Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bookmakers Braced For Biggest Gold Cup Ever!

William Hill expect over £5million to be wagered with the firm on the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday, with half a million bets passing through Britain’s biggest bookmaker.


Silviniaco Conti is the hot favourite for trainer Paul Nicholls and there is already a tidal wave of bets rolling on to the William Hill King George winner.


“It’s one-way traffic for Conti and he will be the one horse that bookmakers want to beat in the Gold Cup,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.  “If you factor in the sentimental splash of cash expected on AP McCoy with the popular horses of Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls, it could be a timely boost to the bookmakers on the final day.”




Gold Cup*:  3-1 Silviniaco Conti, 8-1 Djakadam, Holywell, 9-1 Coneygree, Many Clouds, 10-1 Carlingford Lough, Road To Riches, 12-1 Lord Windermere, 14-1 Bobs Worth, 20-1 Smad Place, 25-1 Boston Bob, Sam Winner, 33-1 Don Cossack, On His Own, The Giant Bolster, 50-1 Houblon Des Obeaux, 100-1 Home Farm, 250-1 River Choice, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)