12th Mar 2020 | Cheltenham Festival
Gold Cup Tip: Santini
Has stamina in abundance and looks a likely Gold Cup type, especially after seeing off Bristol De Mai in the Cotswold Chase. Record at Cheltenham is 1321 and runner-up in last year's RSA.
The best time to get Nicky Henderson’s stayers is at the start of their careers and whilst Santini’s has been injury interrupted i’m expecting a career best in the Gold Cup on Friday. When last seen he outstayed Bristol De Mai in the Cotswold Chase and that sets him nicely for a return to Cheltenham where his record is 1321.
Twelve months ago he finished second in a red-hot renewal of the RSA Chase (Delta Works in third) and don’t forget he came into that race as an injury concern and finished it without a shoe!
He’s got stamina in abundance, class and a strong finishing kick as we saw in the 2018 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase. In an open looking betting market; he is the one to side with.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:36 12th Mar, 2020 but subject to change