Cheltenham Gold Cup Runnersby Darren Brett
Below are guides to each of the gold cup runners
for the 2013 Gold Cup. Which Gold Cup runners have performed well at Cheltenham before? Which runners are of a high enough class to win the Gold Cup? Which runners are likely to be in the race!!
2014 Gold Cup Runners
A look at each of the runners towards the head of the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting.
Bobs Worth has now won at the last three Cheltenham Festivals, taking the Albert Barltett in 2011, the RSA in 2012 and achieving a record-breaking victory in the Gold Cup in 2013.
Bobs Worth has been given one of the highest official ratings of recent Gold Cup winners and he is very much the horse to beat in 2014.
Sir Des Champs
Unbeaten in his first two seasons in Britain and Ireland, recording back to back wins at the Cheltenham Festival, Sir Des Champs put up a brave fight in the 2013 Gold Cup and was the only horse to really put up a fight to Bobs Worth.
Perhaps does not get the credit he deserves considering he has won a Gold Cup, two King Georges and three other Grade One races.
Amazingly consistent in never finishing out of the first three in any race during his career. Will still only be nine-years-old come the Gold Cup and he should never be discounted.
2013 was a case of what might of been for Silviniaco Conti as Paul Nicholls' charge was still seemingly going well when falling at the third last in the Gold Cup.
Will need to get used to a new jockey in 2014 following the split between Ruby Walsh and Paul Nicholls and needs to win a race at Cheltenham to prove to his doubters that he definitely acts on that track.
Defeated future Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby to take the Neptune Hurdle at the Festival in 2011 and has maintained that high level of form ever since. Just missed out in the RSA in 2012 when a game runner-up to Bobs Worth.
With Gigginstown Stud owning Sir Des Champs, this horse was diverted to the Ryanair last year but will surely be given the go ahead to focus on the Gold Cup in 2014.
Other Gold Cup Runners
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