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Although the Gold Cup is being billed as a showdown between the big two in the market, both Kauto Star and Long Run are far from bombproof.
This is the Gold Cup after all, where the highest quality of jump horses go hammer and tong around Cheltenham’s stamina sapping course. Kauto Star is now 12-years-old and will have to defy a whole host of age related statistics to become the first horse ever to regain a Cheltenham Gold Cup twice following his wins in 2007 and 2009.
And also it could be argued that the testing nature of the Cheltenham track doesn’t play to the strengths of the Paul Nicholls-trained superstar despite winning the race twice before. Long Run also has plenty of negatives surrounding his chances mostly which centre around his poor jumping skills.
Your heart is always in its mouth when he attempts to jump a fence and he seems he is only a fence away from taking a fall.
This weakness around the front two in the market opens up the chances of some bigger priced horses making the frame. So who is most likely to take advantage?
The clear standout on recent form lines looks to be Weird Al for in the in-form Donald McCain yard, who have celebrated two wins already this Cheltenham week after wins with Cinders And Ashes in the Supreme Novices Hurdle and the well-gambled on Son Of Flicka in the Coral Cup, which provided his owner with a bumper £900,000 pay-out.
The nine-year-old has only had eight starts over fences and has struggled with injuries since running in last year’s Gold Cup but has come back a different horse this season, highlighted by his brilliant win the Charlie Hall Chase.
He then only finished ten lengths behind both Long Run and Kauto Star in the Betfair Chase and is expected to improve for today after his lengthy break. The 11/1 on offer certainly is worth a poke.