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Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips

2019 Gold Cup Ante-Post

FavouritePresenting PercyBET NOW
Editors' PickNative RiverBET NOW
OutsiderRoad To RespectBET NOW
Why are we backing these picks? Read the full analysis here

2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview

See all of our Gold Cup day tips ahead of the other six races this Friday at the 2019 Festival.

The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Class A Grade 1 chase run over three miles and about two and a half furlongs. It is open to horses aged five years old and upwards. The total prize fund in 2018 was £625,000.


If the Festival is the most prestigious event in the National Hunt calendar, then the Gold Cup has to be the most prestigious race. Whilst it used to be considered little more than a trial for the Grand National, as the importance of the Festival has grown, so has the significance of this race. It is now the event that everyone wants to win.


While there are six surrounding races on Friday at the Cheltenham Festival, the Gold Cup is what all attendee’s flock to Prestbury Park to watch on day four. Nothing in the world of horse racing can match the mystique and prestige of the Gold Cup, with the names of Golden Miller, Arkle, Best Mate and Kauto Star glistening on the famous trophy. 

Any chaser who is good enough to claim victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup will hand their connections the biggest prize in National Hunt racing and guarantee themselves a place in the pantheon of horse racing’s greats.

We have plenty more 2019 Cheltenham Festival tips available, giving you unrivalled bets and advice for all four days of racing.

2019 Gold Cup Confirmed Entries

Last year’s hero, Native River tops the field in terms of rating, but Colin Tizzard’s defending champion looks set to face a talent-packed field of rivals on the third Friday in March.

Surprise King George winner, Clan Des Obeaux currently sits at a single-figure price to triumph at Cheltenham. He’s joined in the entries by fellow Paul Nicholls’ trained Black Corton, with Politologue dropping out of the running.

Nicky Henderson’s challenge will be spearheaded by Might Bite, who has disappointed thus far this season. Terrefort, Altior and Top Notch also feature in the initial entries, but it’s doubtful whether any will accompany last year’s runner-up in the final field.

Full list of 2019 Gold Cup entries here...

When is the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

This year's Gold Cup takes place at 3:30pm on Friday 15th March. 

Where is the Gold Cup held?

The Gold Cup is run on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse

Who won the 2018 Gold Cup?

Last year's Gold Cup was won by Native River, beating Might Bite in a thrilling spectacle. 

What is the prize money?

Last year's winner Native River took home £600,000 for winning the Gold Cup. 

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