Cheltenham 2021


This is your bible for the week. Every online bookmaker offer and useful link covering everything for this year’s Festival. Bring it on!

Latest Festival Offers

10Bet –  £5 free bet if there are 28+ non-runners – Opt in and bet £25+ on any sport at odds of 1.80 (4/5) or greater and get a £5 free bet if there are 28+ non-runners at this year’s Cheltenham Festival

Bet365 – Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on any race televised live on ITV Racing and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake (up to £50*) on the next race broadcast live on ITV Racing

Betfred – Back a horse in the selected race each day and if it finishes 2nd, Betfred will refund your stake as a free bet, up to £10 – Eligible races: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (13:20 Tuesday), Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (13:20 Wednesday), Ryanair Chase (14:30 Thursday) and the Triumph Hurdle (13:20 Friday)

Blacktype – Lead At The Last – Back a horse to win or be placed in any of the 27 Cheltenham Festival obstacle races and if your selected horse leads at the last fence/hurdle but loses the race we’ll refund your stake as a free bet up to £10

Boylesports – 2nd or 3rd Place Refunds – Place a bet on any horse at the Cheltenham Festival and if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the starting price (SP) favourite, BoyleSports will refund your stake as a free bet, up to £20

Coral – If your horse Fails To Finish any race at Cheltenham, get your stake back as a Free Bet up to £1

Jenningsbet – Back a horse to win or be placed in any of the 28 Cheltenham races. If the selected horse falls, unseats or is is brought down during the race the stake will be refunded as a Free Bet up to £10

Ladbrokes – Claim a £/€1 Free Bet on any race on Fridday at the Cheltenham Festival

Ladbrokes – Stake £5+ on a selected race and get 10 Spins if your horse wins. If your horse doesn’t win, we’ll give you 20 Spins to use instead! (Fri 19th – 16:50 Cheltenham) – Free spins to be used on Fishin Frenzy Spin Boost

LiveScoreBet –  Stake a total of £20+ across a day’s Cheltenham Festival racing and get a £5 free bet. Offer available once each day

Mansionbet – Get Paid As A Winner – Place a win or each way single (up to £10) on the first race of any day at Cheltenham, if your horse comes 2nd you’ll be paid out as winner in CASH up to £250

Mansionbet – Money back if 2nd or 3rd to SP fav – Opt in and place a bet on selected races and if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the starting price (SP) favourite, MansionBet will refund your stake as a free bet, up to £25. Eligible races: Ultima Handicap Chase (14:30 Tuesday), Boodles Juvenile Hurdle (16:15 Tuesday), Coral Cup (14:30 Wednesday), Grand Annual Chase (16:15 Wednesday), Pertemps Handicap Hurdle (13:55 Thursday), Kim Muir Chase (16:50 Thursday), County Hurdle (13:55 Friday) and Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle (16:50 Friday)

Mansionbet – Get up to £25 back as a Free Bet if your horse falls, is brought down or unseats rider

Netbet – Bet a single up to £10 on the race win market on any Cheltenham race. Min odds 3/1 to qualify. Get a Free Bet up to £10 if your horse comes 2nd to the SP favourite. (Min odds 4.0, min 5 runners)

Novibet – Place 4 or more single bets on Cheltenham Festival races each day and Novibet will give you a free bet based on your total stake, upto £25

PartyPokerSports – Money back as a Free Bet up to £20 if your selection finishes 2nd to the SP Favourite at all Cheltenham Races

Quinnbet – Money Back as a Free Bet if your Horse Finishes Second to the SP Favourite in All UK/IRE Races, Every Day! Does not apply where the SP Favourite goes off at odds of 6/4 (2.5) or less. (Max £10, min 6 runners)

SkyBet – First Race Money Back – Place a bet on the Triumph Hurdle and if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, Sky Bet will refund your stake as cash, up to £10

