Gold Cup

Grade – 1
Course – Punchestown
Race Type – Steeplechase
Distance – 3 Miles (24F)
Ages – 5yo’s +
Weights – 11st 5lbs (5yo), 11st 10lbs (6yo+), 7lbs allowance for mares
Sponsor – Coral

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged between 7 and 9
Price – 6 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 8/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 4 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Punchestown Gold Cup, 11/12 winners ran within the last 40 days
4/12 winners ran in the Cheltenham Gold Cup (Cheltenham) on their last run, 1 of the 4 won, 2 placed
Previous Course Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs at Punchestown, 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Punchestown
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over 23-25 furlongs, 11/12 had at least 1 previous win over 23-25 furlongs
Previous Chase Form – 11/12 winners had at least 7 previous chase runs, 12/12 winners had at least 3 previous chase wins, 8/12 winners had at least 4 previous chase wins
Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 152 or higher
Graded Wins – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 race, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 4 runs that season, 11/12 winners had a win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 2 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Punchestown Gold Cup, 1/12 placed on their next run
5/12 winners ran in the Savills Chase (Leopardstown) on their next run, 0 of the 5 won, 0 placed

Cheltenham Festival Run Next Season – 4/12 winners ran in the Gold Cup at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 4 won, 0 placed