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Cheltenham Day 4 Entries - Galopin Des Champs heads field of 13 for Gold Cup

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Last updated: 15 Mar 2023
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  • Confirmed entries and final fields for every race on day four of the Cheltenham Festival
  • The Cheltenham Festival continues on Friday 17th March
  • 13 runners have been entered in the 2023 Gold Cup
Cheltenham Day 4 Entries and Final Fields
Paul Townend riding Galopin Des Champs during The Turners Novices' Chase on day three of The Festival at Cheltenham. (Getty)

On Wednesday morning, the final fields were confirmed for all seven races on Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival. Here are Friday's headline entries.

2023 Gold Cup Final Field


No.
Name
1 Ahoy Senor
2 A Plus Tard
3 Bravemansgame
4 Conflated
5 Eldorado Allen
6 Galopin Des Champs
7 Hewick
8 Minella Indo
9 Noble Yeats
10 Protektorat
11 Royale Pagaille
12 Sounds Russian
13 Stattler

Hot-favourite Galopin Des Champs will face 12 rivals in this year's Gold Cup. Henry De Bromhead will be represented by the last two Gold Cup winners, A Plus Tard and Minella Indo. Willie Mullins' second-string Stattler and Gordon Elliott's Conflated take up their entries, along with Hewick and Grand National hero, Noble Yeats.

Bravemansgame leads the home challenge in this year's feature at the Cheltenham Festival. Fellow Grade One winners Protektorat and Ahoy Senor take their chance, along with Sounds Russian, Royal Pagaille and Eldorado Allen.

2023 Albert Bartlett Final Field


No.
Name
1 Affordale Fury
2 Chianti Classico
3 Corbetts Cross
4 Dawn Rising
5 Embassy Gardens
6 Favori De Champdou
7 Hiddenvalley Lake
8 Idalko Bihoue
9 Letsbeclearaboutit
10 Monty's Star
11 Rock My Way
12 Saint Palais
13 Sandor Clegane
14 Seabank Bistro
15 Search For Glory
16 Shanbally Kid
17 Stay Away Fay
18 Thomas Mor
19 Three Card Brag
20 We'veallbeencaught

A capacity field of 20 novices will contest this Grade One. All of the fancied Irish horses have stood thier ground, with Three Card Brag, Corbetts Cross, Embassy Gardens and Hiddenvalley Lake featuring in the field.

Favori De Champdou, Sandor Clegane, Monty's Star, Letsbeclearaboutit, Dawn Rising and Shanbally Kid will also fly the flag for Ireland. Stay Away Fay, Rock My Way and Weveallbeencaught represent British connections.

2023 Triumph Hurdle Final Field


No.
Name
1 Active Duty
2 Alhumit
3 Ascending
4 Blood Destiny
5 Gust Of Wind
6 Hypotenus
7 Jacovec Cavern
8 Jipcot
9 Jupiter Du Gite
10 Rightsotom
11 Cinsa
12 Gala Marceau
13 Je Garde
14 Lossiemouth
15 Zenta

Willie Mullins' trio of Bloody Destiny, Lossiemouth and Gala Marceau have dominated the Triumph betting for the entire season and all three were confirmed in the field. In fact, Mullins will saddle almost half of the 15 confirmed runners, after Zenta, Cinsa, Gust Of Wind and Je Garde were also confirmed. 

Gary Moore's Jupiter Du Gite and Ben Pauling's recruit Jipcot are the highest-placed home runners in the betting. Rightsotom, Ascending, Hypotenus and Jacovec Cavern will also run in Friday's opener.

Other Day 4 Entries


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