The festive racing gave us plenty of Cheltenham clues but the action-packed fortnight of UK and Irish racing also chucked out plenty of questions.
In this week’s ‘Road to Cheltenham’ we’re taking a look at the Cheltenham Gold Cup market, which has seen plenty of market moves in the last few days.
Al Boum Photo
Winner of the Gold Cup in 2019 and 2020, Al Boom Photo kicked-off this year’s campaign with a third successive win in the Savills Chase at Tramore on New Year’s Day.
He ran out an impressive 19 length winner at odds of 2/9 and he’s now the 9/2 favourite at Betfair to land a third Cheltenham Gold Cup in March.
All roads lead to Cheltenham as he looks to become the first horse since Best Mate to land three Gold Cups in a row.
Frodon created history on Boxing Day landing the King George under Bryony Frost, the first-ever female jockey to win the race.
Trained by Paul Nicholls, Frodon will now head straight to Cheltenham in the hope of Gold Cup glory.
A huge 40/1 before Boxing Day, Frodon is now a top price of 16/1 with 888sport to land the big one at this year’s Festival.
A Plus Tard
The biggest mover in the Gold Cup market was A Plus Tard who flew home to win the Savills Chase at Leopardstown on the 27th of December.
That was only his second time racing over 3 miles but the way he saw the race out suggests he should have no problem tackling the Gold Cup trip.
He’s now 12/1 with bet365 for Gold Cup glory having been as big as 66/1 before his Leopardstown success.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.