Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain. The Gold Cup first took place in 1924 and since then some of the greats of National Hunt racing have won the race including Arkle and Desert Orchid.

Gold Cup Ten Year Trends


10/10had previously won a Grade One chase
9/10ran in that season's King George or Lexus Chase
9/10 started in the first three in the betting
9/10had run between two and five times that season
9/10had run between five and fourteen times over fences
9/10were aged between seven and nine
8/10had won or been placed at a previous Festival
8/10had won a chase that season
8/10had an official rating of at least 166



Gold Cup Trends Analysis


Kauto Star broke some strong trends in 2009 when becoming the first horse to regain the Gold Cup and was also winning with more experience over fences than any winner in the previous ten years.

Long Run also smashed some trends in 2011 when he became the first six-year-old to win the Gold Cup since Mill House way back in 1963!

Nevertheless the Gold Cup tends to see class rise to the top and this is underlined by the fact that only one of the last fifteen winners did not race in that season's King George at Kempton or Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.

Gold Cup Last Ten Winners


Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
YearHorseAgeTrainerJockeyPrice
2014Lord Windermere8yoJ CullotyD Russell20/1
2013Bobs Worth8yoN HendersonB Geraghty11/4F
2012Synchronised9yoJJ O'NeillAP McCoy8/1
2011Long Run6yoN HendersonMr S Waley-Cohen7/2F
2010Imperial Commander9yoN Twiston-DaviesP Brennan7/1
2009Kauto Star9yoP NichollsR Walsh7/4F
2008Denman8yoP NichollsS Thomas9/4
2007Kauto Star7yoP NichollsR Walsh5/4F
2006War Of Attrition7yoM MorrisC ODwyer15/2
2005Kicking King7yoT TaaffeB Geraghty4/1F



Gold Cup Preview 2015



Gold Cup Tips 2015

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"Hacked up in the Galway Plate last summer and has improved a lot since then, made all to win the JNWine Champion Chase easily and showed he doesn't have to lead when coming from off the pace to win the Lexus. Outstanding chance for me and should stay up the hill."

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