More Of That among field of 19 for BetVictor Gold Cup
More Of That has been backed for the BetVictor Gold Cup
FORMER World Hurdle winner More Of That features among 19 declarations for Saturday's BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham after he had been supported into favouritism for the race in the preceding 24 hours.
Trainer Jonjo O'Neill stressed early in the week that rain would need to fall f0r the gelding to run and the deluge between Tuesday and Wednesday, which threw 18mm of rain on Cheltenham, has been deemed sufficient to run.
Deposed favourite, the four-year-old Frodon, is also among the declarations and will be partnered by Harry Cobden. His trainer Paul Nicholls also has Art Mauresque, As De Mee and Bouvreuil in the race, the last-named now being partnered by Gavin Sheehan after Sam Twiston-Davies failed to be passed fit in time for this weekend's meeting.
The final field of 19 means that just three of Monday's confirmations were not declared. The most significant is top weight Top Gamble, whose withdrawal will raise the weights by 3lb, making Ballynagour the horse to carry 11st 12lb. Meanwhile, Potters Cross, the only horse out of the weights, will now be only 4lb wrong.
Johnny Og and Full Shift are the others not to be carried forward into the final field.
More to follow. . .
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