Racing: Katarino the top Triumph fancy
Tuesday 05 January 1999
Istabraq, the defending Champion Hurdler, remains the hottest favourite to retain his crown since See You Then in the 1980s, although French Holly, the winner of the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, is providing some opposition.
Teeton Mill, who impressed in the Hennessy and the King George VI, has hardened as the Gold Cup favourite since Florida Pearl, last year's impressive Royal & SunAlliance Chase winner, fell in the Ericsson Chase at Leopardstown. Dorans Pride, winner of the Ericsson and placed in the last two Gold Cups, is available at 12-1.
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