Cheltenham LIVE: Gold Cup Day updates from Cheltenham Festival – tips, winners

Cheltenham LIVE: Gold Cup Day updates from Cheltenham Festival – tips, winners

11.45 UPDATE: Ruby Walsh knows a thing or two about horse racing and the veteran jockey has picked his winner for today’s Triumph Hurdle.SIR EREC h

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11.45 UPDATE: Ruby Walsh knows a thing or two about horse racing and the veteran jockey has picked his winner for today’s Triumph Hurdle.

SIR EREC has been touted as the Irish banker and he was very impressive at the Dublin Racing Festival.

Tiger Tap Tap was only beaten a neck by him in a maiden hurdle at Christmas but was well behind him the last time.

We’ve done a lot more work with Tiger Tap Tap so hopefully he can get a lot closer this time.

11.30 UPDATE: Daily Express racing editor Jason Heavey gives his verdict on the horse to beat in today’s Gold Cup showdown.

He stays. He jumps. He loves the ground. He has the best jump jockey on the planet on board.

Not many horses win back-to-back Gold Cups but NATIVE RIVER has it within his grasp.

Presenting Percy is fascinating while it might be a year early for Clan Des Obeaux.

With the emphasis on stamina, Elegant Escape is great each-way value.

The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle is next, followed by the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.

The Foxhunter Steeple Chase is directly after the Gold Cup, with Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle the penultimate race.

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase will bring the curtain down on what’s been a terrific week of racing at 5.30pm.

Express Sport is on hand to bring you everything you need, with tips and winners details throughout the day.

11.15 UPDATE: Racing fans are in for a treat this afternoon as Cheltenham Festival reaches its pinnacle with the world-famous Gold Cup.

Enthusiasts from all over the planet are eagerly awaiting the race, which is scheduled to take place at 3.30pm.

Presenting Percy is the favourite, with Clan Des Obeaux and Native River sure to be in the mix as well.

The Gold Cup will be the fourth race of the day, with the JCB Triumph Hurdle kicking off the action at 1.30pm.

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