Bolster finished for season

  • Last Updated: March 15 2014, 11:24 GMT

The Giant Bolster is unlikely to run again this season after finishing a gallant third in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The Giant Bolster (left): Unlikely to run again this season
The Giant Bolster (left): Unlikely to run again this season

David Bridgwater's stable star has now been second, fourth and third in the last three renewals of chasing's blue riband - a remarkable record.

Bridgwater said: "We were the top English horse, which I thought might be the case, and the only horse to represent Gloucestershire, so it was another brilliant day.

"There's not a bother on him and he's in great old nick. I would say that will be it for the season, but I obviously need to talk to his owner about that.

"I don't really see any point in running him again and we'll look again to the Gold Cup next year. For the horse to be placed in three Gold Cups is now pretty phenomenal."

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