Silvianiaco Conti is Nicholls' hope for Gold Cup

Somerset trainer Paul Nicholls flies the flag for the West Country in this afternoon's Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Nicholls has won the Gold Cup four times and today sends out Silvianiaco Conti for the big race. He is still looking for his first win at this year's Festival

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Cheltenham Festival 2014

Updates and reaction from one of the biggest and most famous events in racing calendar - the Cheltenham Festival.