5 things you didn’t know about the BetVictor Gold CupNovember 10th, 2016
Considered by punters as the curtain raiser to the National Hunt season, the Betvictor Gold Cup is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older.
The Betting Market
The front three in the betting have won on twelve occasions with the favourite accounting for six of these wins at a current profit to a £1 stake at exchange starting prices of £11.13. A performance 45% better than expected.
Horses that were first three in the betting in their previous race have won on fourteen occasions, 9% better than expected and a profit thus far of £21.83 to a £1 stake at exchange prices.
Winners of this race were aged 6 (four), 7 (eight) and 8 (three). Collectively their performance is 13% better than normal.
Younger horses (5yo’s) are 2 from 22 runners and horses aged 10yo+ are 0 from a population of 34 runners.
Form leading up to the race seems like a prerequisite with twelve BetVictor Gold Cup winners finishing in the first three in their previous start.
Horses who finished first last time out accounted for eight winners and are currently profitable to exchange prices to a £1 stake at exchange prices.
Courses for BetVictor Gold Cup Horses
Horses who ran at Cheltenham or Aintree in their previous race have won twelve Gold Cups in total (seven and five respectively).
Horses that raced at Carlisle account for three wins however, the last horse that met this criteria was Little Josh in 2010 who won at odds of 20/1.
Country of Breeding
Irish bred horse have the upper hand in this race with 11 wins from 19 renewals to their name. A 36% better than normal performance. French bred horses have won the race eight races.
From 72 GB bred horses we have yet to see a winner from this population.