The December Gold Cup is run at Cheltenham in December and is over two miles and five furlongs on the New Course. It is a Class 1, Grade 3 race for 4 year olds and above and is one of the biggest races in December for Horse Racing Bets. Originally sponsored by Massey Ferguson, this prestigious handicap chase had a number of sponsors before settling with the title, the Tripleprint Gold Cup, in 1992.
In 2009 the race was won by Poquelin in a hack canter, he was second in the Paddy Power Gold Cup here at Cheltenham the previous month which is always a good form angle to consider the race before placing your Sports Bet.
In recent seasons champion trainer, Paul Nicholls has come into form around this time and it is always useful to look at his entries when considering your ante post December Gold Cup Bets. Nicholls trained 2009 winner, Poquelin.
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|1st||13. Double Ross||S Twiston-Davies||N Twiston-Davies||7/1|
|2nd||3. Cantlow||R Thornton||P Webber||14/1|
|3rd||7. Colour Squadron||A P McCoy||P Hobbs||9/2|
|2000||Go Roger Go||8||Edward O'Grady|
|2003||Iris Royal||7||Nicky Henderson|
|2005||Sir Oj||8||Noel Meade|
|2006||Exotic Dancer||6||Jonjo O'Neill|
|2013||Double Ross||7||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
Paul Nicholls, who trained Poquelin to win the 2009 December Gold Cup, has trained plenty of winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup which is the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival in March. He often boasts a leading contender or two for the feature race and his stables are well worth following throughout the season.
This season's race promises to be thrilling and will be much anticipated. It should make for some excellent betting opportunities and the whole Cheltenham Festival is not to be missed.....
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