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Bobs Worth heads Gold Cup declarations

ESPN staff
March 13, 2013
Bobs Worth and Long Run go head-to-head in the Gold Cup on Friday © PA Photos

Bobs Worth heads 11 declarations for the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

Nicky Henderson's charge is the favourite for Friday's blue riband event at the Cheltenham Festival, although he has not raced this year.

Bobs Worth's last outing came when he won the Hennessy Gold Cup in December, but that layoff has not dampened his attraction. Henderson also has 2011 Gold Cup winner Long Run in contention.

Intriguing challenges will come from The Giant Bolster, second last year, and Silviniaco Conti - unbeaten for Paul Nicholls in 2013.

Elsewhere, Captain Chris goes for Philip Hobbs' team, while Sir Des Champs, Bog Warrior, Sunnyhillboy, Cape Tribulation, Monbeg Dude and Wayward Prince complete the field.

The one defection came from First Lieutenant, who goes in the Ryanair Chase on Thursday.

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