With the announcement this week that last year’s champion and one of the most backed horses for this year’s Gold Cup race, Sizing John, pulling out of The Festival due to injury it’s left many racing fans left to ponder who they should now back throughout Cheltenham. Had you already backed Sizing John most bookmakers NRNB offers have come into effect and the stake should now be returned for you to use elsewhere.
There is always a worry when betting on the Cheltenham Gold Cup as it’s one of those races where the formbook usually goes out of the window and it’s mostly down to luck, chance and any other adjective backers use when they lose a punt. We decided to look across the rest of the 4 days of The Festival to see what value we could find and where your money would be safest. With this in mind we’ve picked out a selection of horses where it looks to be as a safe money bet as you can find. With Apple’s Jade running in the Mares Hurdle at 16:10 on day one at a price of 4/7, surely she’s not one to be missed.