2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Odds & Racecard

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 2023 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.

Galopin Des Champs7/210/37/2
A Plus Tard4/14/14/1
Ahoy Senor10/17/18/1
L'Homme Presse14/112/112/1
Farouk D'alene25/125/1-
Ferny Hollow-33/133/1
Minella Indo40/133/128/1
Envoi Allen-40/133/1
Al Boum Photo-40/1-
My Drogo40/140/140/1
Bob Olinger40/150/133/1
Asterion Forlonge50/150/1-
Fury Road50/150/1-
Master Mcshee-50/1-
Run Wild Fred-50/1-
Jungle Boogie-66/150/1
Gaillard Du Mesnil50/166/1-
Win My Wings66/150/1-
Tornado Flyer-66/1-
Beacon Edge-66/1-
Chantry House-66/1-
Mound Ida-66/1-
Royale Pagaille66/166/1-
Eklat De Rire-100/1-
Eldorado Allen-100/1-
Delta Work-100/1-

The 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting odds are hotting up and we’re excited to see who the bookie is making Cheltenham Festival favourite when the big race comes around. Minella Indo was the 2021 Gold Cup winner and there’s a chance that we could see the champion retain his trophy according to the 2023 Cheltenham betting odds.

Henry de Bromhead will feel confident that the horse can run another blinder at Prestbury Park, with even if the 2021-22 National Hunt season hasn’t been a vintage one for the nine-year-old. In the Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal at the end of October, the horse finished third despite being sent off as 5/4 favourite. Meanwhile, in the King George Chase, Minella Indo was pulled up.

This form explains why A Plus Tard is now the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting favourite, with Rachael Blackmore likely to be on board an eight-year-old who finished runner-up in the 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup. The way in which the horse won the Betfair Chase was highly impressive and the runner recorded a 22-length win as the 11/10 favourite.

On the flip side, A Plus Tard was then beaten at Leopardstown in the Savills Chase, with Galvin something of a surprise winner at 7/1 and the Gordon Elliott-trained horse certainly has to enter the reckoning when it comes to the 2023 Gold Cup.

Galvin won the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival and the horse has bags of stamina considering that was over three miles and six furlongs. The runner looks like a great each-way bet, with 2019 and 2020 winner Al Boum Photo also worthy of consideration.