The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the blue riband of steeplechasing. First run nearly a century ago, it winners list include some of the greatest National Hunt horses of all time including Dawn Run, Arkle, Best Mate and Golden Miller.
This year, Al Boum Photo will attempt to join the pantheon of greats in landing the Gold Cup for a record third time. However, he faces challenges from whole ray of challengers such as A Plus Tard, Champ and Frodon, all of which have won at the Festival.
With the Gold Cup this afternoon here is a preview of the big race ahead.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the blue riband of steeplechasing. This year, there are many big names that could take home one of the greatest prizes in National Hunt racing. @McDevitMyles looks ahead to the big race this afternoon and gives his prediction. #CheltenhamFestival pic.twitter.com/VsA2CrPiyC
— Sports Gazette (@SportsGazette) March 19, 2021