Paddy Power Gold Cup

The Paddy Power Gold Cup is one of the first big handicap races of the national hunt racing season. Run annually in mid-November, the Paddy Power Gold Cup gives national hunt racing fans their first opportunity to bets on some of the biggest name in the sport.

The Paddy Power Gold Cup is a Grade 3 handicap steeplechase run by 5 year old and above racehorses on the Old Course at Cheltenham Racecourse. The Paddy Power Gold Cup covers a distance of 2 miles 4½ furlongs, with competitors required to clear 15 fences during the race.

The Paddy Power Gold Cup was first run in 1960 as the Mackeson Gold Cup. During its history the race has attracted some of the finest racehorses in national hunt racing, with many winners going on to perform well at major races in the Cheltenham Festival.

Paddy Power Gold Cup Betting

The Paddy Power Gold Cup is one of the handicaps that occasionally attracts top rated steeplechasers, and the presence of one of the sports superstars will have a pronounced effect on how the market shapes up. That said, top rated horses are not shoe-ins for a win in this race as the handicap they carry is usually enough to do their chances in, and the low odds they’re priced at rarely puts them in range of a reasonable each-way bet. The market favourite wins so rarely in this race that your best bet is to lay the favourite year in and year out, unless a truly exceptional horse is in the field. If you must go with a back bet look out for higher rated horses who’re carrying a weight they’ve previously won at.

Paddy Power Gold Cup Odds

England - Paddy Power Gold Cup - 15:30
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Present View56
Johns Spirit79
Indian Castle1010
Oscar Whisky109
Easter Meteor1112
Caid Du Berlais1416
Persian Snow1416
Kapga De Cerisy1620
Champion Court2520
Edgardo Sol2520
Cedre Bleu3333
King Massini2533
Orpheus Valley6650

Paddy Power Gold Cup Winners

Only three racehorses have won the Paddy Power Gold Cup twice, namely Gay Trip, Half Free and Bradbury Star. Martin Pipe has won the Paddy Power Gold Cup more often than any other national hunt trainer, having taken the race on 8 occasions, with 6 of these victories coming in the last decade.

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