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Gold Cup Betting without the Favourites

Friday 18th January 2008

The Gold Cup betting without the favourites Kauto Star, Denman and Exotic Dancer opened up by race sponsors totesport has seen massive interest as like the bookies the punters also think this is as a three horse race. Like the main market, Paul Nicholls has the favourite, with Star De Mohaison a 9/2 shot. He is followed in the betting by Kicking King on 6/1 and Snowy Morning on 13/2. This is quite a novel type of bet most often seen on the racetrack by the rails bookmakers in Ireland in massive fields, where punters have a fancy for a horse but are looking for a little bit of insurance

Thus totesport have seen this opportunity and Paul Petrie, totesport spokesman commented, "Although this is sure to be one of the best races in the recent years we just felt that the ante-post market needed spiced up a little. With this new market there is the potential that you could end up being paid out if your horse finishes sixth." Turpin Green is 14-1 from 16-1 and State Of Play is 12-1 from 16-1 in totesport�s Gold Cup market without the front three in the betting (Kauto Star, Denman and Exotic Dancer).

Another totesport spokesman Damian Walker said: �We�ve fielded a huge number of bets on this market since we opened betting on it on Wednesday. �Yesterday it was Another Promise who was strongly backed each-way and today it has been the turn of State Of Play and Turpin Green. �Each-way punters can be rewarded if their horse finishes sixth and, with many saying the totesport Gold Cup may have a single-figure field owing to the presence of the big two, that is looking an attractive proposition.�

**Original betting without Kauto Star, Denman and Exotic Dancer, market moves since these prices highlighted above

9/2 Star De Mohaison, 6 Kicking King, 13/2 Snowy Morning, 9 In Compliance, Mossbank, Neptune Collonges, The Listener, 10 Aces Four, 12 Halcon Genelardais, Our Vic, 16 L'Antartique, Mister Top Notch, Ollie Magern, Racing Demon, State of Play, Tamarinbleu, Turko, Turpin Green, 20 Another Promise, Celestial Gold, Madison Du Berlais, Rule Supreme, 25 Monkerhostin, 33 Alexander Taipan, Gungadu, Hedgehunter, Milan Du Mille Offshore Account 40 Fundamentalist 50/1 bar
Each-way 1/5 1,2,3

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