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Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting


With the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about which horses to place free bet offers on for the biggest race of the horse racing season.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is Cheltenham Festival’s most prestigious race and a great opportunity for you to make use of the Cheltenham betting offers available at online bookies.

Taking place on the final day of the festival, and with over £600 million bet during last year’s four day meet, UK bookies will be offering lots of incentives to switch who you bet with.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup covers a distance of around three miles, incorporating 22 fences and offering prize money of almost a million pounds. There’s no doubt that with that sort of money in play you can be sure of some serious betting action.

So why not take advantage of the Cheltenham betting offers that bookies are currently offering, such as super generous free bets, and have a flutter on this historical race.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Runnners

The final list of horses won’t be finalised until 48 hours before the Cheltenham Gold Cup runners are off. But the season’s best chasers are sure to head for Cheltenham, and owners are already vying to get the best jockey for their horse.

So just what do you need to know to be able to pick a winning horse and maximise the return on the free bets that you claim from online bookies to use on the Gold Cup?

Well, historically the best age for winning Cheltenham Gold Cup horses is between 7 and 9 and the horse needs to have been placed in at least one of the season’s previous races of around three miles in length.

Of course, the more experienced the jockey the better; Ruby Walsh has been top jockey at the festival for an incredible six of the last eight years.

So whatever Ruby’s riding make sure to back him and take advantage of the cash-back, deposit bonuses and double money free bets that bookies offer on this years Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Famous Cheltenham Gold Cup Horses

It’s been a golden age for the Cheltenham Gold Cup over the past few years with great horses like Kauto Star, Denman and Long Run winning the big race.

Competition between big name jockeys and trainers have made the race even more popular and this looks set to continue for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2013.

Last year’s surprise winner, Synchronised, suffered a fatal fall in the last Grand National so won’t be able defend his title. But fortunately there are plenty of others in the running and lots of Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers to take advantage of.

There are a number of young horses who could be worth a punt for the big race including the winner of the 2012 Jewson Novices Chase, Sir Des Champs. The horse is tipped to be a star of the future, and with odds of around 4/1 at Coral is looking good.

Another horse who shouldn't be ignored for the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup is Long Run with odds of around 7/1. Long Run won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2011 and finished third in 2012, both worthy of consideration when deciding how to place Cheltenham free bets.

Heading up the market currently is Bobs Worth at 3/1, followed by Sir Des Champs and then Silviniaco Conti at around 5/1. Other potential runners in the race include the much-fancied First Lieutenant who ran well in the RSA Chase last season.

If you fancy a longshot for the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup with betting odds of up to 100/1, then Wayward Prince might be the horse to use a bookies free bet on.

Cheltenham Festival 2013 starts on Tuesday 12th March with the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 15th March. Be sure to get your betting offers on soon, they could be made of gold!