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Bobs Worth heads betting for Gold Cup repeat as 36 are entered

Bobs Worth is the 2-1 (from 9-4) favourite with Coral for back-to-back wins in the Gold Cup, after 36 contenders were entered for the Cheltenham showpiece today. The King George winner Silviniaco Conti is the 7-2 second favourite, ahead of the Kempton runner-up Cue Card and First Lieutenant, second to the favourite last time, both 8-1.

“As expected for jump racing’s Blue Riband event, all the top staying chasers feature in the Gold Cup betting, but without doubt the one they all have to beat is the reigning champion Bobs Worth, whose record already includes a hat-trick of Festival wins, and who returned to top form at Leopardstown last month,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Betfred Gold Cup
2 Bobs Worth, 7-2 Silviniaco Conti, 8 Cue Card, First Lieutenant, 14 Al Ferof, 20 Boston Bob, 25 Dynaste, Long Run, Lord Windermere, Rubi Ball, 33 Monbeg Dude, Rocky Creek, Tidal Bay, Triolo d’Alene, Unioniste, 40 Bar

**National Hunt trainers’ title
4-5 P Nicholls, Evs N Henderson, 25 J O’Neill

**Betfred Classic Chase
8 Boyfromnowhere, Vesper Bell, 10 Alfie Sherrin, Relax, Shotgun Paddy, On His Own, 14 Emperor’s Choice, Hey Big Spender, Loch Ba, Teaforthree, Victors Serenade, 16 Major Malarkey, Noble Legend, Pineau De Re, Safran De Cotte, 20 Bar

**Lanzarote Hurdle
7 Junction Fourteen, 8 Royal Boy, Saphir Du Rheu, 10 Get Back In Line, River Maigue, 14 Foxcub, If In Doubt, Kaylif Aramis, Like Minded, Spirit Of Shankly, Thomas Crapper, 16 Black River, Citizenship, Creepy, Home Run, Minella Forfitness, 20 Bar

**Skybet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
10 Irving, The Tullow Tank, 12 Garde La Victoire, The Liquidator, Vautour, 14 West Wizard, 16 Red Sherlock, Regal Encore, 20 Amore Alato, Briar Hill, Dell’Arca, Faugheen, Moyle Park, Tiger Cliff, Union Dues,

**Racing Post Arkle
4 Champagne Fever, 8 Defy Logic, Dodging Bullets, Felix Yonger, Hinterland, 12 Oscar Whisky, Rock On Ruby, 14 River Maigue, Valdez, 16 Grandouet, Mozoltov, 20 Taquin De Seuil,

**Stan James Champion Hurdle
The New One, 10-3 Hurricane Fly, 7-2 My Tent Or Yours, 7 Jezki, 9 Our Conor, 10 Annie Power, 12 Un De Sceaux, 25 Diakali, 33 Grandouet, Rolling Star, Zarkandar,

**Neptune Investment Novices’ Hurdle
6 Faugheen, 8 The Tullow Tank, 10 Captain Cutter, 12 Apache Stronghold, Ballyalton, Briar Hill, 14 Ballyalton, The Liquidator, 16 Red Sherlock, Condaw Court, 20 Aubusson, Beat That, Golantilla, Killala Quay, Oscar Rock, Turnandgo,

*RSA Chase
8 Ballycasey, 10 Don Cossack, 12 Carlingford Lough, Champagne Fever, Smad Place, Wonderful Charm, 14 Morning Assembly, Sam Winner, 16 Black Thunder, Le Bec, Mendip Express, O’Faolains Boy, Coneygree, Inish Island, 20 Close Touch, Just A Par, Shutthefrontdoor,

**Queen Mother Champion Chase
4-7 Sprinter Sacre, 3 Sire De Grugy, 6 Cue Card, 10 Benefficient, 12 Captain Conan, 14 Arvika Ligeonniere, 16 Kid Cassidy, 20 Baily Green, Sizing Europe

**Jewson Novices’ Chase
6 Wonderful Charm, 8 Champagne Fever, Felix Yonger, 9 Oscar Whisky, 12 Taquin De Seuil, Vukovar, 16 Don Cossack,

**Ryanair Chase
3 Cue Card, 6 Al Ferof, 7 Benefficient, 10 Dynaste, First Lieutenant, 14 Captain Conan, Marito, Riverside Theatre, 16 Arvika Ligeonniere, Champion Court, Module

**Ladbrokes World Hurdle
5-2 Big Bucks, 4 More Of That, 5 Annie Power, 7 Solwhit, 12 Boston Bob, Celestial Halo, 14 At Fishers Cross, Monksland, Reve De Sivola, Zarkandar, 20 Salubrious, 25 Rule The World,

**JCB Triumph Hurdle
10 Calipto, 14 Plinth, 16 Fox Norton, Guitar Le Rocher, Pete, Royal Irish Hussar, Rutherglen, Thomas Hobson, Vicenzo Mio, 20 Broughton, 25 Abbyssial, Chocola, Kentucky Hyden,

**Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
4 King’s Palace, 7 Briar Hill, Faugheen, 12 Captain Cutter, 16 Aubusson, Timesremembered, Urban Hymn, 20 Carraig Mor, Killala Quay, 25 Creepy, Racing Pulse,

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438