Paddy Power Gold Cup Preview – November 18, Cheltenham, 2m4f

Paddy Power Gold Cup Preview**

*November 18, Cheltenham, 2m4f*

Who is the Favourite?

The leading contender for the Paddy Power Gold Cup is Turners Novices’ Chase winner Stage Star. Although Stage Star finished last in the Manifesto Novices’ Chase at Aintree’s Grand National Festival, where he was the 6-4 favorite, this seven-year-old, trained by Paul Nicholls, boasts an impressive career record. He holds a track record of 1211112 when racing between October and December. Stage Star is expected to receive strong support from the Owners Group syndicate.

Contenders for the Race

In addition to Stage Star, two Grade 1-winning novice chasers from the Cheltenham Festival are gearing up for a thrilling showdown in the Paddy Power Gold Cup. The Real Whacker, the Brown Advisory victor, is among the competitors. Stage Star’s stablemate, Il Ridoto, might aim to improve on his fourth-place finish from the previous year, where he was beaten by Ga Law. Gavin Cromwell, who had three winners at Cheltenham’s October meeting, could potentially field Final Orders, a five-time fences winner last season. Gordon Elliott, still in search of a Paddy Power Gold Cup win, has a strong contender in Chemical Energy, who finished second to Gaillard Du Mesnil in the National Hunt Chase during the last season’s festival.

Market Outlook

As of now, the Paddy Power Gold Cup betting market stands as follows:

– Stage Star at 5-1
– Unexpected Party at 7-1
– The Real Whacker at 8-1
– Notlongtillmay at 9-1
– Fugitif at 9-1
– Al Dancer at 12-1
– Il Ridoto at 14-1
– Final Orders at 14-1
– Galia Des Liteaux at 14-1
– Angels Breath at 16-1
– Authorized Art at 16-1
– My Drogo at 16-1
– Shakem’up Arry at 16-1
– Whistleinthedark at 16-1

Please note that odds are subject to change as the race day approaches.


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