2023 Cheltenham Festival Favorites

February 27, 2023

Fastly approaching is this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The best horses will be facing each other at this four-day festival with all kinds of races. Check out some of the favorites here. 

The Cheltenham Festival is approaching, and we’re super excited. Cheltenham is one of the biggest horse racing events of the year taking place in Cheltenham, UK. This year the four-day event is going to be taking place from Tuesday, March 14th to Friday, March 17th.

Because it’s one of the biggest horse racing events, it’s also one of the biggest betting events. Horse racing and betting are deeply intertwined, so of course it’s also interesting to check out who the favorites are this year. If you’re going to be betting on Cheltenham Festival or other horse racing events, it’s a good idea to check out what you should know about horse racing betting. There are many tips and tricks that can be good to know. Besides doing some research, you should also check out the favorites here.

Top 5 Favorites

It’s going to be an interesting year at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. In previous years, the races have been looking pretty set by this time, but not this year. At this year’s festival, there’s actual excitement with quite an open contest. Let’s take a look at some of the favorites this year.

Facile Vega (5-6)

One of the horses that are a popular favorite among bookmakers and punters is Facile Vega. He’s had some impressive wins like his Weatherby Champion Bumper wins last year. He’s also a Grad One winner. But there have also been a few things left to be desired lately, so we’ll see how he’ll do at Cheltenham.

 Jonbon (11-8)

Another Grade One winner over hurdles is Jonbon. Like many other top horses, he’s trained by Willie Mullins. He was a runner-up at Sandown and just won the Grade Two Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase at Christmas in December. He’s a natural that just keeps impressing.

Constitution Hill (4-11)

Constitution Hill, JTW Equine Images, past the Wire
Constitution Hill

One of the top favorites is of course Constitution Hill. He’s nothing less than a star. This season nothing seems to be able to get to him. At last year’s Cheltenham Festival, he was unbeaten at five stars. It will be very difficult to beat this superstar of a horse.

Gaillard Du Mesnil (6-4)

Gaillard Du Mesnil has already competed in four Grade Ones and as a novice has been quite impressive. It’s no surprise that he’s been trained by Willie Mullins. He’s both a strong jumper and traveler, so we can’t wait to see how he’s going to do at this year’s Cheltenham. 

Energumene (8-11)

Energumene is the reigning champion, and probably the biggest threat to everyone else. In December he was nothing less than excellent at the Bar One Racing Hilly Way Chase in Cork. There are a few new challengers this year that Energumene is going to have to deal with, but they certainly will have to deal with him too. There’s no doubt that Energumene is one of the absolute top favorites.

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Photos: JTW Equine Images, Past the Wire

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