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The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase is the fourth race of Paddy Power Day at Cheltenham’s November Meeting and the main event of the exhilarating three-day occasion.

The November Meeting takes place annually at Cheltenham Racecourse, offering 19 wonderful National Hunt horse races right at the home of jump racing.

Day One, also known as Countryside Day, is made up of a six-race card including The Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase as its featured race of the day. Day Two, referred to as Gold Cup Day or Paddy Power Day, consists of a seven-race card including The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase.

Finally, Day Three returns to a six-race card. Titled The November Meeting Sunday, it winds down the event and features The Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle Race. Each day begins in the early afternoon and concludes around 4 pm.

The November Meeting 2021 is scheduled to take place from Friday the 12th until Sunday the 14th of November. For all The November Meeting’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About the Race

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase is an unmissable Grade 3 National Hunt steeplechase open to horses aged four and above at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Run on the old course of Cheltenham, the total track length of this race is 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 44 yards and it features 16 fences along its path for the first-rate riders and their steeds to negotiate.

As the featured race of The November Meeting, The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase offers a purse worth £130,000 which is to be shared accordingly with the first four finishers:

  • 1st place – £74,035
  • 2nd place – £27,781
  • 3rd place – £13,910
  • 4th place – £6,929

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase will be the fourth race of Paddy Power Day at The November Meeting 2021, commencing at 14:15 on Saturday the 13th of November.

Runners

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase is the most prestigious race that takes place at The November Meeting and every competitor has truly earned their right to take part. These horses and jockeys are amongst the best in the business.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race last time out at The November Meeting 2020 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Aso (FR) – seventh-place finish – 25/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-12 – ridden by jockey Charlie Deutsch and trained by Venetia Williams
  2. Simply The Betts (IRE) – sixth-place finish – 7/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-11 – ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Harry Whittington
  3. Mister Fisher (IRE) – Pulled Up – 11/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-9 – ridden by jockey Nico De Boinville and trained by Nicky Henderson
  4. Al Dancer (FR) – third-place finish – 5/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-8 – ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies
  5. Slate House (IRE) – Pulled Up – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-6 – ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Colin Tizzard
  6. Happy Diva (IRE) – Fell – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-5 – ridden by jockey Richard Patrick and trained by Kerry Lee
  7. Siruh Du Lac (FR) – Unseated Rider – 12/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-4 – ridden by  jockey Tom Scudamore and trained by David Pipe
  8. Spiritofthegames (IRE) – second-place finish – 14/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-2 – ridden by jockey Harry Skelton and trained by Dan Skelton
  9. Saint Sonnet (FR) – Fell – 6/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-1 – ridden by jockey Harry Cobden and trained by Paul Nicholls
  10. Domaine De L’Isle (FR) – Pulled Up – 33/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Sean Bowen and trained by Sam Curran
  11. Brelan D’As (FR) – Pulled Up – 20/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-11 – ridden by jockey Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Paul Nicholls
  12. Kauto Riko (FR) – fourth-place finish – 50/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-10 – ridden by jockey Conor O’Farrell and trained by Tom Gretton
  13. Fidux (FR) – Non-Runner – starting price N/A – weighing in at 10-10 – assigned jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Alan King
  14. Pinson Du Rheu (FR) – Pulled Up – 150/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-9 – ridden by jockey Micheal Nolan and trained by Alexandra Dunn
  15. The Russian Doyen (IRE) – Pulled Up – 16/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-6 – ridden by jockey Adrian Heskin and trained by Colin Tizzard
  16. Coole Cody (IRE) – first-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-5 – ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Evan Williams
  17. Sky Pirate (GB) – fifth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 10-2 – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Jonjo O’Neill

Tips

It’s the biggest race of the meeting and all eyes are on the prize for punters as well as the competitors. 

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of pounds are won over the three days of The November Meeting with the biggest portion certainly dished out when the results come in from The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase.

To be amongst the beneficiaries of this momentous occasion in November, you don’t need to be an expert in either gambling or horse racing. Simply trust the in-depth, carefully researched tips from our knowledgeable team of betting tipsters to be in with the greatest chance of turning a tasty profit.

We’ve got more than just great tips – we come with a bounteous stack of offers from the biggest bookies around, too, including boosted odds, paid extra places, cashback on losses and of course, free bets.

Odds

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase commonly features a large field of contestants, and as a result, there are a plethora of potential outcomes.

The 2020 Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase was a great example: 10/1 outsider Coole Cody ran triumphant multiplying outright stakes 10-fold, while 5/1 race favourite Al Dancer finished in a placement position to return cash on each-way bets.

50/1 Kauto Riko made some punters happy as well, finishing in the fourth placement position to return profits on those that backed him each-way.

Odds on this race ranged from 5/1 for the race favourite to 150/1 for the longest outsider, Pinson Du Rheu, who unfortunately had to pull up after a mistake towards the rear.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

The winner of The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase at last year’s Cheltenham November Meeting was 10/1 outsider Coole Cody, ridden by jockey Tom O’Brien and trained by Evan Williams.

14/1 outsider Spiritofthegames finished three and a quarter lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 5/1 race favourite Al Dancer in third and 50/1 long outsider Kauto Riko in fourth.

2019

In 2019, the winner of The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Cheltenham’s November Meeting was 14/1 outsider Happy Diva, ridden by jockey Richard Patrick and trained by Kerry Lee.

20/1 Brelan D’As finished just a neck behind the leader in second-place, followed by 33/1 Warthog in third and 10/1 Belami Des Pictons in fourth.

2018

The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase was won by 8/1 fourth-favourite Baron Alco at The November Meeting 2018, ridden by jockey Jamie Moore and trained by Gary Moore.

Popular 16/1 outsider Frodon finished just 2 lengths behind the leader in second-place, followed by 12/1 Guitar Pete in third and 6/1 race favourite Mister Whitaker in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, 25/1 outsider Splash Of Ginge won The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase on Day Two of The November Meeting, ridden by jockey Thomas Bellamy and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies.

10/1 Starchitect finished just a neck behind the leader in second-place, followed by 6/1 second-favourite in third and 8/1 hopeful Ballyalton in fourth.

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