Cheltenham Festival 2018 Strategy - All You Need to Know
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Fancy some free bets for Cheltenham 2018? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled all the stats and tips for the Cheltenham festival all in one place. See all the latest betting offers for each race, for new and existing customers. When it comes to Cheltenham 2018 betting, be it reloads or sign up offers, we’ve got you covered for Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Festival 2018 Offers 
Best Sign Up Offers

Cheltenham 2017 Enhanced Offers

Smarkets Sign Up Offer

Smarkets - £40 Risk Free

Sign up for a Smarkets account using code CHELTENHAM2018 to qualify for a £10 risk-free bet on each of the four Championship races at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.

Simply place your bet(s) on the 15:30 race each day during the Festival and your losses on the race will be refunded to your account up to a maximum of £10.

Skybet Sign Up Offer

SkyBet - Bet £10, Get £40 Free Bets

New customers only. Min qualifying bet £10 or more to receive 4x£10 tokens. Redeemable against single or EW market only. Customer must be new to Sky Betting and Gaming, those with Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker are considered to be existing customers. Free bets are non-withdrawable and Free bet stake not included in any winnings. Customers using Moneybookers or Neteller are not eligible. One offer per customer. 18+. begambleaware.org. UK customers only. T&Cs apply

Matchbook

Matchbook 0% Commission

Place any bets on Horse Racing during the Promotional Period, and you will be charged zero commission at the time they are matched in respect of those bets (0% Commission).

Sportnation Sign Up Offer

SportNation - £100 Welcome Bonus

Register with SportNation and use deposit code SNCHELT100 on your first deposit.

SNCHELT100 - Deposit between £25 and £100, once you have turned over your initial deposit 1x you will be credited a 100% bonus equal to your deposit amount up to £100.

Place a series of bets at minimum odds of 1.6 with a minimum stake equal to the combined value of 6x your deposit amount and bonus funds received and once such bets have settled, any bonus funds and winnings remaining will become withdrawal. System bets will not count towards the wagering requirement.

NetbetSign Up Offer

Netbet - Deposit £10, Get £30 Free Bets

Create your account and enter Promo Code GET30 on the registration page.

Deposit & place a single bet on any horse racing event, Qualifying bet must be placed at min odds of 1/2. Max bet £10

No matter whether you win or lose, get £30 in free bets within 48hours. SIMPLE!

Betfred Up Offer

Betfred- Bet £10, Get £50 Free Bets

New customers only using promo code ‘chelt50’. Bets on ante-post and specials markets do not qualify. Promotional period from 18:00 12/03/2018 until 13:30 16/03/2018. Min deposit and first bet of £10 on the first race of the day at Cheltenham (13:30). Free bets credited within 60 minutes of bet settlement, 7 Day Free Bet Expiry. Full T&Cs apply.

Ladbrokes Sign Up Offer

888sport - 14/1 Buveur Dair & Altior To Win

New customers only. £10 minimum deposit required. Qualifying bet must be placed at the normal odds Min bet £5, max bet £5. Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement. Free bet stakes not included in bet returns. Free bets expire 7 days after credit. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Withdrawal restrictions and Terms & Conditions. 18+. Begambleaware.org. T&Cs apply, see site for details.

Sportnation Sign Up Offer

SportNation - Bet £25 Get 28 x £2.50 Free Bets

Register with SportNation and when you make your first deposit use code SNCH25. Deposit a minimum £25 and place a £25 bet at odds of 1.6 or greater. You will then be credited a £2.50 free bet for each of the 28 races at the Cheltenham Festival. You will be credited 7 x £2.50 free bet at 10AM at the start of each day. Customers will have 24 hours to use each days credited free bets after which they will expire. Only winnings of free bets will be returned. This offer is valid to use once per customer. Offer expires 11.03.18 Midnight. T&Cs apply, see site for details. 18+. begambleaware.org. T&Cs apply.

