2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup Racecard Betting Odds

The Cheltenham Gold Cup can lay a decent claim to being the biggest race in the entire world and whilst that might be pushing things a little, for many UK and Irish racing fans it is certainly the highlight of the entire year. Day four of the Cheltenham Festival, the Championship race, glory and the little matter of almost £600,000 in prize money on the line: what could be better? Read on as we preview the Gold Cup, giving you some race basics, as well as live betting odds comparison and tips for the 2022 renewal of this wonderful contest.

The Gold Cup was first run back in 1819, on the flat, not becoming a jumps contest until 1924. Now run on Cheltenham’s New Course, the Gold Cup is the feature race of the day, Festival and possibly the entire National Hunt calendar. With 22 fences to clear and run over a distance of some three miles, two and a half furlongs, this tests horses and jockeys in every way.

A Plus Tard5/23/13/13/13/13/1
Minella Indo9/25/19/29/29/24/1
Chantry House12/110/110/110/19/18/1
Envoi Allen16/116/116/125/114/110/1
Al Boum Photo20/116/116/116/116/114/1
Asterion Forlonge25/125/122/125/125/125/1
Delta Work33/125/1-33/128/120/1
Shan Blue25/125/1-40/1-33/1
Castlebawn West33/1--40/1--
Royale Pagaille33/140/1-40/1--
Espoir De Romay50/150/150/166/128/140/1
Eklat De Rire66/140/140/166/140/140/1
Fakir D'oudairies50/150/150/166/133/150/1
Captain Guiness---50/1--
Cloth Cap50/1-50/150/1--
Native River50/150/1-50/1--
Secret Reprieve50/1--50/1--
Imperial Aura-50/150/166/140/1-
Next Destination50/150/150/180/150/1-
Carefully Selected50/1--66/1--
Saint Calvados50/1--66/166/1-
The Big Getaway66/166/166/166/166/150/1
The Shunter---66/1--
Tornado Flyer66/1-----
Mount Ida---66/166/1-
Minella Times---66/1--
Itchy Fee---66/1--
Angels Breath---66/1--
Sporting John66/1-66/1100/166/1-
The Big Breakaway100/166/166/1100/166/150/1
Mister Fisher66/1-80/1100/166/1-
Chatham Street Lad100/1--100/166/1-
Escaria Ten100/1--100/1--
Dickie Diver100/1--100/1--
Fanion d'Estruval---100/1--
Coko Beach---100/1--
Andy Dufresne---100/1--
Master Coffey---100/1--
Master Tommytucker---100/1--
Robin De Carlow---100/1--
Sir Sholokhov-----100/1
Time To Get Up100/1--100/1--
Lieutenant Rocco100/1--150/1--
Midnight Shadow---150/1150/1-

There’s no question that the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the biggest race of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, with some leading horses competing over three miles, two-and-a-half furlongs in the stiffest test of British National Hunt racing.

We’ve seen some legendary Gold Cup winners in the past including Desert Orchid, Best Mate and Kauto Star, although Al Boum Photo looks set to join this roster after triumphing in 2019 and 2020, especially if the Willie Mullins horse can land a consecutive hat-trick when it comes to the race on 19 March.

Mullins has made sure the horse is lightly-raced for Al Boum Photo’s bid to make history, with the nine-year-old given a spin on New Year’s Day at Tramore, with Paul Townend giving the horse a gentle ride over two miles and five furlongs.

However, it’s quite a feat to win three consecutive Gold Cups and there are going to be punters wanting to back Minella Indo, with the Henry de Bromhead horse having scored two wins this year before a fall on his latest outing.

The eight-year-old was sent off favourite to win the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas but fell relatively early in the race, having previously finished second in the Festival Novices Chase last March before scoring at Wexford and Navan to suggest that the horse has decent claims.

Maybe Champ will be a serious Gold Cup contender at the 2022 Festival and he was the exciting winner of the 2020 Festival Novices Chase when storming up the Cheltenham hill to beat Minella Indo, although it’s hard to judge a horse that hasn’t raced in over a year.

A Plus Tard won the Savills Chase when claiming the spoils at betting odds of 15/2, while Henry de Bromhead will be able to play out some tactics in the race considering that Minella Indo will also represent this trainer.

A Plus Tard was third in the Ryanair Chase when being sent off as favourite, with Min and Saint Calvados edging out the market leader.