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William Hill hand out a big Cheltenham High 5 to punters

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The offer below has already expired. It is time for a big high 5 for punters looking forward to the Cheltenham Festival 2017. The dawn of the new Festival is almost upon us and punters are narrowing down their selections for the big races. For each and every race being ran at the Cheltenham Festival 2017, online betting site William Hill are running their High 5 promotion. If your horse wins by 5 lengths or more you can get either:
  • A 25% free bet bonus on winnings if you back the winner or,
  • Your money back as a free bet if your horse finishes second.
Either way it is a big win! This applies to all races at the Festival and to races which have at least six runners going off in the race. The maximum 25% bonus through the William Hill offer is up to £100 free bet. There is a maximum free bet back of £25 on the Money Back 2nd offer. This applies only to bets placed on the Cheltenham Festival from Thursday 00:01 (9th March). Cashed in or partially cashed-in bets won’t count towards the offer and for the 25% Winner Bonus, for each way singles, only the win part of the bet will count towards the bonus (stakes not included). For the Money Back 2nd offer, the full stake will apply, and free bets will be the value of total stake minus total returns. Also note that bets placed on the Unnamed Favourite & Unnamed 2nd Favourite will not qualify for this offer and if a race is won by less than five lengths, neither offer will apply. For the opening race of each day of the Festival, check out William Hill’s Higher 5 Offer which returns either a 25% bonus on the winning horse, as a free bet up to £100 or money back on all other selections, as a free bet up to £25! Register an account with online betting site William Hill and earn yourself 30 in free bets. Just go and sign up and then place your first real money bet of 10 with then and then you will receive 3x 10 bets from the bookmaker. That first bet must be placed on selection(s) with single/cumulative odds greater than 1/5 (1.2). On top of all that, you will get access to other top Cheltenham 2017 racing promotions like the William Hill Happy Hour and Enhanced Odds boosts!
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Ladbrokes Willie Mullins Cheltenham 2017 Money Back Special

Ladbrokes
What a force Willie Mullins has been at the Cheltenham Festival. Once against the top trainer is back looking to make sweeping wins across the four days of action. He has more favourites going at the Cheltenham Festival 2017 than any other training and once again some big names will be up for him at the Festival. There is Djakadam, the two time runner up in the Gold Cup, coming back for another crack at the blue riband race. There is the immense 1/3 odds on favorite Douvan up for the trainer in the Queen Mother Champion Chase  and the list goes on. Un De Sceaux is 4/1 Ryanair Chase favourite, with the impressive Yorkhill going off at the head of the market in the JLT Novice Chase. Limini has been thrown into the Mares’ Hurdle while Melon is favourite to win the curtain raiser that is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. That’s just the tip of the iceberg to the amount of entries that he has at the Festival. So he looks set to have a great Cheltenham again, but fortunately Ladbrokes are offering a great money back special because of Mullins. If a Willie Mullins horse wins, Ladbrokes will refund losing stakes on all other horses in the race! This is available to new and existing customer and it applies to one selected race per day. There is a maximum refund of £25 as a free bet through the offer as well. This offer applies on each day of The Cheltenham Festival 2017 (March 14-17). Offer applies to bets placed from 08:00 on the day of the race with the exception of the offer on Tuesday March 14th which will be available for bets placed from Friday March 10th and the offer applies to the first bet placed on the race. The Free Bet token will be awarded within 24 hours of the finish of the race and is valid for 7 days. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is limit of one free bet per customer. As a customer you can enjoy this great Cheltenham Willie Mullins money back special!
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Coral offer £10 in FREE BETS for Cheltenham Festival 2017