SportingIndex – If your horse finishes second to the SP favourite in the last race (16:50pm) on ANY day of the Cheltenham Festival, we will refund your stake as a Free Bet up to £20. The offer is valid on the following races: Tues 16th March: National Hunt Chase – Wed 17th March: Champion Bumper – Thurs 18th March: Kim Muir Handicap Chase – Fri 19th March: Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

SportNation Get Up To £40 In Free Bets – Opt in & place a bet on the 2nd race (13:55) on any day of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. Get money back as a Free Bet if your horse finishes 2nd – First bet on the 13:55 on any day at the Cheltenham Festival is the qualifying bet. Only one Free Bet available per customer per race. £10 max Free Bet per race. Selected races only. Free bets credited by 17:00 on the following day of the race. Max winnings with Free Bet is 20x the Free Bet value. Free Bet valid for 48 hours. Offer valid on every day of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival

Spreadex – For every race at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival you’ll get your money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite up to a max of £50

Spreadex – Money Back As Free Bet Up To £50 Free Bet If Your Horse Places In The 1st Race Each Day At The 2021 Cheltenham Festival – Place a cash bet on the first race each day at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. If your horse loses and finishes placed, we will match the stake of your losing bet with a free bet up to a max of £50. Your free bet will be credited on settlement of your losing bet and will expire in 28 days. Qualifying races: Tuesday March 16th: 13.20 The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Wednesday March 17th: 13.20 The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, Thursday March 18th: 13.20 The Marsh Novices’ Chase, Friday March 19th: 13.20 The JCB Triumph Hurdle

Starsports – Place a bet on any selection in any Cheltenham race from Tuesday 16 March – Friday 19 March and if it finishes second beaten ONE LENGTH OR LESS we’ll give you your money back as a FREE BET to the same stake (win part only) of up to £25. Ante-post bets do not qualify for this offer

The Pools – Place a £10 bet on the 13:20 Cheltenham if the SP of the winner is 20/1 or less get a £5 free bet

The Pools – Offers On Every Race For Day 4 Of The Festival

Toals – Back a horse in any of the nine handicap races and if your selected horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to an Irish trained winner, Toals will refund your stake as a free bet, up to £10 – Eligible races: Ultima Handicap Chase (14:30 Tuesday), Boodles Handicap Hurdle (16:15 Tuesday), Coral Cup (14:30 Wednesday), Grand Annual Handicap Chase (16:15 Wednesday), Pertemps Handicap Hurdle (13:55 Thursday), Paddy Power Plate (15:40 Thursday), Kim Muir Handicap Chase (16:50 Thursday), County Hurdle (13:55 Friday) and the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle (16:50 Friday)

Unibet – Bet on any Cheltenham race in the 15 minutes before the scheduled start time and if you back the winner we will match your stake with a free bet up to £20! Opt in to the offer on the betslip and min odds of 2.0 apply

Virginbet – Get your stake matched as a free bet, up to £20, if you back a winner (odds of 4.00+) in any Cheltenham Festival race

William Hill 2nd Place Refunds – Place a bet on any horse at the Cheltenham Festival and if it finishes 2nd, William Hill will refund your stake in cash, up to £10

William HillGet 3 price boosts for the horses each day. Each boost has a max bet of £20

Expired Offers

Befair – Get Upto £50 in free bets – Place £20+ in Exchange bets across UK and Irish racing each Saturday and get a £10 free bet to use on the Cheltenham Festival. Eligible races: All UK and Irish racing on Sat 13th Feb, Sat 20th Feb, Sat 27th Feb, Sat 6th Mar and Sat 13th Mar

BetVictor – Place a non in-play single bet of £5 on the Champions Hurdle (15:05) and if Honeysuckle wins we will credit you a £5 Free Bet

Fitzdares – Money back as a free bet unto £10 if your horses loses by a length or less on Day One – Money back as a free bet if you are beaten by a length or less in any race on Tuesday 16/03/21 at the Cheltenham Festival. Only bets placed on 16/03/21 will count towards this offer. Maximum matched free bet is £10

