Neil Mulholland believes that Midnight Chase’s love affair with Cheltenham make him a worthy each-way contender in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Midnight Chase has never been out of the first three in his six career runs at the course and has secured victories on each of his last four Cheltenham appearances.
These facts make Midnight Chase a decent price in the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting at 16/1 and Mulholland fully believes the horse is not without a chance, despite his obvious step up in class.
Mulholland said: “He loves it there and the better the ground, the better the horse. I hope we haven’t got to the bottom of him yet, on a racecourse. He only ever seems to do enough and then keeps finding, finding, finding.
“We’ve never said we’re going there to win, we’re going there with an each-way chance. He’s one of the underdogs, but he’s entitled to be going.”
Imperial Commander is the 7/2 favourite in the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds and also has a good record at the course, with five wins in his last six visits.
This runs includes a victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last season.
Denman is another contender with a fine record at Cheltenham as he has never finished worse than runner up in his six previous appearances at the course.
He is 6/1 in the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting.
Of the other leading fancies, Long Run has had difficulty staying up the Cheltenham hill in the past and has never won at the track, while Kauto Star has twice fallen in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Long Run is priced at 5/1 in the Cheltenham betting, with Kauto Star 7/1.
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