PRESENTING Percy had them stacked rows deep as he paraded at Gowran Park on Theystes Day, January 24th this year before the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle, a race he won last year before Cheltenham glory.

Coming into the race with a 316-day absence since his last run, and win, in the RSA Chase at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, the favourite for this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup looked race-fit and primed as he was led around by his groom Kim Scott.