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2021 Greatwood Gold Cup Tips - Take a Bite out of this 8/1 shot

  • We've published our guide to the 2021 Greatwood Gold Cup
  • This handicap chase takes place at Newbury on Saturday 6th March
  • Grand Sancy and Modus will bid to hand Paul Nicholls a tenth win
  • The Big Bite is our top tip at 8/1 with race sponsors BetVictor
  • Read the latest odds and key trends here
The Big Bite
The Big Bite winning over hurdles in 2018. (Getty)

Newbury headlines the action on Saturday, and the Greatwood Gold Cup is the feature race on the card. This Grade Three Handicap Chase was created in 2004, and has been won by great stayers like Big Fella Thanks and Pacha Du Polder.

We've taken a look through the latest odds and listed three key trends before picking out our best betting tip.

2021 Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase Odds


Name
Best Odds
Grand Sancy9/2
Killer Clown5/1
Umbrigado11/2
Senior Citizen7/1
Pistol Whipped8/1
The Big Bite8/1
Another Crick11/1
Bar14/1

*Odds taken from BetVictor on 5/3/21*

2021 Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase Trends


  • 14 of the 15 winners were aged eight or younger
  • 13 of the 15 winners had raced in the last 50 days
  • 13 of the 15 winners had won over 20 furlongs
  • 13 of the 15 winners had previously run at Newbury
  • 12 of the 15 winners went off at 12/1 or shorter
  • 11 of the 15 winners finished fifth or better last time out
  • 10 of the 15 winners were weighted between 10-12 and 11-05

2021 Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase Tips - Paul Nicholls Runners


Grand Sancy2021 Greatwood Gold Cup FavouriteGET 9/2 HERE
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Paul Nicholls has dominated the Greatwood Gold Cup during its brief history. Nicholls has won nine of the 15 editions of this handicap, saddling the runner-up on two of the six occasions where he was beaten.

The master of Ditcheat accounts for three of the 21 entries at this stage, with Grand Sancy topping the market. Grand Sancy has always had plenty of ability, and his reappearance win over Paint The Dream at Chepstow has worked out well. Yet, he hasn't been seen since a shocking outing in the Rising Stars at Wincanton, and horses coming into the Greatwood on the back of a break have a poor record.

Killer Clown has been well backed this week and has to be in with a shout. As does fellow novice Umbrigado, who won nicely over two miles last time out and will relish this extended trip.

2021 Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase Tips - Best Bet


The Big Bite E/W2021 Greatwood Gold Cup TipGET 8/1 HERE
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Barring a poor effort on debut at Kempton, THE BIG BITE'S form over fences reads really well. 

While still with Tom George last season, The Big Bite traded victories with Caribean Boy - who's won a Grade Two this season - finishing ahead of Senior Citizen, Nestor Park and Musical Slave in the process.

Since joining Henry Oliver, The Big Bite has run twice over two miles. First at Aintree, where Jonathan Burke's mount picked up nicely after the last to win under top weight, clocking a more impressive time than both Canelo and Modus managed on the same card, despite carrying eight-pounds more on his back. 

The Big Bite was beaten last time out by Grand Annual contender Ibleo, but did well to finish so close to a progressive sort, having been up with the pace throughout.

The Big Bite has shown plenty of potential throughout his career. He ran in three Grade One races during his first two seasons on the track. Recent performances suggest he's well-treated running off 146. The Big Bite goes well on decent ground, and this looks like the ideal time to step him back up in trip
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Verdict

The Big Bite has the ideal profile for this handicap. He brings some solid seasonal form to the table, and will be well-suited by the conditions. 8/1 is an excellent each-way price. 

2021 Greatwood Gold Cup Tips: The Big Bite Each-Way @800.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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