Gold Cup Betting Tips 2023

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In this racing preview, we take a look at the pinnacle of the National Hunt season by bringing some Cheltenham Gold tips into focus.

It is one of the most anticipated fixtures in British racing and the Blue Riband event of the Cheltenham Festival.

Our expert tipsters will have plenty of Cheltenham Gold Cup race tips to look through as part of the significant build-up to the Festival.

There’s enormous anticipation to see the final declarations and to be able to size up the final field for this top Grade 1 race.

Last year’s winner was A Plus Tard, who is likely to be back for a title defence, and one to watch in the latest Cheltenham Gold Cup betting odds.


Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips – Overlooked Outsiders

This is the big one, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the most valuable chase (non-handicap) in Britain.

It’s also the most prestigious and, down the years, has produced some classic renewals and famous winners such as Arkle, Kauto Star and Denman.

But what about those winners who have shrugged off some longer Cheltenham Gold Cup odds to get their nose in front?

It’s such a high-class race that naturally well-supported, stronger charges often come through for the top prize.

But occasionally, a longer priced option grabs the glory, like 2014 winner Lord Windermere, who won the Gold Cup from 20/1.

In 2019 Al Boum Photo came home first from a handy 12/1 SP to give trainer Willie Mullins his first Gold Cup winner.

There will be some with place claims in the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds and even bigger outsiders.

All of our Cheltenham Gold Cup betting tips will be uploaded here as our Gold Cup tipsters consider front-runners and underdogs alike.


Cheltenham Gold Cup Runners – Friday, 17th March 3.30

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Even though the official line-up for the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting for 2023 won’t be known until the 48-hour declaration point, the ante-post is well worth a look for a runner you may like.

The top yards already have an idea of whom they want to send to this race. So, pieces of the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds can start to be put together.

Shaping up strongly in the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup tips and odds in ante-post terms is Galopin Des Champs. The Irish challenger is a top chaser and would’ve cruised to victory in the Turners Novices’ Chase had he not fallen at the final fence. 

He’s since won two Grade 1’s comfortably and looks to go off as favourite for this year’s Gold Cup.

Last year’s Gold Cup winner A Plus Tard could head the dangers, although he disappointed when pulling up on seasonal return in the Betfair Chase. 

Among the other potential contenders for this year’s Gold Cup are Noble Yeats, Stattler and Bravemansgame. 


How to pick a Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner

As we edge closer to the start of the Festival, our betting experts will be uploading Cheltenham Gold Cup race tips for the 2023 renewal. 

Research into the current form and trends from previous renewals of the Blue Riband event will be scoured through.

There have been four winning favourites in the last ten editions of the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Age wise, eight-year-olds have dominated the race in recent years, winning seven of the last ten renewals. 

Last 10 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners Odds

  • 2022 A Plus Tard 3/1F
  • 2021 Minella Indo 9/1
  • 2020 Al Boum Photo 100/30F
  • 2019 Al Boum Photo 12/1
  • 2018 Native River 5/1
  • 2017 Sizing John 7/
  • 2016 Don Cossack 9/4F
  • 2015 Coneygree 7/1
  • 2014 Lord Windermere 20/1
  • 2013 Bobs Worth 11/4F

11 of the last 20 Cheltenham Gold Cup winners have been from Great Britain, with nine from Ireland. None have scored a win from 10 French-trained horses entered during that span.

None of the Gold Cup winners in that 20-year period got the big race win from more than 20/1. They were also within the first 7 of the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting market at the off.

There hasn’t been a winner above nine years old age in the last 20 renewals, and each of them had won within the previous four starts before landing the Gold Cup. In addition, each of the previous 20 winners had been no larger than 8/1 last time out.

That’s barely scratching the surface of some in-depth trends that can be looked at for this famous race, which is what our tipsters will be doing.

Look for the top recommendations for Cheltenham Gold Cup tips right here.


Cheltenham Gold Cup Trends

In the last ten runnings since 2013, four of the favourites have been successful, which aligns very well with the overall trend at the Cheltenham Festival.

