Gearing Up For Cheltenham Festival 2022: Everything You Need To Know For This Year’s Races

The Cheltenham Festival 2022 is approaching fast. The four-day racing event is considered one of the most prominent fixtures in the jumps calendar. Racing fans will enjoy 28 races where the best horses, trainers, and jockeys from Britain and Ireland will lock horns. If you are a horse racing betting fan, you will have plenty of opportunities to wager on the anticipated events. Moreover, it is expected that 250000 spectators will descend on Prestbury Park during that weekend. During last year’s event, Willie Mullins came out on top as the festival’s top trainer. His stability is also expected to go strong during this year’s events. Others include Henry de Bromhead, Paul Nicholls, Gordon Elliot, and Nicky Henderson.

Additionally, Rachael Blackmore will also come up against the likes of Paul Townsend, Nico de Boinville, and Jack Kennedy. Some of the critical details you need to know include:

  • Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire.
  • Date: Tuesday, March 15, and Friday, March 18, 2022.
  • How to follow the event: the majority of the races of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival will be aired on ITV1, while the full card will be aired on Racing TV.

Race Schedule

On the first day, the races include Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Arkle Novices’ Chase, and Ultima Handicap Chase. Others include Champion Hurdle, Mares’ Hurdle, Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, and National Hunt Novices’ Chase.

On Wednesday 16th, there will be the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, Coral Cup, and Queen Mother Champion Chase. Others include Cross Country Chase, Grand Annual Handicap Chase, and Champion Bumper.

Thursday, 17th will have the following races: Turners Novices’ Chase, Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle, Ryanair Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle, and Paddy Power Plate. On this day, the Mares’ Novice Hurdle and Kim Muir Challenge Cup will also take place.

Finally, on Friday 18th, you will enjoy Triumph Hurdle, County Hurdle, Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, and Gold Cup. Additionally, you will also follow the Mares’ Chase and Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle.

Horses to Watch

There are three novice horses you should watch during this event. The first is Jonbon, Haydock’s Sky Bet Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle winner. Jonbon is Walk In The Park’s son, owned by JP McManus, and brother to Douvan. The novice is unbeaten in all four races under Rules. If you are betting on this event on Betway, Jonbon is a horse to watch.

The second is Tommy’s Oscar. Ann Hamilton is the trainer of this seven-year-old horse that holds a permit near Hexam. On the other hand, Ian, Ann’s husband, owns the horse. No romantic story in this year’s events can beat this one! The horse has worked his way up through the ranks of handicap hurdles earning a spot at Haydock’s Unibet Champion Hurdle Trial, winning it by five lengths.

The third is Royale Pagaille which belongs to the in-form team of trainer Venetia Williams and jockey Charlie Deutsch. He performed well in Haydock’s Grade Two Peter Marsh Handicap Chase.