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Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds 2023, Betting & Favourites

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is run over three miles two and a half furlongs with 22 fences and an uphill finish. It’s the biggest race of the whole Cheltenham Festival and the race every jockey, trainer and owner wants to win. The winner’s names are not just etched into a trophy but into the minds of race fans for decades to come.

The contest itself is a true test of a chaser because not only does a horse need the ability to jump fluently, but it also needs the stamina to see out the race distance and manage the lung bursting final incline. We’ve got the latest Gold Cup betting odds below and our Gold Cup Day tips on our dedicated page for that day!


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Race Details
When:Friday 17th March 2023, 3.30pm
Distance:Three-miles two-furlongs
Race TypeGrade 1 Chase
CourseNew Course
Weights:11st 8lbs (5yo), 11st 10lbs (6yo+), (7lb allowance for mares)
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams

The highlight of the festival, the highlight of the entire national hunt season, we’ve seen many Cheltenham Gold Cup favourites raise the roof when landing this race.

With challenges from the UK and Ireland, horses that have excelled all season long, new faces and old favourites, this race serves it all up for racing fans to enjoy.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds 2023

Odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup are available all year round, but the market really starts to heat up from January onwards. One key element to look out for is the various trial races that take place throughout the season.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Runners 2023

Gold Cup RunnerJockey
Ahoy SenorDerek Fox
BravemansgameHarry Cobden
A Plus TardRachael Blackmore
Eldorado AllenBrendan Powell
ConflatedDavy Russell
Galopin Des ChampsPaul Townend
HewickJordan Gainford
Noble YeatsSean Bowen
Minella IndoMark Walsh
ProtektoratHarry Skelton
Sounds RussianSean Quinlan
StattlerPatrick Mullins
Royale PagailleCharlie Deutsch

Cheltenham Gold Cup Favourite Odds

The current favourite for the Gold Cup is Galopin Des Champs, trained by Willie Mullins. He won his prep race at the Dublin Racing Festival in early February, setting him up for the big one in March. The current Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite is 13/8 to win the race on the final day of the Festival.

  • Odds correct as of March 17th and are subject to change.
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Cheltenham Festival Betting Tips

Galopin Des Champs - 6/4

The Willie Mullins runner is favourite to land the Cheltenham centrepiece

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Cheltenham Festival Betting Tips

A Plus Tard - 4/1

This horse won the race in 2022 and is back to defend his crown

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Cheltenham Festival Betting Tips

Bravemansgame - 13/2

The Nicholls runner was an impressive winner of the King George at Kempton

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Noble Yeats - 14/1

The Grand National winner could be staying on late

Cheltenham Gold Cup Previous Winners and Odds

2022A Plus Tard3/1Henry de BromheadRachael Blackmore
2021Minella Indo9/1Henry de BromheadJack Kennedy
2020Al Boum Photo10/3Willie MullinsPaul Townend
2019Al Boum Photo12/1Willie MullinsPaul Townend
2018Native River5/1Colin TizzardRichard Johnson
2017Sizing John7/1Jessica HarringtonRobbie Power
2016Don Cossack9/4Gordon ElliottBryan Cooper
2015Coneygree7/1Mark BradstockNico de Boinville
2014Lord Windermere20/1Jim CullotyDavy Russell
2013Bobs Worth11/4Nicky HendersonBarry Geraghty

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting

The one race that everyone wants to find the winner of, and our tipsters are no different. Whether you decide on the day, or you already have your pick in place for the feature race, you will want to see what our tipsters fancy in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and as soon as we have their thoughts, we will bring them to you.

Of course, like any other race, value is key and the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023 odds above will be looked over by punters for weeks before the big one.

Best Betting Sites for Cheltenham Gold Cup

Here are the best betting sites for the Cheltenham Gold Cup with some links to specific Gold Cup betting offers.

Latest Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Tips

Here are the very latest Gold Cup enhanced odds from the bookmakers.

More Cheltenham Tips and Odds Day 4

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What Happened in the Gold Cup 2022?

It was A Plus Tard that took the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup, winning the race for rider Rachel Blackmore, and trainer Henry de Bromhead. Given his triumph in 2021 with Minella Indo, it was two in two years for de Bromhead, who is really becoming a dominant force in UK and Irish horse racing.

  • In 2020, the odds-on favorite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup was Al Boum Photo, who had odds of 10/3. He went on to win the race for the second year in a row, becoming the first horse since Best Mate in 2004 to do so.
  • The odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup can be influenced by a wide range of factors, including the horse’s recent form, their age and weight, the jockey’s record in big races and injuries.
  • One of the biggest upsets in the history of the Cheltenham Gold Cup came in 2008, when Kauto Star was beaten by the 33/1 outsider, Denman. Kauto Star had been the odds-on favorite for the race, but Denman’s superior stamina and jumping ability saw him come out on top.
  • In 2018, the Cheltenham Gold Cup was won by Native River, who had odds of 5/1. He beat off competition from the likes of Might Bite and Our Duke, who were both considered strong contenders for the race.
  • The odds for the Cheltenham Gold Cup can sometimes be influenced by the going conditions on the day of the race. If the ground is particularly soft or heavy, horses with a good record in those conditions may see their odds shorten.
  • In recent years, there has been a trend towards backing horses with longer odds in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. This is partly due to the unpredictable nature of the race, as well as the potential for big payouts if a long shot comes in.

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Who is Favourite for the Gold Cup 2023?

Galopin Des Champs is the favourite to win the 2023 Gold Cup with Bravemansgame and A Plus Tard also been great contesters with great odds

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When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup always takes place on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival. In 2023 this will be on Friday 17th March with an off-time of 3.30pm.

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What time is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is the fourth race on the card. The official start time of the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup is at 3.30pm. (Local UK time).

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Who won the Gold Cup 2022?

The winner of the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup was A Plus Tard, who was the 3/1 favourite, ridden by Rachel Blackmore and trained by Henry de Bromhead.

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What is the Gold Cup?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race held at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire, England. Run over a distance of approximately 3 miles 2 ½ furlongs , with 22 fences to be jumped, the feature race of the four-day Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of Jump racing. The event takes place every year in March during the Cheltenham Festival.
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Where to watch the Gold Cup?

In the UK you can watch the Cheltenham Gold Cup live on ITV or the subscription Racing UK channel. You can also watch Cheltenham races live via the online bookmaker streams. For more information and live streaming links to watch all the Cheltenham races check out the Cheltenham Live Streaming page.
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Who holds the record for the most Cheltenham Gold Cup wins as a jockey?

The jockey who has won the most Cheltenham Gold Cups is Pat Taaffe, who won the race four times as a jockey. He won the race in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1968, riding the legendary horse Arkle on all four occasions.

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Is the Gold Cup a flat race?

Yes the Gold Cup race at Cheltenham is ran on a flat surface by the runners.

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