This is your ideal place for Cheltenham betting tips in 2022. Find out who the favourites are for the big races, see the schedule for all four days and get information on the different bet types on offer.
It’s tough to back a winner during the most important week of the National Hunt season. With our Cheltenham Festival tips, however, we’ve got you covered.
Cheltenham Festival Tips: Favourites 2022
*Odds are subject to change. Last updated 19/03/21.
Cheltenham Races 2022
Here’s a look at every race across all four days of the Festival. We have strong Cheltenham betting tips for the major races.
|Tuesday, March 16||Wednesday, March 17||Thursday, March 18||Friday, March 19|
|Supreme Novices’ Hurdle||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||Marsh Novices’ Chase||Triumph Hurdle|
|Arkle Trophy||Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase||Pertemps Final||County Hurdle|
|Ultima Handicap Chase||Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle||Ryanair Chase||Albert Bartlett Novices; Hurdle|
|Champion Hurdle||Queen Mother Champion Chase||Stayers’ Hurdle||Gold Cup|
|Mares’ Hurdle||Cross Country Chase||Stable Plate Handicap Chase||Festival Challenge Cup Hunter’ Chase|
|Juvenile Handicap Hurdle||Grand Annual Handicap Chase||Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle||Mares’ Chase|
|National Hunt Cup||Champion Bumper||Kim Muir Challenge Cup||Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle|
Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips 2022
The main contenders for the last Gold Cup are among the hottest Cheltenham betting tips. Here are the current top ten candidates for the Blue Riband event.
Gold Cup Winners
|1st Minella Indo||9/1||9/1||9/1|
|2nd A Plus Tard||3/1||10/3||10/3|
|3rd. Al Boum Photo||9/4F||9/4F||5/2F|
|4th Native River||12/1||12/1||12/1|
|6th Royal Pagaille||14/1||16/1||14/1|
|7th Black Op||125/1||150/1||100/1|
*All odds subject to change. Last updated 19/03/21
Cheltenham Betting Tips 2022
A quick glance at the results from the 2021 Cheltenham Festival shows that the races are always incredibly competitive. Although there were some odds on favourites that came through, there were also some winners with very long odds.
That’s why it is important to do your research when it comes to all the races over the prestigious four-day festival. Luckily, we already have a few ideas about the 2022 event. Take a look below to find out about some of our top tips.
Cheltenham Day 1 Tips
Where else to begin but the opening race of the festival? The Supreme Novices Hurdle kicks things off in style next year and after Appreciate It wiped the floor with the competition in 2021, we think Sir Gerhard is the one to look out for in 2022.
Appreciate It also looks to have another successful year though, with the Arkle Chase being the preferred route to glory. The price for Honeysuckle to win the Champion Hurdle already looks to be narrowing. Although a lot can happen in a year, obviously, it might be wise to get in early here.
Cheltenham Day 2 Tips
The markets for Wednesday’s races look far closer than the majority on the opening day. But if you are after a firm favourite then Shishkin in the Champion Chase is hard to pass up.
Elsewhere former Grand National winner Tiger Roll might be one to look out for in the Cross Country Chase. The market for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle is set to be very close but Kilcruit looks to be the pick of the bunch.
Cheltenham Day 3 Tips
A Plus Tard was beaten into second in the 2021 Gold Cup but could come back to go one better in the Ryanair Chase next year. A strong field is expected but this could be the one for the Henry De Bromhead-trained gelding.
The Marsh Novices’ Chase has already attracted a lot of interest, with most money on Bob Olinger after his cruise to victory in the Ballymore in 2021. Appreciate It and Quilixious should probably also be considered though.
Cheltenham Day 4 Tips
The Novices Hurdle went to 14/1 shot Vanillier this year and there could be some very attractive odds to consider for the 2022 edition of the race as well. Kilcruit is the early favourite but Deploy the Getaway might bring in some even bigger winning returns.
The main event of the day – and the week – is the Gold Cup, of course. Irish horses enjoyed another great Cheltenham Festival in 2021 and Minella Indo might look to emulate Al Boum Photo, who won back-to-back Gold Cups in 2019 and 2020. Both horses are in with a chance in 2022.
But Monkfish is the favourite to take the title after victory in the Novices’ Steeple Chase this year. But with so many good horses in contention, this looks like being an intriguing highlight of the festival in 2022.
