Free horse racing tip for the bet365 Gold Cup at 3.30 Sandown on Saturday 29 April. The 2016/2017 National Hunt season comes to a close this Saturday with the trainers’ title expected to be claimed by Nicky Henderson who has a lead of about £200k over nearest rival Paul Nicholls and while the latter will go into this weekends Bet365 Gold Cup, formerly the Whitbread, with all guns blazing in an effort to win the valuable contest a victory may not prove quite enough to overtake his arch rival on the final day.
2015 winner and narrow runner-up 12 months ago, Just A Par, Southfield Theatre and Present Man all hold strong claims for Nicholls but at the 16-1 available with Betvictor the Philip Hobbs-trained Rock The Kasbah looks a value bet to take the 3m 5f stamina test, especially with champion jockey Richard Johnson likely to be in the saddle.Back Rock The Kasbah with BetVictor
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This weeks’ horse racing tip has some decent form over the smaller obstacles and looked a chaser going places when winning on his chasing debut at Chepstow last October. The form of the race could hardly have worked out any better with runner-up Our Kaempfer going on to win a competitive Kempton handicap, the third home Theinval putting up several cracking efforts at the Cheltenham festival, Aintree and Ayr while Aintree Grade 1 winner Flying Angel was a beaten horse when falling at the second-last.
Not disgraced when second to the talented Politologue at Ascot in December the son of Shirocco got back to winning ways at Chepstow earlier this year and may have met a very good novice chaser on his most recent start when runner-up to American at Uttoxeter. That horse is now on a mark of 157 so, providing the marathon trip does not pose a problem for Rock The Kasbah, the rating of 142 looks more than generous for our racing tip. This is 5f further than the horse has travelled so far but with decent ground forecast the gelding has every chance of lasting home, making his current odds way too generous.
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2 points each-way Rock The Kasbah 16-1 BetvictorBack Rock The Kasbah EW at BetVictor