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With the Cheltenham Festival fast-approaching it won’t be long before you can get your racing fix. Running from 10–13 March this year, make sure you’re one of the 250,000 visitors gracing the Festival nestled in the gorgeous Costwold Hills. Watch as the best horses, trainers and jockeys battle it out not only for their pride, but for more than £4.5 million in prize money, too.

There’s something for everyone at Cheltenham, with shopping, restaurants, bars and live music to keep you occupied. Not only that, but brand new to 2020 is The Park, which, based in the Club and Tattersalls enclosure, brings live music, a 90-minute DJ set and entertainment throughout the day, plus a range of brand new bars showing live racing to keep you up-to-date on the turf, even when you’re not looking down on the racetrack.

If you fancy putting your luck to the test, the odds are rapidly shortening on Master Debonair in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle following a spectacular gallop during the Supreme Novices’ Trial at Ascot. The Colin Tizzard-trained gelding, ridden by jockey Robbie Power, drew eight lengths on second-placed Ribble Valley. Tizzard has revealed that the gelding will be put through his paces one more time before going for the supreme next year.

“He looked to me to be a better horse today than he was last time.” He said via Racing TV. “He won equally as well and he was hardly blowing. I don’t think the 3lb penalty he was carrying was going to make a difference – he was either going to be good enough or he wasn’t. He’ll have one more run and then go for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. There has been talk about running him in a handicap, but I would love to keep him in novices this season and keep him fresh for Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown.”

Skybet has odds of 14/1 going on Master Debonair for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle but Ladbrokes, Coral and Sportingbet are still offering 20/1. Odds are likely to shorten even more, but punters would do well to check out the top offers to bet on Cheltenham freebets.co.uk have available.

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Former Skybet favourite Envoi Allen has dropped behind Abacadabras, with odds drifting slightly. The five-year-old star, who has been rather impressive as of late, is now 6/1 while Abacadabras has moved to 5/1. Bet365 have Unexcepted at 9/1 but you could get a 10/1 bet with Ladbrokes, William Hill and Betfair, among other sportsbooks.

Paddy Power have odds of 12/1 going on Blue Sari, Lucky One is 14/1 with Unibet, and Betway is offering 16/1 on Chantry House. You could snag offers of 20/1 on Front View from Bet365, with the likes of Betfair, Paddy Power and Coral all having attached 25/1. Boyle Sports has 25/1 going on Andy Dufresne.

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