Cheltenham Gold Cup 2013 - Friday, 15th March
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The Gold Cup Odds for 2014 are already starting to prove popular with a number of horses being well backed at this early stage. Bobs Worth is of course the current champion and the Nicky Henderson will surely be in a great position to win the race for the second year on the bounce. One of his main rivals will be Sir Des Champs who chased him home in 2013 and could well be a better horse come next spring for connections.
Another key Gold Cup Runner next year could well be Boston Bob who has shown plenty of potential for Willie Mullins over the past couple of seasons. He looks to be a thorough stayer which will stand him in good stead and punters may want to back him at this ante-post stage.
It is also well worth keeping an eye on Silviniaco Conti who was travelling really well for Ruby Walsh and Paul Nicholls in the gold Cup before falling. He seems to be an improving horse at this level and the Gold Cup is likely to be his main aim once again next spring.
On this site we provide you with the best information to assist you in making that bet as we will have all the information on the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup runners for the race along with the best odds and form. Make sure you also check out our Cheltenham Gold Cup tips, along with the best Gold Cup free bets from some of the top bookmakers.
It really has been a golden era for the Gold Cup over the past few years with the likes of Kauto Star, Denman and Long Run claiming memorable wins in the big race. The rivalries between the big names and trainers have served to boost the popularity of the race and that looks set to continue in 2014. The current hero is of course Bobs Worth who claimed a famous win in 2013 for Nicky Henderson and he is sure to be well backed again next season.
See Cheltenham Gold Cup Form Guide For the background and performances of the main contenders for the 2014 Gold Cup including Bobs Worth and Sir Des Champs among others.
The best chasers of the season will head to Cheltenham for the showpiece Gold Cup and all the connections of the well fancied horses will be looking to get the bets jockeys for their horses. The final list of 2014 Gold Cup Runners will not be known until the 48 hour stage but we can expect to see the likes of Long Run and Sir Des Champs head the field.
Other potential runners in the big race in 2014 include the talented Dynaste who ran well in the Jewson Novices Chase last season, while Boston Bob is tipped for a big season this year in Gold Cup company after showing some real signs of class at points in 2013.
There is a tried and tested route towards the Gold Cup for all of the main contenders in the betting and we will be following each of them through the season. 2012 winner Synchronised went over to Ireland at Christmas to win the Lexus Chase before heading to Cheltenham and that race in particular is always one to watch. Perhaps the most prestigious of the Cheltenham Gold Cup Trials is the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. Over the past few years we have seen both Kauto Star and Long Run win on Boxing Day before going to Cheltenham to win the Gold Cup and no doubt we will see a number of Festival hopefuls take their chance once again this season.
Punters will be able to follow all of the big races right through until the Gold Cup itself in March to help them make sense of a competitive betting heat, the last big trial race in February is the Denman Chase at Newbury and that will be the last chance for connections to get a run into their Gold Cup hopefuls.
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