Fitzdares – Back a British-trained winner on Day Two and get a matched free bet – Back a British-trained winner at Cheltenham on 17/03/21 and get a matched free bet to your original stake. Only your first winning bet on each race is eligible for the matched free bet (if you placed more than one bet on a winning horse, only the first one in the betslip will count); you can earn up to a maximum of seven free bets on the day. Only bets placed on 17/03/21 will count towards this offer. Maximum matched free bet is £10

GentingBet – Place a non in-play single bet of £20+ (£20+ E/W) on the Mares Hurdle (15:40) and if your selection loses but Concertista wins we will credit you a £10 Free Bet

Ladbrokes – Log in for a £/€5 Free Bet on Day One of Cheltenham Festival! The Cheltenham Festival is here, and you can saddle up to this year’s meet with a £/€5 Free Bet. Take your pick from any of Tuesday’s races, including the Champion Hurdle at 15:05 (UK Time). Backing Epatante to defend her crown?

Mansionbet – Cheltmas Advent Calendar – Celebrate 12 offers, a new one each day, in the run up to Cheltenham! Simply head on over to the game each day and get ready to clear the first fence behind the panel

Mansionbet Cheltmas Tree – Opt in and back a £10+ winner at odds of 3/1 or more in any UK or Irish race in the run up to Cheltenham and MansionBet will give you a free bet to use on the Festival. 3/1 – 6/1 winner = £5 free bet, 13/2 – 14/1 winner = £10 free bet, 15/1+ winner = £25 free bet

Paddypower – Cheltenham 2021 Completely Free £5 Bets – First Free Bet must be used on the 13:20 Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday (March 16th). Second Free Bet must be used on the 13:20 Ballymore Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham on Wednesday (March 17th). Third Free Bet is open to all races that day and must be used by the 16:50 Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Thursday (March 18th). Max one £5 free bet per customer per day. New customers must deposit minimum £5 by debit/credit card or Apple Pay to create a Paddy Power account

SkyBet – First Race Money Back – Place a bet on the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (13:20 Tues) and if your horse loses, Sky Bet will refund your bet as cash, up to £10

SkyBet – First Race Money Back – Place a bet on the Ballymore Novices Hurdle (13:20 Wed) and if your horse loses, Sky Bet will refund your bet as cash, up to £10

SkyBet – First Race Money Back – Place a bet on the 13.20 Cheltenham- Marsh Novices’ Chase. If your horse finishes 2nd 3rd or 4th we will refund all win singles or the win part of each-way singles as cash up to £/€10 within 24 hours

Enhanced Bookmaker Sign Up Offers For The Festival

See all the current signup offers here

888Sport – Place Your First £10 Bet And Earn A £20 Free Sports Bet + A £20 Free Bet For Cheltenham – New customers only • Promotion valid until March 16th, 2021 • 18+ • Min deposit of £10 with promo code CHEL40 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 on Horse racing• Min odds 1.50 • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet placement and on the 16th March 2021 and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods, and countries. Full T&Cs apply

Betfred – Bet £10 Get up to £40 in Free Bets – New 18+ UK customers only. Promo period 00:00 12/03/21 and 23:59 19/03/21. Promo Code CHELT40, Deposit and place first bet of £10 on Cheltenham (Evens+) in one bet transaction. £30 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement, 7-day Expiry. £10 in Free Bets only credited if first bet doesn’t win. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. T&Cs apply

Betbull – Bet £10 Get £30 + £20 Cheltenham Bet Insured Everyday – New users only. Free Bets: Place qual bets of min £10 in 1st 7 days from deposit to unlock. Awarded as 3 equal £10 free bets. Min odds 1/1, 1+ legs & 7 day expiry. Insurance: Free bet crediting relies on marketing opt-in. Applied automatically to first horse race bet of each day at Cheltenham. Max stake £20. Winnings credited in cash. T&Cs apply

