BetVictor Gold Cup Preview: Tips, Betting Offers and Odds, 2.25 at Cheltenham, Saturday 16th November 2019
Some of the best odds and betting tips are on offer here for the BetVictor Gold Cup (formerly the Paddy Power Gold Cup), brought to us from the Old Course from Cheltenham.
BetVictor Gold Cup Betting Tips
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.
- Tips coming soon…
BetVictor Gold Cup Betting Offers
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BetVictor Gold Cup Tips and Race Preview
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BetVictor Gold Cup Previous Winners
- 2018 – Baron Alco – jockey Jamie Moore, trainer Gary Moore
- 2017 – Splash Of Ginge – jockey Tom Bellamy, trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies
- 2016 – Tarquin Du Seuil – jockey Aidan Coleman, trainer Jonjo O’Neill
- 2015 – Annacotty – jockey Ian Popham, trainer Alan King
- 2014 – Caid Du Berlais – jockey Sam Twiston-Davies, trainer Paul Nicholls
- 2013 – Johns Spirit – jockey Richie McLernon, trainer Jonjo O’Neill
- 2012 – Al Ferof – jockey Ruby Walsh, trainer Paul Nicholls
- 2011 – Great Endeavour – jockey Timmy Murphy, trainer David Pipe
- 2010 – Little Josh – jockey Sam Twiston-Davies, trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies
- 2009 – Tranquil Sea – jockey Andrew J. McNamara, trainer Edward O’Grady
- 2008 – Imperial Commander – jockey Paddy Brennan, trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies
- 2007 – L’Antartique – jockey Graham Lee, trainer Ferdy Murphy
- 2006 – Exotic Dancer – jockey Tony McCoy, trainer Jonjo O’Neill
- 2005 – Our Vic – jockey Timmy Murphy, trainer Martin Pipe
The best day in Jump racing this side of Christmas is brought to us from Cheltenham racecourse. There are a total of seven races across this day of racing, all of which are of considerable value and prestige. However, the highlight of the day comes in the form of the BetVictor Gold Cup (called the Paddy Power Gold Cup until the 2016 renewal), a handicap race which has been ran every year since 1960. The race attracts some of the best jockeys and trainers around to compete here, drawing in large quantities of spectators.
It is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase ran over a distance of two miles and four and a half furlongs with a total of fifteen fences to be jumped. It was originally known as the Mackeson Gold Cup until 1995 due to the original sponsors, with the current sponsors, BetVictor, taking over in 2016 from Paddy Power who supported the race since 2003. Murphy’s and Thomas Pink filled the sponsorship gap between the years of the Mackeson and Paddy Power sponsorship.
There are a number of horses who have been successful on a couple of occasions in this particular race, but there has never been a single horse to win this one three times. Five horses have ran out victorious twice here with the most being Cyfor Malta. This is the only Martin Pipe trained horse to have won the Paddy Power Gold Cup twice, despite Pipe having one of his horses winning this race on eight different occasions. This makes Pipe the leading trainer of this race’s history, with these eight victories spanning across almost 20 years, from 1987 with Beau Ranger until 2005 with Our Vic.
The leading jockey here is Tony McCoy. He too has a tie to Cyfor Malta as he was in the saddle back in 1998 when Cyfor Malta enjoyed his first Gold Cup triumph. This trainer-jockey partnership has been successful more than once as well. In three different years have these two been in the winning camp together, the first was Cyfor Malta, the second in 2000 with Lady Cricket and the last in 2001 with Shooting Light.
In more recent years the Twiston-Davies family have particularly impacted the results of this race. Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has had two of his horses winning in the past seven years, whilst his son, Sam, has been the jockey on two occasions over the similar period. Only once have they formed a winning partnership in this race with a victory in 2010 with eight-year-old Little Josh.
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