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Monday 8th January 2018
   

Might Bite’s Gold Cup glory odds slashed after Thistlecrack withdraws

Thistlecrack’s out for the rest of the season

Might Bite has been pushed further ahead in the betting for the Gold Cup after 12/1 shot Thistlecrack suffered a stress fracture. 

Might Bite
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Might Bite

Thistlecrack’s absence means the Coral traders have trimmed Might Bite’s odds to 10/3 (was 7/2) at Cheltenham.

Sizing John leads the chasing pack at 6/1, with Coney IslandNative RiverRoad to Respectand Our Duke all 10/1.

“Thistlecrack was a 16/1 chance for the Gold Cup following his run in the King George, and had been the subject of some support for Cheltenham following a positive report from connections last week, so his absence is a blow for both connections and punters, while it has also seen Might Bite harden at the head of the betting,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

Timico Gold Cup

10/3 Might Bite, 6/1 Sizing John, 10/1 Coney Island, Native River, Road To Respect, Our Duke, 16/1 Whisper, Yorkhill, 20/1 Bristol De Mai, Disko, Minella Rocco, Total Recall

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication