The Cheltenham Festival is the key fixture of the National Hunt racing calendar every year with connections targeting their horses the challenge for prize money that has now reached a record £4,590,000 across the four days. These increases have mainly been across the Grade 1 championships contests that include an increase of £50,000 for the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and the Gold Cup itself.

With the festival now just a few months away it is clear where many of the top horses are going to be heading and with the insurance of non-runner no bet it is a good time to have a punt on a fancied selection. You can now bet on Cheltenham 2018 here ahead of the big event. For many this year’s banker looks to be the Mullins trained Footpad who has looked possibly the most exciting novice chaser in training. In his two starts to date over the larger obstacles he has not put a foot wrong as is likely to take all the beating to enhance his already big reputation. Check out the infographic below to see tips on fashion and what you need to be wearing when heading to the festival.