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Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 – Might Bite the headline act as 27 horses stand their ground for the Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival

A total of 11 horses were taken out of Gold Cup contention on Wednesday leaving Nicky Henderson's Might Bite as the 3-1 favourite for the contest

MIGHT BITE is the headline act as 27 horses stood their ground for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup following the latest scratching stage.

Nicky Henderson's chaser is the 3-1 favourite for the Blue Riband with Sun Bets following his win in the King George on his last start.

 Might Bite heads the remaining entries at Cheltenham
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Might Bite heads the remaining entries at Cheltenham

Last year's winner Sizing John is still in contention for Jessica Harrington while Native River looks to go two places better than last year.

There are a total of 15 entries from Ireland including Coney Island, Killultagh Vic and Road To Respect.

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There were 11 horses scratched from the race with the likes of Bristol De Mai, Cloudy Dream and Coneygree taken out of contention.

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