Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting - Sizing John Wins!
The 2017 Gold Cup is one of the most eagerly awaited in recent years with the Gold Cup Runners set to include the finest 3 mile chasers from the UK and Ireland.
2017 Gold Cup Result
15:30 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1)
1.Sizing John - J Harrington - R Power - 7/1
2.Minella Rocco - J O'Neill - A Coleman - 18/1
3.Native River - C Tizzard - R Johnson - 7/2
At the moment, we have three horses fighting it out for favouritism for the big race and it has the feel of a wide open renewal. Cue Card is something of a legend and although he isn't getting any younger, he impressed last time out and is sure to be popular.
Cue Card will have to deal with stable-mate Native River who has won the Hennessy and the Welsh National this season and Djakadam, who has been placed in each of the last two years and is sure to run well.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Odds 2017
On this site we provide you with the best information to assist you in making that bet as we will have all the information on the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup runners for the race along with the best odds and form. Make sure you also check out our Cheltenham Gold Cup tips, along with the best Gold Cup free bets from some of the top bookmakers.
It really has been a golden era for the Gold Cup over the past few years with the likes of Kauto Star, Denman and Long Run claiming memorable wins in the big race. The rivalries between the big names and trainers have served to boost the popularity of the race and that looks set to continue in 2017. The current hero is of course Don Cossack who claimed a famous win last year for Gordon Elliott but he will miss the defence of his title having been retired.
See Cheltenham Gold Cup Form Guide for the background and performances of the main contenders for the 2017 Gold Cup including Native River and Djakadam among others.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Runners and Riders
The best chasers of the season will head to Cheltenham for the showpiece Gold Cup and all the connections of the well fancied horses will be looking to get the bets jockeys for their horses. The final list of 2017 Gold Cup Runners will not be known until the 48 hour stage but we can expect to see the likes of Cue Card and Djakadam to head the field.
Other potential runners in the big race in 2017 include the talented Don Poli who was the winner of the RSA Chase, while Don Cossack is tipped for a big season this year in Gold Cup company and could be a major player.
Gold Cup Trial Races 2017
There is a tried and tested route towards the Gold Cup for all of the main contenders in the betting and we will be following each of them through the season. 2012 winner Synchronised went over to Ireland at Christmas to win the Lexus Chase before heading to Cheltenham and that race in particular is always one to watch. Perhaps the most prestigious of the Cheltenham Gold Cup Trials is the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. Over the past few years we have seen both Kauto Star and Long Run win on Boxing Day before going to Cheltenham to win the Gold Cup and no doubt we will see a number of Festival hopefuls take their chance once again this season.
Punters will be able to follow all of the big races right through until the Gold Cup itself in March to help them make sense of a competitive betting heat, the last big trial race in February is the Denman Chase at Newbury and that will be the last chance for connections to get a run into their Gold Cup hopefuls.
Choosing your Gold Cup Online bookmaker
The other sections on this site will hopefully have helped you with your Gold Cup selection. To assist you in selecting an online bookmaker, we have put up the very best online bookmakers for your perusal most of which you will be familiar with. The selection of bookmakers shown on this site are all amongst the very best in the UK and Ireland and all offer quality racing services and the choice can just come down to the price that they are offering for your selection in the Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Odds.
There will be differences between the online bookmakers on the price and this is because each will have different liabilities on the race and therefore there are slight differences in the prices offered. You might also like to check out our section on opening an online betting account.