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Cheltenham Festival Betting

Long Run Odds at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012 have been effected by the news that his main challenger, Kauto Star has  picked up an injury and is 50/50 to make the Festival showcase race at Prestbury Park on Friday, March 16th. The battle of Long Run and Kauto Star was set up for the big race, it was the big story and now we wait with bated breath to see whether or not Kauto Star trainer Paul Nicholls thinks the two times Gold Cup winner will be fit to go in the Festival’s feature race. So with the uncertainty floating around about Kauto Star, it has left Long Run the outright clear favourite in ante post Cheltenham Gold Cup betting and that means his price has been reeled in shorter at the head of the field. Kauto Star was the only horse to beat Long Run last year and with the breath of new life that Kauto Star seemed to be enjoying, it will be a cruel blow for racing fans, for the Cheltenham Gold Cup and punters if he fails to turn up to have a shot at his third  Gold Cup title. So anyway, it all leaves Long Run in the huge ascendancy now in your horse racing betting for this year’s renewal of the prestigious race.

In last year’s field, Long Run was the young pretender, the maverick in the field against the massive combined experience of Imperial Commander, Denman and Kauto Star. Long Run lived up to his huge potential and stormed Prestbury Park, grabbing the headlines by a massive seven lengths over Denman. With Kauto Star looking as if he may have come to the end of his illustrious career, towards the end of last year, Long Run found a renewed challenge from the legend. Kauto Star turned up and beat Long Run in the BetFair Chase and then again in the King George VI Chase at the back end of last year. That left a dip in Long Run’s form and suddenly Kauto Star looked a strong shot to have a genuine chance at yet another Gold Cup. But Long Run’s Trainer Nicky Henderson has insisted that Long Run, the seven year old for this year’s race, is in good enough form, and he made his first outing of 2012 with a win over Gold Cup challenger Burton Port at Newbury. The win  for Long Run there was only by half a length, but there was a sense that Long Run, usually feisty and edgy, was holding something back. Long Run has improved his stamina, but has it come at a cost of a top gear? Even in victory over Burton Port, the bookies immediately lengthened Long Run Odds at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012, because it wasn’t an explosive result, and Long Run and Kauto Star were trading equally as 5/2 favourites for this year’s Gold Cup afterwards. That was until the Kauto Star schooling injury news.

If Long Run had been holding out, that would be understandable with the Gold Cup right around the corner, but more importantly, he had enough in the tank, with enough to spare, to still beat one of his other main contenders at Cheltenham this year. If Kauto Star doesn’t make it, then as it stands, third favourite Burton Port, also trained by Nicky Henderson will get his chance to express his potential as the main threat to Long Run. But at the end of the day, Long Run Odds at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012 is indicative of his chances. He is firm favourite for a reason, because he can be destructive to any field on his day. There should be a better run than what he produced at Newbury and there probably will be. Therefore with the Ante Post Long Run Odds at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012, trainer Nicky Henderson could well be eyeing up another major triumph, one way or the other.

Best Long Run Odds at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012
6/4 at  Paddy Power

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4th March 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cheltenham Festival Betting

Cheltenham Festival Betting

Well, regular punters may be looking down the card for the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup and wonder where the real challenge is going to come from outside of Long Run. The defending champion may have been handed a huge boost, with  news that two times Champion Kauto Star is only 50/50 to make the race after picking up an injury. That is some disappointing news for Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012 Ante Post betting, but trainer Paul Nicholls has said that there is still a good chance for Kauto Star to make the line up. This raises the question over whether or not it is going to be a good time to get a wager down on the legend, before the receipt of any positive news that he is fit and raring to go? Kauto Star is out as second favourite in 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup and you can get best odds on Kauto Star pulling off now what would be a surprise win at a price of 9/2 with SportingBet at the moment. That is in stark contrast to favourite Long Run, who demolished the strong field last season including Denman and Kauto Star by seven lengths is fetching a best Ante Post price of 6/4 with SkyBet at the moment, and really could have the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup already within his grasp.

