Compare 2017 Cheltenham Festival Odds: Gold Cup Betting & All Races

Compare latest 2017 Cheltenham Festival odds on every horse race from the top bookies. Browse down this page to view all races or click on these links to go straight to one of the major horse races: Gold Cup & Foxhunters Chase. Plus claim Cheltenham free bets from the best bookies.

Cheltenham Festival (Friday March 17 Races)

4.10pm Foxhunters Chase
Place: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.

  Bet365 SkyBet Coral Betfred William Hill Boylesports Ladbrokes Paddy Power BetVictor
On The Fringe 6/4 6/4 11/8 5/4 11/8 1/1 11/8 11/8 5/4
Wonderful Charm 5/1 5/1 5/1 9/2 9/2 5/1 5/1 5/1 9/2
Ask The Weatherman 9/1 8/1 9/1 15/2 8/1 9/1 8/1 8/1 9/1
Paint The Clouds 12/1 11/1 12/1 10/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 11/1
Sweet As A Nut 20/1 20/1 18/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 14/1 16/1 18/1
Pacha Du Polder 22/1 20/1 22/1 20/1 14/1 22/1 22/1 22/1 20/1
Black Thunder 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1
Aupcharlie 40/1 33/1 40/1 33/1 33/1 40/1 28/1 25/1 40/1
Grand Jesture 40/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 40/1 33/1 40/1 25/1 40/1
Salsify 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1
Grand Vision 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 33/1 40/1 40/1
Balnaslow 50/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 50/1 40/1 40/1 33/1 50/1
Buckers Bridge 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 33/1 50/1
Dolatulo 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 40/1 50/1
Current Event 66/1 50/1 50/1 66/1 66/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 66/1
Mendip Express 66/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 66/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 66/1
Minella For Value 66/1 50/1 66/1 66/1 40/1 66/1 66/1 50/1 66/1
Premier Portrait 100/1 100/1 80/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 66/1 100/1 100/1
Barel Of Laughs 100/1 100/1 66/1 100/1 80/1 80/1 80/1 80/1 100/1
Warden Hill 150/1 125/1 100/1 125/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 66/1 150/1
Pentiffic 150/1 100/1 100/1 125/1 150/1 125/1 150/1 100/1 150/1
Lets Get Serious 200/1 150/1 150/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 150/1 200/1
Cottage Oak 200/1 150/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 150/1 100/1 200/1
Anseanachai Cliste 33/1 28/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1

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4.50pm Martin Pipe Conditionals Handicap Hurdle
Place: 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4.

  Bet365 SkyBet Coral Betfred William Hill Boylesports Ladbrokes Paddy Power BetVictor
Battleford 11/2 5/1 5/1 11/2 5/1 5/1 5/1 9/2 11/2
No Comment 7/1 7/1 8/1 13/2 7/1 8/1 8/1 13/2 8/1
Coo Star Sivola 8/1 8/1 8/1 15/2 7/1 15/2 8/1 15/2 7/1
Runfordave 8/1 9/1 10/1 8/1 8/1 9/1 10/1 9/1 9/1
Castello Sforza 10/1 12/1 11/1 11/1 11/1 9/1 11/1 11/1 11/1
Rather Be 14/1 14/1 14/1 11/1 14/1 14/1 14/1 14/1 14/1
Dadsintrouble 18/1 18/1 16/1 16/1 18/1 18/1 16/1 18/1 14/1
Thomas Campbell 20/1 20/1 20/1 16/1 16/1 20/1 20/1 18/1 20/1
Lac Fontana 22/1 18/1 20/1 16/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 16/1 22/1
Taglietelle 18/1 22/1 20/1 16/1 14/1 18/1 20/1 20/1 22/1
Verni 22/1 20/1 20/1 16/1 20/1 22/1 22/1 22/1 22/1
Tommy Silver 22/1 22/1 22/1 20/1 20/1 22/1 22/1 22/1 22/1
I Shot The Sheriff 18/1 20/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 14/1 20/1
Protek Des Flos 28/1 25/1 25/1 20/1 25/1 25/1 28/1 25/1 28/1
Champagne Classic 25/1 28/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 28/1 28/1
Born Survivor 33/1 33/1 33/1 28/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 28/1 33/1
Catamaran Du Seuil 40/1 40/1 25/1 33/1 33/1 28/1 25/1 33/1 28/1
Dell Arca 40/1 40/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 40/1
Doesyourdogbite 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 33/1 33/1 40/1
Gibralfaro 66/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 66/1 66/1
Remiluc 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 66/1 66/1
Massinis Trap 100/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 66/1 66/1 66/1 80/1 100/1
Ballyhill 100/1 66/1 66/1 100/1 100/1 80/1 66/1 80/1 100/1
Pain Au Chocolat 200/1 100/1 80/1 100/1 100/1 80/1 100/1 80/1 200/1

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5.30pm Grand Annual Handicap Chase
Place: 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4.

