2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds & Entries – Conflated Enters Blue Riband Picture After Leopardstown Shock – originally posted on Sportslens.com
A shock result in the Irish equivalent shook up the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup odds and betting. The blue riband event of steeplechasing and centrepiece race of the Cheltenham Festival takes place this year on Friday, 16 March (3:30). Just over half of the potential Cheltenham Gold Cup runners from 30 entries are trained in Ireland.
Conflated emerged from the shadows for trainer Gordon Elliott, who has five in the ante post 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup odds, with an 18/1 upset in the Irish Gold Cup during the Dublin Racing Festival. That saw Gigginstown House Stud’s eight-year-old son of Yeats enter the reckoning at 12/1.
Elliott, who missed last year’s Festival due to a six-month suspension of his training license, also has Savills Chase victor Galvin as the 9/2 second-favourite in the Cheltenham odds (from 6/1) at his Cullentra House base. The yard also has Gigginstown duo Delta Work and Run Wild Fred, the latter a fancy to follow Galvin in the National Hunt Chase, and last season’s Kim Muir heroine Mount Ida engaged.
Closutton master trainer Willie Mullins has seven among the initial Cheltenham Gold Cup entries. They are dual race winner Al Boum Photo; Ryanair Chase favourite Allaho, who should defend his crown the day before instead; the unlucky Asterion Forlonge; Carefully Selected, who has been off the track for some time; Thyestes Chase runner-up Franco De Port; Melon and King George VI Chase hero Tornado Flyer. Al Boum Photo is the shortest price of these possible Mullins mounts at 10/1.
2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup odds ante post betting show
- A Plus Tard (100/30)
- Galvin (9/2)
- Minella Indo (6/1)
- Protektorat (10/1)
- Al Boum Photo (10/1)
- Conflated (12/1)
- Tornado Flyer (14/1)
- Chantry House (20/1)
- Royale Pagaille (22/1)
- Champ (33/1)
- Allaho (40/1)
- Asterion Forlonge (40/1)
- Fiddlerontheroof (40/1)
- Mount Ida (40/1)
- Bar (50/1)
All prices quoted best odds and correct as of 17:00 GMT on Saturday, 5 February
McManus and Henderson duo among best of British
Nicky Henderson leads the home team with four horses. JP McManus owned duo Champ, who also has a Stayers’ Hurdle entry, and Chantry House are both past Festival winners. Long-time absentee Angels Breath and Silviniaco Conti Chase winner Mister Fisher could also line-up for Seven Barrows. Henderson’s best hope, according to horse racing betting sites, is Chantry House at 20/1 (from 18/1) with Champ at 33/1 (from 20/1).
Irish trainer Henry De Bromhead perhaps has the strongest set of Cheltenham Gold Cup entries, however. Among his trio are last year’s first and second, Minella Indo and A Plus Tard. Both must bounce back from disappointing displays over the festive period, however, yet remain prominent in BoyleSports‘ market. A Plus Tard is 100/30 favourite (from 7/2) with Minella Indo 6/1 (from 8/1) after his second at Leopardstown. Stable companion Eklat De Rire is also held in high regard but ranges wildly in price from 100/1 down to less than half that. His Wexford form, when beating Conflated, was advertised in spades.
Ladbrokes Trophy second Fiddlerontheroof (50/1) is one of two engaged for Colin Tizzard. Lucinda Russell enters novice Ahoy Senor (as big as 66/1), but Many Clouds Chase hero Protektorat looks the best British hope for Dan Skelton at 10/1 (from 14/1). Venetia Williams’ Royale Pagaille has almost halved in price into 22/1 after again defying top weight in the Grade 2 Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock. He finished sixth in the Gold Cup last season on ground sounder than ideal.
It’s worth punters knowing that Bet365 and Betfred went non-runner no bet on this race before entries came out to drum up ante post betting interest. That extra liability explains why the Gold Cup odds for potential runners in the Festival’s main event are shorter than other leading online bookmakers.
Early Closing Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 Entries in Full
- Ahoy Senor (Lucinda Russell)
- Al Boum Photo (Willie Mullins, IRE)
- Allaho (Willie Mullins, IRE)
- Angels Breath (Nicky Henderson)
- A Plus Tard (Henry De Bromhead, IRE)
- Asterion Forlonge (Willie Mullins, IRE)
- Aye Right (Harriet Graham)
- Carefully Selected (Willie Mullins, IRE)
- Champ (Nicky Henderson)
- Chantry House (Nicky Henderson)
- Chatham Street Lad (Mick Winters, IRE)
- Conflated (Gordon Elliott, IRE)
- Delta Work (Gordon Elliott, IRE)
- Eklat De Rire (Henry De Bromhead, IRE)
- Fiddlerontheroof (Colin Tizzard, IRE)
- Franco De Port (Willie Mullins, IRE)
- Galvin (Gordon Elliott, IRE)
- Imperial Aura (Kim Bailey)
- Lostintranslation (Colin Tizzard)
- Melon (Willie Mullins, IRE)
- Minella Indo (Henry De Bromhead, IRE)
- Mister Fisher (Nicky Henderson)
- Protektorat (Dan Skelton)
- Remastered (David Pipe)
- Royale Pagaille (Venetia Williams)
- Run Wild Fred (Gordon Elliott, IRE)
- Saint Calvados (Paul Nicholls)
- Santini (Polly Gundry)
- Tornado Flyer (Willie Mullins, IRE)
- Mount Ida (Gordon Elliott, IRE)
From Sportslens.com – Football News | Football Blog
By: Jamie Clark
Title: 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds & Entries – Conflated Enters Blue Riband Picture After Leopardstown Shock
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Published Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2022 16:06:37 +0000
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