14:45 Ascot Sat 16 February 2019
Always held in high regard by his trainer who has won this race eight times since 2000 and showed just why when beating a stat studded field in the King George last time out. That form exceptional and marked him a Gold Cup contender; hard to oppose.
Dual handicap winner finished third the last twice in decent Cheltenham contests. Consistency means handicaps now a tall order but likely find this even tougher.
Promise of novice campaign not yet fulfilled with this season largely frustrating. Favourite for big handicaps but disappointed and now goes up in class so life only gets tougher.
Dual Grade One winning novice who jumped excellently in each of those successes. Disappointing on return this season but better latest at Cheltenham after a break. Still on the comeback trail but potential to give fav a race.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C L TizzardJ: R Johnson|
Clan Des Obeaux (2/5), Terrefort (5/2), Thomas Patrick (14/1), Ballyhill (25/1)
- Clan Des Obeaux
- Thomas Patrick
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