  Bet365 SkyBet Coral Betfred William Hill Boylesports Ladbrokes Paddy Power BetVictor
Le Prezien 9/2 9/2 9/2 4/1 9/2 4/1 9/2 4/1 4/1
Dandridge 15/2 15/2 15/2 7/1 7/1 15/2 15/2 15/2 15/2
Rock The World 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1
Theinval 10/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 12/1 11/1 11/1 10/1 11/1
Velvet Maker 12/1 11/1 10/1 10/1 12/1 10/1 10/1 12/1 12/1
The Game Changer 12/1 12/1 12/1 11/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1
Dodging Bullets 14/1 12/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1 12/1
Calipto 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 18/1 18/1
Sizing Platinum 22/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 16/1 22/1
Pairofbrowneyes 20/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 16/1 20/1 22/1 20/1 18/1
Solita 25/1 28/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 16/1 25/1 25/1 28/1
Gardefort 25/1 28/1 25/1 25/1 20/1 28/1 28/1 33/1 33/1
Bold Henry 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 22/1 33/1 25/1 28/1 33/1
Solar Impulse 40/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 40/1 33/1 33/1 28/1 40/1
Croco Bay 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1
Eastlake 40/1 33/1 28/1 33/1 33/1 28/1 28/1 33/1 40/1
Quite By Chance 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 28/1 33/1
Upsilon Bleu 40/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 40/1
Mick Thonic 50/1 33/1 50/1 40/1 40/1 50/1 50/1 40/1 50/1
Witness In Court 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 40/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Bright New Dawn 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 33/1 40/1 50/1 40/1 50/1
Mr Fiftyone 50/1 33/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 40/1 33/1 50/1
Un Beau Roman 50/1 33/1 50/1 40/1 33/1 50/1 50/1 40/1 50/1
Ultragold 80/1 66/1 66/1 80/1 66/1 80/1 80/1 66/1 80/1

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Cheltenham 2017 Preview & Betting Odds Analysis

Here we preview the main Championship races, guiding you through the chances of the main contenders in the 2017 Cheltenham Festival odds for the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle and Gold Cup, writes Ross.

Champion Hurdle Betting Guide

In what looks far from a vintage Champion Hurdle, seven-year-old Yanworth heads the odds having won three from as many runs this season. The 3/1 shot, trained by Alan King, is officially the highest rated horse in the field at 164. He did beat The New One by three and a quarter lengths in Kempton’s Christmas Hurdle on Boxing Day. On the same terms it is hard to see Nigel Twiston-Davies good old stick reversing form, but the disparity in odds between the two may be a bit extreme.

Second favourite is Buveur D’Air, owned like the market leader by J P McManus. Similarly he has won all starts this term for trainer Nick Henderson. A couple of those wins were in novice chases. His latest victory was at Sandown over hurdles, when winning hard held. He still remains an unknown commodity but like Yanworth, he is on an upward curve.

Petit Mouchoir is also towards the top of the Champion Hurdle betting. His victory in the Irish Champion Hurdle reads well and previously he had dismissed Nichols Canyon, who started 2/5, by seven lengths at Leopardstown. This Irish challenger, a six-year-old, is another who will have strong support.

David Pipe’s Moon Racer is very inexperienced but has only tasted defeat once in six runs. This would be his third run over hurdles, which would surely set some sort of record were he to win the Champion Hurdle on his third. Nevertheless, given the fact this race shapes more like a Grade 1 novice hurdle, he could prove value at current double figure odds.

Champion Chase Betting Preview

Douvan will be the shortest priced runner at the Cheltenham Festival when he lines up for the Champion Chase. Certainly he should win with a clear round, but at odds of 1/4 he is surely a betting proposition for ignorant punters only. We wouldn’t back any horse at 1/4 to school round Cheltenham on their own, let alone in amongst the hurly burly of a championship race over steeplechase fences.

Douvan has won at the Festival twice before, the Supreme Novices Hurdle in 2015 and the Arkle Chase last year, so he gets on with the track. But then he has only been beaten once in 15 races and that was on his debut at Saint Malo in May 2014. He tends to win by wide margins.

However in Altior, he would have had a worthy adversary. Nicky Henderson’s son of Derby winner High Chaparral has won his last nine races, including a total destruction of Fox Norton at Newbury last time out. But Altior is most likely to head to the Arkle Trophy instead, for which he is heavy odds-on.

It is the lack of opposition that sees Fox Norton as short as 8/1 for this. Unfortunately Fox Norton was moved from the excellent Neil Mulholland yard to Colin Tizzard. While Tizzard’s yard is in form, you could argue Fox Norton’s most recent run at Newbury behind Altior was disappointing. Mulholland, who had made the horse, would have been the man to get the best from this talented seven-year-old. Of course, it may just be that Altior is a monster. Either way, we can see Fox Norton running into a place here, but things would need to go badly wrong for Douvan for the Fox to win.