Coral
You can get your hands on £10 in FREE BETS for the Cheltenham Festival through the Coral Bet & Bet Club. There is the big four days of racing action coming from Prestbury Park and in the club, you can go and opt in each day and then collect £10 in FREE BETS for the following day of racing from the Festival! This great Coral Cheltenham 2017 betting offer is open to all customers who go and opt in to the Coral Bet & Get Club. Bet £25 on Cheltenham Races and Get £10 in FREE BETS for the next day from Coral! Punters who had signed up and opted in before the close of Monday, March 13th will have collected free bets for the Supreme Novices Hurdle. But each day you can go and Opt In to the Cheltenham promotion, make your qualifying stakes of £25 on the Cheltenham Races and then get your £10 in FREE BETS for the following day. The bookmaker is offering faller specials as well on all Cheltenham Festival 2017 races. Bet on any race at the Festival and if your selection falls, unseats or gets brought down then the bookmaker will give you your money back as a free bet up to the value of £25 on that selection! If you need to sign up, collect £20 worth of free bets as well from them as a welcome bonus. Each week from Monday through Thursday in the Coral Bet & Get Club, if you make the qualifying stake amount of £25 across any sport in their sportsbook, then on the Friday you will claim a free £5 bet back to use that weekend! You can opt into this great promotion each and every week and start amassing those free bets just from your regular betting! The offer is open to new and existing customers.
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Bet Victor offer Bet £10 and get a £2 Free Bet for every race at Cheltenham 2017

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You can jump start your Cheltenham 2017 betting at bookmaker Bet Victor as they are offer a free bet for EVERY Race at this year’s Festival. That’s right, EVERY race. All that you need to do for this epic Cheltenham Festival betting promotion is go and sign up with the bookmaker and then opt into the Jump Start promotion. Then place a bet of £10 or more on any sporting event between 11:00 GMT on Wednesday 8th March and 13:30 GMT on Thursday 16th March to qualify. When you have qualified you will get yourself a free £2 bet for each race from Bet Victor at the Festival. So obviously, the sooner you get qualified for the Bet Victor promotion then more free bets that you are going to collect and any free bets coming your way are credited the night before the race! If you want a piece of this then you have to sign up for a new account with Bet Victor because this is a new customer exclusive from them. Just place the qualifying stake of £10 or more on any sporting event and receive £14 in free bets for Day 1’s races at the Cheltenham Festival at 17:00 GMT on Monday 13th March and then receive £14 in free bets every subsequent day at 20:00 GMT for the following day's racing! Bet Victor have also launched their new Horse Racing Cash Out service in time for the Cheltenham Festival 2017 and this will be available on the Outright Race Winner market on all races from the Festival. So now you can Cash Out your win and each-way horse racing accumulator bets in full, or partially, once each leg of your bet has settled. Each £2 in bonus funds are tied to an individual race, and can be placed on any market on that race and will expire at the start of that race. Qualifying bets which are Cashed Out, or Partially Cashed Out will be excluded from the promotion. This promotion is open right now so get in on it before the start of the festival. Deposits made through Moneybookers (skrill) or Neteller are excluded from receiving this welcome offer.
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Boylesports offer Money Back Specials for Cheltenham 2017 betting

Boylesports
It is all eyes on Prestbury Park for the Cheltenham Festival 2017 next week and online betting site Boylesports have rolled out some great looking money back special offers for the racing action. The bookmaker is running the offers for both new and existing customers too, so everyone has the chance to avail themselves of these fantastic bonuses. Here is what the bookmaker is offering and they are both available across every race at the Cheltenham Festival 2017! Money Back if 2nd OR 3rd To the SP Favourite This is a great offer because if your selection narrowly misses out on the win by finishing second or third to the SP favourite at any of the Festival races this year, then you will get your money back! This money back special applies to all Joint/Co-Favourites, and only applies to bets placed from 5pm the day before the rac. There is maximum refund of £20 per customer per race. Cheltenham Freefall Money Back There is nothing worse than seeing your horse take a tumble at Cheltenham, because you see your hopes and wagers go down the pan. Fortunately, Boylesports are cushioning the blow somewhat because if your selection falls at the first or last jump in any Cheltenham Festival 2017 race, then you get your money back. This offer applies to bets placed from 5pm the day before the race. National Hunt flat races are not included, and there is a maximum refund of £20 per customer per race. If you are not a customer yet, go and open an account with online betting site Boylesports and take advantage of their great welcome bonus too. Go and bet your first qualifying bet of £10 or more on the account, for a selection at even money or greater, and in return you will get £30 as a free bet back from Boylesports!
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William Hill Higher 5 Cheltenham 2017 betting offer!

