A new stand. A new season but the questions remain the same. Who’s going to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
Luckily for you we’ve crunched the number with the Design Studio to bring you this nifty infographic (below) that sets out where ‘traditionally’ the winner has come from in the past 12 years in Saturday’s feature race as the jumps season ratchets up a few notches.
Kings Palace has headed the market since the ante-post prices were published to continue the stonking record of the Pipe team in Saturday’s feature. A well handicapped winner-in-waiting or small-field bully?
Rebecca Curtis’s Irish Cavalier went into a few notebooks as fitting the profile of a future #PPGC winner when winning at the Festival here last March. A second-season chaser, at the top of the market he beat Art Mauresque at Newtown Abbot.
Despite having to concede 9lb to that rival now for a three-length beating – Irish Cavalier looks progressive and at about 10/1 in the market – the one to beat.
Jonjo O’Neill’s John’s Spirit ha been first and second in the last two runnings of this race and has been quietly backed all week in a race where Paddy is paying 5 places.
Can he hit the frame again or will some of the younger crew among Art Mauresque, Monetaire or Present View?
We’ll all be a lot wiser come 3.30pm on Saturday.
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