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What time is Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday? Runners and tips, TV channel for 2024 Festival feature race

The final day of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us, headlined by the Gold Cup.

Galopin Des Champs is bidding to join the Prestbury Park immortals by winning back-to-back crowns, beating Bravemansgame 12 months ago. The Willie Mullins' stayer is the favourite heading into the 2024 renewal but has a stern rival in Fastorslow, who came out on top in both the Punchestown Gold Cup and in the John Durkan.

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Galopin Des Champs firmly accounted for his reopposing rival when producing a dominant display in last month's Irish Gold Cup, a victory which supplemented a clinical display at Leopardstown over the Christmas period and sees him head to the Cotswolds in peak condition.

What time is the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday?

The feature race is scheduled for 3.30pm GMT on Friday, March 15.

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What horses are running In the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Bravemansgame (Harry Cobden)

Corach Rambler (Derek Fox)

Fastorslow (JJ Slevin)

Galopin Des Champs (Paul Townend)

Gentlemansgame (Darragh O’Keeffe)

Gerri Colombe (Jack Kennedy)

Jungle Boogie (Rachael Blackmore)

L’Homme Presse (Charlie Deutsch)

Monkfish (Mr P W Mullins)

Nassalam (Niall Houlihan)

The Real Whacker (Sam Twiston-Davies)

Tips for Gold Cup day at Cheltenham

You can read who our main tipster, Jonny Ward, believes will come out on top here.

How to watch Cheltenham Gold Cup

The first five races of Friday’s action will be broadcast for free on ITV1, but only subscription channel Racing TV will show all seven races on the final day.

For more information on TV channels, free live streams and where to watch, click here.