Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Thistlecrack 12-1 To Win 2017 Gold Cup

Following comments from Colin Tizzard suggesting that he could send Thistlecrack to the Cheltenham Gold Cup, William Hill offer 12-1 that Thistlecrack wins it in 2017.

Thistlecrack is currently Even-Money favourite to win this year’s World Hurdle and could head to the Cheltenham Gold Cup next year if all goes to plan.

“Thistlecrack is a classy, strong stayer and if his jumping is as good over the bigger obstacles, he’d certainly be a contender for next year’s Gold Cup,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

In this year’s Gold Cup market, Don Cossack and Vautour share favouritism with William Hill at 4-1.

2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 12-1 Thistlecrack

2016 World Hurdle: Evens Thistlecrack, 4-1 Annie Power, Vroum Vroum Mag, 7-1 Alpha Des Obeaux, Cole Harden, 9-1 Nichols Canyon, 12-1 More Of That, 16-1 Aux Ptits Soins, Camping Ground, 20-1 Prince Of Scars, Saphir Du Rheu, 25-1 Dedigout, Kilcooley, Lieutenant Colonel, Ptit Zig, Silviniaco Conti, Un Temps Pour Tout, Whisper, 33-1 At Fishers Cross, Bitofapuzzle, Bobs Worth, Diamond King, Martello Tower, Monksland, 40-1 Deputy Dan, Lil Rockerfeller, Medinas, 50-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 – NRMB)

2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup: 4-1 Don Cossack, Vautour, 5-1 Djakadam, 6-1 Don Poli, 13-2 Cue Card, 10-1 No More Heroes, Smad Place, 16-1 Road To Riches, 20-1 Valseur Lido, 25-1 Carlingford Lough, Holywell, Many Clouds, 40-1 O’Faolains Boy, Saphir Du Rheu, Seeyouatmidnight, 50-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3 - NRMB)