Cheltenham November Meeting 2020 – Odds, Betting Tips & Schedule

The Cheltenham November meeting is traditionally considered to be the event that heralds the jump season in British horse racing. Today, betting on the this racing event is huge, making it one of the busiest three days in the bookmakers’ year.

The 2020 Cheltenham Meeting will take place from Friday 13th of November to Sunday 15th of November 2020.

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Cheltenham November Meeting 2020 Odds, Tips & Predictions

Big races for the meeting include the Triumph Hurdle Trial, which often works as a test run for the prestigious Triumph Hurdle held at the Cheltenham Festival in March, the Grade 2 November Novices’ Chase, the Sharp Novices’ Hurdle and the Gold Cup which is the feature race of Day Two.

Cheltenham November Meeting 2020 Odds

We will provide the latest odds for 2020 as soon as they are made available.

Cheltenham November Meeting 2020 Tips & Predictions

Our tips will be added closer to the event start date.


Popular for Cheltenham November Meeting Markets

It is a three day meet with at least six races taking place each day. That’s a lot of great betting opportunities to enjoy. There are many ways to bet on horse racing and all of them fun and easy to achieve. It is one of the reasons why horse racing is the UK’s second most bet upon sport. Below is a mere taster of ways you too can bet on the horses.

Race Winner

To back a horse to win in a race, simply click on the name of your chosen horse to enter it on to your betting slip. Back up your prediction with a stake you are comfortable with and place your bet. For this bet to win, your horse needs to be first past the post. If you prefer you can make the bet an each way bet by doubling up your stake and backing the horse to finish among the places too. If the horse wins, you get paid on both parts of the bet, and if the horse doesn’t win but still finishes among the places, then you still get paid for the place.


With a forecast bet, punters are required to pick the two horses that they believe will finish first and second in a race. For the bet to pay out as a winner the two selected runners must finish in the exact order that the bettor has entered on to the betting slip. If they prefer, a bettor can double the stake and place a reverse forecast which means that the same two horses can come home first and second but in any order. Remember, at some online bookmakers, a minimum £1 bet is all it takes to unlock live streaming of the race you are betting on so you can watch the action in real time.

Top Jockey

Over the course of three days, there is a lot of racing and the Jockey Club will crown a Top Jockey for the best performing rider at the meet. If, after looking at the rides for the three days, you believe that you know which jockey is likely to outperform all others, then this is a bet worth considering. For instance, in 2019, Charlie Deutsch won the award for the leading jockey in that year.

Daily Placepots

Placepots are fun bets that, hopefully, last for an entire day’s racing. Placing a Placepot bet is a simple case of looking at a single day’s race card (see below) and picking a horse or horses to place in each of the day’s races. With any luck, your bet will carry on through the day until the sixth race where it will pay out according to a Tote announced amount applicable to the pound.


Race Meeting Structure for Cheltenham November Meeting 2020

Day One (Friday 13th November) – Countryside Day

Race NameGradeDistanceRace Type
Markel Insurance Amateur Riders Handicap ChaseClass 33 mile 1 furlongHurdle
The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap ChaseClass 22 mileChase
The SSS Novices’ Steeple ChaseClass 22 mile 4 furlongChase
The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap SteeplechaseClass 23 mile 6 furlongChase
The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle RaceGrade 22 mile 5 furlongHurdle
The Valda Energy Novices’ Handicap Hurdle RaceClass 32 mile ½ furlongHurdle

Day Two (Saturday 14th November) – Paddy Power Day

Race NameGradeDistanceRace Type
The JCB Triumph Hurdle TrialGrade 22 mile ½ furlongHurdle
The November Amateur Jockeys Handicap Steeple ChaseClass 33 mile 1 furlongChase
The From The Horse's Mouth Podcast Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Novices Steeple ChaseGrade 2 2 mileChase
The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple ChaseGrade 32 mile 4 furlongChase
The Paddy Power 3pm Kick Off Handicap Hurdle RaceListed3 mileHurdle
The Paddy Power One Before The Flat Intermediate Handicap Hurdle RaceClass 32 mile 5 furlongHurdle
The Karndean Design Flooring Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat RaceListed2 mile ½ furlongNational Hunt Flat Race

Day Three (Sunday 15th November) – Sunday

Race NameGradeDistanceRace Type
The Novices' Steeple ChaseClass 23 mile ½ furlongChase
The November Handicap Steeple ChaseGrade 33 mile 3½ furlongChase
The Shloer SteeplechaseGrade 22 mileChase
The Unibet Greatwood Hurdle Race (Handicap)Grade 32 mile ½ furlongHurdle
The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle RaceGrade 22 mile ½ furlongHurdle
The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat RaceListed2 mile ½ furlongNational Hunt Flat Race


History of Cheltenham November Meeting

This racing event came to be in the year 2000 when the Jockey Club had the bright idea of bringing together a collection of races that were already being run at Cheltenham and grouping them together in a three day meet designed to kick off the National Hunt season, just as the Cheltenham Festival traditionally closes the jump season.

Back when it started, the meeting was officially called the Cheltenham Open and was far from an instant success. As the years went by, races of higher and higher quality were added to the schedule until eventually the Cheltenham Open became the second biggest event on Cheltenham’s calendar.

Today, this is one of the most exciting meetings of the entire year. The change in name, which came about in 2017, was made because event organisers the Jockey Club felt that the name clashed with the Open Golf Championship even though that event is held in July each year.

Cheltenham November Meeting Key Stats at a Glance

  • In 2000, one of Britain’s all time legendary horses, Best Mate, won the November Novice Chase at this meeting


Cheltenham November Meeting FAQs

🎁 Which are the Best Betting Sites for Cheltenham November Meeting?

According to our research, the best betting sites for the Cheltenham November Meeting are Paddy Power, who are major sponsors of the event, William Hill and BetVictor.

🏆 Is the Cheltenham November Meeting Flat Racing or Jumps?

The Cheltenham November Meeting is a National Hunt event that heralds the start of jump season.

🎰 When does the Cheltenham November Meeting Take Place?

The Cheltenham November Meeting is held each year in, unsurprisingly, November.

📈 Where does the Cheltenham November Meeting Take Place?

The Cheltenham November Meeting is held annually at Cheltenham.

💰 Are Placepots Acceptable Bets at The Cheltenham November Meeting?

Yes, placepots are perfect for an event like these and can be placed on all three days.


ThePuntersPage Final Say

Held each year by the Jockey Club in November at one of the UK’s most famous race courses, the Cheltenham Meeting is the perfect way to open Britain’s National Hunt horse racing season. Set over three days with a minimum of six races per day, the meeting is enjoyed by all and is accompanied by live music and entertainment and even camel racing shows. Horse racing is the big attraction though and the Cheltenham November Meeting betting doesn’t disappoint.