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Cheltenham Gold Cup - 2024

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is set to be the most bet on race on Day 4 of Cheltenham Festival. The 15:30pm race is run over 3m abt 2½f with the winner getting £625,000 in prize money!

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Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds

Check out the best odds that British Bookmakers offer for the favourites to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2024 below. Tap ALL ODDS to see odds from more bookmakers.

NB: Cheltenham Gold Cup odds correct at the time this Cheltenham betting guide went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 07:07 on 18/03/2022.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Guide

The final day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival delivers the highlight of the festival, when the top racehorses compete in the Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase at 15:05pm.

With a prize fund of £625,000 up for grabs, the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup, which attracts some of the world’s elite staying steeplechasers, wraps up the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Previous top 3 runners ‘Minella Indo’, ‘A Plus Tard’ and ‘Al Boum Photo’ are all back in British Bookmaker’s favourites to win the Gold Cup at this years Cheltenham Festival.

Add ‘Galvin’ and ‘Tornado Flyer’ who both had strong wins over the Christmas period to the mix, and this is set to be the biggest and most exciting race of the Festival.

At the time of writing Henry De Bromhead’s 2nd place finisher last year; ‘A Plus Tard’, is currently just ahead as the favourite at most British Bookmakers.

This 8 year old French runner has delivered some strong performances recently, securing a stunning 22-length win in the Betfair Chase and taking a very close 2nd place in The Savills Chase at Leopardstown in December.

If he's on top form on the day, ‘A Plus Tard’ could be worth keeping an eye on as he easily take home the prize money that's on offer for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Gordon Elliott, who last won the Gold Cup 6 years ago, has a strong chance of taking home the title at this years Cheltenham Festival with in-form ‘Galvin’.

Having won 7 of his last 8 races, including a victory over ‘A Plus Tard’ in the Savills Chase, and the Novices' Chase at last year’s festival, ‘Galvin’ looks in amazing form coming into the race.

Last years winner ‘Minella Indo’, also trained by Henry De Bromhead, is back to defend his title this year, although odds have lengthened slightly after some disappointing results recently.

Unfortunately, ‘Minello Indo’ pulled up in his last outing at Kempton Park, on the back of an unexpected 3rd place finish behind ‘Frodon’ and ‘Galvin’ in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase.

The Dan Skelton trained ‘Protektorat’ is also expected to do well, having secured a victory in the Grade 2 Many Clouds chase at Aintree last December by an impressive 25 lengths.

Having either won or come 2nd in his last 7 races, it’s easy to see why online bookmakers are currently offering ‘Protektorat’ as a top contender and a horse to keep an eye on.

Dual Gold Cup winner ‘Al Boum Photo’ is also one of the favourites, having won back-to-back Cheltenham Gold Cups in 2019 and 2020 and secured a respectable 3rd place finish last year.

The French 10 year old looks in solid form following his win at the Savills New Year's Day Chase at Tramore and is priced fairly attractively at most British Bookmakers.

The last in the list of favourites for the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Irish 9 year old ‘Tornado Flyer’ who is trained by the Irish race horse trainer and former jockey Willie Mullins.

After a season of mixed results, ‘Tornado Flyer’ had a great win in the Grade 1 Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton Park, ahead of other top contenders including ‘Minella Indo’.

When considering which horse to bet on in this years race it's worth delving into the history books and looking at some of the previous winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

When looking at the results, the past 21 winners of the Gold Cup have all been aged 9 or under, with 15 of the last 19 winners also being in the bookmaker’s top 3 each year.

Cheltenham Day 4 Races

The main race of the day is obviously the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but there are 6 other races being run on Friday March 17th. The full line up for Day 4 of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival is:


  • 13:30 - JCB Triumph Hurdle - [2m abt 1f]
  • 14:10 - County Handicap Hurdle - [2m abt 1f]
  • 14:50 - Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle - [abt 3m]
  • 15:30 - Cheltenham Gold Cup - [3m abt 2½f]
  • 16:10 - Open Hunters' Steeple Chase - [3m abt 2½f]
  • 16:50 - Mares' Steeple Chase - [2m abt ½f]
  • 17:30 - Conditional Jockeys Hurdle - [2m abt 4½f]

Cheltenham Festival 2024

The Cheltenham Festival is, without a doubt, the biggest racing meet of the year, and with unrivalled betting opportunities and some of the best horses in the world set to take part, it’s not surprising that British Bookmakers are fighting for punters attention.

