Bet365 Gold Cup
15:40 Sandown, Saturday
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1. Crosspark (Caroline Bailey/ Sean Bowen)
Winless this season however he continues to knock firmly on the door, discovering just one too good for a fifth time at Ascot (3m) final month. One for the shortlist along with his stamina confirmed.
2. Potterman (Alan King/ Tom Cannon)
Scored at Market Rasen (3m) in August however off since he unseated in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November. Sort to go nicely granted this stamina take a look at and he isn’t taken flippantly after his break.
3. El Presente (Kim Bailey/ David Bass)
Winner 4 occasions after wind surgical procedure in the first half of the season, touchdown a Wincanton handicap in November. Good third after 5 months off at Ludlow (3m) final month. Not dismissed now stepping up in journey.
4. Enrilo (Paul Nicholls/ Harry Skelton)
Useful hurdle winner who has rapidly reached that degree over fences, profitable with bit up his sleeve on handicap bow at Newbury (3m) in February. Remains with potential over lengthy journeys. Interesting.
5. Smooth Stepper (Alex Hales/ Harry Bannister)
Veteran chaser who obtained again on monitor with a win in a 3m handicap at Carlisle 34 days in the past. Up 5 lb and is in a deeper race now, nonetheless, so others enchantment extra.
6. Irish Prophecy (Emma Lavelle/ Tom Bellamy)
Enjoying a superb spell over fences and landed 23f Taunton handicap in November. Not disgraced after over 4 months off again over hurdles at Ascot final time. No forlorn hope returned to this sphere.
7. The Young Master (Neil Mulholland/ Kevin Brogan (5))
Likeable veteran who ran a cracker to end third over fences at Uttoxeter in July. Had wind op earlier than pulled up at Perth solely run since, however he has received off a break earlier than so not completely discounted.
8. Cap du Nord (Christian Williams/ Nick Scholfield)
Form hit new heights this season, profitable at Newbury (2m6f) in November prior to strong in-the-frame efforts in stronger firm. Pulled up over hurdles final time however kind to bounce again.
9. Golan Fortune (Phil Middleton/ Tom Scudamore)
Made profitable begin over fences in 3m Ludlow novice chase and was in good kind after till pulled up in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter. Weighted to have a say if refitted cheekpieces spark a resurgence.
10. Kitty’s Light (Christian Williams/ Jack Tudor (3))
Has loved a advantageous first season over fences, tongue strap on when touchdown 3m2f handicap at Kelso final month. Up 4 lb however not taken flippantly with this longer journey certain to present him in a greater mild.
11. Plan of Attack (Henry de Bromhead/ Rachael Blackmore)
Very helpful Irish chaser who was working nicely in first-time blinkers when falling three out in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham (3m2f). Headgear retained. Can make his presence felt off the identical mark for a high yard.
12. Larry (Gary Moore/ Jamie Moore)
Dual winner over fences, together with right here, in 2018/19 however very flippantly raced since and nicely under par. Back from 16-month absence now with lots to show.
13. Checkitout (Nigel Twiston-Davies/ Sam Twiston-Davies)
Looked a chaser on the up with back-to-back 3m wins at Southwell and Ludlow in the spring however solely eighth in handicap at Haydock three weeks in the past. Faces no simple ask right here.
14. Doing Fine (Neil Mulholland/James Best)
Veteran C&D winner however nicely held after 4 months off in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter final month. Goes nicely spherical right here, although, so it might come as no shock to see him bounce again.
15. Bob Mahler (Warren Greatrex/ Adrian Heskin)
Useful staying chaser at his greatest who hinted at a revival when fourth at Ffos Las (3m4f) earlier in the month. Cheekpieces return on now and he isn’t completely dismissed off a decreased mark.
16. Supreme Escape (Evan Williams/ Tom O’Brien)
Low-mileage seven-year-old who obtained again on monitor when touchdown 3m6f handicap at Chepstow final month. This is way harder although and he is 3 lb out of the handicap too.