How to Bet on the Cheltenham Festival
Gaining top information by checking out our Cheltenham betting tips is just the first step. To take full advantage, you’ll need to know how to strike your bets. Here’s what to do:
- Check all the odds and specials available before choosing a bookmaker
- Compare bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Paddy Power, SkyBet, Betfair and Bet Victor as a starting point
- Join up with your selected bookie and take a Cheltenham promotion
- Fund your account and grab your bonuses
- Keep in mind our top Cheltenham betting tips
- Check out all the Cheltenham markets and find the best price for your horse
- Add your horse and your bet type to your betslip – and click ‘bet’!
Before choosing a bookmaker to bet with, check out their Cheltenham joining offers first to get the best deal available!
Types of Cheltenham Bets
As well as having hundreds of horses across 28 races to choose from, there are also a wealth of different bet types to wade through. While the normal win and each-way markets will always be the most popular, racing betting is about more than that.
Best Odds Guaranteed
Best odds guaranteed, or ‘BOG’ as it is frequently known, will be available throughout the Festival. In fact, the biggest and best bookmakers offer BOG on every UK and Irish race, every day.
This promo means you won’t miss out when the price of your horse fluctuates. If you’re backing one of our Cheltenham betting tips, take the morning price available with a BOG bookmaker. If it wins at a bigger SP than the odds you took, you are paid at the bigger price.
So, if you back a runner at 2/1 and it wins at 6/4, you are still paid at 2/1. However, if that horse drifts out to 5/2 before the off and wins, you are paid at the SP.
Non-Runner, No Bet
This deal is one for the ante-post punters, and we’ll explain more about that below. Essentially, NRNB means you can back horses in advance under similar rules to betting on the day.
Usually, when you bet in advance and your horse doesn’t run, you have lost your bet. With non-runner, no bet however, you can take slightly shorter odds but give yourself some insurance.
If you’re backing one of our better value Cheltenham betting tips in advance, make sure you look for NRNB. This way, if the horse is aimed at a different race or doesn’t make the Festival due to injury and such, you will receive your stake money back and the bet is void.
Ante-post betting remains very popular in the UK. Known increasingly as ‘futures’ betting owing to an American influence, ante-post markets are simply advance betting opportunities.
When the final declarations are made for a race, the ante-post market closes. In the case of Cheltenham, this is two days before each race is run.
Betting in advance of that means you are under ante-post rules. With more potential candidates listed, odds are usually much better. However, as we’ve explained, if you bet ante-post and your horse doesn’t run you’ve lost your bet.
Once again then, take one of our top Cheltenham betting tips and back it in advance. But, make sure you get a non-runner, no bet deal to give yourself some insurance.
This is the Holy Grail for Cheltenham punters! Free bets are what everybody wants, naturally, and there are different ways to get them.
Firstly, if you’re a new customer then many bookmakers will offer free bets after your first deposit. This usually involves an initial £5 bet for example, before receiving 4 x £5 bets for free.
During the Cheltenham Festival, however, things are kicked up a notch. During the big week, many firms offer money back specials which come in the form of free bets. For example, ‘money back if your horse finishes second to Paisley Park in the Stayers’ Hurdle’.
So, if you back one of our Cheltenham betting tips such as Thyme Hill and this deal is on, you have insurance. If the horse happens to finish runner-up to the bookmaker’s nominated runner then you get a free bet to the same stake equivalent to what you placed.
Other free bet deals may well be advertised in the run-up to the Cheltenham Festival too. Make sure you’re on the ball and keep checking bookmaker’s websites for special free bet promotions.
Cheltenham Live Streaming
The majority of races at the Cheltenham Festival are shown live on ITV Racing. In fact, some bookmakers run specials on those races shown live on terrestrial television.
If you cannot be near a TV for all four days, however, never fear. Some of the top bookmakers in the country offer Cheltenham live streaming of the festival.
Live streams of horse races on these sites tend to be of perfect quality. They also feature commentary taken directly from the Sky Sports Racing or Racing TV feed, giving you the full experience.
After you’ve taken one or more of our Cheltenham betting tips and placed your bets, you can watch the Festival races via streaming on any of these bookmaker’s sites:
- William Hill
- Bet Victor
Keep this in mind when choosing your bookmaker. When the minimum deposit is the same and the promos are similar, live streaming can be the difference between a good bookie and a bad one.