William Hill
The offer below has already expired. For the first race of each day at the Cheltenham Festival 2017, online betting site William Hill are running their big Higher 5 promotion. This is a cracking offer for each day of the Festival, focusing in the open race of each day. Tuesday opens with the fantastic, thrilling affair that is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, with the Neptune kicking off Wednesday, the JLT Novices Chase on Thursday and then the opening race on Friday is the Triumph Hurdle. For the very first race (13:30 UK time) on each of the four days at The Cheltenham Festival 2017 if a horse wins by 5 lengths or more, then William Hill will:
  • Give bets on the winning horse a 25% bonus, as a free bet up to £100
  • Give money back on all other selections, as a free bet up to £25.
So that is a great way to start your Cheltenham Festival 2017 betting on each of the four days. The William Hill Higher 5 offer applies to the following races:
  • Tuesday 14th March – Supreme Novices Hurdle
  • Wednesday 15th March – Neptune Novices Hurdle
  • Thursday 16th March – JLT Novices Chase
  • Friday 17th March – Triumph Hurdle
You will get a free bet of up to £100 paid as one free bet token through the 25% free bet bonus and for each way singles, only the win part of the bet will count. On the No Lose Concession part of the offer (one free bet per horse per customer up to a maximum of £25) free bets will be to the value of the the total stake minus the total returns. For both offers, only singles placed on the standard ‘Race Card’ selections count. Bet placed on other race markets (‘Place only’, ‘Betting Without’ etc.) and Tote bets do not. Cashed in, or partially cashed-in bets, won't count and this offer applies to bets placed through all William Hill Channels. Bets placed on the Unnamed Favourite & Unnamed 2nd Favourite will not qualify for this offer. So while the Higher 5 offer applies to the First Race of each day of Cheltenham 2017, following that, each of the other races will fall into the High 5 promotion that William Hill are offering where they will issue either a  25% free bet bonus on winnings if you back the winner or, your money back as a free bet if your horse finishes second in a race that is won by five or more lengths! So you get tremendous coverage on all races from the Cheltenham Festival 2017 through the bookmaker! Register an account with online betting site William Hill and earn yourself £30 in free bets. Just go and sign up and then place your first real money bet of £10 with then and then you will receive 3x £10 bets from the bookmaker. That first bet must be placed on selection(s) with single/cumulative odds greater than 1/5 (1.2). On top of all that, you will get access to other top Cheltenham 2017 racing promotions like the William Hill Happy Hour and Enhanced Odds boosts!
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Champion Bumper 2017 Betting Odds & Preview -15th March 2017

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This is one of the flat races going off at Cheltenham Festival 2017 and it will provide a thrilling conclusion to Wednesday’s action from Prestbury Park. This bumper (which is a flat race ran under National Hunt racing rule) has lost it's main ante post favourite, with Willie Mullins having to pull Getabird because of injury. But he still has stablemate Carter McKay running and he looks to be the one to beat for the renewal, having produced an unbeaten start to his National Hunt racing career. He has landed two wins from two this season, beating a couple of his Champion Bumper rivals as well and the void left by Getabird being pulled, has firmly been filled in this one by Carter McKay. Western Ryder is closest to him in the Champion Bumper 2017 betting market and he is carrying some great form into Prestbury Park. He has been out four times this season, winning two of them and he took the Listed Neptune Bumper title at the back end of last year. What indicates that he could go well at Cheltenham Festival 2017 is his second place to Daphne Du Clos at Newbury in his last outing. He gave up big weight to the winner (21 pounds) and still put in a fantastic run. Daphne Du Clos was expected to line up in this one and a very strong contender at that, but picked up an injury. So that just pulls Western Ryder to even more value for the Champion Bumper 2017. The highest rated flat racer in the Champion Bumper 2017 field is Fayonagh and carded a massive 20 length win in a Fairyhouse Listed Bumper in her final warm up. That’s worth noting and may be worth backing in the each way market for this one. Cause Toujours has won this season in his first National Hunt contest, while Someday produced a notable run at Leopardstown in February. Someday made an impact and beat out some notable challengers in a second place finish, a close one at that, to Cilaos Emery. With the defeats dished out to Bakmaj and West Coast Time by Western Ryder this season, that puts them on the backburner for this one. But overall it should be a highly competitive battle, and an exciting one to round of Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival 2017.

