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Cheltenham novelties: All your punting for the Festival in one place

It’s 6/1 for any footballer to be banned from the festival…

Horse Racing

With many of next week’s race goers showing as much interest in the festivities as the horses Paddy Power have priced up a range of specials surrounding the UK and Ireland’s favourite festival.

And with thousands of race goers expected to flock to Cheltenham to attend the most anticipated racing festival on the planet, we’ve opened a book on just how many will attend the meeting over the week with over 250,000 their favourite at 8/11.

But Cheltenham isn’t just about the racing or the numbers. Paddy Power are offering a whole host of wacky wagers this year, from weather betting to festival fashion to how many pints of the black stuff will be supped during the festival.

Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said: “The horses are without doubt the main attraction next week, but with so much action happening away from the races why not offer a few extra specials while punters are in the mood.”

Total Attendance 2016
5/2 – 245,000 or under
3/1 – 245,001 to 250,000
8/11 – Over 250,000

All the best Cheltenham odds are on PaddyPower.com

Footballers

Last year a number of professional footballers hit the headlines after they were caught relieving themselves from their private box. Ahead of this year’s festival Paddy Power make it 6/1 for any professional footballer to be given the red card by the festival while it’s 6/4 for anyone to be photographed doing a number 1 off a balcony.

6/1 – Any professional footballer to be banned from the festival
6/4 – Anyone to be photographed urinating off a balcony

Cheltenham Roar

With all the music and the festivities, ears are one of the few things that don’t enjoy Cheltenham but what level of noise will they have to endure when the Cheltenham roar is heard?

Cheltenham Roar Decibel Level

8/1 – 90dB or under (ordinary traffic)
7/2 – 91 to 100 dB (motorbike)
2/1 – 101 to 110 dB (powersaw)
5/2 – 111 to 120 dB (rock concert)
4/1 – 121 to 130 dB (pneumatic drill)
7/1 – 131 to 140 dB (jet engine)
11/1 – More than 140 dB

Guinness Sales

The black stuff is yet another tie between the Irish and the festival and we’re betting on how many pints of Arthur’s finest will be sculled during the week.

How many pints of Guinness will be sold during Cheltenham week?

11/4 – Under 220,000
6/4 – 220,000 to 235,000
5/4 – Over 235,000

Cheltenham Fashion

It won’t be just the horses competing for best turned out on Wednesday when the female fashionistas converge on the festival for ladies day. But what colour and designer will the winning lady be wearing?

Dress Colour

4/1 – Pink/Purple
6/1 – Cream/White
6/1 – Black
7/1 – Red
8/1 – Brown
10/1 – Peach
10/1 – Green
12/1 – Baby Blue
12/1 – Navy Blue
14/1 – Bright Blue
14/1 – Silver/Grey
16/1 – Yellow
16/1 – Orange

Dress Designer

5/1 – Hobbs
6/1 – Coast
8/1 – Karen Millen
8/1 – French Connection
8/1 – Ted Baker
12/1 – Zara
12/1 – River Island
14/1 – Primark
14/1 – Whistles
16/1 – Topshop
16/1 – Oasis
16/1 – Joseph
16/1 – Asos
20/1 – New Look
20/1 – Dorothy Perkins
25/1 – Chanel
40/1 – Florence & Fred

Hair Colour

4/5 – Brown
13/8 – Blonde
5/1 – Black
12/1 – Red
25/1 – Other

Nationality Of Best Dressed Lady

1/20 – British
10/1 – Irish
12/1 – Any Other

Festival Weather

Unfortunately it’s looking very likely that the Cheltenham parade (ring) will be rained on and make it 1/10 for rain to fall over the course of the festival. The bookie makes it 5/1 for the clouds to give the festival a miss.

Will rainfall be recorded during the festival?

1/10 – Yes
5/1 – No

Racing Specials

BetBright Cup

2/5 – UK
10/3 – Ireland
6/1 – Tie

Top Festival Trainer

4/7 – Willie Mullins
5/2  – Nicky Henderson
9/2 – Gordon Elliot
25/1 – Paul Nicholls
40/1 – Jessica Harrington
66/1 – Colin Tizzard
66/1 – Philip Hobbs
66/1 – Dan Skelton
66/1 – Nigel Twiston Davies
100/1 – David Pipe
100/1 – Henry De Bromhead

Top Festival Jockey

8/15 – Ruby Walsh
6/1 – Mark Walsh
7/1 – Noel Fehily
10/1 – Bryan Cooper
12/1 – Nico De Boinville
14/1 – Richard Johnson
16/1 – Sam Twiston Davies
16/1 – Aidan Coleman
25/1 – Davy Russell
33/1 – Jack Kennedy
40/1 – Paul Townend
40/1 – Jamie Codd
50/1 – Daryl Jacob
50/1 – Robbie Power
50/1 – Paddy Brennan
66/1 – David Mullins
80/1 – Tom Scudamore
100/1 – Harry Skelton

Gallop over to all the latest betting on PaddyPower.com

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