Like many races at the meeting, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is swinging in favour of Ireland. They have won the last four renewals of the race, with seven of the last ten also returning across the Irish Sea.

Every race since 2013 has been won by horses aged between 7 and 9, so it is not a race that favours the inexperienced or ageing. Four of the last five have come from the middle of that bracket too, with eight-year-olds, Native River, Al Boum Photo (for his second triumph), Minella Indo and A Plus Tard.

It is important to be coming into the Gold Cup in good form. Last year, A Plus Tard became the second horse in a row to win the Gold Cup having been beaten on his previous start, with 2021 winner Minella Indo and 2014 winner Lord Windermere the only other examples since the start of the previous decade.

Though it is another of the traditional championship races, the King George VI Chase has not been a good prep during the season for a Gold Cup winner. Bravemansgame, Ahoy Senor and Royal Pagaille all raced in it earlier in the season.

These are all trends which should help guide you towards a selection for the feature race.


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All About The Cheltenham Gold Cup: Past and Present

What a race and what a history. The first edition of the Cheltenham Gold Cup was held in 1819 as a flat race. The first time it featured the jumps was in 1924 and was hosted on the Old Course.

The current edition of the Cheltenham Gold Cup plays out on the New Course, where it moved to in 1959. 

This is a Grade 1 Chase over 3 miles 2 furlongs, and 70 yards, with 22 fences that the competitors have to face.

The first hero of the Gold Cup was Golden Miller, who won it five times in a row from 1932 through 1936, a record which has never been matched. The leading jockey is Pat Taaffe, with three of his four Gold Cup victories recorded on the back of the great Arkle.

Tom Dreaper is the all-time leading trainer with five wins. From a current perspective, Paul Nicholls has been the top trainer in the last 20 years with three wins. Willie Mullins, Henry De Bromhead and Nicky Henderson have both taken two wins each in that spell.


How Do Horses Qualify for the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is open to both sexes of 5-year-old and up, and mares entering get a 7lb allowance for the contest.

5-year-olds are set at 11st 9lb in the weights, with 6-year-olds plus going in at 11st 10lb.


What is the Cheltenham Gold Cup Prize Money in 2023?

As we get closer to the Festival, we’ll know the purse for the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023. Last year’s winner A Plus Tard took the wealthiest prize in British Chasing of £351,687.50. The rest of the Gold Cup payouts were 2nd £132,500, 3rd £66,312.50, 4th £33,125, 5th £16,625, 6th £8,312.50, 7th £4,125, 8th £2,125.


Cheltenham Gold Cup Past Winners

There has just been a glittering array of top-class chasers who have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup throughout its history.

There are five-time winner Golden Miller and the great Arkle who won it three years running in the mid-1960s.

The legendary Desert Orchid took the 1989 crown before Best Mate burst onto the scene to win it in three consecutive years from 2002 through 2004.

The list of great winners goes with the likes of two-time Gold Cup winner Kauto Star and Denman, Long Run, Al Boum Photo and Bobs Worth.

Year Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
2022 A Plus Tard 3/1F Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead
2021 Minella Indo 9/1 Jack Kennedy Henry De Bromhead
2020 Al Boum Photo 100/30F Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2019 Al Boum Photo 12/1 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2018 Native River 5/1 Richard Johnson Colin Tizzard
2017 Sizing John 7/1 Robbie Power Jessica Harrington
2016 Don Cossack 9/4F Bryan Cooper Gordon Elliott
2015 Coneygree 7/1 Nico de Boinville Mark Bradstock
2014 Lord Windermere 20/1 Davy Russell Jim Culloty
2013 Bobs Worth 11/4F Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2012 Synchronised 8/1 Tony McCoy Jonjo O’Neill
2011 Long Run 7/2F Mr Sam Waley-Cohen Nicky Henderson

Other Races on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Gold Cup betting is the headlining act of  Day 4 of Cheltenham 2023. Here are all of the races for Friday at the Festival:

13:30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

14:10 The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

14:50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

15:30 The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase (Grade 1)

16:10 The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

16:50 The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeplechase (Grade 2)

17:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (0-145)