14:35 Chester Fri 14 September 2018
Improving and winner of two of last three, scoring decisively at Kempton last week and looks well in under a penalty. Question is whether he will be as effective on the likely slow ground, but that aside, holds leading chances here.
Steadily improving and despite not looking all that happy at times in latest start at Ripon, knuckled down when it mattered to force her head in front. Can't afford another slow start here though, as it will cost her any chance on this tight track.
Has run to a similar level all three starts, second to an odds-on winner at Thirsk last time (form let down a little since) but looks ready for a step up in trip and is proven with some cut in the ground. Not out of it if stepping forward again.
Out of his depth in a valuable sales race last time out but had previously run well at Haydock, trying to make all and only picked up late on. Slower ground to contend with here but dangerous if getting loose on the lead.
Impressive winner over 6f here two starts ago and wasn't stopping at the finish, so every chance this extra furlong will suit. Not disgraced in a valuable race at Newmarket last time and every chance of bouncing back here.
Caused a bit of a surprise when a 50-1 winner at Leicester two starts ago and showed it wasn't a fluke by running to a similar level at Chelmsford last time. Slower ground and new trip are the questions to answer here though, and others preferred.
Has ground to make up with Pass The Gin on their form here in July and looked a little short of pace here last time out too, but makes handicap debut today and for one of the top owners at the track, could improve a bit for slower ground.
Did at least seem to show she goes with some cut in the ground after her staying-on third at Carlisle last time and the cheekpieces applied today might sharpen her up early, but she may find this track a bit quick for her liking.
Not short of speed, as he showed when making all at Musselburgh two starts ago and has a ready excuse for a poor run at Epsom last time (clipped heels). Has experience of the track and if handling the ground, has some sort of chance.
Already exposed as moderate, sent off big prices most starts and yet to get anywhere near troubling the judge. Others readily make more appeal.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Chai Chai||2||8-13||4/1||Full Result|
|T: A M BaldingJ: David Probert|
King Of Tonga (9/4), Pass The Gin (5/2), Indian Sounds (4/1), Dark Thunder (9/1), Iconic Choice (14/1), Call Him Al (14/1), Sparklealot (20/1), Gabrial The One (20/1), Illusions (20/1), The Fluter (100/1)
- Indian Sounds
- Pass The Gin
- Call Him Al
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bet selections on BetVictor Gold Cup day at Cheltenham and he's got three selections across the afternoon.
Simon Holt makes the case for Bryony Frost taking the limelight on another massive Saturday with victory in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
Our top gossip column is back and expecting Nicky Henderson to taste more big-race glory at Cheltenham on Saturday.