The Grade Three Caspian Caviar Gold Cup on Saturday at Cheltenham is set to be a cracker of a contest with the 2 mile 4 1/2 furlongs contest at the ante-post stage having some very familiar faces left in the declarations.
11 time champion trainer Paul Nicholls has a superb record in this contest having five of the last 10 winners of the race and we are siding with the Ditcheat trainer to land back to back renewals.
Secret Investor for the trainer is a very consistent horse that has ran in superb races throughout his career and now has looked to be targeted at this one.
Nicholls took the race with Frodon last season and he turned out to be a superstar landing the Ryanair Chase at the festival in March and this horse could be going down the same route.
The seven year old gelding throughout his career has took some stand out contests including the Grade Two Persian War Novices Hurdle and the Grade Two Champion Novices Chase at Ayr.
Secret Investor made his seasonal debut at Down Royal at the start of November and it looked a nice way to get back into the swing of things finishing second in a decent four runner event.
He finished behind the Willie Mullins trained Real Steel who looks a class act and now dropping into a Grade Three from that opening Grade Two makes him a big contender.
He is a best price of 12/1 for the race on Saturday already moving in the market from 16/1 in the week and we believe if the ground stays good to soft he has a huge chance and will be much shorter on the day.