We recommend checking out our Cheltenham Festival betting guide which previews all of the best races to bet on each day including which bookmakers offer the best odds.

It's a page to bookmark as it also showcases all of the latest Cheltenham betting offers and bookmakers signup offers to make betting on the 2024 Festival even more rewarding.

2021 - Cheltenham Gold Cup

The last big race of this years Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the festival, when all of the best horses compete in the Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase at 15:05pm...

With a huge prize fund of £625,000, it’s no wonder this is always the most popular race of the 4-day festival, and one of the most prestigious horse races in the racing calendar.

The main contenders for this years Gold Cup are yet again predominantly Irish and French, so let’s take a look at which horses British Bookmakers offer as their main favourites.

‘Al Boum Photo’ is back to defend the title. Trained by Willie Mullins, and after winning the Gold Cup in 2019 and 2020 and is yet again favourite to win and take a 3rd consecutive title.

The French 9-year-old Gelding has only raced once since last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, but looks solid heading into this years Cheltenham Festival.

Once of the biggest horses set to challenge ‘Al Boum Photo’ from securing a hat-trick of Gold Cup wins is the 9-year-old Irish ‘Champ’ owned by JP McManus.

‘Champ’ won the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase at Cheltenham last year and took 2nd place at The Betfair Game Spirit Chase in late February, and trainer Nicky Henderson is expecting a strong run in the Gold Cup.

Already entered in the Champion Chase, Henry de Bromhead’s ‘A Plus Tard’ is also one of online bookmakers favourites to lift the Gold Cup trophy on Friday afternoon.

The French Gelding had a fantastic finish in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas, and looks to be in fantastic form coming into the biggest race of the week.

Another French Horse trained by Miss V Williams is also up there in the top contenders.

‘Royale Pagaille’ was relatively unknown until recently, and having won his last 3 races at Haydock and Kempton, looks like a legitimate challenger to some of the top runners.

The final 2 horses that British Bookmakers offer as favourites are ‘Santini’ who is trained by Nicky Henderson and ‘Frodon’ who is trained by Paul Nicholls.

‘Santini’ had a great start to his career, and although his last win was the PaddyPower Cotswold Chase at last years Cheltenham Festival, he's had some strong results in his last 4 races.

‘Frodon’ has won 3 of his last 5 races and in his current form, which is impressive, it looks like he may will give the other top horses a run for their money come 15:30 on Friday.

Traditionally most of the winners have won Grade 1 races previously, with the past 19 winners already Grade 1 race winners ahead of their Gold Cup run.

Winners also tend to be on the younger side, with the past 21 winners have been 9yo or under.

Although the bookmakers offer their pick as the top contenders, there are some fantastic entrants in the Gold Cup, and it’s always checking to see how other runners are shaping up.

2020 - Cheltenham Gold Cup

This years Cheltenham Festival ends with the highly anticipated Gold Cup on Friday the 16th and is usually the most hotly contested, and bet on horse race, of the week...

The Grade 1 National Hunt horse race will be run on the new course at Cheltenham, and with £625,000 in prize money up for grabs, it’s no surprise that the Gold Cup is considered to be one of the most prestigious and sought-after titles in racing.

The main contenders for this years’ coveted title are Irish and French runners, a theme that has been prevalent throughout the major races of the Cheltenham Festival.

Irish horses have won 4 of the last 6 Cheltenham Gold Cups, and with some of the top runners in the line up, this is set to be one of the most exciting races we’ve seen in a while.

British Bookmakers are pretty successful at picking the winner of the Gold Cup, with 14 of the last 17 winners featuring in their top 3, so let’s see who they offer as this years favourites.

‘Al Boum Photo’, who was last year’s winner, is looking to capture a second Gold Cup title at Cheltenham Festival, and is one of main favourites at most online bookmakers.

Having secured 6 runner-ups, Willie Mullins finally had his first Gold Cup winner with ‘Al Boum Photo’ in 2019, and will surely be seeking another victory in Friday's big race!

