Gold Cup Tips

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the fourth race run on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Friday March 12, 2021 and the official starting time is 3:30pm. 

2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

Considered as one of the premier Grade 1 races during the Cheltenham Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup sees the best steeplechase thoroughbreds compete for the big prize money. 

A big field lines up for the 5,331m journey which is complete with 22 fences and a whole lot of excitement as punters watch their fancies take flight over the famous racecourse. 

With the likes of Mill House, Arkle and Kauto Star among the past winners of the race, the Cheltenham Gold Cup remains one of the most prestigious races in the UK.

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Cheltenham Day 4 Tips & Results (Friday)

Time - DateRaceTips / ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:30Triumph HurdleAllmankind9/2 BET
14:10County Handicap HurdleStolen Silver12/1 BET
14:50Albert Bartlett Novices' HurdleSempo20/1 BET
15:30Gold CupLostintranslation7/1 BET
16:10Foxhunter ChaseTop Wood9/1 BET
16:50Grand Annual ChaseEclair De Beaufeu9/1 BET
17:30Conditional Jokeys' HurdleColumn of Fire8/1 BET

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Specials

Bookmakers have some amazing enhanced odds and Gold Cup free bet specials available for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2021 Odds

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020 Runners & Best Odds

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Al Boum Photo4/1
Delta Work6/1
Clan Des Obeaux8/1
Bristol De Mai25/1
Chriss De Mai25/1
Betway Price BoostAl Boum Photo 66/1Get 66/1 odds
William Hill Boost Santini 75/1Get 75/1 odds

Cheltenham Gold Cup Key Facts

DateFriday March 12, 2021
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£575,000

Cheltenham Gold Cup Date & Time 2021

1:30 – Triumph Hurdle 
2:10 – County Handicap Hurdle 
2:50 – Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle 
3:30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup 
4:10 – Foxhunter Chase 
4:50 – Conditional Jockeys Hurdle 
5:30 – Grand Annual Chase

Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners

Best Mate recorded three consecutive wins from 2002-2004 and Kauto Star scored twice in 2007 and 2009.  

The recent winners have mostly been well-favoured in the betting, with only Lord Windermere (21.00) scoring at odds higher than 9.00 since 1999. 

Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners
2020Al Boum Photo
2019Al Boum Photo
2018Native River
2017Sizing John
2016Don Cossack
2014Lord Windermere
2013Bobs Worth
2011Long Run
2010Imperial Commander
2009Kauto Star
2007Kauto Star
2006War of Attrition
2005Kicking King
2004Best Mate
2003Best Mate
2002Best Mate
2001No Race
2000Looks Like Trouble

Cheltenham Gold Cup History

First run in 1924, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most valuable non-handicap chase in the UK and it’s one of the most popular betting races. 

A test of endurance, the 5,331 journey was actually first run on a flat course in 1819 but was converted to a steeplechase on 12 March 1924 when taking place on the old course at Cheltenham. 

The race was dominated in the early stages by Golden Miller, which scored wins from 1932 to 1936 and it would also capture the 1934 Grand National

It would switch to the “new course” in 1959 and it would soon be dominated by Arkle, which scored three consecutive wins in the Cheltenham Gold Cup between 1964 to 1966. Arkle started 1.10 for his third and final win. 

In 1983 trainer Michael Dickenson trained all five remaining horses to finish the race. Bregawn, Captain John, Wayward Lad, Silver Buck and Ashley House all finished the race and gave the trainer and improbable result which will likely never be achieved again.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup and the entire festival was called off in 2001 due to the foot and mouth outbreak. Substitute races would take place at Sandown. 

Jockey Pat Taaffe has scored four wins in the race with his latest coming in 1968 aboard Fort Leney, which was trained by five-time winner Tom Dreaper.

Cheltenham Gold Cup - All you need to Know

When is the Gold Cup?

The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup is the fourth race on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival on Friday, March 12th 2021. The Grade 1 chase provides the highlight of the four-day Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup is the most prestigious contest in jump racing and has been won by some of the greatest horses in racing history.

What time is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is due off at 3.30pm on Friday, March 12th 2021. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is raced over three miles and two and a half furlongs, climaxing with an energy-sapping finish up the famous Cheltenham hill.

Who will win the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Our Gold Cup betting tips have been carefully selected by pundits and Cheltenham betting experts. They're free, so check them out if you're not sure who to bet on in the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

When is Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 2021?

Gold Cup Day is Friday, March 12th 2021. The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup is the fourth race of the day, with the Festival highlight taking place at 15:30 GMT.

What are the latest Gold Cup Cheltenham odds?

Latest Gold Cup odds are updated daily on our website, with market leaders including Al Boum Photo, Santini, Delta Work and Lostintranslation.