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The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Blue Riband of the Festival and the highlight of the final day of Cheltenham 2013; eleven go to post in what promises to be a cracking race with the dual King George winner and 2011 Gold Cup hero Long Run only fourth favourite behind the Cheltenham specialists Bobs Worth and Sir Des Champs and the unexposed Silviniaco Conti.
The feature race on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is the World Hurdle and, with the ground drying up all the time, Oscar Whisky looks likely to go off favourite for the race although there remains a nagging doubt that he is not a true stayer and the intermediate 2m 4f trip of the Aintree Hurdle.
Ruby Walsh has a wonderful book of rides but he insists his best chance of a winner comes courtesy of the unbeaten Pont Alexandre (2.05) and he cannot be opposed in the Neptune; there are many who think the horse is a future Gold Cup winner and he certainly looks the part.
The feature race on the opening day is the Champion Hurdle with favourite Hurricane Fly (3.20) bidding to become the first horse since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 to regain the crown having first landed the prize in 2011.
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