Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips 2022

It is Cheltenham day 4 and the biggest day of the Festival with the Cheltenham Gold Cup spearheading a fantastic final day of racing action at the home of jumps racing. 

The previous three days’ racing has led up to the showpiece race on Friday and another unmissable afternoon awaits punters on Cheltenham Gold Cup day.

Starting with the Grade One Triumph Hurdle and closing out with the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle the Cheltenham day 4 races promises thrills galore and the RacingTips team will be on hand again to provide readers with expert Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 tips through the final day’s racecard at the ‘greatest show on turf’.


15:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup – (Grade 1) Cl1 (5yo+) 3m 2 1/2f

Given his Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 odds it wouldn’t come as a surprise to many should A Plus Tard gain a much deserved win in the race. The current ante-post favourite will no doubt be a popular Cheltenham Gold Cup tip for many punters to claim further big race glory.

Gordon Elliott’s Galvin got the better of A Plus Tard in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown and could provide the strongest test to Henry De Bromhead’s runner. Galvin was a winner at the Festival last year so can give the market leader plenty to think about.

Last year’s winner Minella Indo could bounce back from a couple of lacklustre performances earlier in the season at a course he loves. He’s won two of his three races at the Festival, with the defeat a narrow one length behind Champ in the RSA Chase back in 2020.

Other horses to note include 2019 + 2020 winner Al Boum Photo, who will no doubt be in the mix, and shock King George VI Chase winner Tornado Flyer. One thing is for sure, you won’t want to miss the feature race on the final day of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival!

5 key trends to consider

  •  20/20 winners aged 9 or younger.
  •  12/15 winners were rated 166+.
  •  8/10 winners won at single-figure odds (3 winning favourites).
  •  12/14 winners had no more than three chase runs that season.
  •  6/8 winners were Irish trained.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting

It is easy to get involved in the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting, not just on the day’s main event but also each of the other six contest throughout the final day and on any of the preceding three days of the Cheltenham Festival.

Punters can place their bets online through any of the major bookmakers’ websites which can be accessed via PC, laptop or any mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Alternatively there’s sure to be a bookmaker’ betting shop branch nearby for over the counter betting. Don’t worry if you’ve never been in a betting shop or struck a bet, the shop staff will be only too glad to help.

Most bookmakers will also be offering Tote betting including singles and popluar bets such at Placepots, which give you the opportunity to win big for a relatively small stake.


Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 Confirmed Runners

Horse Silks Trainer/Jockey Odds
Galvin Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
10/3
A Plus Tard Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
10/3
Minella Indo Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Robbie Power
T: Henry De Bromhead
9/2
Protektorat Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
7/1
Al Boum Photo Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
10/1
Tornado Flyer Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Danny Mullins
T: Willie Mullins
11/1
Chantry House Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
16/1
Royale Pagaille Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
18/1
Asterion Forlonge Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: B J Cooper
T: Willie Mullins
22/1
Santini Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Nich Scholfield
T: Polly Gundry
50/1
Aye Right Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Callum Bewley
T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford
66/1

*Odds Correct as of 12pm 16/03/22*

The final field of Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 runners is yet to be finalised but a quality field is assured and early entries for the Cheltenham day 4 showpiece sees 30 potential candidates throw their hat into the ring for the Blue Riband prize.

A Plus Tard will feature heavily amongst many peoples’ Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 tips as Henry De Bromhead’s star bids to gain a first success in the race; but he will no doubt face some stiff opposition.

Barring injury Rachael Blackmore will again partner Henry De Bromhead’s star in the race, having been on board him in the race last year.

Jack Kennedy will therefore likely be on board last year’s winner Minella Indo, who could repeat Al Boum Photo‘s recent efforts in the race by landing back-to-back victories. Al Boum Photo will most likely be the choice of Paul Townend, who was on board for his 2019 + 2020 victories.

Willie Mullins has plenty of other solid candidates to choose for the race, with King George VI Chase shock winner Tornado Flyer and Asterion Forlonge likely to be in the mix. 

Other notable runners and riders could be Venetia Williams’ Royale Pagaille, who was an impressive winner of the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock earlier in the year and will aim to improve on his sixth placed finish in this race last year. Dan Skelton looks to have a good chance with Protektorat, who could hardly have been more impressive in the Many Clouds Chase.

Of course with a few weeks still to go the complexion of the Cheltenham Gold Cup runners and riders could change significantly between now and post-time.


Cheltenham Gold Cup Favourites

A Plus Tard currently heads the betting as the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite as he aims to build on last year’s runner-up finish in the race. He was an impressive winner of the Betfair Chase earlier in the season and could prove a popular pick for punters. 

When it comes to Cheltenham Gold Cup betting however it doesn’t always pay to side with the favourites; Al Boum Photo’s win in the race in 2020 saw him the first winning favourite since Don Cossack in 2016. 

