Tuesday 21 January 2020

LONG RUN TOPS 19 GOLD CUP DECS

Long Run: Tops Gold Cup entries
Long Run: Tops Gold Cup entries

Long Run heads 19 six-day entries for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

Nicky Henderson's charge has twice been beaten by Kauto Star this season and faces a mouthwatering rematch with Paul Nicholls' remarkable veteran, who has made a good recovery following a schooling fall.

The Seven Barrows trainer could also run Burton Port while Nicholls also has Poquelin and What A Friend in the race.

As expected, Grands Crus has been declared with a decision over his Festival target expected on Monday.

China Rock, Quel Esprit and The Midnight Club complete the Irish raiding party while Jonjo O'Neill has declared Lexus Chase hero Synchronised.

Arkle hero Captain Chris, also in the Ryanair, stands his ground along with Diamond Harry and Time For Rupert.

The field is completed by Carruthers, Knockara Beau, Medermit, Midnight Chase, The Giant Bolster and Weird Al.

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