With just a few weeks to go a lot of punters will be looking at what is the best bet on the Gold Cup as the race continues to look wide open. One horse that certainly enhanced his festival chances is star stayer Native River. Now joint second favourite at 6/1 he will be looking to improve upon his 3rd place finish in the 2017 edition. He had several questions going into his comeback race as this was his first start in nearly a year. However he looked as good as ever as he cleared away in the final 3 furlongs to win by an ever growing 12 lengths.
Native River is a top stayer having already landed the Welsh Grand National in the past so if the ground came up soft he is likely to run a huge race. His main threat looks to be the Henderson trained Might Bite. He has looked to have so much untapped ability throughout his career with a huge asset being his jumping which again was shown in his King George victory over Christmas at Kempton. This race is billing up to be one to savour for racing fans. Check out this quiz and see if you can name the famous race horse from there Sire and Dam.