News has emerged that Alan Potts will make Bryan Cooper his first-choice rider in Britain.
That’s seen the jockey’s odds of riding 2017 hero Sizing John in this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup priced up at just 2/1. While the gelding’s usual rider Robbie Power will still ride Sizing John in Ireland, it’s Cooper who’ll get the leg up when the star chaser runs in Britain.
However, it seems very likely that the 25-year-old will chalk up quite a few wins on Potts’ runners.
Our odds-crunchers make it 3/1 for Cooper to ride three or more UK winners for Potts.
With the owners having an enviable string to call upon, those odds could well tumble in the coming weeks.
As for Sizing John, he’s a 6/1 shot to win the Gold Cup for the second year in succession.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Bryan Cooper 2017-18 Season specials
To Ride Sizing John in the Cheltenham Gold Cup – 2/1
To Ride 20 or more winners in the UK for Alan Potts – 3/1
To Ride the Grand National winner for Alan Potts – 33/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing