Cheltenham Festival Runners: Pick up Your Winner 2021
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True horse racing fans are looking forward to the next Cheltenham Festival ever since the last one finishes. The 2021 Festival is just around the corner, and there are many Cheltenham festival runners to keep an eye on. The Gold Cup is the main event, and its history is quite fascinating. If you want to know which runners are Cheltenham Gold Cup favourites, this article will focus on them.
*All odds are subject to change. Last update 13/03/2020 (Source: racingpost)
Cheltenham Festival Runners for Gold Cup 2021
The festival usually coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s very popular with Irish visitors, as well as racing aficionados. Cheltenham has the second-highest prize money compared to any horse racing festival.
Cheltenham festival runners have a high reputation that needs to be maintained in 2021. Many Gold Cup runners at Cheltenham carry a prestigious status for other races during the year.
The last day of the festival is by far the most exciting one. It is the one everyone looks forward to with anticipation. The most sought after race for the Gold Cup happens on the fourth day. Everyone has their eye on the Gold Cup runners.
Cheltenham festival runners make for great betting options. Offers like money-back guarantee, fair play, ante-post betting, free odds, free bets, and many bonuses are quite popular. The bookmaker of your choice provides the terms and conditions for every bonus offer.
About the Gold Cup
All Cheltenham festival runners look forward to the last day of the festival and the prestigious Gold Cup race. This year’s Gold Cup day will fall on Friday, March 13. The Gold Cup runners have been participating in the race since the 19th century, with the modern version presented in 1924.
It is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race with 22 jumps, and the most valuable race with the winner getting around £350k. In 2019, the organization re-introduced the original Cheltenham Gold Cup trophy.
Cheltenham Festival Runners 2021 — Quick Facts
There are twenty-eight races during the four days of the festival. More than 265,000 visitors come to closely follow Cheltenham festival runners during these five races:
The Ryanair Chase happens on day three or March 12, 2021. It’s a run on the New Course over a distance of two miles and four furlongs. It’s the first race of the day with the collective prize money of £350k.
As you already know, the Gold Cup happens on Friday, March 13. It is also held at the New Course with a distance of three miles and two and a half furlongs. The Gold Cup trophy is awarded every year at 3.30 pm. Cheltenham festival runners anticipate the total prize money of £625,000.
The Queen Mother Champion Chase will happen on the second day, March 11. It is two miles long, and the total prize money is £400,000. The location of the race is the Old Course. Champion Chase is the most important of the seven races of the day.
Supreme Novices runs on the first day, Tuesday, March 16, at the Old Course. Over a distance of two miles and one hundred and ten yards, it is the first race overall. The collective prize money is £125,000.
Champion Hurdle is the most esteemed hurdle race that runs on the Old Course. A distance of two miles and one hundred and ten yards takes place on Tuesday, March 16, after the Supreme Novices race. The total prize money is £450,000.
Gold Cup Runners 2019 Results
The Gold Cup race’s location was Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire, England. The chase happened on March 15, 2019, and it was the 91st annual running of the competition. The 2019 Gold Cup made history for trainer Willie Mullins.
It brought him his first Gold Cup trophy during his 20+ years as a trainer. Mullins made headlines after previously saying that maybe it wasn’t his destiny to win the Gold Cup. Jockey Paul Townend raced Al Boum Photo to the victory in only 6 minutes and 39.06 seconds.
Here are last year’s top five horses which include some Cheltenham Gold Cup favorites for 2021:
- Al Boum Photo
- Anibale Fly
- Bristol de Mai
- Clan des Obeaux
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