Close Competition in Today's Gold Cup Chase at Cheltenham

Published March 18, 2016 by Florin P

Close Competition in Today's Gold Cup Chase at Cheltenham

Place your bets at bet365 Sports as the best horses and jockey square off in the Cheltenham Gold Cup chase today. (3:30 p.m UK Time).

Horse racing fans were anxiously waiting for the Cheltenham Festival and they’ve got a couple of action-packed racing days to enjoy. The best comes to those who wait and on Friday, the Gold Cup brings together some of the best horses and jockeys. This event also happens to be one of the best paying ones and with the reigning champion unfit to race, the competition is wide-open.

150 Years of Tradition

Since the initial staging at Cheltenham in 1861, many more events were added and the Gold Cup has emerged as one of the best. It wraps-up a four day spectacle and big money will be invested by amateurs and savvy punters alike on the Timico Gold Cup Steeplechase. This is the 112 edition and bet365 has ample coverage for the event, including tempting odds and access to the latest news and rumors.

Defending champion Coneygree was the first novice to win the Gold Cup and he successfully defended his title in 2015. Injury concerns are going to keep him away from the race track, which presents the other participants with a great opportunity.

21 Participants and Just One Winner

Coneygree was credited with the first chance to win, but with him out of the Gold Cup picture, JLT Novice Chase champion Vautour is given odds of 4/1. Don Cossack is offered the same odds, while Cue Card who recently won the Betfair Chase and the King George VI Chase is not to be underestimated at 5/1.

Bet365 is also a great place to bet on the Gold Cup if you fancy one of the underdogs to win, as Many Clouds is priced at 25/1 and Road To Riches at 16/1. The latter finished on the podium last year, less than four lengths behind the winner and is in great form. Willie Mullins is the most likely owner to have a winning horse at the Timico Gold Cup Steeplechase.

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