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Bravemansgame Tipped as Cheltenham Gold Cup Hopeful

There’s just over a month left before the Cheltenham Gold Cup – the most prestigious contest in jump racing – and the odds are hotting up. Starting on Friday 15th of March at 4:30 at the iconic Cheltenham racecourse, some of the best horses and jockeys have competed to be the best. From Best Mate (2002, 2003. 2004) all the way back to the champion Golden Miller (1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936), the event showcases the best of the best horses.

This year, the odds are on Bravemansgame. Read on to find out more.

Bravemansgame’s Horse Profile

Bravemansgame has quickly become a strong contender for the title. His performances recently have been strong, and the bookies are talking. With an impressive race record – 6 wins out of his last 12 races – this thoroughbred has proved time and again that he can win titles. And his earnings so far are pretty good – totalling a staggering £652,071. Trained by the legendary Paul Nicholls and ridden by the adept Harry Cobden, this horse is a combination of skill, strategy, and spirit.

Still, the recent defeat at the King George VI Chase has people doubting a win. But Harry Cobden’s (owner) confidence in Bravemansgame is strong. He thinks Bravemansgame has the stamina and the power to win at the three-mile distance at Cheltenham.

And at 9 years old, he’s in his prime with plenty of wins left in him – if he performs right on the day.

Previous Victories

Bravemansgame’s previous victories show he’s a worthy contender for the title. He’s got incredible agility, speed, power, and jump. And his trainer is one of the best.

As we approach the Cheltenham Gold Cup, these victories show what Bravemansgame can do when he’s on the track. But he does have strong competition.

The issue is that all of Bravesmansgame’s previous nine wins have been on flats, but trainer Paul Nicholls said this won’t be a problem at all and that Bravesmansgame’s form at the minute has been impeccable.

Other Horses in The Running

Just because Bravemansgame is predicted the win, the Cheltenham festival betting guide will tell you to explore all your options. The odds are also on other horses.

Galopin Des Champs stands out as the favourite. The odds indicate a 50% chance of clinching the title. This M-P Mullins-trained superstar, the 2023 Gold Cup winner, has demonstrated remarkable resilience and agility, overcoming challenges to secure victory. Despite a hiccup in the 2022 Turners Novices Chase, Galopin Des Champs bounced back. And as the 2023 Gold Cup winner, he’s the closest contender.

Fastorslow also looks promising. He’s the second favourite with odds of 4/1. Trained by Martin Brassil, Fastorslow has an impressive track record in Chase races. He’s had some bad luck at Cheltenham with narrow defeats, but his consistent performance and recent victory at Punchestown position him as a strong challenger.

Gerri Colombe has odds of 9/1 – he’s another horse to watch. Trained by Gordon Elliot, he’s got a commendable track record, securing nine victories and two runner-up finishes from eleven outings. Despite facing a significant gap against Galopin Des Champs at Leopardstown, Gerri Colombe’s consistency and determination make him a horse to watch.

Shishkin, also at 10/1 odds, can’t be overlooked. His pedigree combines the strength of Sholokhov and Labyrinth, has shown promise and possesses the potential to surprise on race day. The 10/1 odds aren’t bad.

Who are you putting your bets on at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2024? Bravemansgame has an impressive record, and the odds are going in his favour, but he faces strong contenders. It’ll be a good race.