2024 Greatwood Gold Cup Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 02 March 2024

The going is set to be heavy at Newbury Racecourse when the runners and riders line up for the BetVictor Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase, with a real test of stamina on the cards and Demnat is the market leader. Venetia Williams will have high hopes for her seven-year-old, with Grandeur D’Ame also one for the shortlist.

The bookies make this a wide open contest and the Newbury encounter will allow punters to take advantage of price boosts and extra places when it comes to each-way wagering. There are sixteen fences to be negotiated, with Kandoo Kid and Thunder Rock among the favourites to win.

2024 Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase Tips

The field is starting to take shape for the BetVictor Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase, with Demnat the horse most likely to be sent off as favourite. The runner is trained by Venetia Williams but doesn’t have the biggest overall rating, with a victory coming at Ludlow when scoring a fifteen length win against Galahad Quest.

Grandeur D’Ame unseated his rider last time out although the Alan King-trained runner is one to be respected based on previous form. The horse came tumbling down at Cheltenham towards the end of January when falling at the first, having previously finished fourth in the Virgin Bet December Gold Cup Chase at Prestbury Park.

Kandoo Kid was pulled up last time out although we might expect a better showing from the Paul Nicholls-trained runner for this encounter. There was a victory at Newbury at the beginning of December in the Coral Racing Club Handicap Chase. Sent off as the 6/5 favourite, the runner was able to triumph by two and a half lengths.

Thunder Rock is another of the market leaders and Olly Murphy saddles an eight-year-old with the highest rating in the field. Therefore, there are sure to be backers of the horse at the prices, with the horse having finished second out of eight runners in the recent Scottish Champion Chase when following home Corrigeen Rock.