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Cheltenham Gold Cup Form Guide

The Cheltenham Gold Cup form boils down to a few races with the top chasers going down a tried and tested route ahead of a tilt at the Gold Cup. Native River and Our Duke are two of the market leaders, while the Willie Mullins-trained Djakadam could return again for yet another crack at the big race.


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Race Finished
15:30 Cheltenham
Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1)
  • 5YO plus, Class 1, 1 Runners
  • 1st £369,822, 2nd £138,773, 3rd £69,484, 4th £34,612, 5th £17,403, 6th £8,702
  • Distance 3m 2f 70y
  • Going Soft-heavy in places
Jumps Racing's Verdict
Might Bite banished any doubt of him belonging at the top table when scoring in the King George, and the enigmatic son of Scorpion has looked a reformed character in his two outings this term. Imperious, and then somewhat bemusing at last year's Festival, he has proven himself around the undulations of Prestbury Park, with only the question over whether he will stay the extended distance of the sport's blue riband event. Native River's season has revolved around him peaking in this contest and he returned in imperious fashion at Newbury when winning the Denman Chase. He must be on the scene with soft ground on the agenda and can feature along with Saphir Du Rheu, who ran a career best when fifth in this last season and can perform well once again. The Irish challenge is led by their Gold Cup winner Edwulf, who would add another feather to the cap of his young trainer Joseph O'Brien, while Road To Respect has been kept fresh since landing the Christmas Chase and was an impressive winner of the Festival Plate last season. Our Duke was a leading novice last season and the Irish National winner gives Jessie Harrington a real chance of winning back to back Gold Cups, while Willie Mullins is mob-handed with Killultagh Vic the most likely of his quartet. However, DEFINITLY RED has gone from strength to strength this season and can take the showpiece prize back to Malton for his Spring Cottage handler Brian Ellison. He thrived on heavy going here when claiming the Cotswold Chase last time, when eight lengths clear of the supplemented American, and his preference for anything on the slower side of good makes him a leading player in a wide-open contest.
# Runner
1
American
N D Fehily
H Fry
8 yrs, 11-10
Form: 6/111-P2
33/1
2
Anibale Fly
B J Geraghty
A J Martin
8 yrs, 11-10
Form: 42-591F
33/1
3
Bachasson
D J Mullins
W P Mullins
7 yrs, 11-10
Form: U/F21-11
33/1
4
Definitly Red
Danny Cook
B Ellison
9 yrs, 11-10
Form: U1P-311
12/1
5
Djakadam
Mr P W Mullins
W P Mullins
9 yrs, 11-10
Form: 342-2P3
28/1
6
Double Shuffle
A P Heskin
T R George
8 yrs, 11-10
Form: 12P-222
NR
7
Edwulf
Mr Derek O'Connor
Joseph P O'Brien
9 yrs, 11-10
Form: 1F1P-P1
16/1
8
Killultagh Vic
To Be Confirmed
W P Mullins
9 yrs, 11-10
Form: 1111/1F
10/1
9
Might Bite
Nico de Boinville
N J Henderson
9 yrs, 11-10
Form: F111-11
7/2
10
Minella Rocco
M P Walsh
Jonjo O'Neill
8 yrs, 11-10
Form: U2-4P4F
NR
11
Native River
R Johnson
C L Tizzard
8 yrs, 11-10
Form: 21113-1
11/2
12
Our Duke
R M Power
Mrs J Harrington
8 yrs, 11-10
Form: 121-741
6/1
13
Outlander
J W Kennedy
G Elliott
10 yrs, 11-10
Form: P-61332
40/1
14
Road To Respect
S W Flanagan
N Meade
7 yrs, 11-10
Form: 211-121
12/1
15
Saphir Du Rheu
Sam Twiston-Davies
P F Nicholls
9 yrs, 11-10
Form: F215U-3
100/1
16
Shantou Flyer
Mr J C Bowen
Richard Hobson
8 yrs, 11-10
Form: PP2222
NR
17
Tea For Two
Lizzie Kelly
Nick Williams
9 yrs, 11-10
Form: U1-943P
80/1
18
Total Recall
P Townend
W P Mullins
9 yrs, 11-10
Form: 105-111
22/1
Jumps Racing's Prediction
Pos Runner
1st Definitly Red
2nd Native River
3rd Road To Respect

