Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips & Predictions

Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips

The biggest highlight of the Cheltenham Festival and the national hunt season as a whole is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Run on the festival's final day, it brings the curtain down on the greatest show on turf and gives online betting punters one last chance to place a bet on a Grade one race.

Gold Cup Betting Odds

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15.30 - Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1, 3m2½f)

Winning back-to-back Gold Cups is no easy task, but it’s hard to see anything else but Galopin Des Champs retaining his crown. He’s coming in with better form than he did last year, with two superb performances in the Savills Chase and the Irish Gold Cup. He managed to beat Fastorslow in the Irish Gold Cup, which would have been a huge boost for connections, having been beaten by him twice in the last year.

Selection: Galopin Des Champs

About The Cheltenham Gold Cup

Held annually on the closing day of the Cheltenham Festival, the Gold Cup is not only the highlight race of the week but also the UK horse racing calendar. Contested over three miles, it takes in 22 fences and is run on the new course at Cheltenham. Open to horses who are aged five years and over, many winners of the King George VI Chase at Kempton make this race the next on their agenda.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Race Winner Tips

In our Bet UK 2024 Cheltenham Festival build-up, we'll be offering Cheltenham Tips for all of the featured races, including the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle, Supreme Novices Hurdle and of course, The Gold Cup. Check back each day of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival, and we'll have daily betting tips as well as the latest betting odds and markets.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Recent Winners

YearHorseWinning Trainer
2023Galopin Des ChampsWillie Mullins
2022A Plus TardHenry de Bromhead
2021Minella IndoHenry de Bromhead
2020Al Boum PhotoWillie Mullins
2019Al Boum PhotoWillie Mullins
2018Native RiverColin Tizzard
2017Sizing JohnJessica Harrington
2016Don CossackGordon Elliott
2015ConeygreeMark Bradstock
2014Lord WindermereJim Culloty
2013Bobs WorthNicky Henderson
2012SynchronizedJonjo O'Neill

Cheltenham Gold Cup Top Trainers

When it comes to the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the trainer who stands out with the most winners in Paul Nicholls thanks to victories from national hunting legends Kauto Star and Denman in the late 2010s. However, in recent years, it's been Willie Mullins, whose name has shone brightest, with consecutive wins from Al Boum Photo.

Top Trainer Stats

TrainerR-W-P Stats
Paul Nicholls35-3-10
W P Mullins32-3-10
Nicky Henderson16-2-6
Henry De Bromhead10-2-4
Gordon Elliott7-1-2
Jonjo O’Neill10-1-4

Top Cheltenham Gold Cup Jockey

When it comes to the course at Cheltenham, it isn't just the horse that punters will need to consider; you'll also need to look at the man or woman in the saddle. Looking back at the Cheltenham Festival as a whole, it's hard to ignore the form of Ruby Walsh. However, when it comes to the Gold Cup itself, names like Paul Townend and Davy Russell could surprise the betting.

Top Jockey Stats

JockeyR-W-P Stats
Paul Townend11-3-4
Paddy Brennan7-1-1
Nico De Boinville7-1-3
Robbie Power5-1-3
Rachael Blackmore4-1-2

Cheltenham Gold Cup Trends

When looking at the horses heading to post in the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup, there are some trends that bettors may like to follow. The first is that 72% of runners have won within their last four starts on a racecourse, and 78% of runners also didn't feature within the last 30 days.

If you're backing the favourite, then it might not always be the best option as in the last five renewals, they've only passed the post first once. However, if it's betting odds you prefer, then 81% of runners went off at no bigger than 8/1 last time out, so the smaller the odds, the better when it comes to this race.

Another factor that bettors may want to consider is that Kempton and Leopardstown have provided the most winners for the Gold Cup, so it's always worth taking results from Grade One Chase races at those courses into account.

Cheltenham Gold Cup FAQs

Who won the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The 2023 running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup was won by ** Galopin Des Champs**.

Which horse has won the Gold Cup the most?

Gold Miller won this race on five consecutive occasions between 1932 and 1936.

Who is the most successful trainer in the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

With five wins to his name, it's Tom Dreaper who is the most successful trainer with five wins from Prince Regent, Arkle and Fort Leney.

How long is the Gold Cup?

The distance of the Cheltenham Gold Cup is three miles, two and a half furlongs, and it takes in 22 fences.

What is the prize money for the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The prize pot on offer for the Cheltenham Gold Cup is £625,000 with the winner getting £351,688.

What time is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The race is featured on day four of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival and gets underway at 15:30 pm.

How many runners are there in the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Seven horses took part in the 2023 renewal of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it's expected a similar number will head to post for the 2024 race in March.

Is the Champion Chase broadcast on TV?

The 2024 running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup will be broadcast on ITV.

*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting markets correct at the time of writing.

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