2013 Tattersalls Gold Cup Betting Preview

It is a stellar weekend of racing at Curragh with both Irish Guineas races and the Tattersalls Gold Cup taking place.

The Tattersalls Gold Cup has become one of the most anticipated races on the Irish racing calendar in the past decade and the 2013 edition of the race is set to be a beauty with superstar colt Camelot taking on the classy Al Kazeem.

Online sportsbooks currently have it as a race in two with Camelot an odds-on favourite and Al Kazeem a 5/2 hope with 2012 Epsom Oaks winner Was the best of the other chances at Tattersalls Gold Cup odds of 8/1.

Can Camelot return to his sizzling best or will Al Kazeem stamp his himself as a legitimate Group 1 threat? Our team of horse racing experts have analysed the form guide facts and betting statistics for the 2013 Tattersalls Gold Cup to come up with our betting picks.

2013 Tattersalls Gold Cup Form Guide Facts

– The 2012 Tattersalls Gold Cup was won by Aidan O’Brien-trained So You Think who was ridden by Joseph O’Brien.

– Aidan O’Brien has Camelot, El Salvador, Ernest Hemingway, Windsor Palace and Was in the 2013 edition of the race while Joseph O’Brien is expected to partner Camelot.

– Al Kazeem and Camelot are both last start winners.

– Camelot, Windsor Palace and Was have previously been successful at Curragh.

– Camelot and Was are the only Group 1 winners in the field.

– Was is returning to the races for the first time in 218 days.

– Windsor Palace is aiming to become the first eight-year-old to win the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

– Aidan O’Brien has trained four of the last five winners of the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

– Four-year-olds have won twenty-two of the last thirty runnings of the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

2013 Tattersalls Gold Cup Trifecta Tip

Camelot (4/11) from Al Kazeem (5/2) and Princess Highway (12/1)

This is clearly a race in two and it is difficult to go past Camelot. Although he faded out at the end of his three-year-old campaign the son of Montjeu (who won this race in 2000) is a class animal who should be able to win this race comfortably, if he is anywhere near his best. Just like most of his career starts Camelot will start a heavy favourite and doesn’t really represent good betting value.

Al Kazeem is a quality horse but he isn’t on the level of Camelot especially over the Tattersalls Gold Cup distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 110 yards. If this race was over a mile and a half you could make a case for the Dubawi five-year-old but at this distance he likely doesn’t possess the acceleration needed to beat the Epsom Derby winner.

Princess Highway is unlikely to win this race but is an excellent each-way betting option. The Street Cry filly was disappointing first-up but will improve from the run and has form around some of Europe’s leading horses.

You can find the best 2013 Tattersalls Gold Cup odds at Bet365 Bet365.

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