A horse that will be more well known to many punters is LOSTINTRANSLATION and this seven year old this season looks Colin Tizzard's big chance for the Gold Cup.
The gelding was ran frequently last season and was muddled about with what distance he is best at and it took until the final race of the season for Tizzard to finally see the light.
The seven year old raced six times throughout the season, putting in some stellar performances at 2 mile 3f to 2 mile 6f with a superb second behind Defi Du Seuil at Cheltenham in the JLT Novices Chase and also a good win in the Dipper Novices Chase earlier in the season at the same track.
However, his final contest of the season was at Aintree on his first step up to 3 miles 1 furlong in the Grade One Novices Chase and this was the race that put him in the 2020 Gold Cup frame.
He lead all the way and when normally he was being outpaced he revelled in the extra trip and put the field to shame including RSA Chase winner Topofthegame.
His prep for the race will have to be different but it showed that the step up in trip bought the best out of him and it would be surprising for him not to go down that route next season.
Lostintranslation is currently a best priced 12/1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup but may be shorter than that after his first run of the season which is scheduled at Carlisle on November 3rd in the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase.