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Scu faced with Gold poser

Tom Scudamore has three possible mounts in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in March.

David Pipe's stable jockey could ride Grands Crus for his boss or one of David Bridgwater's two entries - last year's Gold Cup runner-up The Giant Bolster and impressive Ascot winner Wyck Hill.

"The Betfred Gold Cup entries are out and I have three possibles - Grands Crus, The Giant Bolster and Wyck Hill," said Scudamore in his blog on exeter-racecourse.com.

"Grands Crus will run again before the Festival, with his options the Argento at Cheltenham, the Denman Chase at Newbury and a Grade One at Ascot.

"He's also in the Ryanair and the World Hurdle. With Big Buck's out of the World Hurdle picture the race is a possibility for both Grands Crus and Dynaste.

"Wyck Hill will run at Exeter next Wednesday in a novice hurdle. He won't go over fences again before the Festival.

"I still think Bobs Worth will take all the beating (in the Gold Cup), while Silviniaco Conti has done nothing but impress this season.

"Of the Irish entries, I really like the Willie Mullins-trained Sir Des Champs."