It’s never too early to begin talking about the Cheltenham Festival and, in particular, the prestigious Gold Cup which always brings the world of horse racing to a complete standstill. Indeed, this Grade 1 National Hunt horse race which covers just over three miles is one of the most enthralling spectacles in the world of sports every year.
So without any further ado, who is likely to win it?
A good place to start is by looking at the latest Cheltenham odds which make a strong case for Galopin Des Champs who is at a price of just 11/4. With these odds in mind, it’s important to remember that the most recent Cheltenham betting tips will help narrow the outright favourite down as the 17th of March 2023 gets closer which is when the race will take place.
But for now, here are the most fancied runners and riders with four months to go.
Galopin Des Champs 11/4
As initially touched on, Galopin Des Champs is the favourite for Gold Cup glory in 2023 but it’s worth noting that the horse fell at the final fence during this year’s Turners Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when winning looked easier than losing.
That mishap, however, doesn’t seem to have dented the confidence of the racing community when it comes to the horse’s ability to win next year’s Gold Cup in 2023. Will it be redemption for Galopin Des Champs in 2023? Only time will tell.
A Plus Tard 8/1
A Plus Rard is only fractionally behind Galopin Des Champs at odds of 8/1 to win the Gold Cup. As we know, though, A Plus Tard won the 2022 edition of the race in swashbuckling style after clearing all 22 fences before any other horse. Yes, Rachael Blackmore ensured that this magnificent horse was a runaway winner, which in the end guaranteed a victory of just over 15 lengths.
A Plus Tard and Rachael Blackmore win the Gold Cup! 🏆🏇
RACING HISTORY MADE!
What a win that was! Rachael Blackmore becomes the first female jockey to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 18, 2022
It was, in many respects, the most spellbinding sight of the entire week at Cheltenham, which is why A Plus Tard presents spectacular value.
L’homme Presse 10/1
As it turns out, L’homme Presse was a winner at Cheltenham this year after winning the Brown Advisory at pre-race odds of 9/4. This time around, it should be stressed that the challenge ahead for this seven-year-old is a lot greater and the odds reflect as much with L’homme Presse being priced at 10/1 to win the Gold Cup in 2023.
Encouragingly, the general feeling is that being trained under Venetia Williams will give L’Homme Presse a fantastic chance of defying the odds to go all the way on the 17th of March next year. Either way, you can’t help but feel that this horse will win the Gold Cup one day but whether it will be in four months’ time is not yet known. At 10/1, however, there is every reason to back L’Homme Presse to carry on this impressive run at Cheltenham.