Jan 17 2018
Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips and Betting Offers, 15:30 at Cheltenham, 16th March 2018
For many racing fans, the four day Cheltenham Festival saves the best until last, as it is one of the most sought after prizes in the National Hunt game which lights up the card on the closing Friday.
The 3m 2½f of the Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup has been graced by some of the true greats of the game over the years, including the mighty Kauto Star, Denman and Best Mate in the not so distant past, but who will come out on top this year?
Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Tips and Free Bets
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.
- Might Bite to win at 7/2 with Bet365
- Native River each way at 10/1 with Ladbrokes
Also check out the betting tips and offers for the other three big, big races at the Festival:
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Betting Offers and Free Bets
- If 2017 is anything to go by, we’re in line for some more MASSIVE betting offers for the Gold Cup. We’ll post all the details right here when the bookies release the deals.
In the meantime, our main Cheltenham Festival offers, promos and bonuses page has all the latest deals!
With defending champion Sizing John having blotted his copybook last time out, when beaten out of sight at Leopardstown, it is Nicky Henderson’s Might Bite who looks the stand out contender here. There are those casting doubt upon the value of the form of his verdict over Double Shuffle in the King George, but in truth he never looked anything but the winner of that prestigious contest from a long way out. The most encouraging aspect of his two wins so far this season has been the absence of the wayward tendencies which he displayed with regularity last term. Looking more mature this year, in possession of an excellent cruising speed and ability to quicken, we see him bagging the big one.
Having headed into this on the back of a tough, but successful, season when third twelve months ago, Colin Tizzard seems intent on allowing Native River to arrive at the Gold Cup a much fresher horse this time around. Not sighted on the racecourse since that 2 ¾l defeat behind Sizing John and Minella Rocco, we imagine there will be a prep run of some description planned in the build-up, and fully expect this one to be ready to put in a peak performance on the day. The Welsh National and Hennessy Gold Cup have proved decent pointers to this race in the past, and Native River has won them both in his time. Still only eight years old, he looks the each way bet in the race.
Of the rest, Coney Island may be the fly in the ointment. Ed Harty’s representative is a lightly raced sort – this would be just the fifth chase start of his career – but has finished first and a close second in his two previous outings in Grade 1 company, is very highly regarded and returned to the track with an easy nine length win at Ascot recently. Our Duke beat Coney Island last term, prior to storming home in the Irish Grand National and can go well, along with last years runner up here, Minella Rocco.