Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Famous Five Go Chasing Gold ; the Gold Cup Is a Race like No Other and This Year's Renewal Promises to Be Extra Special, with Five Leading Contenders Lining Up on the Final Day of the Festival

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Famous Five Go Chasing Gold ; the Gold Cup Is a Race like No Other and This Year's Renewal Promises to Be Extra Special, with Five Leading Contenders Lining Up on the Final Day of the Festival

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IF THE 2016 Timico Gold Cup is anything like last year's, we're in for a real treat.

Should Hollywood ever choose to bring the National Hunt to the silver screen, it is this race that must be the dening moment of the lm - and on Friday, we may well get the level of drama even the top scriptwriters can only dream of producing.

e cast is largely unchanged from last year's renewal, but that only adds to the spectacle, heightening the tension and rivalry between the jockeys, trainers and in particular, owners.

Both Don Poli and Don Cossack are part of the Gigginstown House Stud group of Festival contenders, while Vautour and Djakadam are among the Irishtrained horses owned by Rich Ricci and wife Susannah.

ose four are part of the 'famous ve' bidding for victory in the 2016 renewal, along with 2010 Champion Bumper victor Cue Card. …

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