Horseracing Odds: Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Festival

Published March 13, 2015 by Amir G

Horseracing Odds: Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Festival

Will the third time be a charm for Silviniaco Conti in the Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup chase? (15:20 UK time).

The Cheltenham Festival is getting ready to wrap up things today after four days of non-stop racing action. The highlight of the whole festival takes place 15:20 UK time, when the prestigious Gold Cup chase shoots off. Open to horses 5-years old and up, the Gold Cup is run over 5 miles and 2 and a half furlongs with 22 fences to be jumped. Last year, the total purse for the chase was £550,000 with £327,326 for the winner.

Third Time's a Charm for Silviniaco Conti?

The leader in terms of odds and predictions for winner today is the Paul Nicholls-trained Silviniaco Conti. The 9-year old Conti has proved himself just recently when he finished first in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.

Conti was a favorite then too, as he came to the chase after winning November's Betfair Chase at Haydock. Conti has had two bad experiences at the Gold Cup: In 2013 he came down third and last year hopes dashed again when he finished fourth. This time it feels like it's going to be different. At Winner Sports, Conti was top favorite to win with 3/1.

Djakadam to Upset Conti?

Perhaps one of the most interesting duels in today's Gold Cup will be the one between Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls. Mullins' 6-year old Djakadam is a big favorite to win with 8/1 at Winner. Jockeyed by Ruby Walsh, Djakadam finished first at Gowran Park in January's Thyestes Chase. Three more strong candidates are Many Clouds that won the Hennessy Gold Cup in November (8/1), Road to Riches (9/1) and Carlingford Lough (10/1).

Live Betting at Winner Sports

Punters can wager on the horses at the Gold Cup at Winner Sports and take advantage of special horseracing promotions like the Faller Insurance which guarantees money back if your selection fell during the race. Don't miss today's spectacular ending to the Cheltenham Festival – get to Winner Sports and pick your winner!

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