Cheltenham Gold Cup: Previous two winners among entry list

Davy Russell and Lord Windermere
Davy Russell rode Lord Windermere to a Gold Cup victory at Cheltenham in 2014

Former Cheltenham Gold Cup winners Lord Windermere and Bobs Worth have been named among 35 initial entries for this year's race on 13 March.

Two-time King George VI Chase winner Silviniaco Conti is also included and will look to make it third-time lucky for the race.

The Paul Nicholls-trained nine-year-old fell and finished fourth in the last two renewals of the race.

The first five finishers in last year's contest could all face each other.

Lord Windermere, ridden by Davy Russell, trained by Jim Culloty and owned by Dr Ronan Lambe, held off the challenge of On His Own, The Giant Bolster, Silviniaco Conti and Bobs Worth to win in 2014.

Bobs Worth won the Gold Cup in 2013 for trainer Nicky Henderson.

Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, Friday 13 March 2015

(Horse, age, owner, trainer)

AL FEROF (FR)10John HalesPaul Nicholls

BALLYCASEY (IRE)8Susannah RicciWillie Mullins IRE

BLACK THUNDER (FR)8Donlon, MacDonald, Fulton & WebbPaul Nicholls

BOBS WORTH (IRE)10The Not Afraid PartnershipNicky Henderson

BOSTON BOB (IRE)10Andrea & Graham WylieWillie Mullins IRE

CARLINGFORD LOUGH (IRE)9J P McManusJohn Kiely IRE

CHAMPAGNE FEVER (IRE)8Susannah RicciWillie Mullins IRE

CONEYGREE8The Max PartnershipMark Bradstock

DJAKADAM (FR)6Susannah RicciWillie Mullins IRE

DON COSSACK (GER)8Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE

DOUBLE ROSS (IRE)9Options O SyndicateNigel Twiston-Davies

DYNASTE (FR)9John WhiteDavid Pipe

FINGAL BAY (IRE)9Carol SkanPhilip Hobbs

FIRST LIEUTENANT (IRE)10Gigginstown House StudMouse Morris IRE

HARRY TOPPER8A N SolomonsKim Bailey

HOLYWELL (IRE)8Gay SmithJonjo O'Neill

HOME FARM (IRE)8Chris JonesHenry de Bromhead IRE

HOUBLON DES OBEAUX (FR)8Mrs Julian BlackwellVenetia Williams

KINGS PALACE (IRE)7Drew, George & Johnson FamilyDavid Pipe

LORD WINDERMERE (IRE)9Dr Ronan LambeJim Culloty IRE

MA FILLEULE (FR)7Simon MunirNicky Henderson

MANY CLOUDS (IRE)8Trevor Hemmings Oliver Sherwood

MORNING ASSEMBLY (IRE)8Clipper Logistics Group Ltd Pat Fahy IRE

ON HIS OWN (IRE)11Andrea & Graham WylieWillie Mullins IRE

RIVER CHOICE (FR)12Fergus WilsonRichard Chotard FR

ROAD TO RICHES (IRE)8Gigginstown House StudNoel Meade IRE

SAM WINNER (FR)8Angela YeomanPaul Nicholls

SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR (IRE)8J P McManusJonjo O'Neill

SILVINIACO CONTI (FR)9Chris Giles & Potensis Bloodstock LtdPaul Nicholls

SMAD PLACE (FR)8Mrs Peter AndrewsAlan King

SPRING HEELED (IRE)8Dr Ronan LambeJim Culloty IRE

TAQUIN DU SEUIL (FR)8Martin Broughton & Friends 1Jonjo O'Neill

THEATRE GUIDE (IRE)8Jean BishopColin Tizzard

THE GIANT BOLSTER10Simon Hunt & Gary LambtonDavid Bridgwater

UNIONISTE (FR)7John HalesPaul Nicholls

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