Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide 2024

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The 2024 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide, again written by Paul Ferguson and Guest Authors, is the complete guide to The Festival, with every fact,...

The 2024 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide, again written by Paul Ferguson and Guest Authors, is the complete guide to The Festival, with every fact, stat and trend covered to help you make the most informed bets throughout the best week of the year.

Last year’s guide featured gems like these.

Banker or Bust, by Rory Delargy:

  • Supreme Novices' Hurdle FACILE VEGA, Bust - beaten favourite
  • Stayers' Hurdle TEAHUPOO, Bust - beaten favourite
  • Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle LUCCIA, Bust - beaten favourite (unplaced)

Daily Tips, by Sam Turner:

  • 3 selections on day one included Marine Nationale (won Supreme Novices' Hurdle @ 9-2) and El Fabiolo (won Arkle @ 11-10)
  • 3 selections on day two included The Real Whacker (won Brown Advisory Novices' Chase @ 8-1)

SPRING HORSES TO FOLLOW

  • Impaire et Passe - won Ballymore Novices' Hurdle @ 5-2 (and followed-up at Punchestown)
  • Lossiemouth - won Triumph Hurdle @ 11-8 (and followed-up at Punchestown)

SELECTED STATS/TRENDS:

  • Arkle Trophy - Horses rated 160+ are 7-14 since 2012 (El Fabiolo was the sole 160-rated novice in the race, won @ 11-10)
  • Champion Bumper - Horses rated132+ are 6-15 during the past 14 years (A Dream To Share was the sole 132+rated runner in the race, won @ 7-2)
  • Ryanair Chase - 7 winners between 2008 and 2016 were beaten in the King George (Envoi Allen was beaten in the KG, won @ 13-2)
  • Triumph Hurdle - 7 of the past 11 winners contested the Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Lossiemouth beat Gala Marceau, the 1-2 from the Spring Juvenile)

Plus, much, much more.

The Guide once again includes the Grand National Festival Betting Guide, featuring on all Grade 1s and the Grand National itself.

PUBLISHED FRIDAY, 23RD FEBRUARY 2024