Take Kauto Star and Long Run out of the equation and then there is closely matched chasing pack behind them, being led by Burton Port. Burton Port hasn’t picked up a win this season, but he has been trading pretty well and is floating around the 7/1 mark at Boylesports with over a week to go before the big race. So there is interest in him, but whether or not he can fulfill his huge potential on the day and land the Gold Cup is another matter entirely. Grands Crus, who put in a good showing last season at Cheltenham, finishing second to Big Buck’s in the World Hurdle, is an interesting contender. If he had perhaps gotten another chase or two under his belt since the turn of the year he would have been at shorter odds, but he has been out of action since Kempton at the end of December. However, he is still such a fantastic youngster, and could well be a future Gold Cup champion. A decent outside shot nonetheless in Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Odds, Runners and Favourites 2012. Grands Crus is a best market price of 7/1 with William Hill at the moment, and then there is a gap back to the likes of Synchronised and Weird Al, who are starting to stretch the odds out in the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting.

When looking for Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Odds, Runners and Favourites 2012, because of the uncertainty surrounding Kauto Star, and the undoubted ferocious talent that Long Run is, it may be worth looking at alternative markets when it comes to your Gold Cup horse racing betting this year. There should be decent value in the Without Kauto Star and Long Run Market for definite, as odds of 3/1 at Paddy Power being on offered on both Burton Port and Grands Crus. Winning distance markets are also viable options as well, because if you go over/under on distances (and SkyBet are good for this) on Long Run there are very good prices to be had. It will all come down to how well you weigh up the field for your Cheltenham 2012 Gold Cup betting.

Is Long Run simply going to dominate now that one of his main contenders, the only horse to beat him last year is only a 50/50 chance? Long Run beat Burton Port at Newbury mid February with still an extra gear in his pocket? That is why Long Run is heading the field in Cheltenham Gold Cup Best Odds, Runners and Favourites 2012.

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4th March 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cheltenham Festival Betting

Cheltenham Festival Betting

Just who will win the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012? That is the question on the lips of horse racing fans as this year’s renewal of the famous race heads our way. The 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup will be ran on Friday, March 16th and there are doubts over whether or not, two times champion Kauto Star will be fit enough to take part after picking up an injury while schooling. That has left the defending Champion and incredible talent of Long Run as clear and outright favourite in 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting this year. The famous run, which goes over 3 miles and two and a half furlongs, presents 22 jumps to the runners and rider and while the field this season perhaps does not look quite as strong as last year’s there are some good trends worth looking at for Cheltenham Gold Cup Ante Post betting prices. The injury to Kauto Star will continue to be the biggest story until a decision is made either way on his participation. But it seems as if Long Run is holding all the aces at the moment, but will the challengers such as Burton Port, Grands Crus and Synchronised be able to challenge for the front in the Cheltenham showpiece? Or will Long Run, who demolished the illustrious field last season at Prestbury  Park by seven lengths hit back from his slight dip in form after suffering back to back defeats against a resurgent Kauto Star?

As with horse racing betting,  it is always worth dipping into some trends to try and help figure out who will win the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012? One of the most prominent trends which has caught our eye, is the fact that the last eleven winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup all came from the front three in the betting. So that as it stands, means that a winner will come from the trio of Long Run, Kauto Star or Burton Port (if Kauto Star doesn’t make it, then you can throw Grands Crus in there). Experience at Cheltenham also counts for a long when trying to decide who will win the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012, because out of the last fourteen winners of the Gold Cup, twelve of them had secured a place finish at the Cheltenham Festival before. Seasonal form is also worth looking at, because the Gold Cup champion in eleven of the last twelve years had all won a race during the season in the build up to the race. Long Run? Check. Kauto Star? Check. Synchronised? Check. Grands Crus? Check. Burton Port? Negative. So there are some strong pointers there as well to sum up the fact that you really should be looking at the head of the ante post Cheltenham Gold Cup betting to pick out your winner. If you want to tip your hand in favour of favourite Long Run, then six of the last nine Cheltenham Gold Cup winners have started as favourites. Another factor we could be looking at is age, as horses between seven and nine have tasted victory in sixteen of the last eighteen Gold Cups. That puts Grands Crus, Burton Port and in particular Long Run in the frame. Twelve year old Kauto Star is naturally beyond the range, while Synchronised is at the top end, aged nine.

