Back in December, I wrote:
So long as Denman, stable companion Kauto Star and Exotic Dancer can get to Prestbury Park safe and sound on 14th March, we look to be in for a classic Gold Cup.
Well, that mouth-watering prospect is now less than 24 hours away.
Who’s going to win?
It’s a very close call, but my vote (narrowly) goes to the reigning champion Kauto Star. I can't get out my head how impressive he was when winning the race last year, and he's done absolutely nothing wrong this season. That said, it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see Denman prevail, especially if the rain keeps falling. Exotic Dancer and Halcon Genelardais look the each-way value, though the former wouldn’t want much more rain.
If you can’t get to Prestbury Park tomorrow, then whatever you do, make sure you are close to a television set or radio at 15.30 GMT. And to whet your appetite, above is a replay of the classic 1989 Gold Cup. I was lucky enough to have been at Cheltenham that wet, cold and wonderful day, and seeing Desert Orchid get up the hill to beat Yahoo turned a keen interest in racing into a passion.
Whatever you decide to back in the Gold Cup tomorrow, all the very best of luck!