Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips & Picks
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 Gold Cup Key Facts
|Date||Friday March 14, 2020|
Cheltenham Gold Cup Date & Time 2020
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the fourth race run on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Friday March 15, 2019 and the official starting time is 3:30pm.
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 2020 Betting Tips
We have 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup tips available.
2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup odds
|1||Al Boum Photo||13.00|
|4||Bristol De Mai||21.00|
|5||Clan Des Obeaux||5.50|
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.
|Year||Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners|
|2019||Al Boum Photo|
|2006||War of Attrition|
|2000||Looks 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.
The 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup was taken out by Native River for trainer Colin Tizzard and jockey Richard Johnson. See below for the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup replay.