It seems to have come around very quiclly this year, but incredibly it is almost time for Cheltenham 2018! And that is fantastic news, because it is the absolute pinnacle of jumps racing anywhere in the world. If you can't make it to Cheltenham racecourse, then make a date with your TV for the full 4 days. It is all being shown live on ITV, and you will see the very best steeplechasers in the world in action. If you miss it, then you miss out and it'll be all your fault!

Horses To Watch

Stephen Harris is a pro punter who we've been following for a while and he clearly knows his stuff. Here he picks out 5 horses to watch at Cheltenham 2018. They all look like decent betting options to us, especially if you can get good ante post prices, or better still enhanced odds from the online bookies (more on that below). Of the 5 we particularly like Altior and will be looking to try and secure a decent price on that bet if we possibly can.

Cheltenham Festival Best Bets / Offers / Odds

As a punter the best part of the Cheltenham festival is that the bookies go crazy with their offers. Obviously for them it is a busy time and they see an opportunity to get new customers, but for us that means we get our pick of juicy bonuses throughoiut the week. In previous years we have bookmarked which is kept up to date with all the latest Cheltenham offers every day throughout the festival. Be it enhanced odds, extra places, free bets, money back if you lose - you name it, the bookies offer it.

So why miss the chance to be better off? The main thing is whatever you do, don't bet on course or on the high street. You are SO much better off with an online bookie it's not even close.

Cheltenham Trials Day

To whet your appetite for the big week, it's always well worth watching Trials Day. You can often spot some horses that are in form, and clearly like the course. But the market won't know them as well so it's a good opportunity to get some value each way betting options.

If you're going to Cheltenham this year please let us know because we will be there, and always happy to share a drink with some of our readers. If not the enjoy it from wherever you are. Hopefully you'll bag a few winners and keep those bookies looking worried. Have fun!