Tension mounts as Unibet prepare for Cheltenham Festival

Tags: Cheltenham Festival 2016

Published: 16:16 23/02/2011

The biggest Horse Racing event in the sporting Calendar is almost upon us and the excitement is mounting as far away as Malta where online bookmaker, Unibet have been preparing with a host of markets to bet on, covering every race from the festival.

The Gold Cup on 18th March is the jewel in Cheltenham’s crown. It is quite simply an unmissable event and with three former winners lining up against a generation of new stars it promises to be an intriguing race . Despite not having raced since November 2010 Champion Imperial Commander is favourite at Unibet, priced at 4/1 to defend his title.

Imperial Commander rode gloriously to victory last year with his two biggest rivals, Kauto Star falling 4 fences from home and Denman finishing as runner up. As a two time winner Kauto Star knows this course inside out and at odds of 13/2 is a serious contender. In 2008, Denman was victorious producing arguably one of the greatest Gold Cup races of all time and defeating Kauto Star. Unibet are 13/2 for Denman to add to his 2008 success.

‘The tension is really building for this year’s Cheltenham with so much talent crammed into 4 days of racing.’ Says Erik Backlund Head of Unibet’s Sportsbook.

‘On the opening Tuesday it is one of the punter’s favourite events, the Champion Hurdle and we have Binocular at odds of 2/1 to defend his title with AP McCoy on board. We then have Master Minded at 3.25 for the Queen Mother’s Champion Chase and Big Bucks as our red hot Evens favourite to win the World Hurdle!’

‘Big Bucks is competing for his third World Hurdle title, a feat that he looks very capable of given that last time he hardly came off the bridle!’

Unibet have Ante Post prices online for every race from Cheltenham Festival and offer Place markets on all the top races. Unibet offer UK Horse Racing prices throughout the year on all the top Group 1 and Grade 1 action, as well as Horse Racing markets in France and Sweden. It is the place to be for some of the most competitive Horse Racing odds on the market.

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