Henderson believes Long Run can win Gold Cup

    Nicky Henderson believes that Long Run, his representative in this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, is “as good a chance” he will have of winning the big race.

    Henderson, who has already saddled 37 winners , hosted a media day at his Lambourn yard on Thursday, where the Gold Cup second favourite was the star attraction.

    Looking ahead to race, Henderson said:

    “Long Run is my best chance in the race for a long time – Marlborough was knocking on the door – and I’m notworried about him having been beaten when running at Cheltenham.

    “Nothing went right for him in the RSA last year and I had an inkling the week before with his coat and demeanour suggesting he had gone after what had been a long season for him coming over from France.

    “This year he is in the same form as he was at Kempton and he is as good a chance as I will have at winning the Gold Cup.”

    Six-year-old Long Run and jockey Sam Waley-Cohen will continue to work on the horse’s jumping with Henderson reporting another session with Yogi Breisner booked next week to add the finishing touches.


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