Christian Williams has triple threat to follow up Scottish National with the bet365 Gold Cup

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Welsh wonder Christian Williams is aiming to continue his staying chase hot streak with a triple pronged assault on the bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Sandown on Saturday, April 23. The luxuriously maned trainer nicknamed "Elvis" is hoping to leave them all shook up as he send Scottish Grand National winner Winner My Wings, as well as the second from that contest Kitty's Light alongside Coral Trophy winner Cap Du Nord for the Grade 3 chase in Surrey. 26 of Williams' 34 winners this season have come in races further than two miles and seven furlongs and have accounted for £550,000 in prize money. Kitty's Light was second at Sandown last year and also runner-up in the Scottish National and may well go off as favourite, carrying less weight than Win My Wings. "I think everybody would think that he'd very much deserve a success, not just us at Christian Williams racing" said Williams. "There would be plenty of cheers at Sandown if he was to win, he's just so consistent. He's a mile horse really being by Nathaniel, it's not his fault he was bought by a staying chase trainer! "I just feel a bit sorry for Kitty because a Christian Williams horse has stopped him in his two starts this year - Cap Du Nord at Kempton and Win My Wings at Ayr - but I think he's won over £80,000 in those alone, so he's won good money for his owners (Richard Bedford & All Star Sports Racing)." "We aimed Kitty's Light for the Scottish National, so we don't worry about things like last year too much. If we had a chip on our shoulder and had a big issue about it, we would have laid him out for this race," Williams said at a media event organised by The Jockey Club. All three of Williams' runners could potentially make the grade but the trainer points out that they may be vulnerable to runners that have been specifially targeted at Sandown He said: ""It would be a great end to the season, but it won't spoil it if we don't win. "The only worry is that there might have been the odd horse or two who might have been pencilled in for this - I don't know whether Paul Nicholls has shown his hand with Enrilo, but we'll find out on Saturday. I'm sure he'll be going there thinking he can beat us and we'll be driving to Sandown thinking the same."

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