Gold Cup Trendsby Darren Brett
The £284,000 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
|10/10||had run between two and five times that season|
|10/10||had previously won a Grade One chase|
|10/10|| started in the first three in the betting|
|9/10||had won a chase that season|
|9/10||had run between six and fourteen times over fences|
|9/10|| had an official rating of at least 166|
|9/10||were aged between seven and nine|
|8/10||had won or been placed at a previous Festival|
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 is a race where history often repeats itself and as well as the comprehensive list above make sure your selection lined up in the King George at Kempton as seven of the last ten winners ran in the Boxing Day highlight.*
Gold Cup Last Ten Winners
Table below shows the last ten winners of the race.
|2003||Bobs Worth||8yo||N Henderson||B Geraghty||11/4F|
|2012||Synchronised||9yo||JJ O'Neill||AP McCoy||8/1|
|2011||Long Run||6yo||N Henderson||Mr S Waley-Cohen||7/2F|
|2010||Imperial Commander||9yo||N Twiston-Davies||P Brennan||7/1|
|2009||Kauto Star||9yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||7/4F|
|2008||Denman||8yo||P Nicholls||S Thomas||9/4|
|2007||Kauto Star||7yo||P Nicholls||R Walsh||5/4F|
|2006||War Of Attrition||7yo||M Morris||C ODwyer||15/2|
|2005||Kicking King||5yo||T Taaffe||B Geraghty||4/1F|
|2004||Best Mate||9yo||Miss H Knight||J Culloty||8/11F|
Gold Cup Preview and Tips
Watch out for our tip for the 2014 Gold Cup nearer the race