Paddy Power Gold Cup Betting Preview
On Saturday 16th November, The Paddy Power Gold Cup takes place on the Cheltenham race track. The Grade 3 handicapped race has a total of fifteen fences to jump, and sits at a length of 2 miles, 4 and a half furlongs.
Because the race itself is relatively short with fences to clear, it is a rarity for a heavier Horse, such as over 12 stone, to win the race. In fact, the last time a Horse weighing over 12 stone won The Paddy Power Gold Cup was in 1994.
The bookmakers favourite seems to be ‘Chapoturgeon’. Trained by the successful Paul Nicholls, ‘Chapoturgeon’ is listed at 6/1 at many bookies, including Coral, Ladbrokes, SkyBet and Paddy Power. Paddy Power also has 6 year-old ‘Poquelin’ joint favourite with ‘Chapoturgeon’ at 6/1. However, Sporting Bet has ‘Poquelin’ at 8/1, which could turn out to be a very good bet, as only one month ago, on 17th October, ‘Poquelin’ finished 1st out of 13 horses at the 3.15 Cheltenham, where the Horse broke away from the pack, so much so that it was able to ease the final 50 yards; clearly showing that the Horse knows the track.
If you are looking for a Horse that will give you a significant return, but still have a good chance of a finish, look no further than ‘Tranquil Sea’. Although ‘Tranquil Sea’ has not had the greatest of Years over at Cheltenham, it hit form towards the end of October and it’s odds are shortening over at Tote Sport, and is currently listed at 10/1, and shortened at ¼ each way, therefore if you bet now on ‘Tranquil Sea’ each way, you can double your money if placed; and judging by the bookies shortening of odds, it looks like this could well happen.
Paddy Power Gold Cup Free Bets
Bet 365 – The biggest free bet offer during Cheltenham is from Bet 365 who are offering £200 in free bets. The free bets are awarded after your first, fourth and twentieth bets. This is a great offer for those who are planning to bet on lots of Cheltenham races.
Totesport – The biggest name in horse racing betting offers all new customers a free £25 bet. Choose to bet on traditional odds or on the Tote’s own Tote markets. A great choice for Cheltenham betting.
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