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Gold Cup

15:30 Cheltenham Festival

2024-03-15

Winner: £351,687.5

Runners: 16

Going:

No. of hurdles: 22

Distance: 3m2f70y

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The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most prestigious contest in jump racing and has been won by some of the greatest horses in the history of the sport. The Grade 1 chase provides the highlight of the four-day Cheltenham Festival and, with prize-money of £625,000, is the most valuable jumps race in Britain and Ireland after the Grand National. The Gold Cup represents the ultimate challenge for the very best staying chasers, with 22 fences to be jumped during the relentless three miles and two and a half furlongs, and a punishing finish up the famous Cheltenham hill. Among the greats to have won the race are Golden Miller, Mill House, Arkle, Best Mate and Kauto Star. Check the Cheltenham Gold Cup runners and riders ahead of the big race and place your bets by clicking the odds buttons.

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12(0)
2/29-1
silk
Monkfish

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T: W P Mullins
10
11-10
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3(0)
P-53UU
silk
Conflated

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T: Gordon Elliott
10
11-10
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175
15(0)
21-RU1
silk
Shishkin

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T: Nicky Henderson
10
11-10
173
182
14(0)
5-4323
silk
Protektorat

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T: Dan Skelton
9
11-10
165
173
9(0)
F1-401
silk
Hewick

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T: John Joseph Hanlon
9
11-10
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177
2(0)
23-222
silk
Bravemansgame

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T: Paul Nicholls
9
11-10
170
179
10(0)
1/1/41
silk
Jungle Boogie

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T: Henry De Bromhead
10
11-10
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157
11(0)
/1U-12
silk
L'Homme Presse

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T: Venetia Williams
9
11-10
170
174
5(0)
521-12
silk
Fastorslow

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T: Martin Brassil
8
11-10
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179
4(0)
411-53
silk
Corach Rambler

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T: Lucinda Russell
10
11-10
159
166
7(0)
/31-21
silk
Gentlemansgame

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T: M F Morris
8
11-10
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169
8(0)
121-12
silk
Gerri Colombe

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T: Gordon Elliott
8
11-10
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172
1(0)
2-PP43
silk
Ahoy Senor

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T: Lucinda Russell
9
11-10
166
176
6(0)
12-311
silk
Galopin Des Champs

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T: W P Mullins
8
11-10
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188
13(0)
07-411
silk
Nassalam

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T: Gary Moore
7
11-10
161
169
16(0)
11-P42
silk
The Real Whacker

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T: Patrick Neville
8
11-10
162
167

Verdict

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PREVIOUS GOLD CUP WINNERS

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Year Horse Previous Form Age Price Trainer Jockey
2022 A Plus Tard 112-12 8 3-1F Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
2021 Minella Indo 2-11F4 8 9-1 Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
2020 Al Boum Photo RO-112-1 8 11-10 Willie Mullins Paul Townend
2019 Al Boum Photo 2F1RO-1 7 12-1 Willie Mullins Paul Townend
2018 Native River 1-1113 8 5-1 Colin Tizzard
Richard Johnson
2017 Sizing John 33-211 7 7-1 Jessica Harrington Robbie Power
2016 Don Cossack 1-11F1 9 9-4F Gordon Elliott Bryan Cooper
2015 Coneygree 13-111 8 7-1 Mark Bradstock
Nico de Boinville
2014 Lord Windermere 31-876 8 20-1 Jim Culloty Davy Russell
2013 Bobs Worth 1321-1 8 11-4F Nicky Henderson
Barry Geraghty

CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP KEY TRENDS AND STATS

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  • Aged between seven and nine, 10/10
  • Grade 1 chase winner, 9/10
  • No more than 13 starts over fences, 9/10
  • Adjusted RPR of at least 172, 9/10
  • Won over at least 3m, 9/10
  • Ran no more than four times that season, 9/10
  • Within 9lb of RPR top-rated, 8/10
  • Won a Graded chase that season, 8/10
  • Won or placed previously at the festival, 8/10

WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR - CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP 2022

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The biggest race of the week is always a must-watch event, and A Plus Tard delivered with a performance for the ages as Henry de Bromhead won the festival feature for a second successive year. The previous year’s winner Minella Indo was a major player during the race, but he failed to lay a glove on his stablemate as the nine-year-old finished 15 lengths behind the winner. Protektorat, who is trained by Dan Skelton, managed to stop the Irish from securing a 1-2-3 in the race as he ran well to finish third. This race, however, was all about the talent of A Plus Tard, who spent the first part of the home straight in sixth and struggled to find the gap under Rachael Blackmore. Minella Indo was leading the race until the final fence, but A Plus Tard found the space he needed between Protektorat and Al Boum Photo to mount a challenge before bolting up and powering well clear to land Gold Cup glory.