Punchestown Gold Cup Odds, Tips & Preview – Punchestown Festival
In this post you can find the latest Punchestown Gold Cup odds plus our tips and preview of the big race at the 2023 Punchestown Festival.
Punchestown Gold Cup 2023
When is the Punchestown Gold Cup?
The Punchestown Gold Cup takes place at 5pm, Wednesday, April 26th, 2023.
Where does the Punchestown Gold Cup take place?
The Punchestown Gold Cup takes place at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Punchestown Gold Cup Odds
Galopin Des Champs – Punchestown Gold Cup Favourite
The W-P Mullins-trained Superstar Galopin Des Champs is the raging favourite for the Punchestown Gold Cup 2023 at odds as short as 2/7.
He comes into this race fresh off the back of his 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup victory where he won a dramatic race fighting against Bravemansgame in a tit-for-tat battle with Galopin Des Champs eventually coming out on top up the hill to win by seven lengths.
The moment Galopin Des Champs and Paul Townend won the Gold Cup 🏆pic.twitter.com/JzHhIEV4iX
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) March 17, 2023
Following the race, jockey Paul Townend told ITV Racing “It wasn’t plain sailing that is for sure. Everywhere I went I was running into trouble. But this is a proper, proper horse because he ran three different races and still won a Gold Cup. I was delighted to see it all going on in front of me. It gave me a chance to fill him up after making up a lot of ground. This race is just different. It brings winning to a different level.”
Since 2000, only three horses have completed the Cheltenham Gold Cup & Punchestown Gold Cup double in the same season Kicking King (2005), War Of Attrition (2006) and Sizing John (2017). Galopin Des Champs is currently 2/7 to join those horses.
Bravemansgame – 4/1
The Paul Nicholls-trained horse will get another crack at defeating Galopin Des Champs following their battle which stole the show in Cheltenham over 22 fences.
Following the race, the team were beaming with pride for their horse’s performances. Jockey Harry Cobden said, “He’s run an absolute blinder, but he’s just been beaten by a very good horse.”
Trainer Nicholls when speaking about the jockey said, “He couldn’t have done more and got a great ride by Harry” and vowed to bring the horse back for another crack next year “He’ll be back next year when he’ll be another year stronger, and we’ll have another go.”
Their rematch is in doubt after The King George VI Chase winner was prevented from running at Aintree last week as part-owner John Dance saw his company WealthTek LLP placed into special administration by the Financial Conduct Authority.
😬 Paul Nicholls on BRAVEMANSGAME:
"I want him to go to Punchestown. I don’t know whether there is a chance. Something might get sorted on Thursday, but I’m not sure.
"If we can go, then we’ll go, but if we can’t he’ll be out, unfortunately."pic.twitter.com/rrmnR6Dccq
— Road To Cheltenham (@RoadCheltenham) April 19, 2023
Hopefully, we get the rematch, Bravemansgame to cross the finish line first in this race is 4/1.
Envoi Allen – 7/1
The nine-year-old who is trained by Henry De Bromhead and ridden by Rachel Blackmore enters this race following its star performance in the Cheltenham Ryanair Chase 2023 beating Shishkin by 2.75 lengths.
This extended the horse’s staggering record to fifteen victories and two third-place finishes from just twenty-one races.
What a performance from Rachael Blackmore and Envoi Allen ☘️pic.twitter.com/UoWFRM7h2N
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) March 16, 2023
Envoi Allen will now showdown with Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Galopin Des Champs after connections said the Ryanair Chase winner will step back up to three miles at Punchestown rather than take up his Randox Grand National entry.
Janidil – 7/1
The J-P McManus-owned and W-P Mullins-trained nine-year-old gelding entered the Cheltenham Festival following a victory on the 18th of February in Gowran Park beating a four-horse field over the 2-mile four-furlong trip by 1.25 lengths. Perhaps, most impressively was the fact the horse had been on off-track 297 days before that victory.
However, in the 2023 Ryanair Chase, the horse never got going coming seventh in the nine-horse field with the race analysis saying “Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, in touch with leaders 4th, towards rear after 7th, bad mistake 8th, pushed along 4 out, ridden and headway after 3 out, weakened from 2 out”.
The horse has since lost out in the G2 Fairyhouse Chase to Easy Game (2/1) after falling at the last.
Easy Game wins a dramatic McInerney Properties Fairyhouse Chase.
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) April 10, 2023
Fury Road – 14/1
Fury Road is a nine-year-old gelding trained by Gordan Elliot and owned by the famous Gigginstown House Stud who are no strangers to success. The horse most recently fell at the second during the Aintree Grand National.
He was seen at the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham before that where he came sixth out of nine horses. The horse is without a victory in four races with its most recent success came on the 5th of November at Down Royal against a four-horse field by a short-head.
On his day he is a quality horse which sees him currently at odds of 14/1 in the betting to break his winless streak in this race and who knows? The horse was once so highly thought of that it went off at a staggeringly low 1/25 price!
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) November 24, 2019
Minella Indo – 14/1
The ten-year-old trained by Henry De Bromhead has a record of seven victories, five seconds and three-thirds from its twenty runs showcasing that it is never far away from the winner’s podium.
🏆 MINELLA INDO WINS THE GOLD CUP!pic.twitter.com/MFYRWWaCzL
— Sporting Life Racing (@SportingLife) March 19, 2021
However, during the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the horse pulled up with a racecard comment of “Midfield on outer, lost position 6th, in rear and ridden 10th, pulled up with one circuit to go”
Despite this disappointment Minella Indo is a classy horse and proof of that is his 2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup victory.
One of the most hotly discussed issues coming out of the Grand National at Aintree this year was the protests that delayed the big race. We recently spoke to our horse racing ambassador Robbie Power about the Grand National protests and got his thoughts on the effect this had on the race along with his thoughts about horse welfare in horse racing.
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