Value For Sam In The Gold Cup

If you think that Silviniaco Conti, though race favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2015, is a little to short on the odds for your liking then how about casting your thoughts to Sam Winner.

An equally worthy Gold Cup contender, and also trained by Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls, Same Winner is currently as big as 25/1 with Paddy Power Bookmakers and according to potential partner on the day, Sam Twiston-Davies, shouldn’t be overlooked at such a big price.

Twiston-Davies, who is also set to partner second-favourite The New One in the Champion Hurdle, Dodging Bullets in the Queen Mother Champion Chase and Saphir Du Rheu, who is vying for World Hurdle favouritism, believes that while Sam Winner is far form the Cup favourite, he still has a very good chance.

“I love Sam Winner to pieces and I’m very happy with my mount,” Twiston-Davies said in a Q&A with Racing Post readers on Monday evening.

“I think he’s too big a price given his form with some of the horses in the race.

“I think his Lexus form is very good and I think getting him on better ground will bring out improvement.”

With three starts this season including two wins at Cheltenham and Aintree and a third place finish in the Lexus Chase, Sam Winner

The Gold Cup market is headed by Silviniaco Conti who is currently at 3/1, followed by holywell at 8/1 and Road To Riches at 9/1 but other notable entries include Carlingford Lough at 11/1 who looks set to be the mount of AP McCoy in his last ever Cheltenham Gold Cup and Lord Windermere, last year’s winner who is on 10/1.