Fansbet – Bet £10 Get £10 – Place first £10 bet on sports at odds of 2.0 or greater; Get a 10 Free Bet after the qualifying bet has settled; Accept bonus pop-up to receive Free Bets; Free Bets must be used at odds below 20.0; Free Bet stakes not returned. Offer Expires 21st of March (11:59pm)

Fitzdares – Double your winnings on your first Cheltenham bet – If your first bet (upto £10) at the Cheltenham Festival is a winner, we will double your winnings (not including the original stake). Only accounts who register directly from this Racing Post page will qualify. Bet must be placed at odds of Even money (2.0) or greater. The maximum additional winnings is capped at £500

Novibet – Bet £20 Get £30 – 18+. UK new customers only. Max £30 free bet. Min £20 bet. Min odds 7/10 (1.7). Bonus Code: CHELTENHAM. Free Bets stake not returned. Certain markets/sports/payment methods restrictions apply. Qualifying bet must be made within 3 days. Free bet valid for 7 days. and General Promotions Terms apply. T&Cs apply

OddsMonkey Try OddsMonkey Premium For £1 – Enter The Offer Code OM12FOR1 When You Sign Up To Oddsmonkey And Get 12 Day Of Unlimited Premium Level Access For Just £1

Paddypower – Bet £5 Get £40 in Free Bets – New Customer Offer. Place a £5 single racing bet, min odds 1/5 (1.2) and get £20 in free bets. You will also get an additional £5 in free bets for each day of the Cheltenham festival (£40 in total). Only deposits made using cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled and are valid for 30 days. Paddy’s Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply

PariMatch – Cheltenham Welcome Offer – Bet £10 Get £50 – Opt In, bet £10 on horse racing (odds 2.00+) before 15:05GMT on 19.03.21 & get 4x£10 Free Bets for each feature race + £10, Slots Bonus, selected games, 20x wagering to withdraw max £250. Card Payments only. T&Cs Apply. 18+

Spreadex – £20 in Cheltenham Free Bets – Join and place a £20 bet on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival and get a free £5 bet each day. Plus Free Bet if 2nd to the SP fav on every race at the festival.And Free Bet if your win bet only places in the 1st race each day at the festival. Free Bet = stake size of losing bet, up to £50 max. Ts&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware T&Cs apply

Virginbet – Bet £10 and get £40 in Free Bets. £10 placed between 10:00 on 11.03 and 17:30 on 16.03. Min odds 1.5. Awarded as £20 Free Bet plus 4x £5 non-withdrawable Free Bet Tokens per day of Cheltenham.1x£5 Free Bet for any Cheltenham Race on 16.03. 3x£5 Free Bets are usable on Selected Cheltenham Races only

Betting Exchanges

Betdaq – 0% Commission – BETDAQ will be going 0% Commission On All Sport Throughout Cheltenham. BETDAQ traders can enjoy 0% commission on all 28 races throughout the Festival’s four days – and on an exciting selection of other sporting events. The 0% commission rate will also be extended into Saturday the 20th

Befair – 0% Commission Up To £500 On The Exchange Plus get a 2% rate thereafter with Betfair’s Basic package – Applies to Betfair Exchange bets & any commission paid within the first 30 days. Refunds occur every Wednesday based upon the activity carried out during the 7 days prior. Only deposits made using Cards/Paypal will qualify. 2% rate will apply after the promotional period & is offered through the Betfair Rewards Basic package

Matchbook – 0% Commission on All Sports – Boost your winnings on the exchange, with 0% commission on all sports. New customers only. New users will not pay commission on any bet during the period of 04/03/2021-12/04/2021. Only available on deposits made using debit and credit cards. User must enter bonus code ‘COMMFREE’ when registering. T’s and C’s apply. 18+ Only. Begambleaware.org. T&Cs apply

Smarkets2% Commission – At Smarkets we offer a flat 2% commission on net winnings per market. This means commission is only charged on your profit for the overall market, and not individual bets plus get a £10 risk free bet when you sign up

