The Cheltenham Festival is now in full flow and we’re on to Day Three, with the feature races the Ryanair Chase and the Ladbrokes World Hurdle as punters can Cheltenham Festival live streaming. Its been a scintillating Festival so far, with Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty the talk of Prestbury Park, and there’s no doubt punters will be on Riverside Theatre in the Ryanair Chase and Oscar Whisky in the World Hurdle.
There are plenty of online options if you cannot make or catch the race on tv, with Ladbrokes showing a perfect Cheltenham live stream of all the races at Prestbury Park.
It has also been announced today that mobile customers and visitors to the site also have the option to watch the races live streaming online or via their smart phone.
The bosses at Ryanair must be delighted that their flagship race has finally got the recognition it deserves – after all, it is a Grade One event. This season’s race has attracted previous winners of the Arkle, Jewson Novices, Ascot Chase and Victor Chandler Chase, all of whom will really fancy their chances to bag another Grade One for the respective connections.
With such strength in depth this year has brought about good opportunities for punters in the each-way market, with some classy Grade One winners being available at prices they normally don’t even come close to getting matched at.
The perfect example being Captain Chris, who despite winning an Arkle and finishing third in a King George VI Chase, is available to be backed at 14/1. That run behind Kauto Star and Long Run at Kempton was also just two runs ago but his price for this race has inflated because of a very strange run in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham last time out.
He was a strong favourite all week for the race but was incredible weak in the betting on the day and there was something terribly wrong with the horse, who jumped markedly out to his right before being pulled up by jockey Richard Johnson.
Trainer Philip Hobbs said he wouldn’t run at the Festival unless he had eradiated those jumping errors, so it seems a tip in itself that Hobbs has decided to run him in the Ryanair. If you forget that last run then he probably would be joint favourite on his old form, therefore if Hobbs is true to his word and the horse is back fighting fit, then 14/1 is a huge price.