The 2023 Cheltenham Competition involves a conclusion this afternoon because the Gold Cup takes centre stage. Twelve months in the past it was A Plus Tard and Rachael Blackmore taking a well-known victory within the characteristic race, they usually look to do it once more this 12 months to cap a memorable 4 days for Henry de Bromhead.
Galopin Des Champs goes in as favorite although for Willie Mullins, with Bravemansgame and Noble Yeats among the many different potential challengers. Eire have already wrapped up the Prestbury Cup with a day to spare, however extra dominance could be anticipated on the ultimate afternoon of motion at Cheltenham.
Earlier than the main focus shifts to the Gold Cup, Mullins has an extremely sturdy contingent within the Triumph Hurdle and there may be what seems to be to be a wide-open version of the County Hurdle. All of the motion kicks off at 1.30pm and you’ll comply with every part from Prestbury Park with our devoted LIVE weblog beneath!
A more in-depth have a look at the bottom…
High jockey standings
It’s Paul Townend main the best way on the prime of the jockey standings for the Competition. He has three winners to his identify heading into the ultimate day, ending second on one other three events.
Rachael Blackmore simply behind on two winners, so she’s nonetheless in what a shout too. Michael O’Sullivan the one different rider to have a number of winners this week.
1 – Paul Townend 3-3-0
2 – Rachael Blackmore 2-1-0
3 – Michael O’Sullivan 2-0-0
Time to get within the temper…
3:30pm: Gold Cup
Speaking of the Gold Cup, time for some odds.
Galopin Des Champs on the prime of the market, forward of final 12 months’s winner A Plus Tard. Bravemansgame seems to be well-capable of working a giant race too, might be a particular afternoon!
Galopin Des Champs 11/8
A Plus Tard 4/1
Noble Yeats 14/1
Ahoy Senor 16/1
Minella Indo 18/1
Sounds Russian 33/1
Royale Pagaille 40/1
Eldorado Allen 125/1
Odds by way of Betfair
Quick begin essential within the Gold Cup
Robbie Energy gained the Gold Cup in 2017 aboard Sizing John, and he’s been discussing how vital a robust begin is for the characteristic race of the Competition.
“The Gold Cup is the one race the place there isn’t a complete lot of chatting occurring, everybody is basically focussed on what they wish to do and retaining their thoughts on the job,” Energy advised Cheltenham Betting.
“Everyone seems to be glad after two fences as a result of you must settle for your place. These first two fences within the Gold Cup are crucial as they arrive up in a short time, you want to get out of the gate shortly.
“It’s a lot simpler to return in positions at Cheltenham than it’s making an attempt to chase your tail and catch up. The beginning is huge within the race.”
Large day for the Irish…
It’s in fact St Patrick’s Day, so finest imagine the Irish followers in attendance this afternoon are going to get pleasure from themselves.
Extra Cheltenham winners right this moment, a possible Six Nations Grand Slam tomorrow… issues are wanting fairly rosy for the Irish!
Enjoying for satisfaction!
The Prestbury Cup has already been wrapped up by Eire with a day to spare. Their dominance continues.
That benefit will certainly solely develop this afternoon, it’s set to be one other sturdy day for the likes of Willie Mullins and Henry de Bromhead.
Sean Bowen interview: It’s my first Gold Cup and I do know I can win it!
As aggressive brothers, the Bowen boys had a penchant for the damaging.
The household residence’s fire — become a makeshift objective — bore the brunt of their soccer video games, as they tried to emulate their Chelsea heroes.
The sitting-room couch would frequently be shunted out of place, Sean and James straddling its both arm and battling one and different in imaginary horse races, whipping and slowly destroying it, a lot to their mother and father’ dismay.
Learn Matt Majendie’s full interview right here!
Turners Novices’ Chase: Stage Star 15/2
Pertemps Community Ultimate: Good Time Jonny 9/1
Ryanair Chase: Envoi Allen 13/2
Paddy Energy Stayers’ Hurdle: Sire Du Berlais 33/1
Magners Plate: Seddon 20/1
Jack de Bromhead Mares Novices’ Hurdle: You Put on It Effectively 16/1
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Problem Cup Chase: Angels Daybreak 10/1