2021 Bunbury Cup Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Saturday, 10 July 2021

The Bunbury Cup takes place on the July Course at Newmarket Racecourse on 10 July 2021, with this being a seven-furlong encounter which attracts some quality horses and this is a race that is sponsored by leading bookmaker bet365.

The 2021 renewal is now being priced up by the horse racing betting sites, with the bookies making the Bunbury Cup a wide open encounter, with all the runners trading at double figure betting odds and we’ve got plenty of leading flat trainers featuring on the July Cup meeting racecard.

Who Are Betting Favourites to Win Bunbury Cup 2021?

Perotto is bidding to win his third consecutive race, with the three-year-old trained by Marcus Tregoning and there have been recent victories at Goodwood and Ascot which has seen this horse leap to the head of the betting market.

Leading jockey Oisin Murphy guided the horse to a triumph in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot, with the runner sent off at 18/1 although you won’t be able to get those odds when it comes to this clash and it will be interesting to see if he can land a consecutive hat-trick.

Ametist is another horse bidding for a three-timer this season and William Haggas has his team tilted for this clash, with the horse last season when winning the Betway Handicap on 15 May when touching off a 66/1 shot to ensure he delivered at even money.

Fundamental and Grove Ferry are also trading at around the 12/1 mark with the leading horse racing bookies, with the former having landed fifth place in the competitive Jersey Stakes, while the latter was third place in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot.

The History of the Bunbury Cup

The Bunbury Cup is a historic race and you can trace the first winner back to 1962, with the event named in honour of Sir Charles Bunbury and he was someone that introduced both the 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas to Newmarket Racecourse which are now regarded as the classics.

Mine is the most successful horse in the history of the Bunbury Cup, with the runner claiming the spoils in 2002 and then returning to triumph in 2005 and 2006. Previously to this, legendary jockey Lester Piggott won this race seven times between 1966-1994, with his last success coming when riding En Attendant in 1994 after previously winning on the same horse in 1993.

This is a seven furlong handicap race which is open to horses aged three or older, with the highest-weighted horse tending to carry 9-12 or thereabouts, while the bottom weight is likely to be around 9-0 and it’s always worth looking at the final field of runners before making your UK horse racing bets.