2.25 CHELTENHAM: BetVictor Gold Cup
WEIGHT performs a heavy function within the BetVictor Gold Cup and also you don’t need to be too excessive or too low at Cheltenham.
Trying on the previous 10 winners, 9 of them have been within the Official Rankings vary of 139-159. So this 12 months Frodon goes on the prime, whereas Romain De Senam, Ballyandy, Geordie Des Champs, Guitar Pete, Willie Boy, Eamon An Cnoic and Whoswhotwho are crossed out on the backside of the handicap.
That has taken an enormous chunk out of the sphere earlier than we lose Movewiththetimes and King’s Socks as they haven’t gained over 2m4f earlier than.
It’s a plus to have completed within the prime 4 final day out, so we will cross out Kalondra, Shantou Village and Splash Of Ginge.
We’re nonetheless left with a comparatively lengthy shortlist of seven horses — Mister Whitaker, Javert, Benatar, Relatively Be, Baron Alco, West Strategy and Comfortable Diva.
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Four of the past five winners had a previous success at Cheltenham before winning the BetVictor.
So we’ll concentrate on horses have that run well here before and discount Javert and Happy Diva who have never been placed here before.
More than three previous chase wins has been a negative so Mister Whitaker has a minus mark, despite having won here before.
Of those still standing, RATHER BE went so close here at the Festival and can get the better of Benatar and Baron Alco.