We are now a couple of weeks into the new year and that means one thing, that one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing festivals is just a couple of months away. Between Tuesday the 16th and Friday the 19th of March, millions of viewers worldwide will be watching the 28 scheduled races on their televisions in anticipation of the usual world class horse racing action.

Of course, it was touch and go whether the festival would take place considering the obvious problem in the world right now. Fortunately, COVID-19 will not be spoiling one of the oldest horse racing festivals in the UK as the event will be taking place. The downside is that no fans will be attending.

Can Anyone Stop Al Boum Photo in the Gold Cup?

Horse racing fans will have been discussing the early favourites at the Cheltenham Festival as soon as it was announced the event would be going ahead in 2021. However, while there are 28 races in total, the cream of the crop is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. This is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in the world.

Taking place on the final day, this event is the one that pulls in the most viewers. This year in particular will attract fans as a bit of history could be made. Al Boum Photo will attempt to win his third straight Gold Cup. That achievement would make the horse one of the most successful in Cheltenham Festival history. 

The question is, can anyone stop him from making history?

The Odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Understandably, with the bookies, Al Boum Photo is the favourite at the bookmakers with odds ranging from 3-1 to 4-1. However, what are the odds for the others? 

  • Al Boum Photo – 3-1
  • Minella Indo – 7-1
  • A Plus Tard – 9-1
  • Santini – 9-1
  • Champ – 10-1
  • Frodon – 14 -1
  • Kemboy – 16-1

As you can see, Al Boum Photo is the favourite by some distance but that only means that there are some great odds to be found on the horses that might just cause a surprise. He is the favourite for a reason but anything can happen in a horse race. 

Placing Your Gold Cup Bets

If you are planning to place wagers on this year’s Cheltenham Cup, your only option is to do it online as fans will be allowed into the track. If this is something new to you, you shouldn’t worry as it is quite simple. 

All you need to do is analyse the odds from different bookmakers before deciding which one to create an account with. Additionally, look at what bonuses each online sports betting site is offering as some are better than others. Free bets are one great promotion as you can essentially enjoy your first bet for free. Then just sign up, deposit some money, place your bets, and check your betting slip. 

You can also bet on numerous other sports at online bookmakers, so you might find a few football matches, basketball games, or something else to wager on while you wait for the Cheltenham Festival. Just be sure to compare the odds with other online bookmakers.

Sit Back, Relax and Wait for the Fabulous Gold Cup to Start

You have studied the form, odds, track conditions, and jockey’s and made your choice. You have stuck some money on the horses you think can win and now just have one thing left to do. Wait until the event starts and the excitement to begin! Who knows, you might just have picked the winner.