Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

The day that matters most at Cheltenham

Posted on 19 March 2021 by Myles McDevitt

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.