Chester Cup Betting Odds Comparison - Chester

07/05/2021 14:45:00

Chester Racecourse is a stunning venue to enjoy horse racing and the Chester Cup is arguably the biggest race held at this Cheshire racecourse, with this Class 2 flat race being held over a distance of two miles, two-and-a-half furlongs.

There are a maximum of seventeen horses that can go to post for the 2021 Chester Cup and there’s over £50,000 going to the winning connections, with some spectators likely to be in attendance as part of a trial event which will see some of the leading trainers bring their horses over for the race.

Almighwar Sets Benchmark in the Chester Cup 2021

Almighwar is the Chester Cup betting favourite and the John Gosden-trained charge sets a decent standard, with the four-year-old having already enjoyed two outings this season where he was able to finish second on both occasions.

The horse finished second in the Ladbrokes Rosebery Handicap on the all-weather track at Kempton Park before another runner-up spot in the Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Silver Bar Handicap in mid-April and connections will be confident that he can go close in this one.

Gosden Could Also Go Close With Golden Rules

John Gosden currently has the first two in the betting and we’re keen on the chances of Golden Rules who is trading at a bigger price than his stablemate and looks a decent each-way shout at betting odds of around 10/1, with the horse having enjoyed a promising juvenile career.

The slight negative was that Golden Rules failed to oblige as the odds-on favourite in a recent all-weather encounter at Wolverhampton, although Gosden will make sure the horse is primed for this run and we should expect a bright showing.

Who Are the Other Chester Cup Betting Favourites?

We’re excited about the chances of a number of horses for the Chester Cup and that includes Not So Sleepy who hasn’t had a seasonal outing in 2021, although the nine-year-old is highly experienced and this horse has been switched from National Hunt racing after recently running in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham and then the Aintree Hurdle.

Trainer Hughie Morrison has decided to remove the obstacles and pitch the horse on the flat, with Future Investment trading at a similar price. Ralph Beckett will be optimistic about his charge considering that jockey Harry Bentley steered him to success at Chester last year although there have been a couple of disappointing runs since then.