‘Santini’, the 8 year old trained by Nicky Henderson who recently came 2nd in the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase, is also among the bookmakers favourites for the Gold Cup.

Traditionally most of the winners have won Grade 1 races previously, and ‘Delta Work’, the French Gelding trained by the 2016 winner Gordon Elliott, comes into the race having won the Savills Chase at Leopardstown in December.

Also among online bookmakers top 6 runners for the Gold Cup are ‘Lostintranslation’ Colin Tizzard’s 8 year old, who hasn’t run since he pulled up in Decembers King George VI Chase.

Paul Nicholls trained ‘Clan Des Obeaux’ won the King George VI Chase, and the French 8 year old is definitely one to keep an eye on especially with favourable odds at the time of writing.

Willie Mullins also has another strong contender for the World famous Cheltenham Gold Cup in ‘Kemboy’, an 8 year old who won the Savills Chase a couple of years ago.

The final horses in British Bookmakers top 10 runners are made up of two of Henry De Bromhead’s horses, ‘Monalee’ and ‘Chris’s Dream’.

Also worth a look and potentially a punt are ‘Presenting Percy’, and although 9, he comes into the Gold Cup with a 67% win rate this season.

‘Bristol De Mai’ who's trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and came 3rd last year could be the one to be on if you see bookmakers offering decent odds as it could be this years sleeper hit.

With such a raft of exceptional entrants to this year’s race, all eyes will be on the main race on the last day of this years festival; the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

2019 - Cheltenham Gold Cup

This years Cheltenham Festival wraps up on Friday 13th March, when all eyes will be on bookmakers Cheltenham Gold Cup odds, which attracts some of the world’s best horses...

With one of the most prestigious and sought-after racing titles up for grabs, and £625,000 in prize money, we’re sure this years Cheltenham Gold Cup won’t disappoint.

Friday's Cheltenham Gold Cup is set to be one of the most competitive iterations of the big race that punters and horse racing fans will have seen in quite some time.

Last years’ top 4 are all back in contention for the title, and there are also some strong new runners that could throw a spanner in the works, making this one race you won’t want to miss!

British Bookmakers offer ‘Presenting Percy’, the 8 year old Bay Gelding trained by Pat Kelly, as one of the favourites to win this years Cheltenham Gold Cup.

He has had a few good runs over the last season, securing 4 wins from 5 races, which included a fantastic win in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham back in 2018.

Presenting Percy’ looks extremely strong coming into Cheltenham Festival, and if he is on form on the day, there’s no reason why he can’t beat the other top runners and take the coveted title.

When looking at bookmakers latest betting odds, it's clear that ‘Clan Des Obeaux’ the 7 year old Bay Gelding trained by Paul Nicholls, is also one of the main contenders for the race.

Although he had a pretty average run last season, things have improved in recent times and ‘Clan Des Obeaux’ has had impressive wins in both of his last 2 outings.

A win at Kempton on Boxing Day was followed up with another stunning win at Ascot in February, and ‘Clan Des Obeaux’ should definitely be on your radar for the Gold Cup!

Bookmakers offer ‘Native River’ who was last year’s Gold Cup winner, as another favourite.

Colin Tizzard’s 9 year old Chestnut Gelding has only had 2 runs since last years win, and although he only secured top 3 finishes, ‘Native River’ still has the ability to win the title again.

Willie Mullins ‘Kemboy’ is also a watcher if Cheltenham Gold Cup odds are anything to go by.

The 7 year old Bay Gelding has won his last 4 races, and after such strong performances and a new handicap, he’s one to watch and maybe back in this years top race.

Also in the top runners is ‘Might Bite’ who was the runner up in last years Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Trained by Nicky Henderson, unfortunately the 10 year old Bay Gelding hasn’t had the best start to his season, with poor finishes in the Betfair Chase and the King George.

Might Bite’ may be amongst the bookmaker’s favourites, but he has a lot to prove in this race.

The final contender in online bookmakers top 6 runners for the Cheltenham Gold Cup is another Willie Mullins trained 9 year old Gelding called ‘Bellshill’.

Yet again, there are quite a few strong Irish runners in the line up this year, and with 3 wins over the last 5 years coming from the Irish, it will be interesting to see if they can win again.