Leading fancies set for bet365 Gold Cup showdown

Leading fancies set for Gold Cup showdown

By James Pugh
Racing Post

Le Beau Bai Coral Welsh National winner Le Beau Bai, who heads the betting at 6-1 with the sponsors, will face 19 rivals in Saturday’s 3m5½f contest.

He will be up against the top-weighted Tidal Bay, early Grand National faller West End Rocker plus the Jonjo O’Neill-trained Galaxy Rock, who was pulled up in last Saturday’s Coral Scottish National at Ayr.

Your Busy, Qianshan Leader, Pilgrims Lane, Upham Atom and Mumbles Head were not declared at the final confirmation stage on Friday.

Somersby will take on seven rivals, including last year’s winner French Opera, in Saturday’s bet365.com Celebration Chase at Sandown.

The Henrietta Knight-trained eight-year-old will also face Wishfull Thinking, who returned to form when second to Finian’s Rainbow at Aintree two weeks ago.

Australia Day, Kirby’s Glen and Passato were not declared on Friday.

Take a copy of Saturday’s Racing Post to Sandown for the bet365 Ultimate Celebration meeting and get half-price entry! Ts & Cs apply – see Saturday’s paper for full details

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