Confused as to why there are so many smartly dressed Irishman drinking in pubs at 10.30 in the morning in Cheltenham? That’s right it’s the Cheltenham Festival.
Unlike the Grand National the Cheltenham Gold Cup is less frantic but no less enjoyable. The jumps are not as hard for the horses and viewers will see less riderless horses and probably no horses taking a tumble. Some tipsters say the Cheltenham Gold Cup is an easier race to predict.
Starting on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival, a Friday, the Gold Cup is the centrepiece race. Featuring 38 horses the Gold Cup course is 3 miles and 2 furlongs. That’s right it’s today at 3.30pm.
With 22 fences to jump it’s no easy race for the horse or Jockey.
Here is the rest Today’s schedule.
1:30 – Triumph Hurdle
2:10 – County Handicap Hurdle
2:50 – Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
3:30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup (feature)
4:10 – Foxhunter Steeple Chase
4:50 – Conditional Jockeys Hurdle
5:30 – Grand Annual Chase
The cat’s among the pigeons as to who’s going to win the Gold Cup but the Irish Jockeys and trainers normally do well. Take a flutter with the luck of the Irish at Befair.com (owned by PaddyPower!). A nice free bet where you get £30 for a wager of £10.
To top it off it is St Patrick’s Day tomorrow, 17th March. There’ll be some happy landlords in Cheltenham this weekend. Not to mentioned a leprechaun’s shoe full of hungover Irishman.
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