Clan Des Obeaux favourite to win Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham
Saturday 16th December, 2017 - 1:55pm Cheltenham - Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase
Splash Of Ginge edged out Starchitect in a fabulous BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham last month, and that pair will lock horns at the home of National Hunt racing again on Saturday in an intriguing renewal of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase, which takes centre stage at 1:55pm in front of the ITV cameras.
- Splash Of Ginge won the BetVictor Gold Cup last month
- Paul Nicholls trained Frodon to victory 12 months ago (saddles Clan Des Obeaux, Le Prezien, Romain De Senam)
- Five of the last six winners have carried 10st 7lbs or less
|Saturday 16th December - 1.55pm||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
|Caspian Caviar Gold Cup|
|Tips||King's Odyssey to win Best Bet||@ 13 / 2|
Ginge Aims To Repeat Success
Despite lining up on the back of that win, Splash Of Ginge is nowhere near the head of the betting, and is as big as 10/1 with bet365 for this race, as he will have to defy a 5lb rise in the handicap for that win, and with conditions likely to be a lot more testing then it's hard to see him being able to follow his November win up with a victory in this contest.
Starchitect is a 6/1 chance with William Hill, and while it would be no surprise to see him turn the form around with Splash Of Ginge, he too has been handed a rise in the handicap, and that extra 4lbs could see his chances his scuppered, and it's worth looking away from the front two in the BetVictor Gold Cup.
Paul Nicholls trained Frodon to victory in this race 12 months ago, and the master of Ditcheat will saddle a host of runners with Clan Des Obeaux the current 4/1 favourite with Unibet, and he was an impressive winner at Haydock Park last time out, but he will have the burden of top weight here, and with slow conditions expected, he could find it tough.
Le Prezien was third in the BetVictor Gold Cup, and at 13/2 with William Hill, makes most appeal from Nicholls' challengers, but he can often find one too good in these competitive races, while Romain De Senam (12/1) struggled last time out when fifth in the BetVictor, and will not be able to turn it around on Saturday.
King's Odyssey The One To Beat
King's Odyssey was travelling well in this race 12 months ago when falling in the latter stages, and now lining up off a 7lb lower mark in this year's renewal the Evan Williams-trained raider can storm to victory, and at 13/2 with Coral bookmakers is a cracking bet in a trappy betting heat.
He relishes soft ground, and with many lining up off significantly higher handicap marks than they previously ran off then King's Odyssey could just have his time to sparkle, and with victory over fences at Cheltenham before then he can storm to victory and land this coveted prize.
Best Of The Rest
Ballyalton has struggled since winning at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016, but if the 9/1 shot with Unibet can recapture that sort of form then has to be considered a lively contender, while the likes of Long House Hall and Foxtail Hill, both 14/1, add more depth to what should be a cracking feature event on a stunning second day of the International meeting at GL50.
2017 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Odds
*Odds correct as of 15th Dec, 14:30. Odds are subject to change.
Archive - Previous 5 Horse-racing Articles
Total Recall and American bid for glory in Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury
Carole's Destrier Can Run A Huge Race In Crackerjack Renewal
Defi Du Seuil The Red Hot Favourite For Exciting Looking Coral Hurdle At Ascot
Lil Rockerfeller Likely To Be The Next Best
Bristol De Mai to beat Cue Card in Betfair Chase at Haydock Park
2017 Betfair Chase Betting Preview
Romain De Senam to storm to BetVictor Gold Cup glory at Cheltenham
2017 BetVictor Gold Cup Preview
Melbourne Cup Odds Johannes Vermeer Can Give Aidan OBrien Another Famous Success
Almandin Aiming To Win The Race That Stops A Nation Once Again
Paddy Power are offering new clients £20 in free bets. To claim this offer - create a new account, deposit and place an initial bet of £10 and Paddy Power will provide you with £20 in free bets.
Open Account - £20 Free Bet
Open a new account with Ladbrokes, have a bet of £10 and they'll give you a free bet of £50.
Open Account - £50 Free Bet
If your new to the bookmaker Coral, you can claim up to £30 in free bets. Register, deposit and place an initial bet of £10. Coral will then give you £30 in free bets. Visit Coral for full details.
Open Account - £30 Free Bet
Open an account with online bookmaker Bet Victor and get a £40. Have a £10 bet and Bet Victor will give you a free £40 bet.
Open Account - £40 Free Bet
Open a new account with Betfred and place an initial £10 bet and receive a free sports bet of £30 and an additional £30 casino bonus.
Open Account - £60 in Free Bets
Register as a new customer with William Hill using the promo code C30 and place an initial £10 bet to receive three £10 free bets.
Open Account - £30 Free Bet
Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers