CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL fanatic Graeme Johnston (@GraemeJ_83) shares his thoughts on the RSA Novices' Chase, the second race on Day 2.
RSA Novices' Chase | Wednesday 13th March 2019, 14:10 | ITV1
The RSA Novices’ Chase – the Gold Cup for novices – and a race that was up until a few years ago a graveyard for favourites. Recently it has become a lot more favourable for those at the head of the market and I can see that continuing here.
I don't understand why Santini (4/1 BetVictor) is so well fancied. He's a good horse, but I'm not convinced by him and he's priced on reputation rather than his on track exploits. He struggled round in the Albert Bartlett last year and I expect a similar round here.
Delta Work (11/4 Blacktype) is a previous Festival winner and now a dual Grade 1 winner over fences. His victory over Le Richebourg is top-class novice chase form and I expect him to win this and continue what could be a great start for Gordon Elliot and Giggenstown stud.
RSA Novices’ Chase – Delta Work to win (11/4 Blacktype)