FGR – Paddy Power Gold Cup (Tomorrow)
The rankings below have been amended…
Cheltenham 2.25 Irish Cavalier, Art Mauresque
Irish Cavaliar comfortably accounted for Art Maurseque in a Newton Abbot Intermediate Chase last time (2m5f, good to soft). Won a Novice’s Listed Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March, and also ran well when second in a similar race at the Punchestown Festival. Proven in large, competitive fields and is a player.
Art Mauresque has since scored over C&D after being beaten by Irish Cavalier in that Newton Abbot race already mentioned, and comfortably at that, but is unproven in the hurly burly of a race of this nature. Has also yet to prove himself at this level and the ground has possibly gone a tad against him here too.
Irish Cavalier would of been a solid place option for this had it not been for the indifferent form of the Rebecca Curtis yard in recent weeks. Is still available at double figure odds though for those of you tempted with an each-way bet, but I’ll be reluctantly sitting this one out.