Start time, runners and riders, betting odds, Day Four schedule and talkSPORT commentary for Cheltenham showpiece race

The Gold Cup is one of the biggest races of the year and it will take centre stage at the Cheltenham Festival once again this afternoon.

Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey ever to win the race last year as she rode A Plus Tard to victory for trainer Henry De Bromhead. 

Blackmore is set to take the reins again this year but will face a tough task to go back-to-back, with Galopin Des Champs the huge favourite. 

  • Cheltenham Festival will reach its climax with the Gold Cup today and the showpiece race will begin at 3:30pm
  • talkSPORT will be providing full commentary of the Gold Cup with Rupert Bell and Lizzie Kelly
  • Action also be shown on free-to-air television on ITV
  • You can get all the latest betting tips and free bet offers for the Cheltenham Festival HERE