It’s finally here. The greatest show on turf. The 2012 Cheltenham Festival. Will the Irish Eyes be smiling on Champions Day after a successful defence of Hurricane Fly’s Champion Hurdle crown? Will the bookies be hurting after three odds-on shots romp home? Until 13:30 today, when the famous roar of the Cheltenham crowd goes up, we can only speculate…

Until then, check out these brilliant Cheltenham Festival offers:

Boylesports
“Every Second Counts”
If your horse finishes second in any of the following races on the opening day of the 2012 Festival, Boylesports will refund all losing bets on that horse:

Race 1: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
Race 2: Arkle Trophy
Race 3: Festival Handicap Chase
Race 4: Champion Hurdle

Paddy Power
Money Back If Sprinter Sacre Wins The Arkle
If Nicky Henderson’s hot-pot Sprinter Sacre wins the Arkle, Paddy Power will refund all – that’s right, ALL – losing bets on that race.

SportingBet
Sign up with SportingBet during the Cheltenham Festival and bank a £50 risk free bet, but not only that, they will be paying extra places on many of the Festival races! For example, the County Handicap Hurdle and the Coral Cup - SportingBet will be paying a whopping six places!

Oddschecker recently showed that SportingBet are consistently the best priced bookmaker for horse racing betting, so make sure you have an account to ensure the best Cheltenham value.


Still not sure what to back during the 2012 Cheltenham Festival? Why not take a look over our recent big race previews?

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 – Tuesday 13th March 2012
13:30 – The William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
Antepost advice: Montbazon E/W (13.00); Current Price: 8.00 (Stan James)
Tetlami E/W (17.00); Current Price: 13.00 (Stan James)

14:05 – The Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
Antepost advice: Al Ferof (6.50); Current Price: 4.30 (Coral)

15:20 – The Stan James Champion Hurdle
Antepost advice: Rock On Ruby E/W (15.00); Current Price: 11.00 (Boylesports)

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 – Wednesday 14th March 2012
14:05 – The Neptune Novices’ Hurdle
Antepost advice: Batonnier E/W (17.00); Current Price: 9.00 (Stan James)

14:40 – The RSA Chase
Antepost advice: Bobs Worth (7.00); Current Price: 4.50 (SportingBet)

15:20 – The Queen Mother Champion Chase
Antepost advice: Finian’s Rainbow E/W (7.00); Current Price: 5.50 (Coral)

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 – Thursday 15th March 2012
14:40 – The Ryanair Chase
Antepost advice: Medermit E/W (9.00); Current Price: 8.00 (Stan James)

15:20 – The Ladbrokes World Hurdle
Antepost advice: Voler La Vedette E/W (8.00 Betting without Big Buck’s); Current Price: 7.50 (William Hill)

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 – Friday 16th March 2012
13:30 – The JCB Triumph Hurdle
Antepost advice: West Brit E/W (51.00); Current Price: 51.00 (BetVictor)

15:20 – The Cheltenham Gold Cup
Antepost advice: What A Friend (11.00 Betting Without Kauto Star & Long Run); Current Price: 8.00, (Coral)