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Matt Brocklebank runs the rule over the Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Don Cossack fancied to justify favouritism. Cheap Colorado Rockies Jerseys . Don Cossack heads the betting for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup and has been given the vote of confidence from jockey Bryan Cooper, who prefers the Gordon Elliott-trained nine-year-old over Willie Mullins Don Poli. Racing legend Sir Anthony McCoy tells Sky Sports just what it takes to win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham Will it be the right choice by the jockey, or can Cue Card complete an illustrious treble and bring up the £1million bonus? Heres our A-Z guide to the field for the 3m2f70y Grade 1 contest. CARLINGFORD LOUGH (Jockey: Barry Geraghty)Recent form: 19-461 Carlingford Lough (left) beat Road to Riches to the Irish Gold Cup Dual winner of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, where he slammed Road To Riches by 12 lengths, but has come up short on two previous visits to the Cheltenham, including when a well-held ninth to Coneygree in this race. This years renewal looks a shade stronger if anything and a place probably his best hope.Rating: 6/10CUE CARD (Paddy Brennan)Recent form: 2-4111 Remarkable campaigner who romped to victory in the Champion Bumper here as a four-year-old and hes had a distinguished hurdling and chasing career since then. Right back to his very best this season and hes bidding to complete a £1m bonus treble having won the Betfair Chase and King George on his last two starts. Won the Ryanair Chase in 2013 on his last Festival visit and surely one of the most popular winners of the week should he prevail.Rating: 9/10DJAKADAM (Ruby Walsh)Recent form: 12-21F Djakadams jockey Ruby Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins in the parade ring after winning in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase Possibly the forgotten horse of the race having fallen when odds-on favourite here in January but certainly worth remembering it was he who chased home Coneygree in the big one 12 months ago. Looked as good, if not better, than ever when thrashing Valseur Lido in the John Durkan on his seasonal debut and at the age of seven theres every reason to believe he could have much more to offer.Rating: 7/10DON COSSACK (Bryan Cooper)Recent form: 111F1 Ended last season as the highest-rated chaser in training and this years form gives us no reason to doubt his talent. One blip was a late fall when appearing to be mounting a strong challenge in the King George at Kempton and although not particularly impressive in his prep at Thurles in January, that came over an inadequate trip and on ground softer than he cares for. Some have questioned his Cheltenham record but had excuses when he was third in last years Ryanair and hes the one they all have to beat with Cooper opting to ride him over Don Poli.Rating: 10/10DON POLI (Davy Russell)Recent form: 11-511 Bryan Cooper and Willie Mullins (right) with Don Poli Hugely talented seven-year-old who doesnt do anything flashy but gets the job done more often than not, winning five of his six chase starts to date. Most of his form is on soft going but did win the RSA Chase here on good 12 months ago and hes bound to be staying on strongly up the hill. But will he be quick enough to maintain his place when the tempo increases?Rating: 8/10IRISH CAVALIER (Paul Townend)Recent form: 42155P Irish Cavalier ridden by Paul Townend (left) jumps the last ahead of Annacotty ridden by Ian Popham (right) Won the novices handicap chase at the meeting last year and added to his tally at Newton Abbot in October. Found life tough since, though, and pulled up when last seen on heavy ground here in January. Loads to prove in Grade One company and yet to fully convince over a staying trip so plenty of reasons to look elsewhere.Rating: 2/10OFAOLAINS BOY (Noel Fehily)Recent form: 5/P1P8 Noel Fehily riding OFaolains Boy to win The David Martin Graduation Steeple Chase at Newbury Had a long time off after enjoying a good 2013/14 campaign, when he beat Smad Place narrowly to claim RSA Chase glory at the Festival. Very in-and-out since returning and while his wide-margin win at Newbury in December suggested he was back on an upward trajectory, two flops since, including over hurdles last time, temper enthusiasm. Hard to see him being good enough to contest the finish.Rating: 2/10ON HIS OWN (Patrick Mullins)Recent form: 97U482 Davy Russell on Lord Windermere (R) won from David Casey on On His Own (centre) in the 2014 Gold Cup Grand old servant to the Mullins yard and his finest hour came here when beaten a short-head by Lord Windermere in the 2014 renewal of the Gold Cup. Hes being aimed at the Grand National and looked on good terms with himself when second behind Boston Bob at Fairyhouse recently but hell need others in this line-up to seriously disappoint if hes to lift the top prize here.Rating: 3/10ROAD TO RICHES (TBC)Recent form: 13-312 BJ Cooper on Road To Riches (left), eventual winner Ruby Walsh on Vautour and Richard Johnson on Village Vic clear a jump in the Ryanair Chase Third in the Gold cup last season and has kept up a very strong level of form this term but he ran in the Ryanair Chase on Thursday and doesnt look likely to take part.Rating: 5/10SMAD PLACE (Wayne Hutchinson)Recent form: 4-1141 Popular grey who went close at the Festival in the World Hurdle a couple of times before pushing OFaolains Boy close in the 2014 RSA Chase. Wasnt anything like his best throughout most of the last campaign but returned to action with a Kempton win in November and followed up in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Only fourth when different tactics were adopted in the King George at Kempton but back to peak form with a thrilling front-running win over this course and distance in January. Looks a strong pace angle here but drying ground and stronger opposition the slight nagging doubts over his claims.Rating: 7/10VERDICT: Few would rule out Cue Card winning the £1million bonus after the season hes had already and the reception Sprinter Sacre received on Wednesday could even be matched should Colin Tizzards popular chaser do the business in Fridays feature. But Don Cossack looked like he could have taken his measure in the King George before falling two fences from home and the drying ground has come good for Gordon Elliotts highly-regarded charge. Hes the pick of Bryan Cooper and is strongly fancied to open his Cheltenham Festival account at the third time of asking. Also See: Bet now at Cheltenham! 