Cheltenham Gold Cup 20189 runners – tips, odds and betting guide for the Blue Riband race

To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park, here's all you need to know.

When is the Cheltenham Gold Cup, what's the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2019 Gold Cup will take place on Friday, March 15 at 15:30 (3.30pm).

It's a Grade 1 National Hunt race open to horses five years and older only and is run over a distance of three miles, two and a half furlongs.

The Gold Cup is the pinnacle of National Hunt Racing.

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Who is running in the 2019 Gold Cup?

There are no confirmed runners but last year's winner and runner-up, Native River and Might Bite, are likely to be back for another crack at the race.

The likes of Presenting Percy and Road To Respect are also in the mix along with Kemboy and King George winner Clan Des Obeaux.

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.

ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.


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What are the latest odds?

  • 7-2 Presenting Percy
  • 4-1 Clan Des Obeaux
  • 5-1 Native River
  • 9-1 Kemboy
  • 12-1 Road To Respect, Might Bite
  • 14-1 Bellshill
  • 16-1 Thistlecrack, Al Boum Photo
  • 20-1 bar

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Who won the Gold Cup in 2018?

Colin Tizzard's Native River (5-1) held off the challenge of Might Bite (4-1f) to land the Gold Cup in a thrilling battle.

Might Bite was far from disgraced in second with Anibale Fly (33-1) in third.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Gold Cup the most? 

Pat Taaffe is the leading jockey with four wins while Tom Dreaper has 5 wins to his name including his three victories with the legend Arkle.

What are the top tips for the race? 

That's a good question!

Check back here nearer the time for all the tips.

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