All eyes on Cheltenham and William Hill
Cheltenham is a horse racing event like no other. The unique blend of top class racing and the special atmosphere of the meeting itself makes the Festival one of the most exciting sporting events in the calendar. No wonder it is considered to be the culmination to the entire jump racing calendar in the UK – and no wonder William Hill will be there, offering great odds and live commentary throughout the event.
From the moment that the famous ‘Cheltenham roar’ greets the opening race of the meeting, you know that you’re in for a treat. In fact, the Cheltenham Festival has become a by-word for the birth place of horse racing legends. Few will forget that famous horses such as Arkle, Golden Miller and more recently Kauto Star made their names at the Prestbury Park track in Cheltenham. It is partly because of that very track that these horses are considered to be true champions. It is thought to be one of the toughest courses out there, with a particularly gruelling sprint finish to the winning post.
So, who are the names to look out for this year? Well, whatever happens you can be sure that top trainers Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson will do battle to see who can rack up the highest number of winners during the week. Both will be keen to get off to a flying start on day one, where the Champion Hurdle takes centre stage. Rock On Ruby won the race last year, but many fancy Hurricane Fly and Zarkandar to do well this time round. Meanwhile, most people will have you believe that the Queen Mother Champion Chase is a foregone conclusion with Sprinter Sacre the overwhelming favourite. However, the Cheltenham Gold Cup looks to be a fairly open field with Bob’s Worth, Sir Des Champs and Long Run, all well fancied.
No matter which horse or trainer you’re following, be sure to keep your eye on the competitive Cheltenham odds at William Hill. As the Home of Betting since 1934, William Hill is offering fantastic odds throughout the meet as well as a handy Cheltenham Gold Cup £50 bonus.