04.01.21 17:19

Going For Gold – The Road to the Cheltenham Festival 2021


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.

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Al Boum Photo to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup

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.


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Frodon to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup

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

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A Plus Tard to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup

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.

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