Who will win the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012? Well, if we are taking any ante post pointers from the bookies, then no-one is really going to come close to Long Run here. He is so far out in front at the moment, that it could be a foregone conclusion. There is not the talent at the front of the pack like there was last year, but if Long Run turns up and has a bad day, then there is superb prices to be taken in the chasing pack behind him. Alternatively a good look at the Without Kauto Star/Long Run Market, where the field is evenly priced at great value with Grands Crus and Burton Port the stand out candidates there.

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3rd March 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cheltenham Festival Betting

Cheltenham Festival Betting

The build up to the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup is all about whether or not the great Kauto Star will actually turn up or not. This is because the two times Gold Cup winner picked up a training injury when schooling ahead of the big race, leading trainer Paul Nicholls to state that Kauto Star’s chances of making it to the Cheltenham Festival showpiece is only 50-50. But the following day, Nicholls said that the legendary chaser still has a very good chance of making the race and should not be counted out of the running just yet. It will be such a sad sight if Kauto Star doesn’t make it to the start, even sadder if he turns up and is not 100%. While a fully fit Kauto Star was trading on level pegging with defending Champion Long Run as favourite for the race, this latest news has naturally had an effect with the bookies, with Kauto Star drifting out to as much as 9/2 with some bookmakers. Truthfully, looking down the line up in our Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012  Preview, it doesn’t look like one of the strongest fields, and losing such a star as Kauto Star will only take a little gloss of the feature race on Friday, March 16.

Heading the field with the bookies in our 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview is Long Run, the young pretender to Kauto Star, and the defending Gold Cup champion. It looked as if the youngster was maturing so rapidly and looked pretty unbeatable when landing the massive victory at Cheltenham last year, just as much as it looked as if Kauto Star was finished. However, Kauto Star was far from finished as he fought back to out gun Long Run twice this season. But it is Long Run who goes as favourite, especially with the news of Kauto Star’s 50-50 chance of making the start. Those two defeats for Long Run put a bit of a dent in the form of the seven year old, be he responded with a narrow, and in a lot of people’s eyes, unimpressive win at Newbury in mid February. That win for Long Run came at the expense of Burton Port, who is trading third favourite in our 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview. Burton Port, trained by Nicky Henderson is a horse full of potential, but whether he is up to Gold Cup winning standards remains to be seen. He finished  half a length back from Long Run at Newbury, but the truth is that Long Run still looked to have an extra gear in him.

Grands Crus, trained by David Pipe is likely to have a big say in the contest. He hasn’t been out this year, but is such a steady performer that he can’t be overlooked. Should a surprise outside of Long Run happen, then there is a general feeling that Grands Crus could be the one to spring it. However, he has had only three chases this season and hasn’t been out since December. He was pulled out of the Argento, and while he will make a Gold Cup appearance, the camp are talking up his chances in being readier for the RSA as opposed to the Cheltenham showcase. The stunning white horse was due for a run at Newbury in Cheltenham, but the race was abandoned and rescheduled, which could hurt his chances. That leaves us with a look at Synchronised in our 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview. The Lexus Chase winner has been off the tracks since late December, when the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Does have the ability to be in the hunt for a solid place finish, but again the top class in the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup is not immediately as attractive as last year, when you had Long Run taking on Kauto Star, Denman and Imperial Commander.

