Cheltenham showcase event the Gold Cup takes place this afternoon Getty

Cheltenham week's main event, the Gold Cup, takes place today (Friday 18 March). Who is your money on?

Where to watch

This afternoon's showpiece begins at 3:30pm [GMT] with live coverage available via Channel 4, and likely to be gracing the big screen in your nearest pub all afternoon. If you fancy indulging yourself in the entire final day of the festival, the first race of the day, the Triumph Hurdle, begins at 1:30pm. Channel 4's coverage begins before that at 12:35pm.

Schedule for 18 March

1:30pm – Triumph Hurdle

2:20pm – County Handicap Hurdle

2:50pm – Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

3:30pm – Cheltenham Gold Cup

4:10pm – Foxhunter Steeple Chase

4:50pm – Conditional Jockeys Hurdle

5:30pm – Grand Annual Chase

Latest betting odds 9via Betfair (subject to change)

Don Cossack – 11/4

Djakadam – 3/1

Cue Card – 4/1

Don Poli – 4/1

Smad Place – 10/1

Carlingford Lough – 25/1

O'Faolains Boy – 50/1

On His Own – 50/1

Irish Cavalier – 100/1