bet365 Gold Cup Betting 2021

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The bet365 Gold Cup jump finale is the last National Hunt meeting of each season and is centred around the bet365 Gold Cup betting market – a 3m 4 ½f Handicap steeplechase.

The bet365 Gold Cup is staged at Sandown Park racecourse and is always run around the third week of April – the 2021 bet365 Gold Cup is set to be run on Saturday 24th April.

In this article we will go through previous bet365 Gold Cup runners, the odds of some of the leading bookmakers as well as betting tips for the race.

The bet365 Gold Cup 2021 is set to be run on 24th April 2021.

The bet365 Gold Cup, Sandown, April 2015. Photo Credit: Carine06 / Flickr. / CC BY 2.0.

bet365 Gold Cup Odds

You can expect to see the bet365 Gold Cup odds from most of the leading bookmakers in their ante-post section. These bet365 Gold Cup odds will be on offer for most of the jumps season, but will hot-up as the race draws nearer in April each year.

With the bet365 Gold Cup being a handicap race, the bet365 Gold Cup betting odds are generally very competitive and in recent years it’s been a poor race for punters.

At the Bet365 jump finale fixture – the last bet365 Gold Cup-winning favourite was back in 2000, when a horse called Beau rewarded favourite backers.

bet365 Gold Cup Runners

It’s quite common to see bet365 Gold Cup runners reappear in the race year-after-year, like back in 2003 when the Paul Nicholls-trained Ad Hoc won the race after also taking the prize in 2001.

Having said that last horse to win the bet365 Gold Cup in back-to-back seasons was Topsham Bay (1992 and 1993), but that could all change in the 2021 bet365 Gold Cup if the 2019 winner – Talkischeap – returns in the race.

The 2019 bet365 Gold Cup winner was Talkischeap, who provided trainer Alan King with his first winner in the race and at bet365 Gold Cup odds of 7/1, figured prominently in the bet365 Gold Cup betting market beforehand.

Talkischeap had the 2016 bet365 Gold Cup winner – The Young Master – back in second, while the 2018 bet365 Gold Cup winner, Step Back, was in third. But it was, once again, a no-show from the bet365 Gold Cup favourite, as West Approach could only manage sixth.

bet365 Gold Cup Tips

The are many bet365 Gold Cup tips in the build-up to the race with horse racing tipsters and pundits giving their views of the bet365 Gold Cup runners.

Horses that have run well at Sandown Park in the past are often considered good bet365 Gold Cup tips ahead of the race. As the bet365 Gold Cup is run over one of the longer trips over the jumps, having good form and proven stamina at this 3m4f distance is another key bet365 Gold Cup tip to note.

Another bet365 Gold Cup is to note any horses trained by Philip Hobbs and Paul Nicholls as they’ve trained the bet365 Gold Cup winner five times between them in the last 17 runnings

bet365 Gold Cup Betting Trends 2021

Use these key bet365 Gold Cup trends to find the best profiles of past bet365 Gold Cup winners – after all, if certain profile of a horse has done well in the race in the past then surely these are things to look out for again.

For example, with the bet365 Gold Cup being a handicap race it could pay to know that 16 of the last 17 winners carried 11st 5lbs or less, while 14 of the last 17 bet365 Gold Cup winners had 11st or less on their backs.

Over the last 17 runnings of the bet365 Gold Cup, we’ve not seen a single winning favourite in this Sandown Park race, while 13 of the last 17 successful horses were aged 7,8 or 9 years-old.

These bet365 Gold Cup trends can also play a big part in the bet365 Gold Cup betting markets in the build-up to the race.

Bet365 Gold Cup Betting Trends and Stats:

  • 17/17 – Had raced in the last 63 days
  • 16/17 – Carried 11-5 or less in weight
  • 14/17 – Carried 11-0 or less
  • 14/17 – Had won over 3m or further before
  • 13/17 – Aged 9 or younger
  • 12/17 – Returned 14/1 or shorter in the betting
  • 10/17 – Had raced in the last 25 days
  • 10/17 – Officially rated 140 or higher
  • 10/17 – Came from the top 7 in the betting market
  • 9/17 – Finished 4th or worse last time out
  • 3/17 – Trained by Paul Nicholls
  • 3/17 – Won last time out
  • 2/17 – Ran in the Aintree Grand National last time out
  • 2/17 – Ran in the Scottish Grand National last time out
  • 2/17 – Won by an Irish-trained horse
  • 2/17 – Trained by Philip Hobbs
  • 2/17 – Ridden by Sean Bowen
  • 0/17 – Winning favourites

The average winning SP in the last 17 years is 14/1:

  • Other Key Bet365 Gold Cup Facts
  • The last winning favourite was Beau in 2000
  • Just one 6 year-old winner since 1959
  • 24 of the last 29 (83%) winners carried less than 11st
  • 8 year-olds have won 6 of the last 17 runnings (35%)
  • 13 of the last 17 (76%) winners were aged 7, 8 or 9 years-old
  • Trainer Paul Nicholls has won the race 4 times

Past Bet365 Gold Cup Winners:

  • 2019 – Talkischeap (7/1)
  • 2018 – Step Back (7/1)
  • 2017 – Hellan Harri (40/1)
  • 2016 – The Young Master (8/1)
  • 2015 – Just A Par (14/1)
  • 2014 – Hadrians Approach (10/1)
  • 2013 – Quentin Collonges (14/1)
  • 2012 – Tidal Bay (9/1)
  • 2011 – Poker De Sivola (11/1)
  • 2010 – Church Island (20/1)
  • 2009 – Hennessy (13/2)
  • 2008 – Monkerhostin (25/1)
  • 2007 – Hot Weld (6/1)
  • 2006 – Lacdoudal (10/1)
  • 2005 – Jack High (16/1)
  • 2004 – Puntal (25/1)
  • 2003 – Ad Hoc (7/1)

bet365 Gold Cup Bookmakers

Being a competitive staying handicap, then the bet365 Gold Cup is a good race for the bookmakers.

It’s rare that you’ll get a short-priced bet365 Gold Cup favourite in the race – meaning the bet365 Gold Cup betting odds are competitive.

Leading bookmaker – Bet365 – has sponsored the bet365 Gold Cup since 2008, so they are always a good place to start when looking for bet365 Gold Cup betting offers and tips.

Some bet365 Gold Cup offers to look for are enhanced place terms or faller refunds.

bet365 Gold Cup History

The bet365 Gold Cup Jump Finale is a key meeting on the horse racing calendar and marks the end of the National Hunt jumping season.

The main race at the Sandown bet365 jump finale is the bet365 Gold Cup, which was first run in 195 – the first ever bet365 Gold Cup winner was a horse called Much Obliged, while over the years horse racing greats like Arkle, Mill House and Desert Orchid have managed to win the bet365 Gold Cup.

Older horse racing fans might still refer to the race as the Whitbread, as that was the race sponsor from 1957 right up till 2002!

Since then, Attheraces, Betfred and now leading bookmaker – Bet365 – have lent their names to the bet365 Gold Cup, with the current sponsor having an association since 2008.

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