Cheltenham Festival 2017
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    Friday

Cheltenham Gold Cup Form Guide

The Cheltenham Gold Cup form boils down to a few races with the top chasers going down a tried and tested route ahead of a tilt at the Gold Cup. Cue Card and Native River will both line up for Colin Tizzard, while the Willie Mullins-trained Djakadam will fly the flag for the Irish in what is a wide open renewal on March 17.

Race OverviewA thoroughly absorbing Gold Cup. Ready preference is for CUE CARD (nap) whose best form from this season and last gives him a clear edge on his rivals, while the way he saw out 3m1f at Aintree last April strongly suggests that he has the necessary stamina to go with his undoubted class. He can atone for that most uncharacteristic jumping lapse in this race last year and, as good as ever when winning last time at Ascot, can emulate the likes of Desert Orchid and Kauto Star by winning a top-flight chase as an 11yo, albeit that in their cases it was the King George. Outlander is a potent threat for man of the moment Gordon Elliott and can claim second, ahead of Djakadam. Cue Card's stablemate Native River ought to be suited by this race and, although more is needed in terms of form, has to be respected. He is best of the rest, ahead of Minella Rocco. [Mel Cullinan]

Odds provided by Paddypower

No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
1Bristol De Mai (FR)
D Jacob
N Twiston-Davies
2-2213
6 yrs /
2-2213
166
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
2Champagne West (IRE)
D J Mullins
H De Bromhead
FP-311
9 yrs /
FP-311
167
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
3Cue Card
P Brennan
C Tizzard
-43121
11 yrs /
-43121
170
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
4Djakadam (FR)
R Walsh
W Mullins
23-213
8 yrs /
23-213
165
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
5Empire Of Dirt (IRE)
J Kennedy
G Elliott
11-124
10 yrs /
11-124
166
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
6Irish Cavalier (IRE)
P Townend
Miss R Curtis
151P35
8 yrs /
151P35
156
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
7Minella Rocco (IRE)
N Fehily
Jonjo O'Neill
21-3FU
7 yrs /
21-3FU
156
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
8More Of That (IRE)
A Coleman
Jonjo O'Neill
3-P36U
9 yrs /
3-P36U
157
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
9Native River (IRE)
R Johnson
C Tizzard
1-2111
7 yrs /
1-2111
168
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
10Outlander (IRE)
B Cooper
G Elliott
-22F21
9 yrs /
-22F21
168
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
11Saphir Du Rheu (FR)
S Twiston-Davies
P Nicholls
5-3F21
8 yrs /
5-3F21
156
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
12Sizing John
R M Power
Mrs J Harrington
3-3211
7 yrs /
3-3211
167
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
13Smad Place (FR)
W Hutchinson
A King
16-473
10 yrs /
16-473
162
No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
14Tea For Two
Lizzie Kelly
N Williams
3-5241
8 yrs /
3-5241
158

Gold Cup Trial Races 2016/17

Gold Cup Form Guide and Race Card 2017

Gold Cup Trial Race Results

JNWine Champion Chase Result 2016

14:35 JNWine.com Champion Chase (Grade 1)
1.Valseur Lido - H De Bromhead - R Walsh - 2/1F
2.Silviniaco Conti - P Nicholls - N Fehily - 11/4
7 Ran

15:00 Betfair Chase (Grade 1) (Registered As The Lancashire Chase)
1.Cue Card - C Tizzard - P Brennan - 15/8F
2.Coneygree - M Bradstock - R Johnson - 2/1
6 Ran

15:10 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase (Grade 3 Handicap)
1.Native River - C Tizzard - R Johnson - 7/2f
2.Carole's Destrier - N Mulholland - N Fehily - 25/1
3.Double Ross - N Twiston-Davies - J Bargary - 50/1
4.Hadrian's Approach - N Henderson - P Moloney - 33/1
19 Ran

14:00 John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (Grade 1)
1.Djakadam - W Mullins - R Walsh - 4/5f
2.Outlander - G Elliott - D Russell - 9/1
5 Ran

15:15 32Red King George VI Chase (Grade 1)
1.Thistlecrack - C Tizzard -T Scudamore - 11/10f
2.Cue Card - C Tizzard - P Brennan - 5/4
5 Ran

15:00 Lexus Chase (Grade 1)
1.Outlander - G Elliott - J Kennedy - 11/1
2.Don Poli - G Elliott - D Mullins - 12/1
3.Djakadam - W Mullins - R Walsh - 5/4f
13 Ran

14:15 BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase (Grade 2)
1.Many Clouds - O Sherwood - L Aspell - 8/1
2.Thistlecrack - C Tizzard - T Scudamore - 4/9f
7 Ran

14:25 Betfair Denman Chase (Grade 2)
1.Native River - C Tizzard - A Coleman - 11/10
2.Le Mercurey - P Nicholls - S Twiston-Davies - 14/1
3 Ran

16:00 Stan James Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1)
1.Sizing John - Mrs J Harrington - R Power - 10/3
2.Empire Of dirt - G Elliott - J Kennedy - 9/2
7 Ran

15:35 Betfair Ascot Chase (Grade 1)
1.Cue Card - C Tizzard - P Brennan - 4/9f
2.Shantou Flyer - Miss R Curtis - A Wedge - 22/1
6 Ran

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