Cheltenham Gold Cup

Date Time Class Distance
Fri 15th March 2019 15:30 Grade 1 3 miles 2.5 furlongs

Cheltenham Gold Cup Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Al Boum Photo P Townend W P Mullins 7 74
2nd 2.5 Anibale Fly B J Geraghty A J Martin 9 74
3rd 3.75 Bristol De Mai D A Jacob N A Twiston-Davies 8 74
4th 3 Native River R Johnson C L Tizzard 9 74
5th 1.75 Clan Des Obeaux H Cobden P F Nicholls 7 74
6th 15 Elegant Escape T J O'Brien C L Tizzard 7 74
7th 3.5 Yala Enki Charlie Deutsch Miss V Williams 9 74
8th 3.5 Presenting Percy D N Russell P G Kelly 8 74
9th 2.75 Shattered Love J W Kennedy G Elliott 8 71
PU Bellshill Ruby Walsh W P Mullins 9 74
B Definitly Red Danny Cook B Ellison 10 74
PU Double Shuffle J J Burke T R George 9 74
F Invitation Only Mr P W Mullins W P Mullins 8 74
U Kemboy D J Mullins W P Mullins 7 74
PU Might Bite Nico de Boinville N J Henderson 10 74
PU Thistlecrack T Scudamore C L Tizzard 11 74
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About the Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most prestigious Grade 1 race in National Hunt racing. Run over a distance of 3 miles 2½ furlongs, it serves as the championship race for middle distance steeplechasers in the United Kingdom. Entry to the race is open to 5-year-old and above racehorses and 22 fences are jumped on the way to the finishing post.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of a handful of thoroughbred races in England that attracts interest from the general public, with an estimated 1.4 million people tuning in to watch the race annually. This high level of public interest makes the race a major annual event for bookmakers, who can make huge profits or losses depending on the outcome of the race.

Betting on the Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup has a tendency to attract at least two world class entries, which tends to resist the downward pressure the public would otherwise place on an outright favourite. In fact only one winner has run out priced under Evens since 1950. The net result of this is you can usually get good value on the favourite, who in recent years has approached a 40% strike rate in the race.

However, value is usually found in the horses priced high enough to pay out on each way bets if they place. The intensity of the race can easily expose the favourite to injury or a fall, which can open the Gold Cup up to the outsiders. Which in turn means that selecting the outsider most likely to place can be the most lucrative approach to Gold Cup betting.

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