When is Gold Cup 2021? Date, TV channel and live stream, racecard, tips, runners and odds for Cheltenham Festival

THE Gold Cup will see history made one way or another this year.

The showpiece contest of the Cheltenham Festival, Al Boum Photo is going for a third straight win.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the big one.

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When is the Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup 2021 will be held on Friday, March 19.

The race will take place at 3.05pm.

What TV channel is it on?

The Gold Cup will be shown live on ITV1 as part of their coverage – and on Racing TV for subscribers.

Ed Chamberlin and Co will be showing six races live every day for the first time ever.

Cheltenham Festival will take place behind closed doors this year due to Covid guidelines.

Can I live stream it?

Betting websites will carry a live stream of the race, which you can usually watch for free.

Some may require you to wager on the race in order to watch it.

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Who are the Gold Cup runners?

Odds correct at time of writing.

Al Boum Photo 5-2

Champ 9-2

A Plus Tard 5-1

Minella Indo 9-1

Kemboy, Royal Pagaille 10-1

Frodon, Santini 12-1

Native River 14-1

Allaho 20-1

Imperial Aura 25-1

Melon, Samcro, Lostintranslation 33-1

Vinndication, Burrows Saint 40-1

Saint Calvados, Real Steel, Battleoverdoyen, Shattered Love 50-1

Magic Of Light, Black Op, Aso 66-1

Gold Cup tips

It is hard to look past Al Boum Photo as he looks to join the greats of chasing.

But who can forget Champ's surge up the hill to claim the Novices' Chase last year?

The horse named after AP McCoy and trained by Nicky Henderson has plummeted in price in recent days and is proven at Prestbury Park.

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