Champion Bumper 2017 Betting Odds

Carter McKay 3/1, Western Ryder 6/1, Someday 7/1, Cause Toujours 9/1 Debuchet 10/1, Fayonagh 12/1, Next Destination 12/1, Bakmaj 16/1, West Coast Time 16/1, Zaheer 16/1, Mystic Theatre 16/1, Quick Grabim 20/1, bar 25/1

Champion Bumper 2017 Betting Promotion

On each day of the Festival with bookmaker William Hill, the opening race will be covered by their Higher 5 promotion. If a horse wins the race by five lengths or more you will either pick up a win bonus or your money back on a losing selection! For all other races in the Festival, their High 5 promotion kicks in where you will either get a win bonus or a free bet back if your selection finishes second if there is a winner big 5 lengths or more! Go and register an account with online betting site William Hill and enjoy these great offers along with Cheltenham Happy Hour and other enhanced odds offers!. When you sign up you can earn £30 worth of free bets as welcome bonus too.

Champion Bumper 2017 Prediction

Carter McKay is going to take some stopping, hands down. This is a good runner, but there is the bigger and more tempting value sat on Western Ryder who has seen off some Champion Bumper contenders this season. At that 6/1 price, he has the credentials to land some value. Our each way punt for the Champion Bumper is Fayonagh.
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£60 in Free Bets for Cheltenham Day One offer at Betbright

Betbright
The thrilling ride that is the Supreme Novices’ starts the action for the Cheltenham Festival 2017 as it is the opener on Tuesday, March 14th. This is the curtain raiser and it the much-fancied Melon who has been attracting all of the attention in the market to claim the win. His chances have been boosted with the dangerous Finian's Oscar being withdrawn because of injury, and is now a 3/1 shot to land the win. His closest challenger coming in is Ballyandy at 7/2.

Supreme Novices Betting Odds

Melon 10/3, Ballyandy 7/2, Bunk Off Early 15/2, River Wylde 8/1, Crack Mome 12/1, bar 18/1 Across the rest of the first day of action there are other big feature races like the Arkle in which Festival banker Altior is dominating the betting, the Mares Hurdle and the big championship race that is the Champion Hurdle. You can land yourself a free bet for each of those through a great Betbright offer. Open an account with Betbright and then Bet £40 on the 1st Race Cheltenham Day One, Get £60 in Free Bets! It’s quick and easy to get this promotion. Just sign up with Betbright as this is a new customer exclusive and then place your first bet (£40 min stake) on the first race at Cheltenham 14/03/2017. In return for doing that, Betbright will give you a £10 Free Bet for each of the next six races for the rest of the day’s card at the Cheltenham Festival! Free Bets will be credited after the first race (13:30 Cheltenham) and this offer is limited and applies to new customers only. Starting Price bets do not qualify.
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Queen Mother Champion Chase 2017 Preview & Betting Odds – 15th March 2017

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There is just the one question on everyone’s lips when looking forward to the Queen Mother Champion Chase on Wednesday at the Cheltenham Festival. That question is “can anyone stop Douvan?”. It is a simple question but with Douvan having claimed a Festival title in each of his last two visits to Prestbury Park, he is likely to be the Champion Chaser on Wednesday. This is a special horse and it is going to take something special, something that perhaps none of the challengers in the field quite have enough to produce, to beat Douvan. His hurdling debut actually saw Douvan come home second, but since then over two-mile chasing, no-one has been able to touch him. His progress at Cheltenham has been imposing, having won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle before progressing to the Arkle and he is likely to land his third Festival title on his return. He is on a 13 race winning streak at the moment and remarkably, of all his races in the last two seasons anywhere, no horse finishing second has not been within seven lengths of him. It’s remarkable stuff and little surprise that he is red-hot favourite in the Queen Mother Champion Chase betting 2017 at Bet365. Sprinter Sacre stunned Un De Sceaux in last season’s renewal after having put in a stunning flourish at the end. Fox Norton looks to be pretty much the best of the rest in this one and he is a big price of 7/1 to do so. The Colin Tizzard trainer challenger was a hard worker last season, but all of his efforts managed to return him just the one victory. But he did take a win at Cheltenham in April and he repeated at the course in October as well. He has been out on the sidelines with a minor injury but with three successive wins at Prestbury Park, he at least should be in contention for a top three finish. Ar Mad looks a decent potential candidate to create something special on the day to break into the top three. He was a stylish winner in a Sandown Novices’ Chase last December but you are looking at a big price on him because of an injury and just the one run this season which was a fourth place in the Tingle Creek. Capable of a solid run, but more of one for the future for Gary Moore as a direct replacement for the fading star that is Sire de Grugy. Our big each way shot for the Queen Mother Champion Chase betting 2017 is God’s Own. This is a horse which beat Vautour twice last season and put in a strong run at the Tingle Creek this season. He usually carries some decent season form and was fourth last season in the Champion Chase and has a strong preference for two and a half miles. The only way to look at this race now with Douvan such a strong odds-on favourite, is took look in the Without Douvan market at Bet365 where Fox Norton is a good 9/4 price in God's Own at 3/1.

