Time For Rupert Odds
The overlying opinion of Time For Rupert may be one of frustration, but that should not mean that he is completely frozen out of any shortlist for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Time For Rupert will certainly have no issues coping with the demands of the Cheltenham circuit, having made over a handful of trips to the course with largely good results.
Time For Rupert odds must be considered for Cheltenham Gold Cup
One of the reasons that Time For Rupert may be negatively thought of for the Cheltenham Gold Cup is because he has already let punters down at the four-day festival once before. He was a well-backed favourite for the RSA Chase last season, but only finished fifth.
However, there are some acceptable excuses for this run. Firstly, he scoped badly in the build up to Cheltenham which may have set him back in his preparation work, while after the race he was also found to have bled in running. Under these circumstances finishing fifth should be considered a mighty result.
Long Run the main opposition in the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds
If Time For Rupert is to offer redemption to punters in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, there are some big names that he will have to beat. The most notable is last season’s winner Long Run, who will arguably only improve now that he is a year older.
Of the other horses who could represent some value in the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds, Diamond Harry may prove a major threat, while Weapons Amnesty and Master Minded are also worthy of consideration.