Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting

As the most keenly anticipated race of the Cheltenham Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the most important betting events of the year. Unlike the Grand National Handicap Steeplechase run at Aintree, the Cheltenham Gold Cup usually produces a short-odds antepost favourite that has a relatively good chance of going on to win the race or finish placed.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Tips

Had a look at our tracking of the recent trends in the Cheltenham Gold Cup? If you have and are still struggling to make your selection for this race, consider the following factors and trends.

Don’t pick a loser: It is rare for racehorses to fail to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup one year and to go on to win it the following year.

Go for places: Long term betting trends for the Cheltenham Gold Cup suggest that each-way or place bets are the best approach to generating a return from this race. With the exception of 2 or 3 entries the Cheltenham Gold Cup field will generally be priced above evens in the place market and will generate returns on each-way bets in the winner markets.

Visit an exchange: Simple math dictates that there will only be 1 winner in the Gold Cup and over a dozen losers. Betting exchanges like Betfair offer the opportunity to place lay bets against horses winning this race.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Odds