Cheltenham Gold Cup: Who Has What It Takes To Land National Hunt Racing’s Biggest Prize?

With the UK horse racing’s new National Hunt season fair underway, betting tipsterThe Winning Line looks at the big names expected to be vying for the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Who Has What It Takes To Land National Hunt Racing’s Biggest Prize?

With the new National Hunt season barely underway it might seem a hardly premature to be looking ahead to the prime circumstance of the campaign, the Cheltenham Gold Cup Imperial Commander takes the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup ahead of DenmanHowever, all roads throughout the jumps season cause to the four day holiday in March and, ignoring the Aintree Grand National, what is the biggest cantor of the diary It gets no bigger than the Gold Cup, the highlight of the year for enthusiasts of ‘proper’ racing Nigel Twiston-Davies won the lope last year with the 9-year-old Imperial Commander, in doing so ending the winning run of Paul Nicholls The supporter trainer had saddled Kauto Star (2007 & 2009) plus Denman (2008) to success the three previous years and once again, in 2011, cede be the comrade to beat, as he goes for a fifth win in the race (also See More Business 1999) Who Are The Main Contenders?Nicholls consign surely be clatter there once again with Denman and, other likely, Kauto Star However, trainers like Nicky Henderson, Alan King and Philip Hobbs are all looking for a first win in the Gold Cup Henderson, in particular, is a pure risk with horses like Long Run, Punchestowns and possibly even Burton Port Can Herietta Knight find another like Best Mate, the three situation winner like Arkle before him? What of Willie Mullins, Henry De Bromhead or any additional of the Irish trainers? Mouse Morris was the last trainer from Ireland to win (War Of Attrition 2006) and it’s always foolish to under-estimate the chances of horses which come ‘over the water’ to the Cheltenham Festival It’s A Long Season. But It’ll Go Fast!The gala (15-18 March 2011) commit be here sooner than you conjecture and the cardinal pretenders to the spell of ‘the best chaser’ will see rarely action between now and then Just two runs, possibly three. Expect plenty of aegis for two-time Gold Cup winner Kauto StarWe should expect to see them compete, at diverse times, in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham, the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury plus Boxing Day’s King George VI Chase at Kempton During this time the betting markets consign ameliorate markedly, that’s for sure, and long-term antepost betting, especially with the jumps in mind, is fraught with danger. On the flipside, the tout is panoramic alert and you can secure some thumping luscious each-way prices about horses which fair might be giant value on the day (or at least be traded in advance) Into this category we’d put Burton Port (25/1), Cooldine (25/1) and Pride Of Dulcote (40/1). All suppositional but all capable of obtaining into the Gold Cup represantation over the coming months. >> Click here for modern Cheltenham Gold Cup oddsWhat are your thoughts on the high race? Email me with your comments matthewwalton@goldcallcom.

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