Coral

Coral - Buveur D´Air to Win 50/1

50/1 Buveur d´Air to win the Champion Hurdle New customers only. Min deposit £5. Max bet £1. Winnings paid in free bets. UK+IRE New Customers Only. Winning bets paid in cash based on the normal price on our website. Enhanced odds paid in free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. 18+. begambleaware.org. UK & ROI residents only. T&Cs apply

Cheltenham Festival 2018 Races 
Day Date & Time Name Grade Distance Age Jumps Reloads 2018 Reloads 2017 Yesbets Odds Checker Racing Post Betfair Smarkets
1
13/03/2018 13:30:00
Grade 1
2m½f
4yo+
8 hurdles
32
31
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
1
13/03/2018 14:10:00
Grade 1
2m
5yo+
13 fences
23
24
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
1
13/03/2018 14:50:00
Grade 3
3m1f
5yo+
20 fences
25
27
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
1
13/03/2018 15:30:00
Grade 1
2m½f
4yo+
8 hurdles
25
25
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
1
13/03/2018 16:10:00
Grade 1
2m4f
4yo+
10 hurdles
23
23
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
1
13/03/2018 16:50:00
Grade 2
4m
5yo+
25 fences
22
20
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
1
13/03/2018 17:30:00
Listed Race
2m4½f
0-140, 5yo+
16 fences
27
21
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
2
14/03/2018 13:30:00
Grade 1
2m5f
4yo+
10 hurdles
27
28
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
2
14/03/2018 14:10:00
Grade 1
3m½f
5yo+
20 fences
20
23
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
2
14/03/2018 14:50:00
Grade 3
2m5f
4yo+
10 hurdles
26
26
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
2
14/03/2018 15:30:00
Grade 1
2m
5yo+
13 fences
23
28
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
2
14/03/2018 16:10:00
Conditions
3m6f
5yo+
32 fences
20
21
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
2
14/03/2018 16:50:00
Grade 3
2m½f
4yo
8 hurdles
20
18
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
2
14/03/2018 17:30:00
Grade 1
2m½f
4-6yo
flat
19
20
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
3
15/03/2018 13:30:00
Grade 1
2m4f
5yo+
16 fences
26
27
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
3
15/03/2018 14:10:00
Grade 3
3m
5yo+
12 hurdles
25
26
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
3
15/03/2018 14:50:00
Grade 1
2m5f
5yo+
17 fences
20
23
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
3
15/03/2018 15:30:00
Grade 1
3m
4yo+
12 hurdles
25
21
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
3
15/03/2018 16:10:00
Grade 3
2m5f
5yo+
17 fences
22
21
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
3
15/03/2018 16:50:00
Grade 2
2m1f
4yo+
8 hurdles
18
16
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
3
15/03/2018 17:30:00
Handicap
3m2f
0-145, 5yo+
20 fences
20
18
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
4
16/03/2018 13:30:00
Grade 1
2m1f
4yo
8 hurdles
24
27
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
4
16/03/2018 14:10:00
Grade 3
2m1f
5yo+
8 hurdles
22
24
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
4
16/03/2018 14:50:00
Grade 1
3m
4yo+
12 hurdles
20
22
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
4
16/03/2018 15:30:00
Grade 1
3m2½f
5yo+
22 fences
22
25
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
4
16/03/2018 16:10:00
Open
3m2½f
5yo+
22 fences
18
20
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
4
16/03/2018 16:50:00
Handicap
2m4½f
0-145, 4yo+
10 hurdles
16
16
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
4
16/03/2018 17:30:00
Handicap
2m½f
5yo+
14 fences
19
18
Yesbets
Oddschecker
Racing Post
Betfair
Smarkets
Cheltenham Festival 2018 Matched Betting Tips & Advice 

1Practice Reloads

Make sure that you have familiarised yourself with and practiced the popular horse racing offers before Cheltenham. These include 2nd to SP Fav, 2nd place refund, 4/1 winner, fallers insurance. Try these on a Saturday when ITV is showing racing. Cheltenham essentially offers 4 days straight of Saturday racing with a lot more offers - Mark

2Withdrawals

Make sure you’ve done all your withdrawals from weekend, dont be waiting on withdrawals come Tuesday morning. Make sure your money’s where you want it to be. Use paypal skrill if allowed for faster withdrawals, especially when that 100 quid free bet on a 40/1 shot wins. Study form night before. Write down all reloads, boosts etc your going for. If you´ve not a massive exchange make sure your combining liability, do not ignore extra place races. Try and enjoy it, great fun and great racing - Roswell

3Combined Liability

Get a handle on combined liability. This will be your friend as there will be multiple offers for many races and this will allow you to back multiple horses without maxing out your exchange. Perfect for smaller exchanges. Note this won´t work if you back the same horse for multiple offers - David

