Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips: Bobs Worth & Silviniaco Conti taking the bets at Cheltenham Festival showpiece

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The Cheltenham Gold Cup has a history of producing a huge shock now and again, and to our eyes, the 2014 renewal could be another time where an outsider leaves the bookmakers jumping for joy.

However, predicting a right turn up will also mean we can join in the celebrations with those greedy so and so’s. Finding which outsider to back though is a bit of a conundrum.

Instead of backing one, we’re going to go for two against the field, namely Harry Topper at 25/1 and Teaforthree at 66/1.

Firstly, we’ll put a brief case forward to why the two market leaders, Bobs Worth at 7/4 and Silviniaco Conti at 3/1, are vulnerable in our eyes.

Only the real top-class horses come back and win back-to-back Gold Cup’s, even the great Kauto Star couldn’t manage it.

The race is a real test of a horse’s makeup and although Bobs Worth is a tough old master, his run at Haydock earlier this season where he was pulled up was very worrying regarding his consistency.

Do you really want to be taking a short price about a horse that has that sort of run in his locker? We don’t.

Our feelings about Silviniaco Conti are simple, he’s going to hate the ground at Cheltenham and we’re worried that such a gruelling win in the King George will have taken the edge of him. At 3/1 we’re going elsewhere.

Harry Topper is a grand old staying chaser, who looks cheery ripe to appreciate every yard of a Gold Cup. We feel that the markets have got too carried away about his inability to handle good ground and labelling him as a mudlark is an insult to his ability.

He will relish every yard of this strongly run Gold Cup and if getting his jumping right, he’ll be in there pitching over the last few flights. We’re expecting him to race off the pace then come strong late in the day in what is an average renewal, much like the late great Synchronized did in 2012.

Teaforthree is a completely different horse to Harry Topper but his class and jumping ability could see him trouble the market leaders.

Already a Cheltenham Festival winner, Rebecca Curtis’ stable star is set for another crack at the Grand National but there is no reason to think he can’t run well from the front in a race like the Gold Cup. AP McCoy may ride him too.

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