Queen Mother Champion Chase 2017 Betting Odds

Douvan 1/4, Fox Norton 7/1, God’s Own 12/1, Special Tiara 16/1, Vroum Vroum Mag 16/1, Uxizandre 16/1, bar 33/1

Queen Mother Champion Chase 2017 Promotion

Best Odds Guaranteed and a  Price Promise, you get it all for your Cheltenham Festival 2017 betting at online bookmaker Bet365. Not only will you be assured of not missing out on value because of those products, they also run their ITV Racing 4/1 Winner promotion. Land a winner in any live televised race (or a Bet365 featured race) at a price of 4/1 or bigger and you will win a free bet back (to the value of your winning stake) for the very next race which falls under the promotion! If you win at 4/1 with that free bet, then you get another and so on! Register with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus and tremendous racing products for all of your Cheltenham Festival 2017 betting.

Queen Mother Champion Chase 2017 Predictions

No-one is likely to even get close to Douvan in this one and that will be little surprise. He is in a class of his own. God’s Own has to be the value shot in the Without Douvan market here, especially after his win over Victor and Simonsig to win the Punchestown Champion Chase. That was a big statement and it suggests that they can follow Douvan home on Wednesday with Fox Norton looking just a little overrated.
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Punters backing Cooper to sweep Cheltenham Festival 2017 Top Jockey betting

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Ruby Walsh has been the tour de force at the Cheltenham Festival since he first landed the top jockey prize there back in 2004. He has come away from the Festival as the top jockey ten times in his illustrious career over the last 13 seasons and you have a price of 8/13 at bookmaker Paddy Power on him being crowned the top jockey again this year. However, punters are not seeing him as the banker that perhaps he would be expecting to be for his year’s festival and Bryan Cooper has taken a lot of backing at a price of 10/1. At the start of the week, there was a heavy, heavy amount of support coming in for Cooper and that has seen Walsh move a little to 1/2 from 1/3 to be crowned top jockey this year at the Cheltenham Festival. So why the heavy opposition coming in for Walsh? Well last year Walsh was running at 1/3 to claim the top jockey award and he had a much bigger variety of chances than he does this time out. Walsh will be missing the bankers of Vautor, Annie Power and Min in his rides this season, and even though he will get some fantastic connections under his belt through the Willie Mullins stable, punters are seeing that this is as good a time to oppose him as ever before. Bryan Cooper could potentially be going in Petit Mouchoir, A Toi Phil, Apple’s Jade, All Hell Let Loose, Shattered Love, Alpha Des Obeaux, Tombstone, Dinaria Des Obeaux, Disko, Sutton Manor, Empire Of Dirt, Lord Scoundrel, Barra, Death Duty, Outlander and Tell Us More to name just a few. While that is a lot of chances for Cooper, who is benefiting from the injury to Barry Geraghty of course who misses the Festival, when you look across their top five rides respectively at the Cheltenham Festival 2017, Walsh has taken a much higher percentage of bets per race than Cooper has for his. For example, 38% in the Champion Chase bets so far have been on Walsh’s Douvan, while only 14% of bets in the Mares’ Hurdle have been for Cooper’s Apple’s Jade. So while the chances are there for Cooper, punters aren’t backing them as heavily as they are on Walsh’s main charges.

Cheltenham Festival 2017 Top Jockey Odds

Ruby Walsh 1/2, Noel Fehily 7/1, Mark Walsh 8/1, Bryan Cooper 10/1, Richard Johnson 16/1. Online betting site Paddy Power are running some great insurance for your action at the Cheltenham Festival 2017. The operator has gone Non Runner Money Back on all races at the 2017 Festival and as well as that, if your horse finishes 2nd in any of the first 5 races at the Festival every day, then Paddy Power will refund your losing single stake as a free bet! The maximum free bet refund through this offer is £20. Register an account with online betting site Paddy Power an earn up to £30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them.
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