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Gold Cup Betting at Cheltenham

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Gold Cup Day speaks for itself as the Blue Riband event of the National Hunt season, it truly is the pinnacle of the sport in terms of both grandeur, reputation and legend.

In 2015 Coneygree stole the show, a novice who became a man with a devastating display of running and jumping for a small trainer and an inexperienced jockey. In 2016 it was the turn of Don Cossack to land the gold and his was a fairytale ending to a tremendous race. The 2016 race is hotting up to be every bit as exciting with the likes of Vautour, Thistlecrack and others lurking menacingly and hoping to set out their stall during the jumps season. Keep an eye out for Gold Cup Day free bet offers to make sure you finish off the festival strongly!

Cheltenham Racecourse is going to be a sell-out on Gold Cup Day, it always is and rightly so. The new look racecourse concourse with a new stand and walkways will be buzzing in all its glory and the horses for the first will take to the paddock at around 1.15pm, that’s when the biggest day of the season begins to really take off.

time
13.30
race
The JCB Triumph Hurdle
distance
2m abt 1f
type
Hurdle
time
14.10
race
The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race
distance
2m abt 1f
type
Hurdle
time
14.50
race
The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race
distance
abt 3m
type
Hurdle
time
15.30
race
The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
distance
3m abt 2½ f
type
Chase
time
16.10
race
The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
distance
3m abt 2½ f
type
Chase
time
16.50
race
The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race (0-145)
distance
2m abt 4½ f
type
Hurdle
time
17.30
race
The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
distance
2m abt ½ f
type
Chase

Gold Cup Day Races

At 1.30pm a charge of the very best juvenile hurdlers around will hit the tape running for the Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle and this race always develops into a helter-skelter affair where the emphasis is on the ability to jump fluently at speed and then – of course – retain the stamina and battling qualities to come up that famous and testing hill in front.

For a four-year-old horse, it is the biggest possible test for this generation and the Triumph Hurdle is the perfect start to Gold Cup day for sure.

Next up at 2.10pm is the Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle. On the last day it’ll pay to seek out the value Gold Cup Day free bet concessions and enhanced each way terms and this race is usually a perfect target for those.

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at 2.50pm takes place just before the main event and is a 3m hurdle for the best young stayers around. A race that takes plenty of stamina and guts to win, those who find the winner of this Grade 1 will be in high spirits before the Gold Cup.

The Gold Cup always has a plethora is potential fairytale stories just waiting to unfold and the 2017 edition could develop into the best Gold Cup in years. Last years’ winner Don Cossack will be looking to build on his fantastic win in 2016 and get to Cheltenham in a good position to defend his crown.

Vautour is arguably the most talented chaser around and having side-stepped the Gold Cup in favour of the Ryanair last season. Disgruntled punters will be looking for redemption and in truth the horse has well and truly earned his shot at winning the division’s most important chase race.

Then we have Thistlecrack, a most talented and exhilarating hurdler. Colin Tizzard and the game owners have made no secret of their want to try fences this season, not with the intention of going novice chasing, but with the intention of lining up in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. What an intriguing prospect that is, a real elephant in the room.

Cue Card deserves a mention too, he was so unlucky to come down in the Gold Cup in 2016 having looked the winner when doing so. He’s not getting any younger, but is one of the best chasers of recent times and deserves to be in the mix again.

National Hunt fans and connections of 2015 Gold Cup winner Coneygree will be hoping he can return to his best following a season off the track. He was such a brilliant novice before an unfortunate injury and he is the other big name who could make the 2017 Gold Cup one of the best in years.

The Cheltenham Foxhunters’ is next up, so look out for the participation of Victoria Pendleton once again in the race, but On The Fringe will be a warm order to retain his crown again following a highly impressive win in the race last year and the year before. The Cheltenham Festival draws to a close with two top handicap races, the Martin Pipe Conditionals’ Handicap Hurdle and the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase.

Gold Cup Day is the finale to the biggest festival National Hunt racing and arguably in racing, period. A wonderful for occasion for all to sit back, take in and enjoy!

Gold Cup Day Race Schedule

  • 13.30 – The JCB Triumph Hurdle – 2m 1f
  • 14.10 – The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race – 2m 1f
  • 14.50 – The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race – 3m
  • 15.30 – The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase – 3m 2½f
  • 16.10 – The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – 3m 2½f
  • 16.50 The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race – 2m 4½f
  • 17.30 – The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup – 2m ½f

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