Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Don Poli Drifts For Gold Cup Despite Win

Don Poli had to use up every bit of energy to win the Lexus Chase and William Hill pushed the winner out to 6-1 from 5-1 for the Gold Cup despite the victory.

As a result, William Hill cut the favourite Djakadam to 7-2 from 9-2.

“Don Poli has done enough to win the Lexus, but he will have to be better than that to see off the likes of Djakadam, Don Cossack and Cue Card in the Gold Cup,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup: 7-2 Djakadam, 5-1 Don Cossack, 11-2 Cue Card, 6-1 Don Poli, 8-1Vautour, 14-1 More Of That, 16-1 Road To Riches, 20-1 Smad Place, 25-1 Holywell, 33-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)