Ask anyone on the street to name the biggest race of the year, and the odds are that nine out of ten will tell you the Grand National. However, walk into any bookmakers in the land, and all you’ll hear is Cheltenham this and Gold Cup that. There’s something about the Cheltenham Race Festival that draws us all in. From Ruby Walsh’s total dominance to long shot winners, the meet just keeps throwing up historical moments year after year.
Dessie’s Gold Cup
Norton’s Coin takes Dessie’s crown
The cancelled festival
Hardy Eustace’s Champion Hurdle
This year's favourite for the Gold Cup is without doubt Thistlecrack, with stablemate Native River and dual runner-up Djakadam the obvious main challengers. But looking down the list of Cheltenham Gold Cup runners for this year and their prices has us wondering if we're due an upset. Could the aptly named Perfect Candidate romp home at 200/1? It seems highly unlikely but what a story it would make and certainly one to add to the list of Cheltenham’s most memorable moments.