Mark your calendars, Cheltenham 2020 has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th 2020 and the horse racing community is buzzing.
Cheltenham happens to be one of the most anticipated race days in world horse racing and it offers huge pools to be won by punters and some excellent betting opportunities for anyone daring to take it. In this article, we will go back in time to Cheltenham 2019 and discuss how the races in 2019 transpired and then we will take a look at the 2020 races and the favorites.
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Cheltenham 2019 results re-visited
2019 saw as many as 28 races take place in a time period of four days. Some of the highlight races amongst these included the Champion Hurdle, the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Gold Cup.
Instead of taking a look at the results of all the 28 or so races that took place, we will focus on these highlight races from 2019 only. For full results of all races, you can check out https://www.cheltenhamfestival.net/results/
Day 1 results
First: Espoir D’Allen (M P Walsh) 18 – 1
Second: Melon P (P Townend) 22 – 1
Third: Silver Streak (Adam Wedge) 100 – 1
Day 2 results
Queen Mother Champion Chase
First: Altior (Nico de Boiinville) 4-11
Second: Politologue (H Cobden) 11 – 1
Third: Sceau Royal (D A Jacob) 16 – 1
Day 4 results
First: Al Boum Photo (P Townend) 12 – 1
Second: Anibale Fly (B J Geraghty) 22 – 1
Third: Bristol De Mai (D A Jacob) 18 – 1
From these three main race events from Cheltenham 2020, it was only in the Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase race that the bookmakers’favorite actually won. At 4 – 11, Altior (Nico de Boinville) was a strong favorite and did not disappoint when showtime came around. However, it goes to show that in most cases, the favourite is not necessarily going to be the winner.
Cheltenham 2020 – Favorites
For the upcoming Cheltenham races, we have some picks for you. Of course, you should always go through the stats, form and other data available on the runners and make your own decisions, but we have already done that research for you in this case, to bring you some of these money makers.
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Carefully Selected – this happens to be the name of the horse and we have actually also carefully selected this horse as the favorite for the Grade Three Killeney Novice Chase, and the book makers seem to agree with us (going by the currently published odds at most bookmakers). Carefully Selected is a serious contender after his two consecutive wins at Punchestown recently. In one of these wins, Carefully Selected totally dominated the field and finished the race an incredible 24 lengths ahead of the horse that came in second. For the National Hunt Chase, Carefully Selected has odds of 3/1.
Here are some odds of favorites for other runs. Supreme Novices Hurdle favorite is Envoi Allen with odds of 10/1, Arkle Trophy Favorite is Notebook with odds of 11/4, Ultima Handicap Chase favorite is Vinndication with odds of 7/1 and at 12/1 Benie Des Dieux is the favorite for the Champion Hurdle.
Frodon–Frodon will be running the Ryanair Chase and is our favorite to win. It is a closely contested race, but Frodon seems to have the edge on paper and we expect to see that translated onto the race track as well. Frodon was the winner of this event in 2019 as well. His most recent race was a convincing win against formidable runners like Top Notch and Keeper Hill in the Silviniaco Conti Chase.