Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds
When thinking of the Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham Gold Cup odds are certainly the most searched for. It is arguably the most prestigious race in the whole of the National Hunt calendar, bringing together the best of the best, with contenders needing the uncommon mix of speed, stamina and impressive jumping.
Some 22 fences make up the Cheltenham Gold Cup, a horse’s stamina is pushed to the limits over the taxing 3m2f trip, particularly as the Cheltenham hill begins to take its toll in the closing stages.
Kauto Star and Arkle among the previous stars in the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds
Because the Cheltenham Gold Cup always seems to separate the best from the rest, many horses have triumphed on more than one occasion. Golden Miller is the most successful ever with his five victories between 1932 and 1936, while the legendary Arkle was a three-time winner between 1964 and 1966.
More recently, Best Mate claimed three successive victories at the start of the century, while Kauto Star has since taken over as the celebrated Cheltenham Gold Cup horse, especially through becoming the first horse to ever regain his title.
Long Run the new king in the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds
Long Run’s victory last year at the age of six meant that he become the youngest Cheltenham Gold Cup winner since Mill House in 1963 and gives him a unique opportunity to match the accomplishments of Golden Miller. However, many horses will be bidding to beat Long Run in his defence this year, including Time For Rupert, Captain Chris and Master Minded.