Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Record Prize Can Give Racing the Spotlight; Gold Star: Silverburn Will Be a Popular Scoop6 Pick on Saturday

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Record Prize Can Give Racing the Spotlight; Gold Star: Silverburn Will Be a Popular Scoop6 Pick on Saturday

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Byline: PAUL FIELDER

RACING must take its chance at self promotion when the National Hunt season gets under way in earnest with this weekend's three-day Cheltenham Open meeting.

There may be autumn rugby union internationals, the normal Premier League fixtures and David Haye's heavyweight bout against Monte Barratt. But it is not the most hectic of weekends and the sport has a golden opportunity with Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup for which the Paul Nicholls-trained Silverburn is clear favourite forming part of what is predicted to be a [pounds sterling]2 million ToteScoop6 jackpot.

A [pounds sterling]1.3m Scoop6 pot went uncollected at Doncaster on Saturday and, with further money

TODAY'S RACING: Carlisle (NH) 1.20-4.00 (RUK); Southwell (A-W) 12.10-3.50 (ATR); Wolverhampton (A-W) 2.05-4.40 (ATR) TOMORROW'S NH CARDS (declared later today): Exeter 1.10-3.40 (ATR); Lingfield 1.00-4.00 (ATR); Sedgefield 1.20-3.50 (ATR) coming into the pool, Totepool spokesman Damian Walker is predicting a record payout for a single winner. …

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