Cooper 2/1 to ride Sizing John in Cheltenham Gold Cup

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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.

On that note, our trading team make it a 33/1 shot that Cooper rides a Grand National winner for Potts. With the powerful owner boasting some impressive horses, that could well prove a popular bet.

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

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.