There are 19 left in the Gold Cup and there are no surprises in the latest entries announced this morning. According to the Timeform rating Kauto Star is well clear of his rivals on 191 and his price in the betting markets reflect this. The race has taken a bit of a dent following last weekends running of the Aon Chase where Denman made a hash of his jumping in the straight and ended up unseating his jockey Tony McCoy at the third last fence.
In all Paul Nicholls has almost a third of the field still remaining in the race including Taranis, What A Friend, Tricky Trickster and My Will. Many think that team Paul Nicholls will fill most of the top 4 places in the race, a lot depends on how many he leaves in the field. The bookies will be offering odds on Paul Nicholls having the first three in the race.