Champion Gold Cup Free Bets, Live Stream

The highlight of the Cheltenham Festival is no doubt the Cheltenham Gold Cup, as the pinnacle of the Festival takes place on the Friday, with the excitement building throughout the week to a crecendo as jockeys and horses battle it out to be Gold Cup winner.

There are of course plenty of Cheltenham free bets around to claim, and here at we have selected only the best for you to use at on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 2013.

In terms of excitement, drama and public attention, it doesn't really get much better than the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

It is the climax and most prestigious Jumps race in the calendar and takes place on the final day of the extravaganza that is the Cheltenham Festival.

Run over three miles and numerous challenging fences, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is a true test of a steeplechaser's ability to perform.

The race itself is arguably the only race, along with the Grand National, that non-racing enthusiasts decide to have a punt on the outcome these people are otherwise known as the once-a-year punters.

When finding the winner of the race, it is mindful to keep a few vital statistics on-side as the Gold Cup has produced plenty of trends when searching for the winner. Perhaps the most damming statistic relates to a horse's age. The last 11 winners of the race of all been aged between six and nine years-old and horses aged 10+ have gained no wins and only six placed efforts in the last ten runnings.

Last year's race was won by the subsequently ill-fated Synchronised, who was trained by the master Jonjo O'Neill. The legendary handler has a very fruitful record in the race as from only three runners since 2002, he has had two placed and a winner.

He's bound to have something up his sleeve for the 2013 renewal and he is best watched. Some of the market principles at this stage, include some classy novices from the 2012 campaign who will be stepping up to the top level. Sir Des Champs (6/1 Ladbrokes) heads the market for trainer Willie Mullins, but the one to keep onside could be the Nicky Henderson-trained Bobs Worth (10/1 Ladbrokes), who has won two years in succession at Cheltenham and relishes the surroundings at Prestbury Park