Weld too hot for Gold rivals

Hot Weld landed his second big staying chase in successive weeks with a game victory in the Betfred Gold Cup at Sandown.

Hot Weld landed his second big staying chase in successive weeks with a game victory in the Betfred Gold Cup at Sandown.

Winner of the Scottish National last Saturday, Ferdy Murphy’s charge made most of the running under Graham Lee to beat 9-4 favourite Reveillez by three lengths, with My Will six lengths back in third.

Hot Weld (6-1) was challenged by Zabenz when Philip Hobbs’ runner made a mess of the final fence.

Richard Johnson managed to stay in the saddle but his chance had gone.

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