LATEST Cheltenham Festival 2022 Gold Cup ante post: Envoi Allen slashed in price after huge return to form

THE countdown to the Cheltenham Festival is on.

And with it the antepost market for the Gold Cup, the biggest race of the week.

Henry de Bromhead's Minella Indo won it last year at 9-1 by one-and-a-quarter lengths from A Plus Tard.

SunSport looks at the odds for next March's showpiece after Monkfish was ruled out for the season through injury.

Cheltenham Festival 2022 Gold Cup odds

6-1 Minella Indo

7-1 A Plus Tard

8-1 Envoi Allen

14-1 Chantry House

16-1 Al Boum Photo

16-1 Allaho

16-1 Galvin

20-1 Champ

20-1 Delta Work

25-1 Shishkin

25-1 Asterion Forlonge

25-1 Frodon

33-1 Fiddlerontheroof

33-1 Energumene

33-1 Castleblawn West

33-1 Eklat De Rire

40-1 Royal Pagaille

50-1 bar

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Cheltenham Gold Cup winners past five years

2021 – Minella Indo (Trainer: De Bromhead. Jockey: Kennedy)

2020 – Al Boum Photo (Trainer: Mullins. Jockey: Townend)

2019 – Al Boum Photo (Trainer: Mullins. Jockey: Townend)

2018 – Native River (Trainer: Tizzard. Jockey: Johnson)

2017 – Sizing John (Trainer: Harrington. Jockey: Power)

2016 – Don Cossack (Trainer: Elliott. Jockey: Cooper)

Cheltenham Gold Cup news

The betting market has changed with the shock news that Willie Mullins' all-conquering Monkfish is out through injury.

The runaway winner of the 2021 Brown Advisory Novices' Chase has damaged a tendon and won't run this season.

That did prompt Minella Indo's odds shorten to 9-2, but a third-place finish behind Bryony Frost on Frodon in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal on October 30 has moved him back out.

Serious questions were asked of Envoi Allen after his nightmare end to last season.

But a 22-length romp with Rachael Blackmore on his seasonal return has seen him come back in favour among punters.

Trainer Henry De Bromhead said: "It's brilliant to have him back. Obviously, things just didn't go right for us sadly – obviously at Cheltenham and then at Punchestown as well.

"I had never seen it before but he must have hit the fence so hard (at Punchestown). He had a little chip that Gerry Kelly removed and it is fantastic to see him back on track and I'm delighted for Cheveley Park. He was brilliant.

"He will step forward from that. I was so focused on this I hadn't really discussed anything but the John Durkan would look a very obvious race for him."

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