Last years winners of the big races...
Tue: Champion Hurdle
POS. HORSE SP AGE JOCKEY TRAINER
1 Rock On Ruby (IRE) 11/1 7 N Fehily P F Nicholls
Wednesday: Champion Chase
1 Finian's Rainbow (IRE) 4/1 9 B J Geraghty N J Henderson
Thursday: World Hurdle:
1 Big Buck's (FR) 5/6 9 R Walsh P F Nicholls
Friday: Gold Cup
1 Synchronised (IRE) 8/1 9 A P McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
Unfortunately two of them won't be at Prestbury Park this year, Synchronised (Rip) and Big Buck's out for the season.
Can't see Rock on Ruby retaining the champion hurdle, again Hurricane Fly is the fav but I've been enjoying Zarkander this year however Grandouet is going to get the better of Zarkander at some point. It would be great to see Khyber Kim in the frame at 75/1. Shame Darlan isn't here any longer either.
Wednesday is a non event, Sprinter Sacre the 4/11 fav everyone else running for place money.
Thursday without Big Bucks leaves someone else the chance to be remembered for winning the year without Big Bucks. The Ryanair looks wide open to me, I just can't be having Cue Card or First Lieutenant.
Friday's Gold Cup day and a day for being indoors, shame about Imperial Commander, leaving the big 4 in the betting Long Run impressive at Kempton but Captain Chris ran it close and I feel the course favours the latter and at 17/1 i'd rather be on him albeit RJ will probably fall off he's better than S W-C. Silviniaco Conti has always looked a GC horse and will be there or thereabouts. Though Bobs worth is a worthy favourite.
Last year's thread...can't believe i thought menorah would beat the sprinter.