43 Entered in First Magners Gold Cup Declaration

Some superb names were thrown into the hat for this years Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup with 43 runners at this stage all with in a chance to take the glory after being entered.

The stand out names out of the cluster include last years winner Native River for Colin Tizzard, This years 9/2 favourite Presenting Percy who is still yet to run this season and Paul Nicholls valiant King George VI Chase winner Clan Des Obeaux.

With a huge number of entries some trainers have multiple horses entered into the contest at this stage and leading Irish trainer Willie Mullins holds the most with nine from his yard declared. These include big name like last years Punchestown Gold Cup winner Bellshill, Kemboy who won this seasons Grade 1 Savills Chase and Al Boum photo.

Gordon Elliott could also take a strong team of runners into the race as he has seven possible chances with Outlander, Don Poli and last years JLT Novices Chase winner Shattered Love all in contention.

The British raiders also host a strong line up with the horses already mentioned, Nicky Henderson also adds three into the March 15th contest and last years second Might Bite is the headline for the yard.

This season's first big race winner Bristol De Mai who landed the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock is also entered and is back to normal after his fall at the ninth fence in the King George VI Chase and his trainer reports he is in good shape ahead of the big Grade 1.

(Credit Racing Post) Nigel Twiston-Davies said: "Bristol De Mai is in good form at home. After his fall at Kempton he was a bit bruised but not too bad, and he has been cantering away since.

There's a possibility he could go to Haydock and run over hurdles in the Rendlesham to give him a confidence-booster and then on to the Gold Cup.

"Cheltenham Trials Day will probably come a bit too quickly and I'm not sure about running in the Denman Chase either."

Here is how the ante post betting looks at the top of the market with Sky Bet ahead of the Cheltenham Gold Cup:

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