MANCHESTER, England, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
A total of 36 horses have been entered for the 2014 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup and the sponsors make Bobs Worth the 9/4 favourite.
The closest market rival to last year's winner is Silviniaco Conti at 7/2 ahead of Cue Card at 8/1. First Lieutenant is the most fancied of eleven Irish entries at 12/1 with Betfred.
The sponsors are offering non-runner, no-bet on the race, which will appeal to punters who fancy Cue Card whose Cheltenham target remains up in the air.
Betfred spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: "This year's Betfred Gold Cup is shaping up to be a Clash of the Titans with Bobs Worth and Silviniaco Conti dominating the betting.
"It promises to be a classic and is sure to be one of the highlights of the Festival."
Betfred Gold Cup - sponsors bet: 9/4 Bobs Worth, 7/2 Silviniaco Conti, 8/1 Cue Card, 12/1 First Lieutenant, 16/1 Al Ferof, 25/1 Boston Bob, Lord Windermere, 33/1 Dynaste, Rocky Creek, Rubi Ball, Triolo d'Alene, 40/1 Long Run, Unioniste, 50/1 Arvika Ligeonniere, Dedigout, Harry Topper, Katenko, Last Instalment, Lyreen Legend, Mount Benbulben, Tidal Bay, 66/1 Bog Warrior, Captain Chris, Champion Court, Cloudy Too, Houblon Des Obeaux, Medermit, Monbeg Dude, Roi Du Mee, The Giant Bolster, Vino Griego, 100/1 Knockara Beau, Teaforthree, Theatre Guide, Time For Rupert, Wayward Prince.