Gold Cup Day betting guideDay 1: Champion Hurdle Day | Day 2: Ladies' Day | Day 3: St Patrick's Day | Cheltenham Festival
Gold Cup Day is the fourth and final day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, with seven races taking place on Friday 15th March. Day four begins with the Triumph Hurdle and a Cheltenham tip for the opener is to concentrate on the upper reaches of the betting. Nine of the past 12 winners were third-favourite or shorter, while three of the last four favourites landed the odds.
The Triumph is followed by the Gold Cup Day betting conundrum that is the County Hurdle and the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle before it's time for the Festival's climax, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Gold Cup Day concludes with the St James' Place Foxhunter Chase, the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (the so-called 'boys' race') and finally the Grand Annual.
The runners in the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting
As with every year, the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting features leading performers from the previous edition, including Native River, Might Bite and Road To Respect, as well as the winner of the big race's novice equivalent, the RSA Chase, won in 2018 by Pat Kelly's Presenting Percy.
All bar four of the last 15 winners of the Cheltenham Festival highlight had previously finished first or second in a Festival race. Over the course of the season leading up the Day Four showpiece, races such as the Ladbrokes Trophy, the King George, Leopardstown's Christmas Chase and the Irish Gold Cup have the potential to send serious ructions through the Gold Cup betting.
How to bet on the best Gold Cup day odds
You can bet on the 2019 Cheltenham Festival in William Hill shops, online, or on our app and the runners for the day one, day two, day three and day four Cheltenham races will all be priced up.
You're not limited to betting on the winner of each race either, feel free to bet on a horse each-way, opt for a forecast predicting the top two finishers or combine your tips into an accumulator. Keep an eye out for various Cheltenham special bets too, alongside any offers we may be running throughout the four days of racing.
Gold Cup Day - 2018 Results & Winners
Day four of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival saw Gordon Elliott win the Triumph Hurdle and the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle with the Gigginstown-owned duo Farclas and Blow By Blow, securing his crown as leading trainer over the four days for the second successive season.
There was also a brace of winners for Paul Nicholls, who took out the Foxhunters with Pacha Du Polder for the second year running, as well as the Grand Annual thanks to Le Prezien. In the main event, Might Bite and Native River, the first two in the pre-race Cheltenham Gold Cup betting, fought out a titanic duel that eventually saw the Colin Tizzard-trained latter take the laurels under champion jockey Richard Johnson. The Dorset dairy farmer had only just scooped the Albert Bartlett with Kilbricken Storm in the preceding race, meaning he too doubled up on the day.