9yo Bay Gelding
Target - Gold Cup
Last season's Gold Cup heroine, he was absolutely brilliant when winning the feature chase at the festival last year, beating a former Gold Cup winner in Minella Indo by 15 lengths. He has always been a horse that connections have thought a lot of, especially in terms of the Gold Cup and he shown that by demolishing the field last year. He wasn't his usual best however in his season re-appearance in the Betfair Chase at Haydock last time, never travelling and was then pulled up before 3 fences out. He has also had his setbacks this season, and comes into the Gold Cup without a real prep run (He ran in the Savills Chase as a prep last year) plus the 5 month or so break won't be in his favour, but on his day with the peak rating of 180 we all know how good he can be, especially at a track he has won multiple times at in the past, but he really needs to bounce back to form and put the issues behind him.