Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer Betting is quite simply a bet on which trainer you think will train the most horses that win over the four days (28 races) of the Cheltenham Festival.
It is possible for a dead heat in this market. For example, two trainers might both train 4 winners each, and top the list. So before you have a bet, just have a read of your bookmakers dead heat rules to ensure you understand what will happen in this event.
Quite often this market will be in sync with the Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey Betting market, as more often than not, a top trainer will have the same top jockey riding his/her best horses. For example, in 2016, Ruby Walsh was the top jockey, and Willie Mullins was the top trainer, and yes, you’ve guessed it – Ruby Walsh was riding all of Willie Mullin’s top horses.
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2017 Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer Betting
2017 favourite is Irishman, Willie Mullins. Mullins has a great track record in this market as you can see from the previous winners list below. Mullins is currently 8/11 favourite, with Nicky Henderson 11/4, and Gordon Elliott a decent looking 6/1 chance.
Previous Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer Winners
2016 Willie Mullins – 7 winners
2015 Willie Mullins – 8 winners
2014 Willie Mullins -4 winners
2013 Willie Mullins – 5 winners
2012 Nicky Henderson – 7 winners
2011 Willie Mullins – 4 winners
2010 Nicky Henderson – 3 winners
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