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The Festival is just days away, so now is the time to sharpen your pencil and get ready to bet on the Cheltenham races 2018.

Championship races

Last year’s Gold Cup saw Robbie Power romp to victory with Sizing John, and they are back this year to defend their title. Also running again are last year’s runner-up Minella Rocco and third placed Native River.

Might Bite is another favourite, following his win in the King George VI Chase at Kempton in December.

As well as the main event on the final day of the four-day meet, there are big championship races every day. Tuesday is known as Champion Day and includes the Champion Hurdle. Ladies’ Day is on Wednesday and features the Queen Mother Champion Chase, while St Patrick’s Thursday hosts the Stayers’ Hurdle.

Betting experts

So who will your money be on? If (like us!) you tend to pick the prettiest pony, why not do your homework this year before parting with your hard-earned cash?

Freebets.com is your one-stop-shop for all things relating to this fabulous Festival. Their team of betting experts will help you make an informed choice when betting, based on the latest form instead of the fanciest silks.

Finest free bets

The website has great advice and tips, live Cheltenham updates, predictions from across the web, and the best betting odds from all the leading bookmakers. It also lists the latest free bets and offers, which a number of bookmakers offer to new customers.

Bookmark the page now, so you can keep up-to-date on all the latest news and views. Because let’s face it, betting on the pretty ones rarely results in a win…

Find out everything you need to know about placing your bets at Cheltenham Festival at Freebets.com.