Gold Cup Trial Races 2017/18

Gold Cup Form Guide and Race Card 2018

Gold Cup Trial Race Results 2017/18

15:15 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (Grade 2)
1.Bristol De Mai - N Twiston-Davies - D Jacob - 6/1
2.Blaklion - N Twiston-Davies - G Sheehan - 5/1
3.Definitly Red - B Ellison - D Cook - 8/1
8 Ran

15:00 Betfair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Lancashire Chase)
1.Bristol De Mai - N Twiston-Davies - D Jacob - 11/10f
2.Cue Card - C Tizzard - H Cobden - 2/1
6 Ran

14:25 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (Grade 2)
1.Definitly Red - B Ellison - D Cook - 7/1
2.American - H Fry - N Fehily - 9/2
3.Bristol De Mai - N Twiston-Davies - D Jacob - 7/4f
8 Ran

14:25 Betfair Denman Chase (Grade 2)
1.Native River - C Tizzard - R Johnson - 8/11f
2.Cloudy Dream - R Jefferson - B Hughes - 11/4
3 Ran

2016/17 Trial Race Results

JNWine Champion Chase Result 2016

14:35 JNWine.com Champion Chase (Grade 1)
1.Valseur Lido - H De Bromhead - R Walsh - 2/1F
2.Silviniaco Conti - P Nicholls - N Fehily - 11/4
7 Ran

15:00 Betfair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Lancashire Chase)
1.Cue Card - C Tizzard - P Brennan - 15/8F
2.Coneygree - M Bradstock - R Johnson - 2/1
6 Ran

15:10 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase (Grade 3 Handicap)
1.Native River - C Tizzard - R Johnson - 7/2f
2.Carole's Destrier - N Mulholland - N Fehily - 25/1
3.Double Ross - N Twiston-Davies - J Bargary - 50/1
4.Hadrian's Approach - N Henderson - P Moloney - 33/1
19 Ran

14:00 John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (Grade 1)
1.Djakadam - W Mullins - R Walsh - 4/5f
2.Outlander - G Elliott - D Russell - 9/1
5 Ran

15:15 32Red King George VI Chase (Grade 1)
1.Thistlecrack - C Tizzard -T Scudamore - 11/10f
2.Cue Card - C Tizzard - P Brennan - 5/4
5 Ran

15:00 Lexus Chase (Grade 1)
1.Outlander - G Elliott - J Kennedy - 11/1
2.Don Poli - G Elliott - D Mullins - 12/1
3.Djakadam - W Mullins - R Walsh - 5/4f
13 Ran

14:15 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (Grade 2)
1.Many Clouds - O Sherwood - L Aspell - 8/1
2.Thistlecrack - C Tizzard - T Scudamore - 4/9f
7 Ran

14:25 Betfair Denman Chase (Grade 2)
1.Native River - C Tizzard - A Coleman - 11/10
2.Le Mercurey - P Nicholls - S Twiston-Davies - 14/1
3 Ran

16:00 Stan James Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1)
1.Sizing John - Mrs J Harrington - R Power - 10/3
2.Empire Of dirt - G Elliott - J Kennedy - 9/2
7 Ran

15:35 Betfair Ascot Chase (Grade 1)
1.Cue Card - C Tizzard - P Brennan - 4/9f
2.Shantou Flyer - Miss R Curtis - A Wedge - 22/1
6 Ran

Past Gold Cup Form Guides


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We now have the latest bookmakers betting odds for the main Cheltenham Festival Races:

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Following on from last year, we are delighted to announce that we are featuring horse racing tips from Channel Four Racing presenter, Tom Lee.

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Cheltenham Festival / Racing

The four days of the Cheltenham Festival play host to a number of exceptional races: