Cheltenham Gold Cup 2011 betting tips and guidelines will be displayed no the websites. Make sure to be updated on the most recent posts. The Gold cup will be run at 3:20 and it is important that you take your seats in the balcony to have a perfect view of the race course. Due to the immense traffic, it will be better if you take the steam train. The seven races will be run at different courses and you will need a time table to make sure you do not miss any of the important ones. The Cheltenham gold cup 2011 is the most awaited race of the entire festival and you should have no reason to miss it this time. Kauto Star, Imperial Commander and Best Mate seem to be the top three favorites to win this year. ">Cheltenham Festival 2011 kicks off early next year from Tuesday the 15th to Friday the 18th of March. With a history that dates back almost two centuries, Cheltenham has become famous for the world class National Hunt horse races. It is also called the Blue Riband of jump racing. There are a series of differently designed races where top notch horses compete to win the maximum number of races. This year too, a stunning 230,000 people will arrive at Gloucestershire's town to witness the spectacle of Cheltenham gold cup 2011. All roads will lead to the National Hunt once the festival is underway. The four day event will have more than 25 races taking place with a staggering 600 million euros being bet on few the world's best horses as they race the Cheltenham Old course, New course and the Cross country steeplechase course. Started in 1924, The most popular horse to win the Gold cup was Desert Orchid in 1989. In 2001, The Cheltenham gold cup was cancelled due to an out break of foot and mouth disease. The first horse to win the cup was Red Splash, a mere five year old. Golden Miller was the first horse to win five times in a row from 1932 to 1936. The races have had their share of controversies too, as they were shut down quite a few times due to frost and flooding in 1931 and 1937 respectively and due to the World war 2 in 1943 and 1944. This time though, it is at its peak with the worlds best bred horses taking part in the coveted races and fighting for the top spot. This festival represents the pinnacle of all horse racing events, where all the top horses are trained to give their best. The Cheltenham gold cup 2011 is the grade 1 National Hunt chase which is open to horses five years and older. Run on the New course at Cheltenham over 5331 metres during which twenty two fences are to be jumped. The Cheltenham gold cup is on the most prestigious events of the festival and has a prize amount of 475,000 Euros. 2010 saw the winning of Imperial Commander, a beautiful 9 year old thoroughbred where it overtook Kauto Star and Denman. This year too, Imperial commander seems to be the number one favorite to win the cup. his main rivals do not look fit enough to beat him this time as well. The second most favored horse to win this year would be Sizing Europe. He gives an impression that he will remain in the game and be a match for everything, considering his abundant ability. The third gold cup prospect seems to be the 11 year old, Kauto Star.He won in 2009 and will be a favorite again. He finished perfect last year and will want to recreate the same energy this season too. In his 5th Gold cup, 10 year old Kauto Star will definitely be a tough competitor. Denman seems to be a credible horse that may take the Gold Cup 2011 after his powerful performance in 2010. Somersby seems to be on the fifth spot in the Cheltenham Gold cup 2011 probable winners. Classy, imposing and agile, he has all the features to jump right to the top. The fact that he got so close to Sizing Europe will work to his advantage. Sixth favorite is Hurricane Fly. After his amazing bout last season, it remains to be seen if he can return to the heights achieved last year. Binocular will be on the list of possible winners too after his victory at Champions Hurdles. Big Zeb looks in his top form and will give tough competition to Cue Card who is also a very strong contender. Hidden Universe, the highly rated horse is the tenth horse who is in the running for the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2011 competition. The Tank can never be ruled out of winning a big race. Arkle and What A Friend too are in the top ranked horses set to run this time. The Cheltenham Gold Cup 2011 is a huge event where betting on the favorite horses goes up to several million of Euros. People from across the world bet on horses that race for the Cup. Betting websites are filled to the capacity and a lot of experience goes in to betting for the right horse. A few tips that you should keep in mind are as follows: Always concentrate on the three horses in the betting for your first horse of your forecast. Go back to 1999 and check to find the last Gold cup winner. Denman may be having a tough time winning and its advisable to leave him out of your list. Be sure to bet on the exacta rather than CSF. The exacta has returned more compared to the CSF. Keep your eye and ears open to find out which horses are on the bookies top lists. Cheltenham Gold Cup 2011 betting tips and guidelines will be displayed no the websites. Make sure to be updated on the most recent posts. The Gold cup will be run at 3:20 and it is important that you take your seats in the balcony to have a perfect view of the race course. Due to the immense traffic, it will be better if you take the steam train. The seven races will be run at different courses and you will need a time table to make sure you do not miss any of the important ones. The Cheltenham gold cup 2011 is the most awaited race of the entire festival and you should have no reason to miss it this time. Kauto Star, Imperial Commander and Best Mate seem to be the top three favorites to win this year.