Former two-time ‘Top Jockey’ at the Cheltenham Festival, Barry Geraghty, who rode 43 Cheltenham Festival winners, gives you his 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup tip ahead of the featured race on Friday 17th March.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup Tip: GALOPIN DES CHAMPS @ 13/8
Legendary ex-jockey Barry Geraghty thinks the current Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite – GALOPIN DES CHAMPS – will justify his position at the head of the betting.
Geraghty, who was trainer Nicky Henderson’s top jockey for years, feels the 7 year-old has the best credentials to land the 2023 Cheltenham Festival showcase race.
The Gold Cup trip of 3m 2 1/2f will be the furthest Galopin Des Champs has gone, but the way the horse saw out the Irish Gold Cup trip (3m) last time out suggests the extra yardage will be achievable (see video below).
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“Galopin Des Champs is one of the most exciting horses in training and he should be very hard to beat in this. The only real worry is stamina and the ground definitely makes that more of a question mark.
“There is no reason to say he won’t stay but he has to go and prove it. He has relaxed much better this season which will be a help in seeing out the trip. He is a very worthy favourite. It’s a really interesting race but I’ll stick with the favourite,” said Barry Geraghty on who he thinks will win the 2023 Gold Cup Chase.
Festival fans will remember the heartache of Galopin Des Champs falling at the final fence in the Turners Novices’ Chase last season. However, since that tumble, he’s bounced back to win three times and will head into the Gold Cup 5-from-6 over fences.
The Barry Geraghty Gold Cup tip will face a strong challenge from last year’s Gold Cup winner A Plus Tard. While he’s also likely to meet the 2022 Grand National winner Noble Yeats and King George VI Chase hero Bravemansgame.
You can back Barry Geraghty’s tip of Galopin Des Champs at Cheltenham odds of @ 13/8 for the Gold Cup (non runner, no bet).