Willie Mullins’ secure star Galopin Des Champs heads a 13-strong subject for Friday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup… however forecast of extra rain casts doubt over participation of Hewick
Willie Mullins-trained Galopin Des Champs heads the 13 runners for Friday’s Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Paul Townend’s winner of final month’s Irish Gold Cup is joined by stablemate and Irish Gold Cup runner-up Stattler, the mount of the coach’s son Patrick.
Henry de Bromhead runs 2022 Gold Cup winner A Plus Tard (Rachael Blackmore) and 2021 winner Minella Indo, who might be ridden for the primary time by Mark Walsh.
Coach Shark Hanlon has declared his American Nationwide winner Hewick however with additional rain forecast there may be doubt over the fast-ground lover’s participation – a call might be made Friday morning.
The house defence is led by Paul Nicholls-trained King George VI Chase winner Bravemansgame.
Ante-post favorite Galopin Des Champs heads 13 declarations for Cheltenham Gold Cup
In the meantime, Mullins is accountable for seven of the 15 runners in Friday’s JCB Triumph Hurdle.
Secure jockey Townend has opted to journey mare Lossiemouth, who regarded an unfortunate loser when runner-up to stablemate Gala Marceau – who reopposes – at Leopardstown final month.