Only nine favourites have won the Gold Cup since 2000, but on the other side of the coin the longest priced winner in the same was 20/1 chance Lord Windermere in 2014 and only two winners have returned double-digits so those horses featuring towards the top of the betting tend to do best.


Cheltenham Gold Cup Favourites vs Winners in The Past 10 Years

Year Favourite Horse* Winning Horse
2021 Al Boum Photo (3rd) Minella Indo (9/1)
2020 Al Boum Photo Al Boum Photo (100/30)
2019 Presenting Percy (8th) Al Boum Photo (12/1)
2018 Might Bite (2nd) Native River (5/1)
2017 Djakadam (4th) Sizing John (7/1)
2016 Don Cossack Don Cossack (9/4)
2015 Silviniaco Conti (7th) Coneygree (7/1)
2014 Bobs Worth (5th) Lord Windemere (20/1)
2013 Bobs Worth Bobs Worth (11/4)
2012 Long Run (3rd) Synchronised (8/1)

*(-) = Finishing Position, UR = Unseated Rider, F = Faller, RO = Ran Out, PU = Pulled Up


Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 Odds

Given his Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 odds it wouldn’t come as a surprise to many should A Plus Tard gain a much deserved win in the race. The current ante-post favourite will no doubt be a popular Cheltenham Gold Cup tip for many punters to claim further big race glory.

Gordon Elliott’s Galvin got the better of A Plus Tard in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown and could provide the strongest test to Henry De Bromhead’s runner. Galvin was a winner at the Festival last year so can give the market leader plenty to think about.

Last year’s winner Minella Indo could bounce back from a couple of lacklustre performances earlier in the season at a course he loves. He’s won two of his three races at the Festival, with the defeat a narrow one length behind Champ in the RSA Chase back in 2020.

Other horses to note include 2019 + 2020 winner Al Boum Photo, who will no doubt be in the mix, and shock King George VI Chase winner Tornado Flyer. One thing is for sure, you won’t want to miss the feature race on the final day of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival!


Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Betting Tips

Away from the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the opening Triumph Hurdle is always a competitive race and Gordon Elliott’s Fil Dor will be popular, but the Irish raider could face a stiff challenge against the likes of Porticello and Iceo.

A competitive renewal of the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle looks wide open and will be a tricky puzzle to unravel for punters as they formulate their Cheltenham Festival day 4 betting tips.

Concertista could be an interesting proposition in the Mares’ Steeple Chase on Cheltenham day 4 and the former Mares’ Hurdle winner has made an unbeaten start to her chasing career.  

Our RacingTips experts will have their Cheltenham Friday tips for every race on the fourth and final day of the Festival including their Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 tips.


Cheltenham Free Bets For Friday

On such a high turnover betting day there’s sure to be plenty of Cheltenham Free bets for Friday on offer from most of the big names in the betting industry. 

New customers will be able to take advantage of a number of excellent free bet sign-up offers, while existing customers are likely to be able to take advantage of special free bets and bonuses.

The RacingTips team will be busy collecting and highlighting the best sign-up offers and free bets available throughout the afternoon as well as offering their expert Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 tips.


Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

What day and time is the Cheltenham 2022 Gold Cup?

This year’s renewal of the Cheltenham Gold Cup will take place on Cheltenham day four which takes place on Friday 18 March. The big race of the day gets underway at 3.30pm.

What distance is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is run over the New Course at the home of jumps racing and unfolds over a trip of 3 miles 2 furlongs and 70 yards. 

What weights are carried in the Gold Cup?

Weights carried by the Cheltenham Gold Cup runners vary according to the horses’ age and sex. 

Horses aged five years carry 11 stone 8lbs in the contest; while horses aged six years and over carry an additional 2lbs, shouldering 11 stone 10lbs.

Mares running in the race are entitled to an allowance of 7lbs at the weights.

What is the prize money for the Gold Cup?

The winner of the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup – Minella Indo – netted connections a first prize purse in excess of £265,000 from a total prize fund of around £625,000.

In 2022 the winner will scoop just short of £265,000 for connections with the race boasting a prize fund of £625,000. The remainder of the prize pot will be shared among the first eight runners to complete the gruelling course.

Who won the Gold Cup last year?

Sure to be a popular choice for many peoples’ Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 tips, Henry De Bromhead’s Minella Indo took top honours in the Gold Cup last year, getting the better of stable companion A Plus Tard and Willie Mullins’ Al Boum Photo. 

Jack Kennedy steered the son of Beat Hollow to Gold Cup victory, and he may have the chance to ride him again this year, with Rachael Blackmore likely to choose ante-post favourite A Plus Tard as her ride.


Tips for all the other races on Day Four of the Cheltenham Festival

TIME RACE
1:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips See Preview
2:10 County Handicap Hurdle Tips See Preview
2:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Tips See Preview
3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips See Preview
4:10 Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips See Preview
4:50 Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Tips See Preview
5:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips See Preview