Ireland 1-7 to land Timico Gold Cup
Last year’s runner-up Djakadam is 7-2 favourite with Coral to go one better in this season’s Timico Gold Cup, following the latest entry stage for the Cheltenham showpiece. In a market dominated by Irish-trained runners, Don Cossack and Don Poli are the 5-1 joint second favourites, ahead of the leading home challenger Cue Card at 6-1, and yet another raider in Vautour, 8-1.
Coral are 1-7 that the Gold Cup winner is trained in Ireland, and 9-2 that the prize stays in the UK.
“With six of the first seven in our betting trained across the Irish Sea, it’s long odds-on this season’s Timico Gold Cup is set for export, with Willie Mullins in particular holding a typically strong looking hand as he bids to win the race for a first time,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
Elsewhere, Modus heads Coral’s betting for the Betfair Hurdle at 8-1, ahead of Affaire D’Honneur and Le Prezien, both 14-1.
**Gold Cup winner to be trained in
1-7 Ireland, 9-2 UK
**Timico Gold Cup
7-2 Djakadam, 5 Don Cossack, Don Poli, 6 Cue Card, 8 Vautour, 16 No More Heroes, Road To Riches, 25 Smad Place, 33 Holywell, Many Clouds, O’Faolains Boy, Saphir Du Rheu, 40 Bar