When is the Gold Cup? Cheltenham date, start time, runners and betting

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The Gold Cup is the biggest race of the week at the Cheltenham Festival with the leading staying chasers in the game slugging it out.

A Plus Tard – trained by Henry de Bromhead and ridden by Rachael Blackmore – landed last year’s renewal thanks to an electric turn of foot and is bidding to overcome a challenging season to date by joining the elite club of multiple winners.


Jumps racing’s most prestigious event is run over an extended 3m2f on the tricky New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse and only the cream of the crop get to add their name to the illustrious honours list.

You can run the rule over our antepost Gold Cup odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

Gold Cup 2023 date and start time

The Gold Cup is set to take place at Cheltenham on Friday, March 17. The post time is provisionally set for 15:30 GMT. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.

Gold Cup 2023 runners

The following 27 horses hold entries for the Gold Cup ahead of the forfeit stage, five-day confirmations and final declarations.

A Plus Tard (Jockey TBC)
Ahoy Senor (TBC)
Angels Breath (TBC)
Any Second Now (TBC)
Bravemansgame (TBC)
Capodanno (TBC)
Conflated (TBC)
Coole Cody (TBC)
Eldorado Allen (TBC)
Envoi Allen (TBC)
Franco De Port (TBC)
Frodon (TBC)
Fury Road (TBC)
Ga Law (TBC)
Galopin Des Champs (TBC)
Galvin (TBC)
Hewick (TBC)
L’Homme Presse (TBC)
Minella Indo (TBC)
Noble Yeats (TBC)
Protektorat (TBC)
Royale Pagaille (TBC)
Shishkin (TBC)
Sounds Russian (TBC)
Stattler (TBC)
The Big Breakaway (TBC)
The Real Whacker (TBC)

Gold Cup 2023 betting

Gold Cup odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

The Willie Mullins-trained Galopin Des Champs, who won the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle in 2021, is the hot favourite with Paddy Power to land the Gold Cup after wowing in his novice chasing campaign and beginning this season with an electric performance in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.

Defending champion A Plus Tard is also prominent in the antepost betting despite missing the Savills Chase on vet’s advice and being pulled up on seasonal reappearance in the Betfair Chase.

Bravemansgame has emerged as a principal player in our early market after an impressive victory in the King George VI Chase, which prompted trainer Paul Nicholls to commit the gelding to running in the Blue Riband.

L’Homme Presse has course form after landing last season’s Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase and remains towards the top our antepost betting despite unseating his jockey at the final fence in the King George.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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