Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting 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.
Here at Bet UK, we'll have all of the UK horse racing betting odds in the build-up to the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, including horse racing markets for the Champion Chase and the Stayers Hurdle. So whether you're betting on the ante-post favourite or you're waiting until race day, we've got you covered.
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 Betting Tips
In our Bet UK 2022 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 2022 Cheltenham Festival, and we'll have daily betting tips as well as the latest betting odds and markets.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Recent Winners
|2021||Minella Indo||Henry de Bromhead|
|2020||Al Boum Photo||Willie Mullins|
|2019||Al Boum Photo||Willie Mullins|
|2018||Native River||Colin Tizzard|
|2017||Sizing John||Jessica Harrington|
|2016||Don Cossack||Gordon Elliott|
|2014||Lord Windermere||Jim Culloty|
|2013||Bobs Worth||Nicky Henderson|
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
|W P Mullins||29-2-9|
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
|Nico De Boinville||5-1-3|
Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Trends
When looking at the horses heading to post in the 2022 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 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The 2021 running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup was won by ** Minella Indo**.
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 £468,750
What time is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
The race is featured on day four of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and gets underway at 15:30 pm.
How many runners are there in the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
Twelve horses took part in the 2021 renewal of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it's expected a similar number will head to post for the 2022 race in March.
Is the Champion Chase broadcast on TV?
The 2022 running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup will be broadcast on ITV.
Where can I bet on the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
Right here at Bet UK! We'll have all of the latest 2022 Cheltenham Festival betting markets, so you'll be able to bet ante-post on the day of the main races.
*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting markets correct at the time of writing.
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