Welcome to my Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview
Well the day has finally come and the Gold Cup is about to be run in 2017 and no doubt many of you will be looking for some free tips on what is going to win this year.
Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview
There will be a lot of punters who have fell in love with Cue Card who has a cracking record at the course and will be looking to make amends for his fall in this race last year when he was travelling well.
At 10 years old I don’t think that this is beyond him and would not put any one off backing him as you can get a very good price for him at the moment considering his ability and form record.
Djakadam is a worthy favourite, the Irish have been flying this year and yesterday only proved how good Irish horses,trainers and jockeys are. Hailing from the Mullins yard and ridden by Ruby Walsh this horse has maximum chances of winning and will have been trained and raced solely with this race in mind.
One for the outsider backer is Outlander who is a big price to say he has followed home Djakadam only weakening and losing on the run in by a small margin. Should he be in the same mood today and Djakadam does not give his all he could well be in the zone to punish him close home.
More of That and Minella Rocco from the Jonjo O’neil yard cant be entirely ruled out however this yard has not been firing on all cylinders in fact only one horse from the stable has made the top 3 so far. Could they be saving the best till last?
Native River has been ultra progressive and has won his last 4 runs on the bounce, most notably a grade 2 last month. It could be very dangerous to leave this one out of your calculations and this is my each way pick of the race.
Sizing John has already beaten a few of these and also beat Empire Of Dirt in the Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup over 3 miles and is magnificent value at odds of 8/1 or bigger. Get on this one to win don’t get blinded by the favourites just remember Douvan was a favourite Unowhatimeanharry was a favourite and they both came nowhere.
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Previous Cheltenham Gold Cup Winners
2016 Don Cossack 9 B Cooper G Elliott
2015 Coneygree 8 N de Boinville M Bradstock
2014 Lord Windermere 8 D Russell J Culloty
2013 Bobs Worth 8 B Geraghty N Henderson
2012 Synchronised 8 A McCoy J O’Neill
2011 Long Run 6 S Waley-Cohen N Henderson
2010 Imperial Commander 9 P Brennan N Twiston-Davies