Greatwood Gold Cup Odds

The Greatwood Gold Cup is a Grade 3 handicap steeple chase that takes place at Newbury in late February, and often attracts quality horses that may not be good enough to win at the Cheltenham Festival a few weeks later, but this race is still a quality affair contested by a whole host of classy performers. You can find the Greatwood Gold Cup odds here when they become available with the boomakers.

Greatwood Gold Cup Tips

We fancy the Venetia Williams-trained Farinet to bound to Newbury glory and claim the win in the Greatwood Gold Cup.

2022 Greatwood Gold Cup
Farinet silk

Farinet

Pulled Up

What is the Greatwood Gold Cup?

The Greatwood Gold Cup is a Grade 3 handicap chase run at Newbury and is run over two miles and four furlongs. Open to horses aged five years or older, it is often a competitive betting heat targeted by all the leading trainers in Britain. 

Being so close to the Cheltenham Festival, it may lack the strength in depth of those races seen at Prestbury Park a few weeks later, but it's an ideal race for those that just fall below the level needed to win the likes of the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham, so it can still provide a decent winner that could progress on to bigger and better things.

Introduced to the National Hunt calendar in 2004, it was promoted to Grade 3 level in 2007, and continues to grow in stature and certainly offers Newbury racegoers a classy race to watch in February.

What happened in the 2021 Greatwood Gold Cup?

David Pipe's Umbrigado was a battling winner of the 2021 Greatwood Gold Cup, as the 13/2 shot beat the 4/1 favourite Killer Clown, with The Big Bite back in third.

The history of the Greatwood Gold Cup

Still a relatively new race on the National Hunt calendar having only been introduced in 2004, but the history of the race is all about Paul Nicholls, who has a sensational record in the Newbury race.

While Nicholls biggest rival Nicky Henderson bagged the inaugural running of the race with Isio, it was Nicholls that has dominated the race since and bagged his first win in the race in 2006 with Cornish Sett, who dead-heated with Horus. The Ditcheat handler hasn't looked back and won a plethora of renewals of the Greatwood Gold Cup with Natal (2008), Big Fella Thanks (2010) and Sametegal (2016) just another trio of notable winners.

Named in honour of Greatwood, a charity for the welfare of retired racehorses, the Greatwood Gold Cup is sure to continue to blossom over the coming years, and is sure to be a key target for all the premier trainers.

Who is the most iconic winner of the Greatwood Gold Cup?

It may not be the most iconic winner of the race, but the most memorable renewal of the Greatwood Gold Cup was the 2006 running which saw the Paul Nicholls-trained Cornish Sett ridden by Ruby Walsh dead heat with Martin Pipe's Horus, who was the mount of Jamie Moore.

After a gruelling test of 2m 4f, the pair went across the line in unison and the judge was unable to split the pair and the Greatwood Gold Cup had its first ever dead heat.

Are there any trials for the Greatwood Gold Cup?

There's a host of middle-distance handicap chases taking place across the country during the season, so it's hard to pinpoint an actual trial race for the Greatwood Gold Cup, but Newbury and Ascot offer competitive handicap chase races during the season, so form at those two tracks could prove informative.

Who is the most successful jockey in the Greatwood Gold Cup?

Nick Scholfield has the best record in the Greatwood Gold Cup as having ridden Natal to victory in 2008 for Paul Nicholls, the pair then teamed up with New Little Bric in 2009. Scholfield then bagged his third win in the race on board San Benedeto in 2019, so he has the most wins in the race with three victories.

Who is the most successful trainer in the Greatwood Gold Cup?

One man is dominant in this race and that's Paul Nicholls, who has trained the winner on nine occasions. Cornish Sett (2006) was his first win in the race, while he saddled the aforementioned duo of Natal (2008) and New Little Bric (2009) to victory. Since then Big Fella Thanks (2010), Aerial (2012), Pacha Du Polder (2013), Sound Investment (2015), Sametegal (2016), and San Benedeto (2019) have enhanced his stunning record.

Cheltenham Festival Tips
Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins

#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code SPTS365 can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Money Back As Cash Up To £20
#AD Max £20 refund on first bet. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets
#AD Offer includes a free £1 Race Index spread bet to try out our exciting 50-25-10 race markets. Place a £10 fixed odds bet at minimum odds of 1/2. Get 2 x £10 free fixed odds bets + 2 x £5 free Winning Favourites spread bets. Bet with live streaming on all racing and greyhounds! Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £10 + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD New UK customers (Excluding NI) mobile only. £20 in FREE Bets (FB) as £10 in sports bets & a £10 casino bonus (CB). Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7 day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept £10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable £100. Game restrictions apply. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 18+.  T&Cs apply
£25 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
Latest racing results
Chelmsford
20:30
1stLove Poems
2ndCaptain Howse
3rdKing Of The Kippax
Chelmsford
20:00
1stSir Joseph Swan
2ndSchwartz
3rdIconique
Chelmsford
19:30
1stVictory Star
2ndSupersonique
3rdApache Grey
View All Today's Results