2023 Cheltenham Festival: The Favourites

Background Information

The Cheltenham Festival is a Horse Racing event with an illustrious history stretching all the way back to its inception in 1860. The festival is highly anticipated for horse racing fans across the globe, with the event taking place in March each year. Enthralling moments are a near guarantee, and the 2023 Cheltenham Festival will be no different.

This year’s festival is set to begin on Tuesday 14th March, with the event ending four days later on Friday 17th March 2023.

Fans will be flocking to the Cheltenham Festival in their thousands to watch the best of the best compete.

Facile Vega has had an impressive record ahead of the 2023 Festival, and is set to take part in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on the opening day (Tuesday 14th March 2023). It won the Weatherby’s Champion Bumper in 2022 and impressively, it remains unbeaten. Facile Vega is a Grade One winner for hurdles.

Energumene is the defending champion of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase after winning the chase at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. It comes as no surprise that the horse is the favourite to win the Chase yet again on Wednesday 15th March 2023. Form has been impressive of late, with Energumene winning the Bar One Racing Hilly Way on 11th December 2022.

When it comes to the Unibet Champion Hurdle, the overwhelming favourite is Constitution Hill and with good reason. He won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in 2022 in incredible fashion, winning it by no less than 22 lengths, and is now unbeaten in his last five starts. The Champion Hurdle at this year’s festival is set to take place on Tuesday 14th March 2023.

Jonbon is seen as the favourite to win the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase, which is to take place on Tuesday 14th March 2023. It also emerged victorious in the Close Brothers Henry VIII Novices’ Chase (Grade One) at Sandown Park on 3rd December 2022, emphatically beating his rivals.

The JCB Triumph Hurdle is set to take place once again on the final day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival on Friday 17th March 2023. The favourite is Lossiemouth, who has been in impressive form lately since Willie Mullins took him to France, with the win in the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle perhaps the most significant.

It is Gaillard Du Mesnil who is seen as the favourite to win the 2023 National Hunt Chase on Tuesday 14th March 2023. Form has certainly picked up recently, with the most notable highlight being the win achieved at the Neville Hotels Novice Chase on Tuesday 29th December 2022.

The field is set to be competitive for every event at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival, and whilst these horses are seen as the favourites for their respective events, none of them are guaranteed the win with the omnipresent unpredictability that the sport of Horse Racing possesses.

As official hospitality suppliers for Cheltenham Festival appointed directly by Cheltenham Racecourse, Eventmasters are delighted to provide Cheltenham Festival hospitality packages in 2023.

Silks Hospitality Package

An excellent base to enjoy a day at the races, Silks Restaurant offers wonderful panoramic views of the Cheltenham Racecourse. With a four-course luncheon, afternoon tea, hostess service and complimentary bar, this really is a fabulous way to experience Cheltenham Festival. Prices for this facility range from £529 – £689 per person plus VAT.

The Venue Hospitality Package

Located within the exclusive courtyard area of Cheltenham’s hospitality village, The Venue is a wonderfully relaxed venue for you to experience Cheltenham Festival. As well as amazing food and drink, this option includes celebrity tipsters as well as live music. Prices for The Venue range from £389 – £429 per person plus VAT.

The Champions Club Hospitality Package

Enjoy the Cheltenham Festival from some of the best seats in the stands, combining comfort, convenience and luxury in the Champions Club. With the finest views of the track, treat yourself to fantastic food and drink during Champion Day.

Four Eighty Restaurant Hospitality Package

The Four Eighty Restaurant is a new addition to the Cheltenham Festival’s world-class hospitality packages. Revel in three-course fine dining from your own private tables and experience amazing views from the second level on the course.

Private Grandstand Box Hospitality Package

Why not take things a step further by experiencing Cheltenham Festival in your very own private box! The Grandstand Box provides an intimate atmosphere and offers incredible views of the racecourse, overlooking the winning line. For this premium experience, prices range from £18,000 – to £25,000 for a total of 12 people plus VAT.

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