Race Schedule

Here’s the full schedule of all 28 races…

Day 1 – Tuesday 16th March – Champion Day

13:20 The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
13:55 The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
14:30 The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
15:05 The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)
15:40 The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)
16:15 The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)
16:50 The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2)

Day 2 – Wednesday 17th March – Ladies Day

13:20 The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
13:55 The Brown Advisory Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
14:30 The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
15:05 The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
15:40 The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase
16:15 The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Grade 3)
16:50 The Weatherbys Champion Bumper (Grade 1)

Day 3 – Thursday 18th March – St Patrick’s Thursday

13:20 The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
13:55 The Pertemps Network Final (Handicap Hurdle) (Listed)
14:30 The Ryanair Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
15:05 The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
15:40 The Paddy Power Plate (Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)
16:15 The Parnell Properties Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)
16:50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup (Handicap Steeple Chase) (0-145)

Day 4 – Friday 19th March – Gold Cup Day

13:20 The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)
13:55 The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)
14:30 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 1)
15:05 The WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
15:40 The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase
16:15 The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
16:50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle

Festival Trading

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Festival Preview Videos

Visit our media site GreenUpTV for all the very latest video previews, tips and discussion throughout the entire festival

Festival Previews Video Library

Festival Highlights Videos

Visit our media site GreenUpTV to see the story of the festival so far

Festival Highlights Video Library

Festival Tips

Cheltenham Festival 2021 Tips from our friends over at geegeez.co.uk

Day One Tips

Day Two Tips

Day Three Tips

Day Four Tips

Festival Trends

Each day of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival our horse racing trends experts over at GeeGeez will give you all the quick-fire positive and negative stats for EVERY race. Apply these to the final cards and you will build up a picture and a profile of which horses have historically done the best in recent renewals.

We hope they help narrow down the fields and also help pin-point plenty of winners at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival for you!

Cheltenham Festival Trends Day One
Cheltenham Festival Trends Day Two
Cheltenham Festival Trends Day Three
Cheltenham Festival Trends Day Four

Non Runner No Bet Bookmakers

The following bookmakers are offering a Non Runner No Bet concession on some or all races at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. So if your selection doesn’t run, you get your money-back

888SportAll races

Bet365All races

Betfair Sportsbook – All races

Betfred – Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle and the Gold Cup

BetVictor All races

BetwayChampion Hurdle, Betway Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle and the Gold Cup

Boylesports – Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Ryanair Chase, Stayers Hurdle and the Gold Cup

Bwin – All races

Coral – All races

Ladbrokes – All races

Mansionbet – All races

Paddypower – All races

Sportnation – All races except for the Gold Cup

Unibet All races

William Hill – All races

Best Odds Guaranteed Bookies

If the starting price of your selection ends up higher than the odds you take when you place your bet then BOG (Best Odds Guaranteed) bookmakers will pay out at the bigger price. Be sure to read the individual bookmaker T&Cs for full details on their concessions

888Sport – From The Day Of The Race

Bet365 – Anytime

Betfair – From 8am On The Day Of The Race

Betfred – From 8am On The Day Of The Race

BetVictor – From:9am On The Day Of The Race

Betway –  From: 9am On The Day Of The Race

Boylesports – Anytime

Bwin – From 8am On The Day Of The Race

Coral – Anytime

Gentingbet – From 12pm On The Day Of The Race

Grosvenor – From The Day Of The Race

Jenningsbet – From 11am On The Day Of The Race

Ladbrokes – Anytime

Mansion – From 10am On The Day Of The Race

Paddypower – From 8am On The Day Of The Race

SkyBet – From 9am On The Day Of The Race

SportingBet – Anytime

Sportnation – From 8am On The Day Of The Race

The PoolsFrom 11:00:00 until 21:30:00 Monday to Sunday

UnibetFrom 8am On The Day Of The Race

VirginbetFrom 7am On The Day Of The Race

William HillFrom 10am On The Day Of The Race

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