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Defensive coordinator James Boettcher said his do-everything All-Pro defensive back is where he left off last year.Mathieu is a little more cautious.Asked on Thursday if he would be at 100 percent for the game, he just smiled and said, Well see.He will wear a brace, but a much smaller one than he did after his first surgery.If Im out there Im going to make some plays, he said. I just want to be prepared mentally. Physically Im all right. Well see how it goes.All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson indicated the Cardinals would ease Mathieu back into the game.Im ecstatic to have my partner in crime back on the field with me, Peterson said. Im looking for nothing but big plays from him. Were going to take it slow with him the first couple of weeks to see how hes acclimated to things.Mathieu, the Honey Badger to his legion of fans, didnt play in any preseason games but Arians and Boettcher said the 5-foot-9 dynamo was making big plays in practice.I think he had his hand on three balls today in practice, Boettcher said. Hes himself. Were excited hes back. Hes running around in practice, playing fast, doing a great job of communicating.The Caardinals defense was never quite the same after Mathieu went down Dec. Cheap Rockies Jerseys. 20 in Philadelphia. His passion for the game and energy rubs off on the whole team, even the offense.Just from a morale standpoint, losing him last year was a kick in the stomach, receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. You see a guy whos battled back from injury the year before and to see it happen again, it was demoralizing for all of us. You feel sorry for him but you also feel sorry for your team because he was such a big part of it.Mathieu said he is anxious to play in front of the whole world. Im just ready to show people Im at work on Sunday.Despite his injuries to each knee, the Cardinals signed him to a five-year, $62.5 million contract with $21.25 million guaranteed in a show of just how much the charismatic cornerback-safety means to the franchise.Now he wants to resume the role that made him such an important part of the team.Its Sunday night football, he said. The intensity will be high. 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Racing legend Sir Anthony McCoy tells Sky Sports just what it takes to win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham Will it be the right choice by the jockey, or can Cue Card complete an illustrious treble and bring up the £1million bonus? Heres our A-Z guide to the field for the 3m2f70y Grade 1 contest. CARLINGFORD LOUGH (Jockey: Barry Geraghty)Recent form: 19-461 Carlingford Lough (left) beat Road to Riches to the Irish Gold Cup Dual winner of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, where he slammed Road To Riches by 12 lengths, but has come up short on two previous visits to the Cheltenham, including when a well-held ninth to Coneygree in this race. This years renewal looks a shade stronger if anything and a place probably his best hope.Rating: 6/10CUE CARD (Paddy Brennan)Recent form: 2-4111 Remarkable campaigner who romped to victory in the Champion Bumper here as a four-year-old and hes had a distinguished hurdling and chasing career since then. Right back to his very best this season and hes bidding to complete a £1m bonus treble having won the Betfair Chase and King George on his last two starts. Won the Ryanair Chase in 2013 on his last Festival visit and surely one of the most popular winners of the week should he prevail.Rating: 9/10DJAKADAM (Ruby Walsh)Recent form: 12-21F Djakadams jockey Ruby Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins in the parade ring after winning in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase Possibly the forgotten horse of the race having fallen when odds-on favourite here in January but certainly worth remembering it was he who chased home Coneygree in the big one 12 months ago. Looked as good, if not better, than ever when thrashing Valseur Lido in the John Durkan on his seasonal debut and at the age of seven theres every reason to believe he could have much more to offer.Rating: 7/10DON COSSACK (Bryan Cooper)Recent form: 111F1 Ended last season as the highest-rated chaser in training and this years form gives us no reason to doubt his talent. One blip was a late fall when appearing to be mounting a strong challenge in the King George at Kempton and although not particularly impressive in his prep at Thurles in January, that came over an inadequate trip and on ground softer than he cares for. Some have questioned his Cheltenham record but had excuses when he was third in last years Ryanair and hes the one they all have to beat with Cooper opting to ride him over Don Poli.Rating: 10/10DON POLI (Davy Russell)Recent form: 11-511 Bryan Cooper and Willie Mullins (right) with Don Poli Hugely talented seven-year-old who doesnt do anything flashy but gets