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Cheltenham Gold Cup Favourite: Presenting Percy, Native River Or Clan Des Obeaux To Go Off As The One To Beat?

Thursday 14th March 2019
Presenting Percy Won The RSA Chase And Is One of The Favourites For The Cheltenham Gold Cup
Presenting Percy Won The RSA Chase And Is One of The Favourites For The Cheltenham Gold Cup

The final day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival will once again be the highlight of the entire week as the Gold Cup comes into sharp focus.

The day four Cheltenham betting is always something to behold with the blue-riband race of the entire jumps season taking front and centre stage. The race this season is shaping up to be a classic renewal with three main contenders at the top of the market all fighting it out to start as the one to beat.

The contest to start favourite in the race is a contest in itself in 2019 with Presenting Percy, Clan Des Obeaux and Native River all in contention to attract the most support from the big race punters.

The betting on the morning will be huge as always and we have gone through each potential favourite to take a look at their chances...

Presenting Percy

The Irish raider who has been the ante-post favourite for the Gold Cup for some time now and he is a horse that has built up something of cult following. The Pat Kelly trained star destroyed the field to win the RSA Chase last year and on that form he certainly does look like the one to beat, but there are now small question marks. The fact that he has not been seen over fences since the Festival last year could have an impact on the day although Irish money could still see the 8-year-old go off as he one to beat.

Native River

The defending champion is bidding to become the first back-to-back winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup since Best Mate and there are those that believe he has a genuine chance. The Colin Tizzard star has struggled for his best form this term, without running too badly it has to be said, but could still attract an avalanche of support on Friday if the rain comes.

Clan Des Obeaux

The horse that goes into the Cheltenham Festival highlight with the best recent form in the book and one that goes for a trainer that has been there and done it on numerous occasion. The Paul Nicholls trained in-mate has won the King George and Denman Chase this winter which is why he is towards the head of the market but hard to see him starting as the favourite as opposed to his two more well-known rivals.

Conclusion...

Native River and Clan Des Obeaux have been the subject of plenty of support in recent days and weeks but the Irish money is likely to tell on the day for Presenting Percy. Already a two-time Festival hero, the Pat Kelly horse hasn't jumped a fence in public for a over a year but that may not matter, expect his price to tumble.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting

Presenting Percy D N Russell / P G Kelly 7/2 7/2 7/2 7/2 7/2 4 7/2 7/2 7/2
Clan Des Obeaux Harry Cobden / P F Nicholls 9/2 9/2 9/2 9/2 9/2 5 9/2 9/2 9/2
Native River R Johnson / C L Tizzard 6 6 6 6 6 13/2 6 6 6
Kemboy D J Mullins / W P Mullins 8 9 8 8 8 17/2 9 8 8
Bellshill R Walsh / W P Mullins 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11
Thistlecrack T Scudamore / C L Tizzard 12 12 12 12 12 14 12 12 12
Al Boum Photo P Townend / W P Mullins 12 12 12 12 12 14 12 12 12
Might Bite Nico de Boinville / N J Henderson 16 14 16 16 16 16 14 14 16
Elegant Escape T J O'Brien / C L Tizzard 16 16 16 16 16 18 16 16 16
Bristol De Mai D A Jacob / N A Twiston-Davies 20 20 20 20 20 22 20 20 20
Anibale Fly B J Geraghty / A J Martin 20 20 20 20 20 22 22 20 20
Shattered Love J W Kennedy / G Elliott 28 28 33 28 28 33 28 28 28
Invitation Only Mr P W Mullins / W P Mullins 33 33 33 33 33 40 33 33 33
Definitly Red Danny Cook / B Ellison 50 50 50 50 50 66 50 50 50
Yala Enki Charlie Deutsch / Miss V Williams 100 100 100 100 100 125 100 100 100
Double Shuffle J J Burke / T R George 100 100 100 100 100 125 100 100 100
Each Way Terms 4
1/5
4
1/5
- 4
1/5
4
1/5
4
1/5
4
1/5
4
1/5
4
1/5

Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting

BEST ODDS
1. Presenting Percy D N Russell / P G Kelly
4
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4
7/2
7/2
7/2
7/2
7/2
7/2
7/2
2. Clan Des Obeaux Harry Cobden / P F Nicholls
5
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5
9/2
9/2
9/2
9/2
9/2
9/2
9/2
3. Native River R Johnson / C L Tizzard
13/2
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13/2
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
4. Kemboy D J Mullins / W P Mullins
9
FREE BET ODDS
9
9
17/2
8
8
8
8
8
8
5. Bellshill R Walsh / W P Mullins
12
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12
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
6. Thistlecrack T Scudamore / C L Tizzard
14
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14
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
7. Al Boum Photo P Townend / W P Mullins
14
FREE BET ODDS
14
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
8. Might Bite Nico de Boinville / N J Henderson
16
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16
16
16
16
16
16
14
14
14
9. Elegant Escape T J O'Brien / C L Tizzard
18
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18
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
10. Bristol De Mai D A Jacob / N A Twiston-Davies
22
FREE BET ODDS
22
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
11. Anibale Fly B J Geraghty / A J Martin
22
FREE BET ODDS
22
22
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
12. Shattered Love J W Kennedy / G Elliott
33
FREE BET ODDS
33
33
28
28
28
28
28
28
28
13. Invitation Only Mr P W Mullins / W P Mullins
40
FREE BET ODDS
40
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
14. Definitly Red Danny Cook / B Ellison
66
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66
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
15. Yala Enki Charlie Deutsch / Miss V Williams
125
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125
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
16. Double Shuffle J J Burke / T R George
125
FREE BET ODDS
125
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
Odds correct as of 11th Apr, 15:19 . Odds are subject to change.
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