Old Sire De Grugy who famously won this race in 2014 for Jamie Moore may have some sentimental support at big odds, but his jumping has become patchy nowadays. That is consistent with a horse carrying a physical problem. However he is still one of the highest rated horses in the line-up, at 166. He is the type to surprise people just as they are giving up on him, but we are happy just to watch him on this occasion. Those jumping blunders are becoming too frequent. The one thing in his favour is that this race lacks strength in depth. It all revolves around Douvan and if he falls or fails to fire then anyone can win, even an 11-year-old, error-prone, old-timer.

God’s Own is of a very similar ability to Sire De Grugy judged on their respective runs in the Tingle Creek Chase (second and third to Un De Sceaux, who likely skips this race in favour of the Ryanair Chase). We would actually prefer God’s Own to Gary Moore’s stable star as he was fairly unlucky early on at Sandown and really ought to have finished closer to the winner. It helps that Tom George’s charge is two years younger as well.

Stayers Hurdle Odds Preview

Unowhatimeanharry is the obvious one for the Stayers Hurdle, and it’s a big welcome back to the correct name for the race after Ladbrokes inexplicably had it named the World Hurdle for several years. The change of sponsor was worth it if only for that.

Ably trained by Harry Fry and his wife, Unowhatimeanharry has won his last eight races. His most recent two victories were the Long Walk Hurdle and the Cleeve Hurdle. These are the right prep races for the Stayers, so it is hard to fault the CV. He looks a worthy favourite, albeit a shade short at 5/4, but it is a struggle to find one to beat him.

The main challenge should come from the Irish trio of Shaneshill, Nichols Canyon and Jezki. Though definite targets for those three are yet to be settled.

Jezki made an encouraging comeback run after time off before getting beaten at odds-on by Tombstone. The 2014 Champion Hurdle winner stays three miles well as he showed when winning the World Series Hurdle in 2015 at Punchestown, beating Hurricane Fly. This would be the right time to run in the Stayers Hurdle and the classy individual would command respect, after all he is only a nine-year-old.

Shaneshill won the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park last time out and will surely run well in this. He has a plethora of placed form behind good horses, though he does always tend to find one or two too good. That may the case once again here, but he should at least place.

Third in the Champion Hurdle to Annie Power in 2016, Nichols Canyon is another ‘nearly’ horse. The question mark remains the trip as he has been raced mainly at shorter distances. His one try at three miles did result in an honourable defeat, with Shaneshill finishing ahead of him.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds & Preview

Stablemates Cue Card and Native River are vying for favouritism in the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds. Cue Card is an 11-year-old and his abilities may be slightly on the wane. He is officially rated 170, 6lb less than he was this time last year when falling three fences from home in the Gold Cup while going well. There is also no doubt that his inconsistency is down to carrying a physical problem. Sometimes it is more apparent than others. His die-hard fans do have cause for optimism though. He hacked up in the Ascot Chase last time by 15 lengths, beating Shantou Flyer. What that told us is that Cue Card is in the best form possible. Last year may have been his big chance, but taking a look at the line-up this time round and the veteran really does not have much to fear from his rivals in terms of form or class.

Native River is a mere seven-year-old and has an upwardly mobile profile. He has won his last three and looks real class. This preview would actually prefer him to Cue Card but we are just wondering if the ground might not come up a bit fast for him. Sure, he will act on it. But he would be almost unbeatable here were it turn into a bog – that rarely happens at Cheltenham. He has the best jockey in Richard Johnson, and that alone is probably worth five lengths to any horse.

Djakadam has been well supported in the Cheltenham odds recently, despite not running since the end of December, when he was only third in the Lexus Chase. He has been runner-up in this race for the last two seasons, to Coneygree in 2015 and Don Cossack last year. Despite that admirable record, he has never quite lived up to lofty expectations and his jumping has often let him down. Like Cue Card, perhaps he has missed his chance. In his favour, this is an open and weak-looking renewal. His trainer Willie Mullins is to be feared at Cheltenham and if Djakadam puts it all together then maybe this will be his big day. The yard are making bullish noises about his chance.

There is then a gap in the betting, with the rest of the field beyond this trio at double figure odds or more. With slight queries over the front three, the stage could be set for a big-priced winner.

What do you think?

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2 Responses to Compare 2017 Cheltenham Festival Odds: Gold Cup Betting & All Races

  1. Malcolm Simmons March 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    I think it’s a brilliant, simple lay out but very effective. So easy to compare the odds and easy to spot your fancied horse. Please don’t change anything.

  2. j.dornan March 6, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    No faffing about, straight in, excellent layout.

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