Gold Cup live stream: Find out how to watch the action online (Image: GETTY)The Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt and is run over a distance of t
Gold Cup live stream: Find out how to watch the action online
The Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt and is run over a distance of three miles, two furlongs and 70 yards.
Native River is the defending champion and among the favourites to repeat the feat again this year.
There is a total purse of £600,000 on offer, with the winner set to earn £351,688.
Cheltenham’s blue riband event gets underway at 3.30pm this afternoon.
Gold Cup live stream – how to watch
The Cheltenham race is being shown live on ITV in the UK.
That means racing fans can stream the action at no cost by using the ITV Hub and the company’s website.
Additional TV coverage is also available on Racing TV.
Gold Cup form guide for Cheltenham 2019
AL BOUM PHOTO: (11-12) Prominent, soon 3rd, disputed lead briefly 10th, slight mistake 12th, led from 5 out, went on travelling smoothly 3 out, pressed and ridden after 2 out, asserted from before last where edged right briefly on landing, stayed on well, won at Tramore 2m 5f lst chs (1) sft in Jan beating Total Recall (11-2) by 6l, 7 ran.
ANIBALE FLY: (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, not fluent at 3rd, dropped to last at 8th, ridden 5 out, went 2nd 3 out, no impression on winner next, stayed on well run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Monalee (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) in Feb.
BELLSHILL: (11-10) Led, mistake 7th, headed 9th, disputed briefly again next, disputed lead 3 out, headed entering straight, pushed along in 2nd approaching last, ridden at last, improved to dispute lead close home, led last strides, won at Leopardstown 3m chs G1 (1) gd in Feb beating Road To Respect (11-10) by shd, 4 ran.
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BRISTOL DE MAI: (11-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, fell 9th, in a race won by Clan Des Obeaux (11-10) at Kempton 3m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Dec, 10 ran.
CLAN DES OBEAUX: (11-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, closer 4 out, travelling well 2 out, good jump to lead last, quickened easily clear, won at Ascot 3m chs G2 (1) gs in Feb beating Terrefort (11-3) by 11l, 4 ran.
DEFINITLEY RED: (11-8) Led, pushed along after 3 out, joined next, soon headed, switched right before last, edged left flat, unable to get back on terms, last of 2, 2l behind Captain Redbeard (10-12) at Kelso 2m 7f chs (2) gd in Feb.
DOUBLE SHUFFLE: (11-12) Led and disputed, led 4 out, joined next, soon ridden, headed 2 out, kept on gamely run-in, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Walt (10-6) at Kempton 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Feb.
ELEGANT ESCAPE: (11-4) Tracked winner, mistake 11th, slow 14th, lost 2nd next, outpaced after 3 out, rallied before last, stayed on to close on winner flat, held close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Frodon (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) gs in Jan.
INVITATION ONLY: (11-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway 4 out, went 2nd and slight mistake next, mistake 2 out, pushed along and led last, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs sft in Jan beating Alpha Des Obeaux (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.
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KEMBOY: (11-10) Held up early, soon mid-division, swift progress to lead before 8th, pressed 5 out, joined before 2 out, led travelling best early straight, ridden last, kept on strongly run to go clear, won at Leopardstown 3m chs G1 (1) gd in Dec beating Monalee (11-10) by 8l, 11 ran.
MIGHT BITE: (11-10) Tracked leader, mistake 13th, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, 37l behind Clan Des Obeaux (11-10) at Kempton 3m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Dec.
NATIVE RIVER: (11-10) In touch, headway 10th, outpaced 4 out, rallied after 2 out, stayed on run in, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Clan Des Obeaux (11-10) at Kempton 3m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Dec.
PRESENTING PERCY: (11-8) Mid-division on outer, 6th halfway, headway 3 out and progress to lead next, pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Gowran Park 3m hdl G2 (1) sft in Jan beating Bapaume (11-8) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
THISTLECRACK: (11-10) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 14th, ridden after 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Clan Des Obeaux (11-10) at Kempton 3m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Dec.
YALA ENKI: (11-5) Chased leaders, lost place approaching and slow 4th, mistake 16th, weakened next, 5th of 15, 46l behind Robinsfirth (11-4) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Feb.
SHATTERED LOVE: (11-3) Mid-division, closer in 4th before 2 out, slight mistake 2 out, soon lost position, ridden and no extra entering straight, 10th of 11, 34l behind Kemboy (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m chs G1 (1) gd in Dec.