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.

1pt Santini to win 5/1 with William Hill
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:36 12th Mar, 2020 but subject to change