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Exciting Time of Year for Horse Racing Fans

Depending on when you are reading this post it may or may not be the most exciting time of the year for National Hunt Horse racing fans. I am writing this post at the beginning of March and sitting here positively salivating at the potential of the weeks to come.

In a very short time we will see the start of the Cheltenham festival, shortly followed by the Grand National, The Welsh National and the Scottish National. What a way to round up a jumps season before we turn our focus to the flat season.

Cheltenham will not be the same with Sprinter Sacre and this leaves the Champion Chase right open. I must admit in the race I am drawn to an each way bet on Hinterland currently available at about 16-1.

I think when it comes to the gold cup this is likely to be a bug suprise with a higher price winner this year and I might just take on the favorite and lay it on Betfair.

One of the things that you can be sure about is that getting value for money is key and this year as in the past many bookies will be offering a free Cheltenham bet or bet for signing up new accounts with them.  I worked out that there are over £1600 in free bets to be had if you did not have an account with any bookie.

Free Cheltenham BetWith big fields at Cheltenham and big prices you need to get every advantage you can over the bookmakers, so why not open up a new account and get some of the free money they are offering. If you take one or more of these free bet offers you do not have to use all the money on one horse, one race or even just at the Cheltenham festival.  You could take thier money and then have a free Grand National bet as well.  You can find this free Cheltenham betting offers at http://sportingliferacing.net/horse-racing/free-cheltenham-bet-gold-cup/ or for the Grand National there is a dedicated site with the offers on it at www.freegrandnationalbet.org/

I personally will be opening a couple of new accounts and betting with the bookies money and that will probably pay for my bets at Cheltenham and Aintree. I did the same last year and backed a couple of good priced winners that managed to fund my betting activities most of the year.

I will write more on my Cheltenham selections and Grand National Horses when it gets nearer the big days as this weather and going has such a big impact on selections.  At least currently the mass flooding that has enveloped the UK has started to subside and my thoughts go out to any one who still has a home or business under water.

Anyway I ramble on more later.