Gold Cup Chase

Gold Cup Chase Tips & Predictions

DateSaturday April 29, 2018
TrackSandown Park
ClassGrade 3
Race TypeHandicap
Prize money£150,000

{It pays to back the chasers that can handle the long distance. The length of the race can trip some of the fancied chances up.

{Look for value. There's some good betting opportunities in this race.}

Known as the Bet365 Gold Cup, the Gold Cup Chase is held on the last day of the jumping season at Sandown Park.

The extreme staying contest holds only a Grade 3 title, but it is a popular race for bettors and the £150,000 on offer makes it a race worth winning.

It takes place on the same meeting as the Celebration Chase.

Gold Cup Chase betting card 2018

There are seven jumping races at the Sandown Park meeting, which also includes the Grade 1 Celebration Chase.

Race No.
Race Name
1Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
2Oaksey Chase
3Celebration Chase
4Gold Cup Handicap Chase
5Select Hurdle
6Novices' Handicap Chase
7Handicap Hurdle 

Gold Cup Chase betting selections & tips

We will have expert tips for the Gold Cup Chase available when the final-field markets are released by bookmakers.

Gold Cup Chase history

Originally called the Whitbred Gold Cup when it was sponsored by Whitbred Brewers, the Gold Chase is one of the favourite chase races of many UK punters.

It was the first commercially-sponsored event in British sport and the longest running until the association ended in 2001.

It has had numerous sponsors since with most of them being global bookmaking giants such as Bet365 and Betfred.

Trainer Fulke Walwyn scored seven wins in the Gold Cup Chase, with the first coming in 1958 with Taxidermist and the last coming with Special Cargo in 1984.

Ruby Walsh and Tony McCoy have been winners of the Gold Cup Chase, with both jockeys winning the race twice.

The great Desert Orchid won in 1988, prior to winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Irish Grand National in the seasons to come.

Gold Cup Chase betting guide

As is the nature of extreme distance races, there are plenty of upsets and that continued in 2017 when 40/1 chance Henllan Harri was victorious.

Not all past winners are outsiders, however, as The Young Master scored at odds of 8/1 in 2016 when gripping to victory over the concluding stages.

2011 winner Poker de Sivola was backed late into 11/1 and it was able to defeat the fancied Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Baby Run.

Punters have had a great time betting on the each way markets. The big field and generous odds plays into the hands of punters who look for value.

Sandown Park track guide

Over 15,000 people will attend the meeting and that can be tough for some horses to handle.

Not all are used to having big crowds around, so finding the horses that have had experience attending the big meetings is a plus.

The track isn't the most testing in the Britain, but the distance does find some horses out. The 5934m race is a testing distance for most and it takes a tough customer to take it out.

Past Gold Cup Chase winners

Race Winner
2017Henllan Harri
2016The Young Master
2015Just A Par
2014Hadrian's Approach
2013Quentin Collonges
2012Tidal Bay
2011Poker de Sivola
2010Church Island
2007Hot Weld
2005Jack High
2003Ad Hoc
2002Bounce Back
2001Ad Hoc
1998Call It a Day
1997Harwell Lad
1996Life of a Lord
1995Cache Floor
1994Ushers Island
1993Topsham Bay
1992Topsham Bay
1991Docklands Express
1990Mr Frisk
1989Brown Windsor
1988Desert Orchid