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20 runners headed by Baby Run in Sandown’s Bet365 Gold Cup betting

| 20.04.2011

The Twiston-Davies family have certainly had their ups and downs with Baby Run but Saturday’s Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown is likely to put a smile on the Gloucestershire-based family’s faces.

After unseating Willie Twiston-Davies with the Foxhunter Chase seemingly won at the Cheltenham Festival, Willie then guided Baby Run to victory at Aintree in the Fox Hunters’at the Grand National meeting just three weeks later.

A broken leg means Willie will not take the ride on Saturday but punters should not be put off with Willie’s older brother Sam – a winner on Baby Run on four occasions – taking the ride.

Baby Run currently heads the Bet365 Gold Cup betting at 5/1 with Balthazar King close in attendance at 6/1 and Aimigayle third in the betting at 10/1.

Like Long Run for the Waley-Cohen’s, Baby Run is a real family horse for the Twiston-Davies and both Sam and Willie count the 11-year-old as their favourite horse and a win would cap a tremendous season for the family.

With five wins in his last seven starts – Baby Run unseated either Sam or Willie on the other two starts – Baby Run is the horse to beat on Saturday and 5/1 could be a huge price for a horse whose biggest starting price in his last 10 starts has been 9/2.

Sam Twiston-Davies believes his mount has a great chance carrying just 10st 7lb – Baby Run’s lowest weight in his last six wins has been 11st 11lb – and said: “I think he has got a brilliant chance at the weights.”

“He has beaten some very good horses in what he has done so far.”

Having justified favouritism on five of his last seven starts it certainly seems Baby Run is the one to beat on Saturday.

A £10 stake on Baby Run winning the Bet365 Gold Cup would return £60. New customers can sign up here to take advantage of a free horse racing bet worth up to £30.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.