Kemboy Looking Good For 2020 Gold Cup

Willie Mullins broke his Gold Cup duck last month with Al Boum Photo, but he already has a leading fancy for next year’s renewal after Kemboy shot up the ante post betting on Thursday.

The 7-year-old unseated David Mullins at the first fence at the Festival but under Ruby Walsh today he put in a stellar performance to justify 9/4 favouritism in the Aintree Bowl, 9 lengths clear of King George winner Clan des Obeaux in second.

The victory saw Kemboy’s odds of going on to win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham next season plummet into 10/1 from 33/1

He is now just a 6/1 shot from 14/1 for this year’s King George, making him third favourite behind Altior (4/1f) and Cyrname (5/1)

Pentland Hills had earlier claimed the Juvenile Hurdle beating Fakir D’oudairies by a neck and he is a 16/1 shot from 33/1 to land the Champion Hurdle at next year’s Festival.

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