The Cheltenham Gold Cup is simply the feature race of the entire Cheltenham Festival. The race brings the greatest chaser in Europe and is run over 3 miles and 2 furlongs. It is the most valuable non handicap chase in britain!
All of the previous ten winners have won a Graded chase within that season
All of the previous ten winners have run between two and five times that season
All of the previous ten winners were aged between seven and nine
Nine out of the previous ten winners have run between six and fourteen times over fences
Eight out of the previous ten winners have won or placed at a previous Cheltenham Festival
Eight out of the previous ten winners have had an official rating of at least 166
Paul Nicholls horses are certainly the ones to beat. Kauto Star is this years clear favourite to win it again from Denman. Kauto Star could be challenged though by last years Royal Sun Alliance Chase winner Cooldine.