Rachael Blackmore is eyeing up back-to-back Cheltenham Gold Cup victories with A Plus Tard amid rumours that she could retire with a win today.
“I’m really looking forward to riding A Plus Tard again in the Gold Cup,” Blackmore told Betfair. “Last year was magic. To go so close on him in 2021, then to go back last year and for him to win it like he did, it was unbelievable. He found another gear up the run-in.
“Obviously, he has not had the most ideal preparation and you’d love to be coming to Cheltenham with a win under his belt.
“But, that’s the way it is. His work has been good recently, he seems in really good form. David Roche rides him at home and he’s happy with him so he goes there with as good a chance as any. It is very cool to be coming back on the reigning Gold Cup winner.
“He is an exceptional horse and we hope he goes well on Friday. He’s all good, I rode him out this morning and he’s in great form so I am really looking forward to riding him. He should definitely run a big race.”
Rachael Blackmore to finish in the top three on A Plus Tard in the Gold Cup, was Evens NOW 2/1 with Betfair
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