Cheltenham Festival Runners: Pick up Your Winner 2020

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True horse racing fans are looking forward to the next Cheltenham Festival ever since the last one finishes. The 2020 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.

Our Top 10 Cheltenham Gold Cup Favourite

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Santini

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 8 / Jockey: Nico de Boinville / Trainer:Nicky Henderson /
Santini is at the very top of Cheltenham festival runners. Many refer to Santini as Nicky Henderson’s success story. The trainer managed to heal Santini’s injury just a few days before last year’s race, which landed the eight-year-old in the fourth place. His weight is a steady 11st 10lbs. Santini has had a successful career since entering his first race in 2016. A couple of wins make it a good contender for the 2020 Gold Cup. There are high expectations for its jockey Nico de Boinville.
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Al Boum Photo

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 8 / Jockey: Paul Townend / Trainer: W.P. Mullins /
Last year’s winner, with Paul Townend as its jockey, continues to be a favourite for 2020. The horse’s trainer W.P. Mullins continually keeps the horse’s weight at good 11st 10lbs. Al Boum is the main attraction, as many hope it will carry on its winning streak. Although it is not easy for the eight-year-old to win another Gold Cup, many experts believe that it could be the one to get a consecutive win.
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Delta Work

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 7 / Jockey: ? / Trainer:G. Elliott /
One of Cheltenham Gold Cup favourites is seven-year-old Delta Work. There are high stakes for Delta Work to do well in this year’s races. Another horse that weighs 11st 10lbs has high odds to win in 2020. The horse’s trainer G. Elliott refused to depart from the horse just ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. With J.W. Kennedy as its jockey, Delta Work will go head to head with Kemboy, another close call.
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Lostintranslation

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 8 / Jockey: R.M. Power / Trainer: Colin Tizzard /
After a 60-day break, Lostintranslation is coming back as one of the best Gold Cup runners. In the same weight category as the first three mentioned horses, 11st 10lbs, this eight-year-old shows promise. Maybe Lostintranslation is not the first horse to come to mind when you think of a possible winner. However, with its trainer Colin Tizzard, it has potential for winning. Its last win was in November 2019 at Haydock Park with R.M. Power as its jockey. The horse is a big player for the 2020 win since many experts said it needed more time after last year.
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Clan des Obeaux

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 8 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: Paul Nicholls /
Last year’s fifth place, Clan Des Obeaux, has a prospective race ahead as one of the Gold Cup runners at Cheltenham. Trainer Paul Nicholls has his mind set on his fifth victory in the race. Another eight-year-old is King George’s winner. That sets Clan Des Obeaux as one of the favourites for 2020. The horse’s weight is 11st 10lbs. Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies has a task during this year’s race to conquer the three and a quarter-mile.
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Kemboy

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 8 / Jockey: Paul Townend / Trainer: Willie Mullins /
Kemboy came second to Delta Work in a Leopardstown race earlier this year. The horse has been showing potential for some time now, and 2018 was the most successful year for Kemboy so far. With Willie Mullins as the trainer, there is a high chance that the eight-year-old can take the Gold Cup. Kemboy changed jockeys from last year, and Paul Townend rode the horse in one race this year. Kemboy is in the same weight category as other horses, with 11st 10lbs.
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Presenting Percy

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 9 / Jockey: D.N. Russell / Trainer: Patrick G. Kelly /
Presenting Percy has not had a very successful 2019. However, the horse could be one of the contenders for the 2020 Gold Cup. Presenting Percy made a good start this year winning third place in a Leopardstown race with the jockey D.N. Russell. The horse is nine years old and weighs 11st 10lbs. Percy was a favourite at the ante-post betting sites last year. There is some pressure on the trainer Patrick G. Kelly to deliver a good result. Presenting Percy has lost quite a few times from Delta Work, so the tension between the two increases.
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Bristol de Mai

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 9 / Jockey: Rachael Blackmore / Trainer: Henry De Bromhead /
Bristol de Mai made some improvements since last year. Jockey D.A. Jacob helped the horse finish second in a race last month, losing to Santini. The newest weight result for the nine-year-old horse is 11st 6lbs. Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has been with the horse since 2014 when it first began racing. Bristol de Mai is no underdog in winning the Gold Cup at Cheltenham 2020 since it placed fourth last year.
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Monalee

Weight:11st 10lbs / Age: 9 / Jockey: Rachael Blackmore / Trainer: Henry De Bromhead /
Even though Monalee showed some excellent results in the last few years, a bet on this horse could be risky. Trainer Henry De Bromhead worked hard to make Monalee one of Cheltenham Gold Cup favourites. Same as other favourites, Monalee’s weight is 11st 10lbs. The horse is nine years old and had its best result at the beginning of 2019 with jockey Rachael Blackmore. The horse finished second in a Leopardstown race in December of last year.
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Chris’s Dream

Weight:11st 8lbs / Age: 8 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: Henry de Bromhead /
Another product of trainer Henry de Bromhead’s work is Chris’s Dream. The horse won the Gowran Park race last month in the weight category of 11st 8lbs. With jockey Rachael Blackmore, Chris’s Dream has a high chance of scoring well at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. Another eight-year-old has shown decent results in the last two years, winning the Navan race twice. The horse has something to prove, and it may as well be at Cheltenham 2020.
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*All odds are subject to change. Last update 13/03/2020 (Source: racingpost)

Cheltenham Festival Runners for Gold Cup 2020

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 2020. 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 2020 — 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, 2020. 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 10, 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 10, 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 favourites for 2020:

  • Al Boum Photo
  • Anibale Fly
  • Bellshill
  • Bristol de Mai
  • Clan des Obeaux

Since the Cheltenham trainers are just as legendary and important for the horse’s success as the horses themselves, bet365 provides the opportunity to bet on the top trainers of this year’s Cheltenham: 

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