There is something very special about the Cheltenham Gold Cup and this year you can expect an explosive race in front of an even more explosive crowd, but if you’re going to take advantage of the liberal UK gambling laws to back a horse in this fabulously famous race at Bet365 , just which should you be putting your money on? Who will be the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner this year?
Cheltenham Gold Cup
• Irish Cavalier – 66/1
• Saphir Du Rheu – 50/1
• Tea For Two – 50/1
• Smad Place – 40/1
• Minella Rocco – 20/1
• Bristol De Mai – 20/1
• Champagne West – 16/1
• More Of That – 12/1
• Empire Of Dirt – 12/1
• Outlander – 10/1
• Sizing John – 10/1
• Cue Card – 10/3
• Native River – 10/3
• Djakadam – 7/2
Over a distance in excess of three miles this 22 fence race is a spectacle like no other, open to horses five years of age or older, it is the most prestigious National Hunt race of the year, typically attended by members of the Royal family, and many of the great and the good that sits atop British society. Dating back to 1819 and the first ever Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Spectre (taking home 100 guineas) although it was only in 1924 that this evolved into a race over the jumps and the legend began.
This legend was assisted by perhaps the most famous Cheltenham Gold Cup winner down the years, Golden Miller, and, if we’re honest about it a couple of acts of god. In 1931 the race was abandoned due to frost and in 1937 due to flooding but those events just book-ended a stunning five consecutive victory for a horse that also won the Grand National in 1934. Even when the race moved in 1959 to the “new course” it perpetuated and today draws massive crowds, a highlight of the season like no other.
Can You Pick The Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner At Bet365 ?
When it comes to Gold Cup trainers there really is only one name at the top and that’s Michael Dickinson. It’s one thing to train a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, but to train all of the top five finishers in a single running of it, back in 1983, is an unparalleled feat. Bregawn, Captain John, Wayward Lad, Silver Buck and Ashley House romping home just adding to the legend of this amazing and unpredictable race over the fences for a trophy that has only ever been regained once, by Kauto Star.
If you like to bet on sports in the UK regularly picking the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner at Bet365 might be just another of those annual bets, more placed in tradition than hope, but this year the top of the field is pretty tight set, and even the longshots looking oh-so tempting for an each-way punt ahead of the off. But which of these superb runners should you be backing with your hard earned cash? Well…possibly not Irish Cavalier. At 66/1 cavalier is precisely what you’d have to be to even consider it.
Is Bristol De Mai Worth An Each-Way Wager?
Saphir Du Rheu and Tea For Two both get 50/1 to be the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and Smad Place languishes on 40/1 probably not even worth an each-way effort at Bet365, however, for the brave Bristol De Mai at 20/1 (the same odds Minella Rocco garners) is a massively lovely each-way opportunity for the smart bettor, and makes Champagne West at 16/1 look less than cork-popping. Empire Of Dirt and More Of That get 12/1 and can keep it, Outlander at 10/1 is better as is Sizing John at the same.
However the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner this year is like to be one of three, with Cue Card and Native River getting 10/3 and Djakadam at 7/2. There’s a great deal of interest over which of these mounts will stay on its feet and overhaul the others and if you’re looking to place a bet on the nose this week they’re the only choices, because no one in the UK gambling news will be of any of the others winning has any sense left whatsoever and probably over did it on St Patrick’s Day the day before.