Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Winner Tip, and the horses to avoid!

We have a Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Winner Tip that we would recommend.

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival (the 2nd richest horse racing festival in Great Britain, after the Grand National) will take place between Tue 13 and Fri 16 March 2018. Ruby Walsh has ridden the most winners during the Cheltenham Festival in recent years, with the most wins during each of the years 2013-2017 (as well as in 2004, 2006, and 2008-2011). Gordon Elliot was the top trainer (the trainer with the most wins) in 2017, whilst Willie Mullins was the top trainer from 2013-2016 (as well as 2011). The key races of the Cheltenham Festival will all be broadcast on itv.

The festival’s most famous & anticipated race is the Cheltenham Gold Cup (3.30pm, on Fri 16 March 2018) – a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race run over 3 miles 2.5 furlongs (22 fences to be jumped) for horses that are 5 years and older. In 2017 Sizing John won the Cheltenham Gold Cup (jockey: Robbie Power, trainer: Jessica Harrington), whilst in 2016 Don Cossack was victorious (jockey: Bryan Cooper, trainer: Gordon Elliot). However, the most famous winner of the  Cheltenham Gold Cup in recent years is undoubtably Kauto Star (jockey: Ruby Walsh, trainer Paul Nicholls) who won in 2007 and 2009 (Kauto Star finished 2nd in 2008). The 2009 win (over 2008 winner, and stablemate Denman – also trained by Paul Nicholls) meant Kauto Star became the 1st horse ever to regain the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The feature races on the other three days are the Champion Hurdle (3.30pm, on Tue 13 March 2018), the Queen Mother Champion Chase (3.30pm, on Wed 14 March 2018), and the Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle (3.30pm, on Thu 15 March 2018).

Back to our Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Winner Tip: There are some massive names in the market for the Cheltenham Gold Cup as you would expect. Many however don’t seem to be offering much value. Sizing John, who won last year is the 2nd favourite at 6/1 at Sun Bets (Odds checked on 29th December 2017, but may change at any time) – a price we would avoid. The favourite is Might Bite, but we would also avoid the 7/2 at Sun Bets (Odds checked on 29th December 2017, but may change at any time) on offer. However, the price for Yorkhill to win (14/1 at Sun Bets. Odds checked on 29th December 2017, but may change at any time) is certainly one we would recommend.

Update: Sun Bets are NRNB on all Feature Races at Cheltenham 2018 (Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle, Cheltenham Gold Cup).