Aegean Dawn is one of the joint favourites at 8/1 in the Cheltenham betting for the Coral Cup and he fits the criteria that have been met by the majority of the recent winners of the race over the past eight years.
Nicky Henderson’s six-year-old has won on all four of his racecourse starts to date, including when beating leading Champion Hurdle fancy Mille Chief on his latest outing, albeit when receiving weight.
One of the criteria of seven of the last eight Coral Cup winners is that they had collected at least one victory at some point in the season ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.
Aegean Dawn has won on both starts this season, with the added benefit of the former of these successes being that the success also arrived at Cheltenham.
Another statistic that has been familiar among recent Coral Cup winners are that none of the last eight have been aged any older than seven.
This would rule out at least one of the frontrunners in the Coral Cup betting as eight-year-old Call The Police is third favourite at 12/1.
Aegean Dawn’s fellow joint favourite For Non Stop is a doubt to even run because of his featherweight and is currently relying on a number of entries to pull out if he is to be included in the maximum field of 28 runners.
Get Me Out of Here is another market leader at 14/1 in the Cheltenham betting, but his rating of 148 does not fit the criteria that seven of the last eight winners have been rated over 147, which is something that would also rule out fellow 14/1 contender Walkon.
Other horses like Aegean Dawn that adhere to all three of these statistics include Alavain and Silverhand, who are both priced at 16/1.
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