The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup market has several horses has no obvious favourite, making it one the the most exciting and unpredictable years I can remember!
Paul Nicholls’ Secret Investor is one of those in the mix and is certainly eye-catching on handicap debut. His stablemate Brelan D’As has obvious claims at 8/1 after his impressive performance in the Bet Victor Gold Cup last time. Cepage has the talent but will struggle to overcome an 8lb rise in the weights.
That race looks a decent contest and there are dangers throughout, with Robin Des Foret, Clondaw Castle and Not That Fuisse threatening from each way prices. However, the one that I’m going to side with is Warthog.
He put in a bold showing from a long way out in the National Hunt Chase before his running out of gas, then he did much the same when finishing third in the Bet Victor Gold Cup last month.
The ground this time is likely to be much less testing and he will be able to sit off the likes of Knocknanuss and Imperial Presence. What’s more, running off the same mark as when he was third behind Happy Diva, it is clear that he can be competitive in much more favourable conditions. 7/1 I will bite your hand off!