Horse Racing Winter Festival By Jon Ivan-Duke

Thistlecrack Evens from 3-1 For Gold Cup

Thistlecrack is Even-Money favourite from 3-1 with William Hill for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after winning the King George VI Chase.


“That is one of the most special performances from a novice chaser that you will ever see. He has left multiple Grade 1 winners trailing in his wake and the most exciting thing is, his jumping wasn’t perfect and there may yet be more to come,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke. “On that basis, it probably won’t be long before he is odds-on for the Gold Cup.”


Runner-up Cue Card is out to 10-1 from 6-1 for the Gold Cup with William Hill after defeat by his stablemate.



Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: Evens Thistlecrack, 6-1 Coneygree, 7-1 Don Cossack, Douvan,10-1 Cue Card, Djakadam, 12-1 Valseur Lido, 16-1 Native River, Vroum Vroum Mag, 25-1 Black Hercules, Empire Of Dirt, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)