4Get Organised

Make sure you have your money available - withdraw everything from every bookie and leave a decent amount, but not everything in the exchange. You want to be able to be flexible and put your money where its needed (bookie / exchange)

Get organised. Try to get some bets on the night before if the odds are decent. Know which offers are available on which races and know what offers you want to go for on each race. The time between races is manic whilst you try to get bets on and you want to know what you should be doing. Andy

Purchase good sized whiteboard & night before each race day write out the races and the offers you are eligible to participate on/intend to hit. Alternatively make a paper plan. - James

5Do Easy Offers First

Do easy low stake reloads the night (2nd place, 2ndSP, etc)before if possible or early morning, all races are flush with liquidity so much easier at Cheltenham... Remember to fill in your whiteboard/paper plan so you know what’s left of your masterplan to execute. - James

6Odds Boosts

Look out for the boosts and make a note of what times bookies are planning to run boosts. Fred always come up with some crackers and can usually get a good chunk on them till they restrict eventually. - James

6Enjoy It

Don’t let it stress you out, we all like to make money but taking the week off work and then running yourself into the ground all week isn´t worth it IMO, try and also enjoy the racing. (Learnt this the hard way tbh, looking to enjoy it more this year). - James

7Lock In Profit

Use the lock in´s where you ever possible. Be prepared to take slightly less than normal especially if multi accounting as slightly less of more accounts will add up. Follow daily horse racing thread. Loads of tips and advice will crop up there. - Dean

8Practice

Have money in a ´back-up´ exchange. Outages have been known at busy times. Don´t try new offers for the first time at Chelt. I.e. Don’t suddenly try to hit the extra places if you´ve not done them before. Practice with small stakes on a busy Saturday to get the hang of them. - Matt

9Always Take Part

Is it worth taking part with a really small bank like £500ish???

Even by just doing the guaranteed profit offers on the first race each day last year., I made about £250 over the 4 days - Neil

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Cheltenham Festival Previous Winners & Stats 
Year Race Winner Odds Distance SP Fav SP Odds High5 2nd to SP 2nd Length 3/1 Winner 4/1 Winner Fallers Racing Post
2017
Labaik
26.00
2 1/4
Melon
4.00
0
2017
Altior
1.25
6
Altior
1.25
1
2017
Un Temps Pour Tout
10.00
Short Head
Singlefarmpayment
6.00
2
2017
Buveur Dair
6.00
4 1/2
Yanworth
3.00
0
2017
Apples Jade
4.50
1 1/2
Limini
2.50
3
2017
Tiger Roll
17.00
3
A Genie In Abottle
5.00
1
2017
Tully East
9.00
1 1/4
Foxtail Hill
7.00
3
2017
Willoughby Court
15.00
head
Neon Wolf
3.00
1
2017
Might Bite
4.50
nose
Might Bite
4.50
1
2017
Supasundae
17.00
2
Tombstone
4.50
0
2017
Special Tiara
12.00
head
Douvan
1.22
0
2017
Cause of Causes
5.00
9
Cantlow
3.25
2
2017
Flying Tiger
34.00
neck
Divin Bere
5.50
1
2017
Fayonagh
8.00
1 1/4
Cause Toujours
5.50
0
2017
Yorkhill
2.50
1
Yorkhill
2.50
2
2017
Presenting Percy
12.00
3 3/4
Impulsive Star
9.00
0
2017
Un De Sceaux
2.75
1 1/2
Un De Sceaux
2.75
0
2017
Nichols Canyon
11.00
3/4
Unowhatimeanharry
1.83
0
2017
Road To Respect
15.00
6
Diamond King
6.00
3
2017
Lets Dance
2.38
2 3/4
Lets Dance
2.38
1
2017
Domesday Book
41.00
3/4
Squouateur
6.00
4
2017
Defi Du Seuil
3.50
5
Defi Du Seuil
3.50
0
2017
Arctic Fire
21.00
neck
Ivanovich Gorbatov
6.00
1
2017
Penhill
17.00
3 1/2
Death Duty
2.63
2
2017
Sizing John
8.00
2 3/4
Djakadam
4.00
2
2017
Pacha Du Polder
17.00
neck
On The Fringe
2.38
1
2017
Champagne Classic
13.00
2 1/4
Battleford
5.50
2
2017
Rock The World
11.00
1 3/4
Le Prezien
4.50
0
Cheltenham Infographic 
Cheltenham Festival 2018 Infographic