Cheltenham Festival Betting Preview: OLBG look at the first day of Cheltenham with just TWO WEEKS before the Festival kicks off!

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OLBG look at Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival with odds given for the Champion Hurdle as well as a ticket giveaway for the day and our Tipster Competition too.

Cheltenham Festival Betting Preview: OLBG look at the first day of Cheltenham with just TWO WEEKS before the Festival kicks off!
James Banting Tipster Competition Assistant

James has worked for the jockey club and has 20 years sports betting experience he utilises his skills in our tipster competitions and writes sports betting content.

  • Cheltenham Festival gets underway in two weeks and we preview the first day of action at the event
  • We take a look at Willie Mullins specials offered for the Festival this year
  • OLBG and Unibet are now giving away a pair of tickets for Day 1 of Cheltenham
  • OLBG's Cheltenham Festival Tipster Competition is taking place once again this year

Cheltenham Festival gets underway in two weeks and we preview the first day of action at the event

The 2024 Cheltenham Festival kicks off in two weeks time and the first day of action is going to be a big one with some tasty races kicking off the festival.

Day One at the Festival is Champion Day with the Unibet Champion Hurdle the feature race of the day getting underway at 15:30.

Constitution Hill is now joint favourite for the Champion Hurdle with bookmakers putting him at 1/2 to win the race in the antepost market.

OLBG-sponsored trainer Harry Derham currently has two entries in for the 16:50 Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race with Givemefive and Mojo Ego currently pencilled in for entries.

2024 Champion Hurdle AntepostOddsProbability
Constitution Hill
1/266.7%
State Man
1/266.7%
Lossiemouth
3/125.0%
Irish Point
5/116.7%
Not So Sleepy
12/112.5%
What the expert says...

Anticipation is hyping up around Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival with the Champion Hurdle the feature race of the day. Constitution Hill is the joint favourite in the antepost betting for this race with the current odds suggesting a 1/2 chance that he wins!

Jake Ashton - Sports Betting Expert - OLBG.com

We take a look at Willie Mullins specials offered for the Festival this year

Willie Mullins is once again expected to have a massive year at the Cheltenham Festival with the Irish trainer usually a dominant force at the event.

Last year's total of 6 winners across the week for Mullins was actually low for his high standards with the winning-most trainer in Cheltenham history wanting to do better this year.

Mullins record for the Festival is 10 set back in 2022 and his performance at the Dublin Racing Festival, with eight grade 1 winners, sees the hype start to ramp up for a successful Cheltenham this year.

Willie Mullins Cheltenham Festival 2024 SpecialsOddsProbability
Willie Mullins To Train 8 Or More Winners At The Cheltenham Festival
1/375.0%
Willie Mullins To Train More Winners Than All Other Irish Trainers Combined At The Cheltenham Festival
8/1157.9%
Willie Mullins To Train 9 Or More Winners At The Cheltenham Festival
8/1157.9%
Willie Mullins To Train More Winners Than All British Trainers Combined At The Cheltenham Festival
4/555.6%
Willie Mullins To Train 10 Or More Winners At The Cheltenham Festival
6/440.0%
Willie Mullins To Train The Winner Of 9 Or More Grade 1 Races At The Cheltenham Festival
7/112.5%

OLBG and Unibet are now giving away a pair of tickets for Day 1 of Cheltenham

Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival is always a big one with the hype around the festival seeing thousands upon thousands of eager punters heading to the event.

Because of this tickets for the Festival are hard to get and the event usually sells out with more than 250,000 heading there across the week.

OLBG though have you sorted if you're unable to get tickets with our Day 1 ticket competition now available courtesy of Unibet Racing.


OLBG's Cheltenham Festival Tipster Competition is taking place once again this year

The OLBG Cheltenham Festival tipster competition will take place on OLBG once again this year with a total prize fund of £1500.

This year's top prize is £500 for the winner with £200 for second and £100 for the third, fourth and fifth placed tipsters plus there will be £5 paid for the next 100 places.

Horse Racing Author Information

James Banting

Horse Racing Expert

James is our Horse Racing expert with over 20 years experience in the sports betting and horse racing industry. For any information on Horse Racing, James is your go-to man with full in-depth knowledge of the sport.

- James Banting, Tipster competition assistant

Jake Ashton

News Content Editor

Jake is our News Content Manager. He reviews all content, fact-checks the data, edits the copy and enhances all of the OLBG News content from our expert team ahead of publication.

- Jake Ashton, Senior news editor

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