Bobs Worth leads the betting with a solid record, winning at Cheltenham in 2011 and 2012 and excellent with jockey Barry Geraghty. One of the top 4 runners in this race, including Bobs Worth will be the winner here in our opinion in one of the most competitive Gold Cups for a number of years. Sir Des Champs may go into the race joint favourite with Bobs Worth. Sir Des Champs also won at Cheltenham last year and also has an excellent record. However Sir Des Champs has only just stepped up to this distance and perhaps lacks the experience the other front runners have. Silviniaco Conti is on great form and has not been beaten in the last 12 months, winning at this distance 4 times. Silviniaco Conti really seems to favour the soft going too so could have the stamina to challenge here. Long Run was third at Cheltenham last year and although a great performer, has only been run twice since, most recently finishing 1st at Kempton Park in December. In our opinion Long Run is too much of a risk at the same odds as the other front runners.
It is difficult to see any of the rest of the field challenging the top 4 runners in this race given how strong they all are.
WinDrawWin Prediction - Silviniaco Conti to Win. Sir Des Champs to Place.