2022 December Gold Cup Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Saturday, 10 December 2022

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 2021 renewal.

The betting for the 2021 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.

10/12 15:00Best Odds
Bet365
Unibet
888sport
Midnight RiverMidnight River
Bet36511/2
11/24/15/1
Il RidotoIl Ridoto
Bet3658/1
8/17/17/1
Ciel De NeigeCiel De Neige
Unibet9/1
7/19/17/1
Stolen SilverStolen Silver
Unibet10/1
8/110/18/1
Fantastic LadyFantastic Lady
Bet36511/1
11/110/110/1
Al DancerAl Dancer
Bet36511/1
11/110/110/1
Haut En CouleursHaut En Couleurs
Unibet14/1
11/114/111/1
War LordWar Lord
888sport14/1
12/114/114/1
GesskilleGesskille
Bet36516/1
16/114/114/1
Frero BanbouFrero Banbou
Bet36516/1
16/114/114/1
Sole PretenderSole Pretender
888sport16/1
16/114/116/1
Broken HaloBroken Halo
888sport16/1
16/116/116/1
CheddletonCheddleton
Unibet16/1
16/116/116/1
Simply The BettsSimply The Betts
Bet36520/1
20/116/112/1
Coconut SplashCoconut Splash
Bet36520/1
20/114/116/1
Shakem Up'arryShakem Up'arry
Unibet25/1
14/125/112/1
FugitifFugitif
888sport20/1
20/114/120/1
Fern HillFern Hill
Bet36520/1
20/120/118/1
Knight In DubaiKnight In Dubai
888sport20/1
20/120/120/1
DemachineDemachine
888sport20/1
20/120/120/1
Brief TimesBrief Times
888sport20/1
20/120/120/1
JanikaJanika
888sport20/1
20/120/120/1
Deyrann De CarjacDeyrann De Carjac
Bet36525/1
25/116/120/1
NassalamNassalam
Unibet25/1
20/125/120/1
Nocte VolatusNocte Volatus
Unibet25/1
20/125/120/1
Elvis MailElvis Mail
Unibet25/1
25/125/125/1
Five Star GetawayFive Star Getaway
Unibet33/1
25/133/125/1
Magic DancerMagic Dancer
Unibet33/1
25/133/125/1
Smarty WildSmarty Wild
Unibet33/1
25/133/125/1
Silver HallmarkSilver Hallmark
888sport33/1
33/133/133/1
NumitorNumitor
888sport33/1
33/133/133/1
Kauto RikoKauto Riko
Unibet40/1
33/140/133/1
Storm ControlStorm Control
Unibet40/1
40/140/140/1
JacamarJacamar
Unibet40/1
40/140/140/1

2021 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Betting Tips

The 2021 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup will take place on Saturday 11 December, with Cheltenham Racecourse hosting this race as part of their December meeting. The horses will compete over two miles and four furlongs, meaning that this is a stiff test of stamina and jumping, especially with the weather likely to bring soft ground to Prestbury Park.

Hitman and Lalor Among Betting Favourites for Gold Cup

Hitman is a talented five-year-old who could end up being something special and he currently heads the market. The Paul Nicholls-trained charge might not have the same level of experience as some of his rivals, although there was a strong performance in the Betway Haldon Gold Cup at the beginning of November despite finishing second.

Previously to this, there was third place in a Novices’ Chase at Aintree back in April, with the horse having decent claims in this encounter. The same can be said of Lalor who ran well when finishing third in the Paddy Power Gold Cup last month. The German-bred runner was behind Midnight Shadow and Protektorat in the final shake-up.

Can Midnight Shadow and Dostal Phil Be in the Reckoning?

Midnight Shadow has produced some impressive performances in recent times, with the Sue Smith-trained runner having finished second in this race last season. On that occasion, there was a fifteen-length win for Chatham Street Lad, although the runner was next best and has shown to run well at a tricky Cheltenham track.

Ryan Mania rode Midnight Shadow to victory in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and this horse definitely looks the best each-way play out of every horse in the field. He has consistently produced the goods for his stable and also ran well at Aintree when finishing third in the Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase.

Dostal Phil finished fourth in the Paddy Power Gold Cup, so he also merits respect for a race such as this one. Philip Hobbs thinks that there is more to come from an eight-year-old who found plenty coming up the Cheltenham hill last month and could once again be in the final shake-up.

One other eye-catching entry for this race is Fusil Raffles, with the Nicky Henderson horse now going over the bigger obstacles and there is a fair amount of pedigree attached to this horse. There was a second-placed finish in the Marsh Novices’ Chase behind Chantry House at the Cheltenham Festival earlier this year, with a recent win coming in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.


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.