Cheltenham Free Bets : Free Offers at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival

Cross another day off the calendar. The greatest show on turf is drawing closer.

Cheltenham Festival aficionados won't need me to tell you that there are now just a few more more sleeps until the tapes are lifted and the infamous Cheltenham roar rings around the world like a siren to signal the start of four days of punting madness and sensational sporting drama.

Despite there being around 84,000 minutes until the opening Supreme Novices Hurdle (or just 1.4% of a decade, if you're a glass half full chap like myself) the narrative of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival is already triggering wordsmiths to dip their quills into the ink, plotting potential plot-lines that have the ability to encapsulate the sporting world. To keep on track with the official runners and riders, please visit the official Cheltenham Festival site.

Of course, there are plenty of free bets offers from the bookies, but where do you start?

Don't worry if you cannot make it - help is at hand!

Bookmaker Offers for Cheltenham Festival 2016

Top 5 Free Cheltenham Festival Bets


PADDY POWER

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WILLIAM HILL

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Which horses should I Back at Cheltenham?


Douvan will be a horse on many people’s radar for a prospective headline grabber.

Willie Mullins’ ten-year-old freak of a racehorse, who broke a world record by landing his 18th success at the top level by winning the two-mile Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown, has a third Champion Hurdle crown in his sights at Prestbury Park.

The fact that he trades at a whopping 7/2 for the contest, highlights the gigantic task on his hands, but it’s this mountain that he has to climb against a plethora of young hurdling talent that makes this year’s Champion Hurdle the current odds-on favourite to be the race of the festival.

Nichols Canyon and more and perhaps even stablemate and wondrous women Annie Power, all are aiming for the target on Hurricane Fly’s back. The spine tingles just thinking about the prospect of that lot pulling double coming down the Cheltenham hill.

The support card, if you can define the majestic Sprinter Sacre and Douvan as such (it’s a bit like Queen being the warm up act for The Beatles), brings an edge of mystery to the table.

Regarded as the banker of the entire meeting ever since the ante post markets opened for the Champion Chase, defending champ Sprinter Sacre has questions to answer now after a heart problem derailed his comeback at Sandown.

Sire De Grugy is no mug and will exploit any chinks in his armour. The there’s Big Buck’s, who has aspirations of being champion of the World for a fifth time.

However, Paul Nicholls’s hurdling god has been off the track for over a year and all eyes will be fixed to his reappearance in the Cleeve Hurdle on Cheltenham Festival Trials Day on January 25 when goes for a 19th consecutive victory.

That meeting will only further enhance the buzz of what’s to come.