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Monday 5th December 2016
   
Cheltenham 2017: The Betting Preview

Many would say that the atmosphere created by Cheltenham horse racing events is definitely one of the best possible for this sport, and soon, we will be able to see some of the finest horses back in action. More than 200,000 people visit Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival, which lasts for four days and offers around £4.2 million of prize money. The 2017 edition is scheduled for 14th-17th March.

Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival

Some of the biggest names making the arrival this year will be Thistlecrack (already marked as the main favourite to win the event), Cue Card, Don Cossack (last year's winner), Conneygree (winner in 2015), Douvan, Native River, Empire of Dirt and many other.

The biggest surprise when it comes to the pre – race odds was caused by Lord Windermere in 2014. The odds on Davy Russell’s horse were 20/1 before the start of the event, and they have won it with an amazing 6:43 time. The record holder in this field is the winner from 1941, horse named Poet Price which ended the race with 6:15 record.

The main favourite for victory this year Thistlecrack is a British Thoroughbred race horse, currently competing in National Hunt races. The first victory was recorded in 2014, while the first big achievement was winning of Sefton Novices Hurdle in 2015. This season he has been pretty much crushing everyone, being one of the best staying hurdler in the UK with wins in the Long Distance Hurdle, Cleeve Hurdle, World Hurdle, Long Walk Hurdle and Liverpool Hurdle. He is currently priced at 7/2 to win the festival, but the general impression we will be in for a tight competition.

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