As we build up to Cheltenham 2019, many of you will likely be eager to tackle the handicap races at the meeting. Let's look at how best to have a flutter on them.
HANDICAP RACES AT CHELTENHAM 2019
Just how many handicap races are there across the Cheltenham Festival though? Well, here’s a quick run down of the races across the four days.
BETTING ON HANDICAPS
The best bit of information you can have if you are about to bet on handicap races is this, the knowledge that, the BHA (British Horseracing Authority) can take up to 45 minutes to decide on the handicap of a horse prior to the declarations.
If that is the level that they are operating at, you must do likewise.
So, how do you pick the right horse? It is key to look for alternatives to the favourite first and foremost. But how? Well, you have to put the work in, studying the past performances of all the runners - either using an online database or video archive. There are plenty of options online.
When placing a bet, it’s just about picking the right horse that will help you maximise winnings - picking the right bookmaker is also crucial.
Does your bookmaker offer the best odds and the most generous promotions? What are the best sites for live streaming? What betting apps are the most convenient to bet on the go?
Luckily, there are sites which compare and review bookies across the board on their sites and apps and this will help you pick and utilise the right bookmaker for you and your betting on the handicap races.
Always remember that you can utilise more than one bookie during the Cheltenham Festival, and, more specifically you can then make the most of the numerous wonderful new sign-up promotions they will offer you!
One of the review sites that caught our eye offers a selection of sign up offers and Cheltenham promotions from all top online bookies.
Check them out at Cheltenham Betting Guide.
To sum up, handicaps are definitely an area you should be looking at leading up to the Cheltenham Festival. If you put the right time and research into it, it can represent your best chance to win big money on the horses over the four-day event.
Why? Because favourites win a much lower percentage of these races than you will be accustomed too in different race types and that means there will be winners at big odds. In other words, it’s a return to that golden rule of betting – always look for the value selection!