Cheltenham Top Trainer

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To be crowned top trainer at The Cheltenham Festival is an ambition for all trainers, it is where the elite of the National Hunt world lock horns to battle for the biggest races.

This year looks to be more competitive than ever with the most recognised horse racing trainers battling on the track with their highest-rated National Hunt racehorses.

Over the years the Cheltenham Top Trainer Award has been fought out between the Irish leading trainers Gordon Elliot and Willie Mullins.

In this Cheltenham Top Trainer guide, we will see whether any of the British trainers can challenge for the top trainer prize, the latest odds and tips on who will secure the most wins at the Cheltenham 2024 Festival between March 14-17.

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Cheltenham Top Trainer

Cheltenham Top Trainer Predictions

Our betting tipsters have the following tips for the Cheltenham Top Trainer market:

  • James Dooley betting tipster predicts Willie Mullins
  • Mark Dooley betting tipster predicts Willie Mullins
  • David Dooley betting tipster predicts Gordon Elliot
  • OLBG betting tipster predicts Willie Mullins
  • Racing Post betting tipster predicts Willie Mullins
  • At The Races betting tipster predicts Willie Mullins
  • Timeform betting tipster predicts Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins is a worthy favourite in Cheltenham’s top trainer odds and will be very difficult to beat. When you look at all the Cheltenham Favourites then many are trained by the market-leading Willie Mullins yard.

Punters enjoy backing in the top trainer market and top jockey betting market because it is a bet that gives a betting interest in the majority of races across the four days in the Cotswolds.

Cheltenham Top Trainer Betting Sites

Here are the best betting sites for the Cheltenham Top Trainer betting market:

Cheltenham Top Trainer Standings

The leading trainer for the Cheltenham festival is the trainer who trains the most horse racing winners across the 28 betting events.

Here are the Cheltenham Festival leading trainer standings since 2009:

  • 2023 Willie Mullins
  • 2022 Willie Mullins
  • 2021 Willie Mullins
  • 2020 Willie Mullins
  • 2019 Willie Mullins
  • 2018 Gordon Elliott
  • 2017 Gordon Elliott
  • 2016 Willie Mullins
  • 2015 Willie Mullins
  • 2014 Willie Mullins
  • 2013 Willie Mullins
  • 2012 Nicky Henderson
  • 2011 Willie Mullins
  • 2010 Nicky Henderson
  • 2009 Paul Nicholls

Popular Questions

Who is leading trainer at Cheltenham?

The leading trainer at Cheltenham is Willie Mullins.

Having saddled 88 winners Willie Mullins is the most successful trainer in Cheltenham Festival history.

The best from British trainers is Nicky Henderson and was the first horse racing trainer to saddle 50 Cheltenham Festival winners.

Summary of Cheltenham Top Trainers

The cream of the crop of the Irish and British horses will battle on Cheltenham Racecourse, but only one trainer will be crowned Top Trainer at the Cheltenham Festival.

The “top trainer” markets fluctuate daily over the 4 days. The action-packed 2024 Cheltenham Festival is over four days here are our overviews of each of the 4 days of racing action:

With the Irish trainers being so dominant over recent years this has led them to easily secure the Prestbury Cup Annual Challenge Trophy.

The Irish trainers have the best horses according to official ratings with Willie Mullins, Gordon Elliott and Henry De Bromhead all featuring at the head of the top Cheltenham Trainer betting.

The British trainers’ best chances come the way of Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls, who have been crowned top trainer at the festival previously.

Who will be crowned leading trainer this year?

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