Bobs Worth Heads 40 Cheltenham Gold Cup Entries

Hennessy Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth was one of the star attractions in the 40 entries received for the 2013 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, in which all the big names stood the ground for what will be a spectacular renewal of the Cheltenham Festival blue riband event on March 15.

Nicky Henderson's raider was sensational when trouncing a classy field at Newbury in November and will be looking so secure his third successive win at the Prestbury Park extravaganza, but he won't be flying the flag on his own for Henderson's Seven Barrows yard as the training maestro could unleash a five-pronged attack on the race.

Long Run will be another major player for the Henderson yard and the King George VI Chase winner will be attempting to regain the crown he won in superb fashion in 2011, whilst Riverside Theatre will be another leading Henderson contender.

Paul Nicholls has a fine record in the race and his star team could be spearheaded by Silviniaco Conti, who demolished Long Run in the Betfair Chase, whilst Tidal Bay has been handed an entry following his Lexus Chase success, but the World Hurdle could well be a possibility instead of the Friday star attraction.

Ireland could send over a strong battalion and dual Cheltenham Festival winner Sir Des Champs could be their most likely winner as he will relish the step up, whilst Flemenstar will have to prove his stamina in the Irish Hennessy, but nuances from that camp feel he could well head to the Gold Cup.

Of the others featuring in the stellar list of entries, 2010 winner Imperial Commander could look to return from injury and try and regain the crown, whilst King George runner-up Captain Chris, Grands Curs and First Lieutenant add yet more gloss to what will be a phenomenal renewal.

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