Gold Cup latest odds and tips for Cheltenham Festival 2021’s big race

Can Al Boum Photo complete the hat-trick?

Cheltenham Gold Cup

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This is it. The big one. The crown jewel of the Cheltenham Festival. The blue-riband event of jump-racing. The best chasers will tackle 22 fences over 3m 2f and 70yds on the New Course at Prestbury Park for a shot at joining a host of legendary horses such as Kauto Star, Denman, L’Escargot and Arkle in the Gold Cup roll of honour.

The countdown to Cheltenham continues with Al Boum Photo seeking to become the first horse since Best Mate in 2004 to win the race three years in a row. The Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old beat Santini by a neck in last year’s thrilling renewal and is our ante-post favourite for glory in 2021.

There’s another previous winner among the potential runners in the form of Native River, who prepared for the big race in fine style by beating Santini and Bristol De Mai in the Cotswold Chase at Sandown.

A total of 41 entries were submitted for this year’s Gold Cup, although the field will have been whittled down by the big day. Thanks to Paddy’s non-runner money back offer, there’s no risk of losing out if your pick pulls out!

Willie Mullins Paul Townend

GOLD CUP ODDS

5/2
Al Boum Photo Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

5/1
A Plus Tard Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

5/1
Champ Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

8/1
Royale Pagaille Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

10/1
Kemboy Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

12/1
Frodon Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

12/1
Minella Indo Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

14/1
Santini Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

14/1
Native River Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

20/1
Allaho Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

25/1
Imperial Aura Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Lostintranslation Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Melon Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

33/1
Samcro Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Master Tommytucker Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Vinndication Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

40/1
Burrows Saint Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Saint Calvados Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Real Steel Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Battleoverdoyen Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Shattered Love Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

50/1
Simply The Betts Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Magic Of Light Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Black Op Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

66/1
Aso Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

GOLD CUP ANTEPOST TIPS

Timeform:ROYALE PAGAILLE may still be a novice but the level of form he showed at Haydock means that he won’t be out of place in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, for which he was in the odds should connections choose to go down that route”

8/1
Royale Pagaille Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

FULL PREVIEW: ROYALE PAGAILLE DESERVES TO BE IN THE GOLD CUP CONVERSATION

Ruby Walsh:AL BOUM PHOTO could be hard to beat and he could potentially join illustrious company and become a triple Gold Cup winner”

5/2
Al Boum Photo Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

FULL PREVIEW: RUBY WALSH GOLD CUP TOP TIP

Frank Hickey:AL BOUM PHOTO’s got versatility, he won a strongly-run Gold Cup in 2019 and a tactical one in 2020 so what beats him?”

5/2
Al Boum Photo Gold Cup - Non Runner Money Back

FULL PREVIEW: FRANK HICKEY’S GOLD CUP BEST BET

WHEN IS THE GOLD CUP?

The Gold Cup takes place on Friday March 19, on the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival 2021. It’s scheduled to start at 15.05.

GOLD CUP WINNERS AT THE LAST FIVE FESTIVALS

2020 – Al Boum Photo (Horse), Paul Townend (Jockey), Willie Mullins (Trainer)

2019 – Al Boum Photo, Paul Townend, Willie Mullins

2018 – Native River, Richard Johnson, Colin Tizzard

2017 – Sizing John, Robbie Power, Jessica Harrington

2016 – Don Cossack, Bryan Cooper, Gordon Elliott

Native River

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL‘S BIG RACES

March 16 – 13.20 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 16 – 13.55 – Arkle Chase latest odds and tips

March 16 – 15.05 – Champion Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 17 – 13.20 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 17 – 13.55 – Festival Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 17 – 15.05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 13.20 – Marsh Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 14.30 – Ryanair Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 15.05 – Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 19 – 13.20 – Triumph Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 19 – 14.30 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 19 – 15.05 – Gold Cup latest odds and tips

March 19 – 16.15 – Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase latest odds and tips

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY FOUR SCHEDULE

13.20 – JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 179y

13.55 – County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 179y

14.30 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y

15.05 – Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1) 3m 2f 70y

15.40 – St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup 3m 2f 70y

16.15 – Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase (Grade 2) 2m 4f 127y

16.50 – Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 56y

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