bet365 Gold Cup tips – Rose a blooming good each-way bet

bet365 Gold Cup tips – Rose a blooming good each-way bet

Rathlin Rose

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Betting Tip: @ Rathlin Rose each-way @ 20/1 with betvictor

Blaklion is the class act in the field and Nigel Twiston-Davies’ nine-year-old is favourite with most firms, although he has top weight of 11st 12lb to show for that and the percentage call is to side with one further down the weights – since Desert Orchid’s victory in 1998, 24 of the 29 winners have carried less than 11st.

That trend also rules out Regal Encore (11st 5lb) and the two horses on 11st, Theatre Guide and Rock The Kasbah, though the latter was a close up sixth in last year’s race (off 8lb lower) and might better that this time around.

Warren Greatrex’s Missed Approach is disputing favouritism after making all under today’s amateur partner in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival (3m2f, soft). That was following a wind operation and he certainly ran as if there was nothing holding him back, so a subsequent 8lb rise might not be enough to stop him.

He’s likely to have competition for the lead and from Step Back especially, but that horse has it all to do on his just his fourth chase run and also has his stamina to prove for this trip. So the battle for early supremacy might be won by Missed Approach and I wouldn’t put anyone off backing him, if only as a saver.

But the headline pick goes to one near the foot of the weights in David Pipe’s RATHLIN ROSE, who has something in common with two of the last four winners in that he has just 10st on his back. What makes him really interesting, though, is his record at this track, with three victories, all in 3m military races, and a second to show from his four visits. Today’s longer trip is no concern as he has also finished third in a Southern National and sixth in the Welsh National on heavy ground.

He was taken off his feet in the Topham (2m5f) last time, albeit he was yet to be asked a question when tipping up four out, and his stable has found a bit of form of late with a couple of winners in the last week, including one at 20/1. That’s the price on offer for the selection at BetVictor, with some firms going a more realistic 12/1, and he will be carrying my each-way money.

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Rathlin Rose each-way @ 20/1 BetVictor (1/4 odds, 1.2.3.4)

Betting Tip: @ Rathlin Rose each-way @ 20/1 with betvictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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