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People tend to overuse the phrase “something for everyone” but Leopardstown might just get closer than you think. They’ve fixed the field so it’s time to bet on the 2021 Irish Gold Cup and there’s some great options. Whatever your inclination, there’s a wager for you in this awfully unpredictable race. That’s why online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 price it so close. You can almost taste their uncertainty. So, keep an eye on the weather, and let’s scan the opportunities.
This is not, it should be made clear, a race for the faint of heart. It’s January and in Ireland, as in the rest of the UK, the weather is a tad unpredictable. Naturally, this has a massive effect on the going (the ground conditions) racehorses have to contend with. Different horses prefer different circumstance. So, when the course announces its going report for a big race weekend, people pay attention. Those who want to bet on the 2021 Irish Gold Cup for instance definitely should.
The going this year will be yielding to soft, which means landing after some of those 17 fences could be slippery. That sets the cat amongst the pigeons a little and explains the prices the bookies offer up. They can’t be sure which horses will make it cleanly over those jumps. Not in these conditions. So, quite literally, any entrant could win this one. Music to the ears of those wishing to take advantage of UK gambling laws to bet on the 2021 Irish Gold Cup, right?
Castlebawn West Odds Great At 10/1
Right. The cognoscenti among you will scan the odds on the Irish Gold Cup anew with this information. Suddenly some of the horses with longer prices start to look quite attractive, and the favorites too short to back. Sure, you can bet on Minello Indo at 5/2, a great horse, but in this weather? That’s a little parsimonious. A bet on the 2021 Irish Gold Cup simply doesn’t have to be so cagey. Indeed, if ever there were race on which to throw caution to the wind, this is it.
Irish Gold Cup 2021 Odds
- Any Second Now – 66/1
- Battleoverdoyen – 33/1
- Fakir D’Oudairies – 33/1
- Samcro – 22/1
- The Storyteller – 14/1
- Presenting Percy – 12/1
- Castlebawn West – 10/1
- Delta Work – 6/1
- A Plus Tard – 5/1
- Melon – 4/1
- Kemboy – 3/1
- Minella Indo – 5/2
- See more at bet365…
So, whilst you can bet on Kemboy at 3/1 or Melon at 4/1, there are far more interesting wagers available. A Plus Tard might find the conditions tricky, but it has the form. So, at 6/1, it’s a nice chance. Thing is, however, with this weather, horses like Castlebawn West or Presenting Percy start to look a better bet on the 2021 Irish Gold Cup. Indeed, at 10/1 and 12/1 respectively, they’re a great bet on sports in the UK this weekend. And, frankly, they’re not the only ones.
Bet On The 2021 Irish Gold Cup At Bet365
The Storyteller is out at 14/1 and hasn’t done too badly over this distance. It got a creditable 2nd over three miles at Leopardstown just before the New Year. So, why can’t it do it again? Of course, if you’re looking for a horse that has won over this distance before Delta Work will be tempting. At 6/1 the price might not be uber attractive, but this is a race that has seen back-to-back winners before. So, Delta Work might be the sensible bet on the 2021 Irish Gold Cup.
2021 Irish Gold Cup
- Date – 7th February, 2021
- Location – Dublin, Ireland
- Course – Leopardstown
- Distance – 3 miles
- Fences – 17
- Qualification – 5 y/o+
Less sensible, but perhaps a little more fun, would be a highly speculative bet on the 2021 Irish Gold Cup. Online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 have Samcro at 22/1, for instance. Should it win? No. But it just might. In fact Fakir d’Oudairies or Battleoverdoyen at 33/1 have a better chance than those prices infer. Some people will even want to back Any Second Now at 66/1 in this one. It is that unpredictable. So truly this is a race that has something for absolutely everyone.
We take a look at why a bet on the 2021 Irish Gold Cup doesn’t necessarily need to be on one of the favorites as the weather makes it unpredictable.