Dual winner Kauto Star comes in ahead of Burton Port, available at 7/1, while Cheltenham specialist Midnight Chase is 10/1. Synchronised and Weird Al are next at 12/1.
“This year’s Gold Cup has split punters right down the middle and for every one that reckons either Long Run or Kauto Star will win, there’s another that thinks we’re in for a shock,” said Betfred spokesman George Primarolo.
In the ‘without Long Run and Kauto Star’ market, Burton Port leads at 11/4 while Midnight Chase is 4/1 and Synchronised and Weird Al both 11/2.
Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup – sponsors bet: 7/4 Long Run, 7/2 Kauto Star, 7 Burton Port, 10 Midnight Chase, 12 Synchronised, Weird Al, 14 Quel Esprit, 20 What A Friend, 25 Diamond Harry, 50 Carruthers, China Rock, Time For Rupert, 66 The Giant Bolster, 100 Knockara Beau, The Midnight Club.