the job done more often than not, winning five of his six chase starts to date. Most of his form is on soft going but did win the RSA Chase here on good 12 months ago and hes bound to be staying on strongly up the hill. But will he be quick enough to maintain his place when the tempo increases?Rating: 8/10IRISH CAVALIER (Paul Townend)Recent form: 42155P Irish Cavalier ridden by Paul Townend (left) jumps the last ahead of Annacotty ridden by Ian Popham (right) Won the novices handicap chase at the meeting last year and added to his tally at Newton Abbot in October. Found life tough since, though, and pulled up when last seen on heavy ground here in January. Loads to prove in Grade One company and yet to fully convince over a staying trip so plenty of reasons to look elsewhere.Rating: 2/10OFAOLAINS BOY (Noel Fehily)Recent form: 5/P1P8 Noel Fehily riding OFaolains Boy to win The David Martin Graduation Steeple Chase at Newbury Had a long time off after enjoying a good 2013/14 campaign, when he beat Smad Place narrowly to claim RSA Chase glory at the Festival. Very in-and-out since returning and while his wide-margin win at Newbury in December suggested he was back on an upward trajectory, two flops since, including over hurdles last time, temper enthusiasm. Hard to see him being good enough to contest the finish.Rating: 2/10ON HIS OWN (Patrick Mullins)Recent form: 97U482 Davy Russell on Lord Windermere (R) won from David Casey on On His Own (centre) in the 2014 Gold Cup Grand old servant to the Mullins yard and his finest hour came here when beaten a short-head by Lord Windermere in the 2014 renewal of the Gold Cup. Hes being aimed at the Grand National and looked on good terms with himself when second behind Boston Bob at Fairyhouse recently but hell need others in this line-up to seriously disappoint if hes to lift the top prize here.Rating: 3/10ROAD TO RICHES (TBC)Recent form: 13-312 BJ Cooper on Road To Riches (left), eventual winner Ruby Walsh on Vautour and Richard Johnson on Village Vic clear a jump in the Ryanair Chase Third in the Gold cup last season and has kept up a very strong level of form this term but he ran in the Ryanair Chase on Thursday and doesnt look likely to take part.Rating: 5/10SMAD PLACE (Wayne Hutchinson)Recent form: 4-1141 Popular grey who went close at the Festival in the World Hurdle a couple of times before pushing OFaolains Boy close in the 2014 RSA Chase. Wasnt anything like his best throughout most of the last campaign but returned to action with a Kempton win in November and followed up in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Only fourth when different tactics were adopted in the King George at Kempton but back to peak form with a thrilling front-running win over this course and distance in January. Looks a strong pace angle here but drying ground and stronger opposition the slight nagging doubts over his claims.Rating: 7/10VERDICT: Few would rule out Cue Card winning the £1million bonus after the season hes had already and the reception Sprinter Sacre received on Wednesday could even be matched should Colin Tizzards popular chaser do the business in Fridays feature. But Don Cossack looked like he could have taken his measure in the King George before falling two fences from home and the drying ground has come good for Gordon Elliotts highly-regarded charge. Hes the pick of Bryan Cooper and is strongly fancied to open his Cheltenham Festival account at the third time of asking. Also See: Bet now at Cheltenham! 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Defensive coordinator James Boettcher said his do-everything All-Pro defensive back is where he left off last year.Mathieu is a little more cautious.Asked on Thursday if he would be at 100 percent for the game, he just smiled and said, Well see.He will wear a brace, but a much smaller one than he did after his first surgery.If Im out there Im going to make some plays, he said. I just want to be prepared mentally. Physically Im all right. Well see how it goes.All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson indicated the Cardinals would ease Mathieu back into the game.Im ecstatic to have my partner in crime back on the field with me, Peterson said. Im looking for nothing but big plays from him. Were going to take it slow with him the first couple of weeks to see how hes acclimated to things.Mathieu, the Honey Badger to his legion of fans, didnt play in any preseason games but Arians and Boettcher said the 5-foot-9 dynamo was making big plays in practice.I think he had his hand on three balls today in practice, Boettcher said. Hes himself. Were excited hes back. Hes running around in practice, playing fast, doing a great job of communicating.The Caardinals defense was never quite the same after Mathieu went down Dec. Cheap Rockies Jerseys. 20 in Philadelphia. His passion for the game and energy rubs off on the whole team, even the offense.Just from a morale standpoint, losing him last year was a kick in the stomach, receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. You see a guy whos battled back from injury the year before and to see it happen again, it was demoralizing for all of us. You feel sorry for him but you also feel sorry for your team because he was such a big part of it.Mathieu said he is anxious to play in front of the whole world. Im just ready to show people Im at work on Sunday.Despite his injuries to each knee, the Cardinals signed him to a five-year, $62.5 million contract with $21.25 million guaranteed in a show of just how much the charismatic cornerback-safety means to the franchise.Now he wants to resume the role that made him such an important part of the team.Its Sunday night football, he said. The intensity will be high. 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