Clan Des Obeaux
As I've pointed out on clan des obeux if the going has good in it and it isn't a bog it will go very close imo. It rained last year and Paul nicholls wasn't happy.they train their horses all year for the big one hoping they get there in one piece and have the right conditions. Remember the other year when on the first day all Mullins horses odds on got stuffed. he threw his toys out of his pram ordering the Cheltenham staff to water or he was withdrawing all his horses. How's that fair on all the other trainers who aren't as big .yes the welfare of the horses should come before anything else.but in any other sport you can't have it just to suit yourself. ie football you can't call a game off if you players out injured.