Cheltenham will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Gold Cup at next year’s meeting – and it looks set to be a humdinger of a renewal.
Willie Mullins’ stable star Galopin Des Champs is the defending champion after a titanic battle with King George winner Bravemansgame in last season’s race, although some new rivals could be bidding to steal his crown.
Fastorslow, second in the Ultima at the most recent Cheltenham Festival, will be trained for the big one after getting the better of Galopin Des Champs in the Punchestown Gold Cup and John Durkan on seasonal reappearance in November.
A second challenger from Ireland is also emerging in the form of Gerri Colombe, who looks primed for the stamina-sapping trip after powering through the line to claim the Ladbrokes Champion Chase, although a bounce back will be needed after an emphatic defeat to Galopin Des Champs in the Savills Chase last month.
The Gold Cup is the biggest contest of the week at the Cheltenham Festival 2024 and Jumps racing’s most prestigious event is run over an extended 3m2f on the tricky New Course.
You can run the rule over our Gold Cup odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about next year’s renewal can be found below.
Gold Cup 2024 date and start time
The Gold Cup is set to take place at Cheltenham on Friday, March 15. The post time is provisionally scheduled for 15:30. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.
Gold Cup 2024 runners and riders
The following 16 horses hold entries for the Gold Cup ahead of confirmations and final declarations.
Ahoy Senor (Jockey TBC)
Corach Rambler (TBC)
Galopin Des Champs (TBC)
Gerri Colombe (TBC)
Jungle Boogie (TBC)
L’Homme Presse (TBC)
The Real Whacker (TBC)
Gold Cup 2024 betting
Gold Cup odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.
Galopin Des Champs is the favourite with Paddy Power for the Gold Cup after storming to victory in last season’s renewal. Defeats to Fastorslow in the Punchestown Gold Cup and John Durkan raised concerns, although a runaway success in the Savills Chase and Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup has solidified the defending champion’s place at the head of proceedings.
The Martin Brassil-trained Fastorslow is next in our early betting after beating Galopin Des Champs in the Punchestown Gold Cup and John Durkan, although defeat in the Irish Gold Cup suggests he is vulnerable to the favourite.
Brown Advisory second Gerri Colombe is also prominent in our antepost market after bagging the Ladbrokes Champion Chase on his first start in open company before being firmly put in his place in the Savills Chase.
*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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