With the 2018 festival fast approaching the latest Cheltenham betting is becoming more informative as horses are being mapped up for the key races. On day one there already looks to be several short priced favourites going in and bookmakers will be fearing the worst. The first is the improving novice chaser Footpad in the Arkle who has not put a foot wrong since going chasing and is likely to take all the beating.
The second ‘banker’ is Apple’s Jade in the mares hurdle. She can continue to showcase her talent all season and goes into the race in top form. Jade is looking to defend her title in a race which is no way near as strong as last year’s renewal so is likely to be the shortest priced horse of the festival going in. Finally the Champion hurdle seems to be all about the clash between the two previous winners in Buveur D’Air and Faugheen. Buveur is likely to start as an odds on favourite as Faugheen looks to put a disappointing run behind him. Check out the quiz below and test your knowledge on some of the horses that will be heading to Cheltenham in just a few months’ time.