Jan 7 2019
Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips and Betting Offers, 15:30 at Cheltenham, 15th March 2019
For many racing fans, the four day Cheltenham Festival saves the best until last, as it is one of the most sought after prizes in the National Hunt game which lights up the card on the closing Friday.
The 3m 2½f of the Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup has been graced by some of the true greats of the game over the years, including the mighty Kauto Star, Denman and Best Mate in the not so distant past, but who will come out on top this year?
Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Tips and Free Bets
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.
- Kemboy To Win at 7/1 with Coral
- Might Bite Each Way at 20/1 with Betfair
Also check out the betting tips and offers for the other three big, big races at the Festival:
Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019 Betting Offers and Free Bets
- If 2018 is anything to go by, we’re in line for some more MASSIVE betting offers for the Gold Cup. We’ll post all the details right here when the bookies release the deals.
In the meantime, our main Cheltenham Festival offers, promos and bonuses page has all the latest deals!
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the big highlights of 2019, rounding off March’s Cheltenham Festival. Native River took the glory last year, but can succeed him this time around? Ahead of one of the biggest races of the year, we’re looking at the latest ante post betting odds for the Gold Cup.
After winning last year, Native River is in the running once again ahead of this year’s festival. However, returning victors aren’t a regular occurrence at this race. It was 2009 the last time that a horse won the Gold Cup for a second time, and that was Kauto Star. The last consecutive winner was Best Mate, who took glory three times between 2002 and 2004. To say that Native River is in that bracket is a bold claim, something we’d expect to get a bigger price on than 9/2 with bet365.
However, Native River isn’t the favourite, with Presenting Percy leading the charge at 4/1 with Ladbrokes. Many will look down the list to find their Cheltenham Gold Cup pick, preferring a longer odds selection. We get that push, especially in a field as wild as this. It seems better to look towards the outsiders, and we feel like we have two solid options at big prices ahead of this race.
Our first pick for the Gold Cup is Kemboy, who sits among the favourites to go all the way in this race. However, the Willie Mullins’ trained seven-year-old is a 7/1 chance with Coral, offering slightly more value that the others at the top of the betting. He’s also in fantastic form, which makes that price seem a little generous. He wrapped up the year with four straight victories, form which makes him a standout ahead of this one. Given that he had just two races before March in 2018, he’s likely to be fresh again and in form for Cheltenham, which prompts us into backing him as our main contender to win the Gold Cup.
We’re also going with an outside, each-way pick for this one. However, it’s not a complete unknown. Might Bite was runner up in the 2018 Gold Cup, something he can improve on this year. The 10-year-old may not be the youngest, but trainer Nicky Henderson has had more wins in this race than anyone since 2010. We think he could compete here, given his strong showing at this race last year. At the huge price of 20/1 with Betfair, there’s certainly some value in siding with him. We’re getting Might Bite onside as our each-way pick, as Henderson looks for a third Gold Cup this decade.