Cheltenham Festival Race Cards and Form Guide 2018
The 2018 Cheltenham Festival race cards and form for each race is available by going to each of the race card/form pages. The main races have been updated as the season progressed and as such you are getting an overview of how the form was developing as the festival got nearer. So whether your looking for an insight into the Cheltenham Gold Cup of the Supreme Novices Hurdle we will have all the key information on who to consider for your festival bets. On the tips pages you will also find some useful trends for each race which might also help you narrow down your selections.
On a more general note, Horse Racing Form is simply the information and facts about what a horse has done on the racecourse the last few times it ran. You can find a summary of form in the national newspapers, the racing post, online at most of the Online Bookmakers, or if you are at the races you can buy a race card which contains basic form. Sometimes it also contains useful information such as which trainers or jockeys have a good record at that particular course.
Cheltenham Form Tuesday March 13th - Day One
Cheltenham Form Wednesday March 14th - Day Two
Cheltenham Form Thursday March 15th - Day Three
Cheltenham Form Friday March 16th - Day Four
Some factors worth taking into consideration when looking at form is whether the horse has won previously over a certain distance or going. Also you might want to look at the weight it's carrying compared to previous races or whether it is going up or dropping down significantly in class. Once you have reviewed a horses form you can then set about establishing the horses oddsand this comes in the form of the Cheltenham Festival Betting.
Focusing on the horses
Studying the Cheltenham Form can assist in picking winners but it's not the only component and it's definitely worth actually having a look at the horses before the race, either in the pre-parade ring or the Parade Ring itself, to see how they're looking.
The sort of signs you should be seeking in a potential winner are:
- A good muscle tone, often referred to as 'condition'
- Match this with a shiny coat, bright eyes, forward-pointing ears and an alert manner and you're in with a good chance
- Pay attention to how the horse moves. A relaxed forward stride is ideal but watch out for unnecessary agitation - the horse could well be wasting energy
- Profuse sweating can be an indication of nerves, but don't cut this out altogether as for some horses this is normal
- Equally, don't be put off by blinkers or visors, which are worn to help channel the horse's concentration during the race
Stable Chat with Neil Mulholland
Read the thoughts and views from Neil Mulholland on a weekly basis this season.
Cheltenham Festival Odds
We now have the latest bookmakers betting odds for the main Cheltenham Festival Races.
These odds are updated regularily to ensure that you in touch with all the market moves in the build up to the festival.
Cheltenham Festival - Betting Tips
Following on from last year, we are delighted to announce that we are featuring horse racing tips from Channel Four Racing presenter, Tom Lee.
Tom appears on Channel 4's Morning Line & covers live Racing in the afternoon as well fronting RTE's Racing coverage in Ireland, his Cheltenham Festival Tips and previews of each day's Racing will be available during the Festival and supported with opinions and views from our Racing writers.