As the Cheltenham Festival approaches this year, there are going to definitely be a lot of people looking for ‘hot tips’ regarding which horse to back in the races. With so much at stake, knowing how and where to find these hot tips is essential – particularly if you’re interested in betting on the races but don’t have a very in-depth knowledge of horse racing!
One of the first things that you should realize is that there is going to be a lot of differing opinions regarding the outcome of the races. It is not uncommon for experts to have wildly different opinions regarding the odds of these races, as well as which horse is likely to win in the many, many events throughout the 4-day competition.
Another equally important area that you’ll want to look into is the bookmakers that are taking bets for the festival. Assuming you’ve already decided to place bets on Cheltenham 2014 at Betfair then this shouldn’t be an issue, but you’re definitely going to want to scrutinize your options and choose the ones that are offering the best odds.
Generally speaking however, there are a few sources of hot tips that you should pay attention to. The first are horse racing pundits. Most of these are experts and tend to publish their analysis in newspapers or on websites. Some people like to follow the advice of particular experts, but if you’re unsure which one is best then it doesn’t hurt to read the opinions of quite a number before making your decision.
Another good source of information is the news itself. Because of the scale and prestige of the Cheltenham Festival, there is bound to be a lot of news regarding the horses that are participating – particularly as the festival approaches. Keeping yourself up to date with what’s going on may be difficult, but once you narrow down the races that you’d like to bet on, you can focus the areas that you’ll want to remain current on.
All said and done, you should be aware that there are no ‘hot tips’ that are going to ‘guarantee’ that you win your bets. At the end of the day, horse racing is inherently unpredictable and anything could happen. After all, Cheltenham itself is renowned for producing overnight legends that sprung onto the scene and took everyone by surprise!