2024 Coral Gold Cup Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 30 November 2024

There’s a hefty amount of prize money available when it comes to the Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase on 2 December, with Newbury Racecourse hosting an encounter which could feature as many as twenty-four runners. The bookmakers have this as a wide open encounter, with three seven-year-olds trading among the favourites to win.

Mahler Mission, Monbeg Genius and Complete Unknown are most respected, although Midnight River also has the capability to go well. Look out for extra places when it comes to each-way betting on an encounter where we might get some bigger priced runners hitting the frame and that includes Ahoy Senor.

2023 Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase Tips

The majority of runners lining up in the Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase have already made a seasonal reappearance and that includes Mahler Mission who was second last time out. The seven-year-old ran in a four-runner race at Carlisle and gave a decent showing when finishing three and a half lengths behind favourite Thunder Rock.

Previously to this, the horse did fall at Cheltenham in the National Hunt Challenge Cup and Monbeg Genius might not attract money from punters who saw the horse pulled up last time out. The 11/2 shot didn’t complete the course in the Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot and that was over three miles on soft ground.

However, the same runner did finish third to Corach Rambler in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, with two lengths separating the charge from the eventual winner who would go on to win the Grand National. Complete Unknown could also go well and Paul Nicholls trains a horse who finished second to Gerri Colombe at Aintree last April.

Previously to this, there was a sizeable win at Kempton in mid-March when the 7/4 favourite won by sixteen lengths in a handicap chase over two miles, four and a half furlongs. Midnight River also merits respect and won the William Hill Handicap Chase at Aintree Racecourse when delivering over three miles and a furlong.


This is a handicap race, so it’s always interesting to see the weight that each runner is carrying and what sort of bearing this is going to have on the outcome. This race has a proud history, having been in operation since 1957 and it has been sponsored by Ladbrokes Coral for the past few years.

Three horses have landed two victories in the Coral Gold Cup, with Mandarin winning the first ever running of this race and then returning to the track to land the spoils four years later. The legendary Arkle has also been a double winner by scooping a victory in 1964 and then coming back to win a year later.

In more recent times, Denman has come to Newbury racecourse and won the Gold Cup in 2007 before securing his place in the archives with a 2009 victory. At this stage, the race was still sponsored by Hennessy and this advertising deal ended in 2016 when Ladbrokes were announced as the new sponsor in 2017.

This race is always a useful barometer when it comes to the Cheltenham Gold Cup. After all, there have been nine horses that have won the Coral Gold Cup and then gone on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Native River the last horse to secure a dual success when winning at the Festival in 2018.


2022 Coral Gold Cup Tips

Corach Rambler was the winner of the Ultima Handicap Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival and that explains why the eight-year-old is among the favourites when it comes to the Coral Gold Cup. That victory occurred over three miles and one furlong, although Lucinda Russell saw her charge underperform at Carlisle at the end of October and might have needed the run.

Remastered also had a striking victory when winning the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle at Aintree Racecourse, with the 8/1 chance landing a three-length win over favourite Milan Bridge, while stable-mate Gericault Roque finished second to Corach Rambler in the Ultima Handicap Chase and also merits respect.

Make you sure you compare the best horse racing odds to make sure you get the value. We recommend taking advantage of any price boosts that might be available. It’s also advised that you seek out the best place terms for this long distance race with a wide open betting market.

Threeunderthrufive runs for trainer Paul Nicholls and landed a number of wins last season. More recently, the seven-year-old finished well behind Proschema and Thomas Darby in the bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby. Le Milos and Busselton are also worth a second glance, with the former having recently returned to the track at Bangor and winning over three miles on heavy ground.