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Minella Indo is the clear favourite to retain the Gold Cup at next year’s Cheltenham Festival after Monkfish was ruled out for the season through injury.
The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was a huge fancy for the Friday feature thanks to a run of seven wins, including successes in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle and the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, before defeat to Colreevy at April’s Punchestown Festival.
Monkfish, however, will miss the campaign due to a tendon problem which has seriously shaken up Paddy’s antepost betting market.
The winner of last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, Minella Indo, has been trimmed to 4/1 from 6/1 while the runner-up, A Plus Tard, is now 7/1 from 8/1.
Trainer Henry de Bromhead now boasts the top three in the early betting as Envoi Allen is a major market mover from 20/1 to 12/1 since Monkfish’s injury was revealed.
Chantry House enjoyed a sparkling end to the season by winning the Marsh Novices’ Chase – in which odds-on favourite Envoi Allen fell – and the Mildmay Novices’ Chase at Aintree. Nicky Henderson’s charge is next in our antepost market at 14/1 while stablemate Champ is available at 20/1.
With Monkfish ruled out, Mullins’ leading hope according to our odds is dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo.
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 Antepost Odds
The remainder of Paddy’s antepost betting market for the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 is priced from 25/1 to 100/1.
You’ll find a whole host of antepost markets for next year’s Cheltenham Festival by heading to paddypower.com/horse-racing?tab=future.
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