BetVictor Gold Cup
Cheltenham 14:25
Grade 3 Handicap Chase,
£160,000 added, 4yo plus,
2m 4f 78y, Class 1  
Saturday 16th November 2019

Cheltenham Racecourse is delighted to announce that BetVictor, a leading online gambling company, has renewed its sponsorship of The Gold Cup for a further three years, running until 2021. 
 
The BetVictor Gold Cup, worth £160,000, takes place halfway through the three-day event on Saturday, 16th November and is the flagship race of The November Meeting. 
 
The historic handicap chase boasts an outstanding roll of honour featuring the likes of Imperial Commander, winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and Grand National hero Gay Trip. Last year's renewal went the way of the Gary Moore-trained Baron Alco, with subsequent G1 Ryanair Chase victor Frodon taking second under top-weight.
 
As well as the BetVictor Gold Cup, the operator will sponsor three other races at the event:
  • The £60,000 G3 BetVictor.com Handicap Chase - 3m 3f 71y, Saturday, 16th November
  • the £45,000 BetVictor Handicap Chase - 1m 7f 199y, Friday, 15thNovember
  • the £25,000 The BetVictor SmartCards Intermediate Handicap Hurdle - 2m 5f, Saturday, 16th November
Furthermore, the ITV Racing blimp will bear BetVictor branding during the event and the four days of The Festival™ presented by Magners in March 2020.
 
Ian Renton, Regional Director, Cheltenham & The South West , said: ""The November Meeting is very much a mini-Festival these days, with over 70,000 through the gates, and to work with BetVictor in its sponsorship of the highlight race of the fixture - The BetVictor Gold Cup - is something I know both parties find of huge benefit."
 
"We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at BetVictor for the past three years and are delighted to be continuing with the partnership moving forward" added Renton.
 
Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor , said: "The November Meeting is a prestigious and exciting event in the horse racing calendar, and with our strong heritage in the sport and ongoing support for British Racing we didn't think twice when we decided to continue with the sponsorship of The BetVictor Gold Cup." 
 
The November Meeting takes place from Friday, 15th November 15 to Sunday, 17th November inclusive.

BetVictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase 2018 (Grade 3)
£160,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f 78y, Class 1
18 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Baron Alco (FR) 8/1 J E Moore
10-11
G L Moore 7
2nd 2 Frodon (FR) 16/1 Bryony Frost
11-12
P F Nicholls 6
3rd 8 Guitar Pete (IRE) 12/1 B S Hughes
10-2
N G Richards 8
4th ¾ Mister Whitaker (IRE) 6/1f A P Heskin
11-3
M R Channon 6
5th nk Eamon An Cnoic (IRE) 50/1 David Noonan
10-0
D Pipe 7
6th 6 Javert (IRE) 25/1 Adam Wedge
11-1
Miss E C Lavelle 9
PU West Approach 9/1 R Johnson
10-7
C L Tizzard 8
PU Splash of Ginge 20/1 Jamie Bargary
10-6
N A Twiston-Davies 10
PU Ballyandy 12/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
10-2
N A Twiston-Davies 7
F Movewiththetimes (IRE) 10/1 B J Geraghty
10-5
P F Nicholls 7
F Willie Boy (IRE) 33/1 R P McLernon
10-1
C E Longsdon 7
F Whoshotwho (IRE) 33/1 Sean Bowen
10-0
Dr R D P Newland 7
UR Kalondra (IRE) 13/2 N D Fehily
10-13
N P Mulholland 7
UR Shantou Village (IRE) 33/1 R T Dunne
10-8
N P Mulholland 8
UR King's Socks (FR) 12/1 T Scudamore
10-4
D Pipe 6
UR Romain De Senam (FR) 16/1 H Cobden
10-3
P F Nicholls 6
BD Rather Be (IRE) 7/1 J McGrath
11-0
N J Henderson 7
BD Happy Diva (IRE) 25/1 Richard Patrick (3)
10-5
Kerry Lee 7
NR Benatar (IRE) J E Moore
11-0
G L Moore 6
NR Geordie Des Champs (IRE) N P Madden
10-2
Miss R Curtis 7