Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Tips – 15th March 2019
The Cheltenham Festival is the best four days of National Hunt racing you’ll find all year. Horse Racing fans and punters tune in from all around the world during the week but particularly for the feature race of the entire Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
This Grade 1 contest is the race that trainers, jockeys and owners of jumps horses all want to get their hands on.
It’s a three mile, two furlong (5,331m) race with 22 fences to be navigated throughout. That distance, coupled with the stiff hill at the end of Cheltenham’s New course, makes the Gold Cup a real test of stamina but it also takes a certain amount of pace to win.
Although some of the leading contenders in the ante post betting for the Gold Cup have unfortunately pulled out, it’s left us with an open race and plenty to ponder from a betting perspective.
Past Five Winners
2018 – Native River, aged 8, ridden by Richard Jhnson, trained by Colin Tizzard
2017 – Sizing John, aged 7, ridden by Robbie Power, trained by Jessica Harrington
2016 – Don Cossack, aged 9, ridden by Bryan Cooper, trained by Gordon Elliott
2015 – Coneygree, aged 8, ridden by Nico de Boinville, trained by Mark Bradstock
2014 – Lord Windermere, aged 8, ridden by Davy Russell, trained by Jim Culloty
Cheltenham Gold Cup betting Tips and Odds
Generally regarded as the biggest race of the Cheltenham Festival, the Gold Cup is the feature event of day four on early Saturday morning Australian time. Native River beat Might Bite in a thrilling race last year to win the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The Colin Tizzard-trained horse is equal-second in bet365’s Gold Cup betting odds at 5.00, alongside Clan Des Obeaux. Presenting Percy is paying 4.50, and it looks like these three horses are getting ready for what could be another thrilling Gold Cup. Clan Des Obeaux is an interesting proposition, given it’s trained by four-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winning Paul Nicholls and partly owned by former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. Nicholls hasn’t won the Gold Cup since he did it with Kauto Star in 2009.
However, he has the superior record over Tizzard, whose win with Native River was his first at Cheltenham’s flagship event, and Presenting Percy trainer Patrick Kelly, who has never won this race.