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Cheltenham Gold Cup Favourite: The Horse With The Unusual Preparation But Presenting Percy Is The One To Beat

Friday 15th March 2019
Presenting Percy Has Been Well Backed For The Cheltenham Gold Cup All Season
Presenting Percy Has Been Well Backed For The Cheltenham Gold Cup All Season

Cheltenham Gold cup day is a truly special sporting occasion.

It is when equine national hunt sport reaches its thrilling crescendo with the best staying chasers from the UK and Ireland descending on Prestbury Park in Gloucestershire for the blue-riband contest.

A race that is steeped in history and legend, it has an almost mythical quality about it with the winner of the race entering the history books and unlikely ever to be forgotten.

Denman, Kauto Star, Best Mate, Desert Orchid and Arkle are just a few of the iconic heroes of the past that have walked back into the winners' enclosure having claimed the holy grail of jumps racing.

We are just hours away from the 2019 version of the Gold Cup and all of the talk is surrounding the Pat Kelly trained Presenting Percy. The Irish star has built up something of a cult following over the past couple of years with two successive wins at Cheltenham, in the Pertemps final and the RSa Chase, and plenty believe he will make a hat-trick in the big one today.

An unusual prep leading up to his return to Cheltenham has dominated the headlines with just one run in the Galmoy Hurdle on his CV since he bounded up the hill to win that RSA Chase over a year ago. The 8-year-old has only run over fences five times in his entire career but yet his Cheltenham form and particularly his stunning RSA success of 2018 does point punters in his direction as the likely winner.

The confusion is heightened further by the fact that his clearly brilliant trainer Pat Kelly refuses to speak to the media. Instead it is the owner of the horse Philip Reynolds who has been left to wax lyrical about his prized animal in public and there is no doubt that he has performed those duties admirably.

Punters are left with a tough decision today as they decide whether to be with or against one of the most interesting Cheltenham Gold Cup favourites in recent memory. The lack of a prep run over fences is certainly unorthodox for any horse coming into this race but you do get the feeling that connections believe their horse is miles better than the rest.

Are you with or against Presenting Percy?

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

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4
7/2
7/2
7/2
7/2
7/2
7/2
7/2
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5
9/2
9/2
9/2
9/2
9/2
9/2
9/2
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13/2
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
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9
9
17/2
8
8
8
8
8
8
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12
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
FREE BET ODDS
14
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
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14
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
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16
16
16
16
16
16
14
14
14
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18
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
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22
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
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22
22
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
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33
33
28
28
28
28
28
28
28
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40
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
33
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66
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
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125
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
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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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