Cheltenham Festival

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The 2012 Cheltenham Festival gets underway in a month away and it is time to start preparations for where your bets might go. Looking at individual races across the four days of famous racing, you need to do as much research as you can to get your bets right, but don’t forget you can claim plenty of cheltenham free bets from online bookmakers throughout the UK.

The 2012 event will run between the 13th March 2012 and Friday 16th March with non-stop racing throughout the four days. It all kicks off with ‘Champions Day’ on the Tuesday.

This is one of the most eagerly anticipated days in the racing calendar and don’t forget we have all the latest free bets offers for you!

Gates open at 10.30am on the Tuesday and punters can soak up the atmosphere until the first race at 1.30pm. The final race of the day is then at 5.15pm.

The highlight of the first day of the Cheltenham festival is the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which is widely considered as the most important hurdle race of the year.

The Grade 1 race is the event that seperates the best two-mile hurdler from the rest. It is an event everyone wants to win in their career as a jockey, trainer or owner.

Last year Hurricane Fly – trained by Willie Mullins with Ruby Walsh as the jockey – emerged victorious in this race and she is favourite to make it two Champion Hurdle victories in succession.

Hurricane Fly is 7/4 for this famous hurdle win, with Zarkandar and Spirit Son the nearest rivals at 10/1 each. Grandouet, Binocular, Rock On Ruby and Overturn are considered major contenders too in what is set to be an intense battle for victory on the first day of the Cheltenham festival.

The Champion Hurdle without doubt the pick of the seven races taking place on 13th March 2012 and is set to get underway at 3.20pm.