Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth is set to make his seasonal reappearance at Haydock on Saturday in the Betfair Chase where he is 2/1 to come out on top in the racing live betting.
The eight-year old has not been seen since scoring up the hill at Prestbury Park in the blue riband event of the festival back in March where he beat Sir Des Champs and Long Run.
Nicky Henderson’s chaser only had the two outings last season. He opened up at Newbury where he gave weight to most of his opponents to win the Hennessy Gold Cup. That was his sole preparation run for his shot at the biggest prize in national hunt racing where he brought his record at Cheltenham to 5/5.
One horse who knows all about winning the Betfair Chase is Silviniaco Conti as he won this race in 2012, beating favourite Long Run in Lancashire in what is the opening Grade One of the season.
Paul Nicholls’ mount is 9/4 second favourite and could have the strongest claims in the contest as he is proven fresh.
Despite a solid campaign last season, he was unable to finish it on a high as he fell in the Cheltenham Gold Cup when seemingly travelling strongly.
David Pipe opted to miss the Paddy Power Gold Cup with Dynaste on Saturday. That is likely to give him the chance to take part in the Betfair Chase where he is third best in the racing betting with bet365 at 6/1.
Cue Card was unable to retain his Haldon Gold Cup prize at Exeter on his last run. He was giving a huge amount of weight away though on that occasion, something he will not have to do on Saturday where he is a 7/1 shot.