Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

12/12/2020 13:50:00

There’s a huge horse race at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday 12 December when the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup takes place at Prestbury Park, with a maximum of seventeen runners lining up for the 2020 renewal.

The betting for the 2020 Cheltenham December Gold Cup looks wide open and there are lots of lively chances, while a full field will mean that the bookies are offering four places as far as their each-way betting terms are concerned.

Can Master Tommytucker Win for Paul Nicholls?

Trainer Paul Nicholls is no stranger to success in this race having landed five successes thus far, with Frodon the recent success story after landing the spoils in 2016 and 2018, while he previously scored a double with Poquelin in 2009 and 2010. There was also a win with Unioniste and now he will hope that Master Tommytucker can win the 2020 renewal.

The nine-year-old has enjoyed an excellent 2020/21 National Hunt season thus far, with the horse impressing when winning the Back And Lay On Betfair Exchange Graduation Chase on 21 November when excelling and enjoying a fifteen length win over his rivals.

This will be a step up in class for the Nicholls charge although that memory of Haydock will be in the mind of many punters and we might well see this horse go off as favourite to win.

Who Are the Other Favourites for December Gold Cup?

Nicky Henderson certainly has a couple of darts for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, with Caribean Boy the best chance for the English handler, with the six-year-old winning the Novices’ Chase at Newbury Racecourse although that was a three-horse race and it will be interesting to see how he runs in illustrious company.

Mister Fisher finished fourth in the Marsh Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival back in March, with the horse being among the favourites for the Paddy Power Gold Cup, although the runner was eventually pulled up.

First Flow is an interesting runner and the horse has landed four consecutive victories which makes him a very credible each-way bet, with the Kim Bailey-trained charge recently returning to the track after a long absence to win the Coral Hurst Park Handicap Chase although this will be over a longer distance.

The History of the December Gold Cup

The December Gold Cup has been known as the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup since 2014 and the race was originally inaugurated in 1963, with this race being run over two miles and four furlongs, with this being a Cheltenham Racecourse classic and it’s always a highly competitive tussle.

Between 1963-1980, the race was known as the Massey Ferguson Gold Cup, with many horses lining up that previously landed the spoils in the BetVictor Gold Cup and Pegwell Bay, Senor El Betrutti and Exotic Dancer are among these horses.