2019 Bet Victor Gold Cup Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Saturday, 16 November 2019

The BetVictor Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious races during the National Hunt season and it’s a big pointer when it comes to the horses that could end up winning at the Cheltenham Festival.

The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday 16 November, with the distance being two miles and four furlongs and this appears to be a gruelling encounter considering that the ground is likely to be soft considering the amount of recent rainfall.

Slate House is likely to be among the favourites and the seven-year-old is currently available at odds of 7/1, with Robbie Power steering him to a recent victory at Prestbury Park when the horse obliged at odds of 3/1.

The fact that Slate House was able to act on ground that was officially classed as heavy makes this horse really appealing and connections will hope that the rain continues to fall in the lead-up to this race.

As for Spiritofthegames, the horse is something of an unknown this season considering that the seven-year-old hasn’t had an outing this term, although Dan Skelton will hope to get a decent spin out of his charge.

We should bear in mind that the horse ran pretty well at the Cheltenham Festival last March when lining up in the competitive Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap, with the charge finishing third in a big field.

There followed an underwhelming performance at Aintree, although we think that this could be a good each-way prospect.

Saint Calvados has had an interesting career so far, with the horse struggling to keep the pace in the Queen Mother Champion Chase last March, although expectation levels were low on that occasion.

The horse returned to form recently when winning the Randox Health Handicap Chase over two miles and he should appreciate the longer distance, with trainer Harry Whittington hoping that the horse recovers in time to run fresh.

Sirruh Du Lac runs for trainer Nick Williams and this horse has won its past four races, with Lizzie Kelly an ever-present in the saddle and the female jockey could yet ride this horse to a fifth successive win.

The last two victories came at Cheltenham, with the six-year-old triumphing in the Brown Advisory Plate at the Festival, with 10/1 looking like a decent price.

It’s possible that we will see the esteemed Kalashnikov lining up in the race and this horse has previously demonstrated an ability to run well at the Cheltenham racecourse, so perhaps we can expect a similar performance here.