Just because the Cheltenham Festival 2021 will be held behind closed doors, doesn't mean you can't get involved in all the action.
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What is the Cheltenham Festival?
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest horse-racing meets in the UK National Hunt racing calendar, and takes place over 4 days on thrilling action every March at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire.
In terms of prize money up for grabs for the risers and horse owners, Cheltenham is second only to the Grand National. Big bucks up for grabs and punters can get in on the action too.
What is the biggest race during the Cheltenham Festival?
There are a total of 28 races over the course of the festival and fans are treated to at least one exhilarating championship race every day. Day four is the Gold Cup race day, which is the biggest and most popular race of the four-day festival.
Our Cheltenham 2021 betting tips
There are 41 entries for this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup, but the question on everyone's mind is which horse will come out on top over the three miles, two furlongs and 70 yards course, on Friday, 19 March.
We've handpicked a few decent tips we think can emerge as winners on the big day.
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The 8 year old winner in 2019 and 2020 and ridden by Paul Townend, could do it for the third time in a row. Odds will be slim but could be a safe bet to keep you on your toes throughout the race.
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Another previous winner back in 2018 and ridden by Richard Johnson is in with a good shot.
This horse is our outside. Sounds like a winner and has banked £128,669 in chase winnings to date.
How can I watch the Cheltenham Festival on TV?
This year there are no fans allowed at the races due to government restrictions but you can catch all the action from the comfort of your home.
Full coverage of the Cheltenham Festival is available on ITV Racing and Racing TV, both available through Sky and Virgin Media.
If you don't have Sky or Virgin Media you can tune in to the live streaming of the festival via your laptop or mobile device at ITV Racing and Racing TV.