Cheltenham Gold Cup 2023 runners and riders: A horse-by-horse guide – The Telegraph

Contenders for this year’s race include Galopin Des Champs and last year’s winner A Plus Tard
The Gold Cup is a horse race second only to the Grand National in the nation's affections. Run on the Friday of the four-day Cheltenham Festival, the race has the ability to change the lives of horses, jockeys, owners and trainers – in no small part owing to the £625,000 prize fund. 
Last year's edition was won by A Plus Tard, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, who became the first female jockey to win the event. A Plus Tard had jumped the final fence alongside Minella Indo, a stablemate and defending champion, but pulled away in front of the grandstand. 
A Plus Tard will be back in the running this year and is among the favourites in the ante-post market. Galopin Des Champs leads the betting, with Noble Yeats, the winner of the 2022 Grand National, also well backed. 

The race itself is at 3.30pm on Friday, March 17.

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