The last 22 winners of the Gold Cup had previously scored at Grade One level, which narrows down the field significantly if the trend holds true.
Racecourse: National Hunt
Features: Left-handed, undulating, testing track with stiff fences.
Top Trainers: Nigel Twiston-Davies has a 10% strike rate with 37 winners from 371 runners; showing a profit of £46.04 over the last five seasons.
Top Jockeys: Barry Geraghty has a 20% strike rate, with 35 wins from 176 rides; showing a profit of £32.23 on all his rides over the last five seasons.