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Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: Tips, predictions, confirmed runners and how to watch

By Andrew Francis

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023

Published: 15:05, 17 March 2023

The final day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival is here, with the main event – The Cheltenham Gold Cup – taking centre stage.

Below, we run you through everything you need to know ahead of the Cheltenham Festival’s showpiece race including start time, tips, predictions, and how to watch it…

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: Start time

The Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023 will be held on Friday 17 March, the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. The race will start at 3.30pm GMT.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: Tips and Predictions

Galopin De Champs is the favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup this year.

Galopin Des Champs

Paul Townend riding Galopin Des Champs | PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

The seven-year-old, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Paul Townend, goes into the race having won the Memorial Chase at Punchestown in December before triumphing in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown last month.

Another of Mullin’s horses, Stattler, who was victorious in the National Hunt Chase last year, is also fancied along with the reigning Gold Cup champion A Plus Tard, ridden by Rachel Blackmore.

Cheltenham Gold Cup – Sky Bet

Galopin Des Champs 3/2
A Plus Tard 4/1
Bravemansgame 5/1
Noble Yeats 12/1
Ahoy Senor 14/1
Minella Indo 16/1

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: EW tip

If you’re in the market for an attractive EW bet, then Minella Indo – ridden by Mark Walsh – is an option for you. This horse famously ended Al Boum Photo’s run of back-to-back wins in this race to claim the Gold Cup in 2021.

Jack Kennedy celebrates on top of Minella Indo after winning the 2021 Gold Cup

Sky Bet are paying out on five places for the Gold Cup, and the Irish ten-year-old excels on soft ground.


Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: Confirmed Runners

  • Ahoy Senor, Derek Fox
  • A Plus Tard, Rachael Blackmore
  • Bravemansgame, Harry Cobden
  • Conflated, Davy Russell
  • Eldorado Allen, Brendan Powell
  • Galopin Des Champs, Paul Townend
  • Hewick, Jordan Gainford
  • Minella Indo, Mark Walsh replaced by Nico de Boinville
  • Noble Yeats, Sean Bowen
  • Protektorat, Harry Skelton
  • Royale Pagaille, Charlie Deutsch
  • Sounds Russian, Sean Quinlan
  • Stattler, Patrick Mullins

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023: How to Watch

UK viewers can watch the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup on ITV and live stream it on ITVX.

Furthermore, if you place a bet with Sky Bet on this race you will be able to watch it live via their website or app.

Alternately, the race can also be live streamed on Bet365. This service is available to all territories. Here’s how to do it:

To sign up for and live stream all UK, Irish and French horse racing, eligible readers can follow the steps below.

  • Click on this link.
  • ‘Join now’ and enter details.
  • Log in and fund your account.
  • Navigate to the ‘In-Play’ link at the top of the homepage and select your desired event.

*Geo restrictions apply, 18+ only, must have a funded account or placed a bet in the last 24 hours, BeGambleAware. All odds and offers within this article are accurate at the time of writing (12:00 07/02/23).

Cheltenham Festival 2023: Free Bets and Offers

If you’re looking for free bets to use during the festival, there are a few places you can look. We have a dedicate page with all the latest free bet offers from top UK bookies here. You can also check on bookmaker websites, Social media and betting forums like Reddit.