Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting

Only the Grand National rivals the Cheltenham Gold Cup as a betting event. While the former attracts bigger money, it is a far tougher race to call, and serious punters prefer betting on the Gold Cup as it rewards careful analysis of racehorse form and ability rather than speculative bets on low-rated handicapped horses.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Tips

The majority of interest in the Cheltenham Gold Cup is focused on the battle looming between reigning champion, Kauto Star and 2008 winner, Denman. The stablemates have vastly contrasting styles, with Denman favouring a bullocking, never-say-die attitude to racing while Kauto Star is all class and elegance.

The run up to the Cheltenham Gold Cup has seen both horses obtain good results. Denman has raced twice in the new season, winning a major handicap in the Hennessy Gold Cup before unseating Tony McCoy at the Aon Chase.

Kauto Star’s performances have been flawless in his two races this season. He won the Betfair Chase by beating Imperial Commander by a nose, before putting in a performance of pure class to win the King George VI Chase for the fourth year in succession.

Bookies have Kauto Star as the short odds favourite to win his third Gold Cup title, however the severity of the fences at Cheltenham, as well as the presence of genuine talent in the field, means that it may not all go Kauto Star’s way at Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds

Use our Cheltenham Gold Cup odds table to access the best price on ever horse in the field in the Cheltenham Festival’s Blue Riband event: