Cheltenham International Meeting 2020 Dates: Friday 11 and Saturday 12 Dec 2020
Type: 17 Races During Two Days
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Cheltenham International Meeting General Info
Featuring not only the Unibet International Hurdle, a hugely important two-mile Grade 2 race on the road to the Champion Hurdle in March, the Cheltenham International Meeting is run across two fantastic days and also showcases such events as the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and the December Handicap Chase.
This year’s (2020) meeting takes place over Friday December 11th & Saturday December 12th with fourteen races scheduled. Frodon, twice a winner of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, and 2002 International Hurdle scorer Rooster Booster are just two of the horses to have won here before going on to Festival glory.
Cheltenham International Meeting 2020 Tips
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Cheltenham International Meeting 2020 Runners – Coming Soon
While Friday’s feature race is the BetVictor Handicap Chase, the main focus will be on Saturday when both the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and the Unibet International Hurdle take place. Key runners for those feature races are listed below:
BetVictor Handicap Chase
Caspian Caviar Gold Cup
Unibet International Hurdle
Cheltenham International Meeting Stats & Trends
Market leaders have done pretty well in the Unibet International Hurdle, six of the last 10 favourites going in with the average SP of winners being 4/1 in that time.
Nicky Henderson has won the race five times since 2000, so anything he enters should be watched carefully, while the ages of winners is a wide spread, the last ten being aged between 4 and 10 with no real pattern emerging as to what age is best.
Things are a little different in the 2½-mile Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, a race in which 8 of the last ten have been aged 6-8. Paul Nicholls has taken no less than five of the last 10 renewals too and over this trip, you’d fancy him to have some leading candidates once again.
Naturally this is a more competitive race and as such, the average SP in the last ten years has been more than 9/1, with only one favourite winning in that time and even then, at a fair 7/2. So, keep an open mind and do not concentrate too much on the market leaders.
Cheltenham International Meeting Betting
Best Odds Guaranteed is basically a given for the Unibet International Hurdle and the other top races at this meeting where the bigger firms are concerned, so accept nothing less, while bookmakers will also be offering ‘money back’ deals and ‘non-runner, no bet’ offers too.
As the race sponsor, Unibet should be one to keep an eye on for the International Hurdle as bonuses should be abundant while Paddy Power too should be lively during this meeting, something wise punters can take full advantage of.
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Past Cheltenham International Meeting Winners
The 2018 Unibet International Hurdle was a competitive affair as we went 4/1 the field with Western Ryder heading the market. Warren Greatrex’s runner could do no better than fourth though as Nicky Henderson took the spoils with his 7/1 shot Brain Power, the mount of Nico de Boinville who was subsequently aimed at the Champion Hurdle.
Course favourite Frodon was a different proposition however; Bryony Frost’s ultra-tough mount won for the second time in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup before going on to win the Ryanair Chase in March. Here are the last ten winners of the two big races, along with how well they did at the subsequent Festival.
Unibet International Hurdle
|2018||Brain Power||7||Nico de Boinville||Nicky Henderson||Pulled-up in Champion Hurdle|
|2017||My Tent Or Yours||10||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson||Did not race|
|2016||The New One||8||Richard Johnson||Nigel Twiston-Davies||5th in Champion Hurdle|
|2015||Old Guard||4||Sam Twiston-Davies||Paul Nicholls||Did not race|
|2014||The New One||6||Sam Twiston-Davies||Nigel Twiston-Davies||5th in Champion Hurdle|
|2013||The New One||5||Sam Twiston-Davies||Nigel Twiston-Davies||3rd in Champion Hurdle|
|2012||Zarkandar||5||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls||4th in Champion Hurdle|
|2011||Grandouet||4||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson||Fell in Champion Hurdle|
|2010||Menorah||5||Richard Johnson||Philip Hobbs||5th in Champion Hurdle|
Caspian Caviar Gold Cup
|2018||Frodon||6||Bryony Frost||Paul Nicholls||1st in Ryanair Chase|
|2017||Guitar Pete||7||Ryan Day||Nicky Richards||6th in Stable Plate|
|2016||Frodon||4||Sam Twiston-Davies||Paul Nicholls||Did not race|
|2015||Village Vic||8||Richard Johnson||Philip Hobbs||9th in Ryanair Chase|
|2014||Niceonefrankie||8||Aidan Coleman||Venetia Williams||Did not race|
|2013||Double Ross||7||Sam Twiston-Davies||Nigel Twiston-Davies||3rd in JLT Novices’|
|2012||Unioniste||4||Harry Derham||Paul Nicholls||4th in RSA Chase|
|2011||Quantitativeeasing||6||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson||7th in JLT Handicap|
|2010||Poquelin||7||Ian Popham||Paul Nicholls||4th in Ryanair Chase|