But the race is closing in and those appear to be the strongest contenders in the Ante Post Cheltenham 2012 Gold Cup betting. The wait will continue to see whether or not, Kauto Star will be out to attempt his third Cheltenham Gold Cup title, or whether all the advantage has been handed back to Long Run.

2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Odds
Long Run: 6/4 at SkyBet
Kauto Star: 9/2 at Bet Victor
Grands Crus: 7/1 at William Hill
Burton Port: 7/1 at Boylesports
Synchronised: 12/1 at Paddy Power
Weird Al: 14/1 at Totesport
midnight Chase: 16/1 at William Hill

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3rd March 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cheltenham Festival Betting

Cheltenham Festival Betting

Kauto Star Odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2011 are realistically showing that questions over the great champions age are a concern. Kauto Star is a two times winner of the prestigious race at Cheltenham, but took a tumble last year while chasing home. He is back to try and make it a hat trick of honours, going for gold again. Owner Clive Smith is insistent that Kauto Star is as good as ever, perhaps even in his prime, although age would suggest otherwise. But the stables are laughing off reports that Kauto Star is too old to make an impact, and are saying that his chances are actually better than ever because Ruby Walsh is back in the saddle. Starting the race as an eleven year old, doesn’t point to great success for Kauto Star though, as 16 of the last 17 winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup have been aged between 7 and 9. The Gold Cup is an enduring race, with a lot of stamina needed, and that is generally what works against the older horses. Best Odds on Kauto Star have him coming in at third favourite for the race 11/2 at Bet365 at the moment, just outside the price of second favourite, Long Run. While Kauto Star definitely has a winning pedigree in the Gold Cup, and plenty of experience, Long Run, the challenging six year old youngster, has the edge of youth on his side, and that is something which Kauto Star and Ruby Walsh will have to find a way to deal with. Not only that, there will be the experience of Denman and Imperial Commander to shut down as well. He will also have to overcome history, as the last 11 year old winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup was Mandarin back in 1962.

Long Run destroyed Kauto Star at the King George at Kempton in January, but it was discovered that the horse had suffered a cut, so the stables dismissed the performance as forgettable. A P McCoy was deputising in the saddle then, but now Walsh is back to take the ride after injury. Clive Smith is assuring fans that Kauto Star is ready, is running well, and has not suffered from the King George run. The quality that Kauto Star has shown over the years is remarkable, winning six of his last nine starts, one of the upsets there was when he feel in last year’s Gold Cup. But there is still a lot of talk that Kauto Star is still the horse to beat when the runners take to the tape at 3.20pm on Friday, March 18th. Those best odds on Kauto Star pretty much sum up his chances perfectly. No, he is not going to be as quick as he has been throughout his career, but he still can take a huge vote of confidence from punters. For once some pressure will be off Kauto Star, after a mixed season where he hasn’t looked his dominant best, and that could mean both jockey and ride are relaxed. Coming in at 11/2 with Bet365 at the moment, is reads that he should well be challenging, but there is still some hesitation about whether the great horse is past his best or not. That remains to be seen, but with the other front runners for the Gold Cup, defending champion Imperial Commander, and Kauto Star’s stable mate Denman both getting on in age as well, the playing field could be levelled. On an even keel, would you be confident enough to go against one of the greatest chasers in recent history? Kauto Star odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2011 really are still worth taking, as they represent good value.

Maybe Kauto Star is a greater doubt than he has ever been, but the stables are sure that he is fired and primed for his big race. He has Walsh on his back, who holds the record for wins at the Cheltenham Festival, and together, the team could pull it off again. It will be the fourth time that Kauto Star has gone up against Denman at the Gold Cup and expect the fireworks to fly again. Best Odds on Kauto Star show that the bookmakers are expecting one last hurrah from the legend in his fifth Gold Cup.

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18th March 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Cheltenham Festival Betting










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