BetVictor Gold Cup: 45 Declared for £160,000 Showpiece3 min read
Group 1 winner Kylemore Lough and progressive second-season chaser Romain De Senam headline the 45 entries that have been declared for the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham’s November Meeting with some notable names listed to land the £160,000 prize.
The Leading Contenders
Paul Nicholls second season chaser Romain De Senam has won both of his starts this term whilst Kylemore Lough finished 5th on both his appearances last season at Cheltenham.
Nicholls has 9 entered at this stage and many will be hopeful Le Prezien lines up after going so close when beaten by Foxtail Hill at the Showcase last weekend. Another notable Ditcheat entry is Frodon who attracted huge market support before last seasons race and then went on to win Caspian Gold Cup last November.
A terrific tussle in the feature sees Romain De Senam get the better of Burtons Well for @PFNicholls and @samtwiston pic.twitter.com/7xKXGsKrvW
— Stratford Racecourse (@stratfordraces) October 21, 2017
Champion trainer Nicky Henderson is represented by Gold Present and should be popular after finishing second at the Festival in March.
The Seven Barrows maestro had this to say “He put up a nice performance when winning at Doncaster in November and put up an outstanding performance to finish runner-up to Tully East in the Close Brothers at the Festival. We then went to Aintree for the Topham and he jumped beautifully until taking he took a fall at the Canal Turn. He has done extremely well this Summer and I think he is a horse to look forward to this year.”
One horse that has been extremely popular on Social Media has been Cloudy Dream. Second to the mighty Altior in the Arkle in March, the Trevor Hemmings-owned seven-year-old made a pleasing return to action when chasing home Smad Place last weekend.
Ten-year-old Smad Place gets the better of Cloudy Dream in the Old Roan Chase @AintreeRaces. Results ▶️ https://t.co/7iJOPsdIyZ pic.twitter.com/5gMdp3OfYO
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) October 29, 2017
Weights for the BetVictor Gold Cup, which has a maximum field of 20, are unveiled on Wednesday, November 8.
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