The Monmore Gold Cup, known as the Ladbrokes Gold Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the biggest event at Monmore greyhound stadium in August and one of the most popular competitions of the summer in the UK. Here are our top Monmore Gold Cup betting tips.
A Closer Look
Fans will flock to the venue, turning out in support from the heats and semis through to the finals. They’ll be guaranteed entertainment at every stage.
Contested over 480m on the sand, this competition was launched in 1994 and has gone from strength to strength every year since. Last year’s champion was King Turbo who did the business for trainer Liz McNair with a time of 28.30. Not the fastest on record but it was enough to bag gold 12 months ago. Bookmakers called it right with the victor scoring as a 5/4 favourite.
The stats show each of the last two winners have been starting price favourites, both sent off at 5/4. Droopys Buick was the other in 2017. Going back further and we’ve seen a winning favourite in four of the last six renewals. That will ensure punters stick close to the thoughts of bookmakers. The money men have had their say on this year’s race, offering an antepost market. This allows backers to get in early and secure a bigger price about their runner of choice.
The antepost betting has King Sheeran at the head of the betting and Ladbrokes have attached a 6/1 price tag. That will prove worthwhile, but we’d prefer to back King Turbo at the same 6/1 with William Hill. Those looking for an each-way play could try their luck on King Cash at 12/1, a quote available at Bet365, 1/4 the odds a place the first three finishers.