The Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup site has released an up-to-date batch of betting tips and predictions for the 2012 Cheltenham Festival.
With Cheltenham Festival only days away, many horse racing fans and professionals are looking into placing their bets for the March event. Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of injuries, illnesses and unexpected trial performances, resulting in changes to the Cheltenham Festival betting odds. Based on the current state of affairs, the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup site has released its latest batch of Cheltenham betting tips and predictions.
During the 2012 Cheltenham Festival, there are a number of defending champions to watch out for. It has been predicted that Hurricane Fly is a dead cert for the Champion Hurdle, while Big Buck's looks set to achieve another World Hurdle win. Both horses have managed to maintain their strong form since 2011, placing first in all the races they have entered in the past twelve months. Their year-long success implies that the horses are also likely to perform well at Prestbury Park.
Other Cheltenham Festival races look set to be close call between entrants. During the Queen Mother Champion Chase, both Sizing Europe and Big Zeb will be battling for first place. Before making any Champion Chase bets, horse racing punters should take into consideration the 2012 Tied Cottage Chase results. At Punchestown, Sizing Europe managed to beat Big Zeb with great ease. This recent win could suggest that Sizing Europe will outperform his competitor once again at Cheltenham. However, it is also worth taking into account that Big Zeb's owner Pat Redmond has suggested that his horse did not perform at his best during Punchestown, something that he will be doing at Cheltenham Festival.
Another race that looks set to be a close call between competitors is the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup. However, this will only be the case if Kauto Star manages to return from his injuries and compete in the race. Both Long Run and Kauto Star have short Cheltenham Gold Cup odds, dividing the racing world regarding who will win. While Long Run won the 2011 Gold Cup, Kauto Star has managed to beat his competitor in the very recent Betfair Chase and King George VI Chase, suggesting that he will also outperform Long Run in the Betfred Gold Cup if well enough to race.
For more Cheltenham Festival betting tips and information, visit http://www.betfredcheltenhamgoldcup.com/ - an up-to-date guide for the March racing event.