cue Card last time who may prove the biggest threat to defending champion Un De Sceaux. Ruth Jefferson’s Waiting Patiently has looked every inch a superstar in the making in his starts over fences to date, and looks very likely to get the give underfoot he craves at this stage. Already thoroughly proven as a superstar it is Un De Sceaux who currently heads the betting at 9/4 with Bet365.
Thursday 15th March: Stayers’ Hurdle: Cash Arrives For Mud-Lover Yanworth
This was only recently confirmed as the Festival target for Alan King’s, Yanworth, but we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him start favourite on the day. With the weather being as it is, we will surely be looking at a soft ground festival now, which should prove right up the JP McManus runner’s street. Punters clearly remember his 2016 effort on heavy at this track, when winning a Grade 2 Novice contest by seven lengths, whilst seeming to exert all the effort of having a gentle stroll in the park.
Sam Spinner goes well in the mud too though and has youth on his side, whilst previous Festival scorers Penhill and Supasundae must also be respected. All in all this race is building up into a much better contest than looked likely.
Friday 16th March: Gold Cup:
Compared in looks to the finest physical we have ever seen in Sprinter Sacre, Nicky Henderson’s Might Bite has begun to rack up an impressive resume of his own with wins in the RSA Chase and King George already to his name. He remains the market leader in the horse racing betting market for the Festival showpiece at 4/1 with Betfair. But this does look competitive.
History tells us that this is a tough race to win once, never mind in back to back years, that won’t stop Jessica Harrington’s Sizing John giving it his best shot though. Given a nice break following his flop last time out, he is now reportedly showing all the right signs at home and looks set to be the choice of Robbie Power.
Native River, Our Duke, Definitly Red, Road To Respect and Edwulf have all advanced their claims in recent months, with the one horse to have fallen by the wayside being Coney Island, whose display in the Betfair Chase last time was so abject that he may not even go to post.
Expired Cheltenham Festival Offers – No Longer Available
Here are some examples of some of the best offers that have now expired to give you an idea about what to expect when the Festival starts!
New customers to 888sport have a fine choice of enhanced odds offers for Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival!
New customers can choose from the following three Day 3 options:
- Albert Bartlett: 11/1 on Death Duty to win
- Cheltenham Gold Cup: 14/1 on Native River to win
Please see the 888sport site for the full terms and conditions of the offer.
Read our post on the Coral Enhanced 10 Places Each Way Offer for this year’s latest major championship!
Fancy a generous freebie at a top notch bookie? Check out Unibet’s “Bet £20, get £40 Free” promo now!
Check out the incredible 40/1 Whyte or 30/1 Parker Betfair Boxing Offer …