This year’s Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase is of course being held at Newbury, and the race itself is scheduled to kick off at 14:40 this Saturday the 3rd of January, unless the beast from the east takes its effect!
What makes this year’s even something of a puzzle for more punters, is that there is no clear standout favorite to win, and that does mean that if you have a sneaky feeling that one of the runners is going to win, by placing a bet on the ante post betting markets that are currently available to you will get some fairly decide odds!
Due to the format of the race most betting sites are happy to give you each way place bet odds of one quarter the win odds and will be paying one four for the win odds on the first four finishes, if you do place one of the popular each way bets on this race.
However, if you want to bet big and go for broke then allow me to give you the odds on each of the runners in the Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase this year so you can make up your own mind as to which horse to back!
Let me start off by letting you know that the current favorite to win the Greatwood Gold Handicap Chase this year’s Warriors Tale at the odds on that horse are 6 to 1.
This Year Sees No Ante Post Clear Cut Favorite
Warriors Tale may be 6 to 1 at many betting sites however I have seen a number of different sites offering that odds on the next few runners in this race, so it really does pay dividends to shop around and compare the odds available if you do intend betting on this race.
The best odds I have so far seen on Mercian Prince are 7/1 and as such that horse is second favorite to win, and three other horses that do have a very good chance of winning this race include Remiluc, Creep Desbois and Kylemore Lough who are all available at odds of 8/1.
In fact, the odds on the next three runners are quite generous when you do take everything into account, and as such Sametegal, Thomas Crapper and Three Musketeers can all be had at odds of 9/1, with the latter named horse proving to be very popular with each way bettors.
There is a slew of horses who can be had at odds of 10 to 1 and they include Max Ward, Adrien Du Pont, King’s Odyssey and Marracudja, so never underestimate the chances of some of the horses with large odds attached to them as they are all in with a chance this year.
Regarding a mid-ranged priced horse in the betting markets that may just get its nose up in front and win this race or at the very least finish I one of the prize paying places, I think that Cole March does has a chance of doing so, whether you agree or not is of course up to you!
No Much Separating the Field
I think it’s safe to say that no matter which horse or horses you decide to have a bet on this year in the Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase, you are going to get a run for your money, as all the horses do have a chance of winning and I would not put you off betting on any of them.
In fact, I doubt it will surprise anyone if any of the horses with slightly bigger odds manage to win this race, and with that in mind allow me to let you know which horses they are.
Ballybolley, Junction Fourteen and Ballotin are all chalked up on most betting sites betting markets at odds of 14/1, and Icing on the Cake, Beau Bay and On Tour can all be had at odds of 16/1.
If you are attracted to betting on a few of the so-called outsiders, then be aware that Bright New Dawn and Vic De Touzaine may be worth betting on at 20/1 and the current outside is Ultragold whose odds are 25/1.
So, there you have it, the entire odds for all the runners in this year’s race, I will leave it up to you to pick out the one you do fancy placing a bet on, and if you do place a bet then Good Luck, and let’s hope you win!