bet365 Gold Cup
Sandown 15:35
Grade 3 Handicap,
£150,000 added, 5yo plus,
3m 4f 166y, Class 1    
Saturday 27th April 2019

Beware The Bear, a late defector from the Scottish Grand National, heads 26 confirmations for the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday.

Beware The Bear
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Beware The Bear

Nicky Henderson’s nine-year-old won at the Cheltenham Festival in March but Henderson, along with several other trainers on the day at Ayr, ruled the ground too fast for his charge to take part.

Henderson could also run last year’s second Vyta Du Roc, who was last seen finishing a long way behind Tiger Roll in the cross country chase at Cheltenham.

Neil Mulholland’s The Young Master is ante-post favourite, having finished third to Any Second Now in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham. Doing Fine is another possible for Mulholland.

Paul Nicholls, who is set to be crowned champion trainer on Saturday, holds a strong hand at this stage and can choose from Give Me A Copper, Present Man and Adrien Du Pont.

Rock The Kasbah and Rolling Dylan are there for Philip Hobbs, while Grand National also-ran Joe Farrell and last year’s race winner Step Back also stand their ground.

Yala Enki, Talkischeap, West Approach and Ballydine are other names still in the mix.

Bet365 Gold Cup Chase
£150,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m 4f 166y, Class 1
26 remaining entries
Going: Good

Form Horse Age Weight Trainer
P4P-411 Beware The Bear (IRE) 46 9 11-12 N J Henderson
66-1357 Yala Enki (FR) 43 9 11-7 Miss V Williams
P2-616F Rock The Kasbah (IRE) 21 9 11-4 P J Hobbs
F-47130 Adrien Du Pont (FR) 22 7 11-2 P F Nicholls
043-184 Present Man (IRE) 98 9 11-2 P F Nicholls
311-62P Joe Farrell (IRE) 21 10 10-11 Miss R Curtis
311-76P Step Back (IRE) 21 9 10-11 M Bradstock
P-32125 Talkischeap (IRE) 63 7 10-11 A King
61/U1-4F Give Me A Copper (IRE) 46 9 10-9 P F Nicholls
2-43452 Rolling Dylan (IRE) 47 8 10-9 P J Hobbs
501-PP7 Vyta Du Roc (FR) 45 10 10-9 N J Henderson
U8-11P3 The Young Master 44 10 10-8 N P Mulholland
287556 Flying Angel (IRE) 22 8 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies
P52296 West Approach 21 9 10-7 C L Tizzard
31-523P Ballydine (IRE) 42 9 10-5 C E Longsdon
2-26644 Crievehill (IRE) 44 7 10-4 N A Twiston-Davies
40-481P Arthur's Gift (IRE) 42 8 10-3 N A Twiston-Davies
67R234 Prime Venture (IRE) 42 8 10-3 Evan Williams
38-1120 Just A Sting (IRE) 44 7 10-2 H Fry
008226 Captain Chaos (IRE) 44 8 10-1 D Skelton
40U719 Rathlin Rose (IRE) 14 11 9-13 D Pipe
29P-693 Get On The Yager 42 9 9-12 D Skelton
38P114 Le Reve (IRE) 35 11 9-12 Mrs L Wadham
44-0750 Doing Fine (IRE) 14 11 9-9 N P Mulholland
174320 Van Gogh Du Granit (FR) 14 10 9-9 D Pipe
2706P1 Minella Daddy (IRE) 7 9 9-5 P Bowen