Cheltenham Gold Cup Ante-Post Odds: Check out the latest betting for the Cheltenham Festival showpiece

Minella Indo is a leading fancy to retain his Cheltenham Gold Cup crown on March 18.
Minella Indo is a leading fancy to retain his Cheltenham Gold Cup crown on March 18.

We are set for a wide open renewal of the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup, which is the feature race on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival on March 18, and we take a look at the latest ante-post odds for the showpiece event of the National Hunt extravaganza...

Currently heading the betting, at the time of writing, is last year's runner-up A Plus Tard, who is the 3/1 favourite for the Gold Cup, but Henry De Bromhead's charge will need to bounce back from a defeat to Galvin in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown back in December. An emphatic 22 length winner of the Betfair Chase at Haydock at the start of the season, A Plus Tard rocketed to the head of the Gold Cup betting in the aftermath of that romp and has remained there throughout the winter, but the Irish raider will face some notable opposition in the blue riband event.

The aforementioned Galvin is vying for favouritism at the head of the betting, and is a shade bigger at 7/2, but he showed when winning the Savills Chase earlier in the campaign that he will line up in red-hot form and is a major player. A fine winner of the National Hunt Chase at last season's Cheltenham Festival, Gordon Elliott's charge is aiming to emulate the legendary Native River, who tasted victory in the National Hunt Chase before going on to claim Cheltenham Gold Cup glory later in his career.

Despite having not tasted victory since his win in the Gold Cup 12 months ago, Minella Indo has proven popular in recent weeks in the betting, and is now a best-priced 9/2 to retain the crown. Pulled up in the King George VI Chase, De Bromhead's other star chaser bounced back to form with a decent second placed finish in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, and with the spring now hitting then he's set to produce his best, and duly try and claim a third festival win.

Designs 90366bauglobalvi992x110uk_1

Dual Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo warmed up for this year's event with his customary stroll to victory at Tramore on New Year's Day, as he claimed victory in that Grade 3 race for the fourth year on the bounce, and the Willie Mullins-trained ten-year-old will take his chance in his fourth Gold Cup on Friday week. A beaten third in a race he won in 2019 and 2020, Al Boum Photo is a 10/1 shot to emulate Kauto Star by recapturing the coveted prize.

Leading the British charge in the 2022 renewal is Dan Skelton's Protektorat, who was a gallant runner-up off top weight in the Paddy Power Gold Cup back in November, while he kicked on from that effort with a runaway win in the Many Clouds Chase at Aintree. Widely available at 8/1, Skelton's seven-year-old will face his stiffest test in the Gold Cup, but with more improvement to come he will fancy downing the tried and tested Irish raiders at the head of the betting.

Surprise King George VI Chase winner Tornado Flyer (12/1) will attempt to show his Kempton success was no fluke, and he adds more depth to the Mullins charge, while the classy grey Asterion Forlonge (25/1) could be the third shot fired by the Mullins gun, and he will be hoping to produce a clear round of jumping in this year's event.

Of the others, Irish Gold Cup hero Conflated is a 12/1 chance, but he's been touted as a potential Ryanair Chase contender instead of the Gold Cup, so it will be interesting to see what the Elliott team do with him, while Nicky Henderson's Chantry House (16/1) was a workmanlike winner of the Cotswold Chase on Festival Trials Day beating Santini (50/1), and that pair add yet more depth to a fascinating betting heat.

Designs 90366bauglobalvi992x300uk_1
Cheltenham Free Bets
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Deposit £10 Get £30 Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
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
Get £36 In Free Bets
#AD Offer includes a free £1 Race Index spread bet to try out our exciting 50-25-10 race markets. Bet with live streaming on all racing and greyhounds! Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. BeGambleAware.org. 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
Gowran Park
20:20
1stVischio
2ndDerrinlaur
3rdStorm Steps
Newcastle
20:05
1stThaki
2ndBilly Wedge
3rdHighjacked
Gowran Park
19:50
1stBells On Her Toes
2ndBantry
3rdCoumshingaun
View All Today's Results