Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup (Grade 3 Handicap Chase) 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 16 runners)
  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330 5th £2,680 6th £1,340
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 9.50s
  • Off time: 14:32:20
Full result
Result 14:30 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Quantitativeeasing 6/1
2nd 3 Medermit ¾ 11/1
3rd 10 Roudoudou Ville nk 10/1
4th 6 I'msingingtheblues 10 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 62F6-14
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Great Endeavour (IRE) 14
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 62F6-14
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 157 8/1
3 2142-13
Orange, Black star, Black and Orange striped sleeves Medermit (FR) 21
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 2142-13
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 A King R Thornton 157 11/1
4 220-1U3
BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 37
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 220-1U3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 D T Hughes P J Brennan 156 25/1
5 21152-4
Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Ghizao (GER) 39
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 21152-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 154 17/2
6 2-53314
Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 7
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 2-53314
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 t D Pipe Hadden Frost 152 25/1
7 6242F-8
Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Calgary Bay (IRE) 28
  • T:Miss H C Knight
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 6242F-8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 145 20/1
8 363170-
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 268
  • T:R Rowe
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 363170-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 R Rowe A Thornton 145 33/1
9 7112-02
Emerald green and yellow hoops, red cap Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 28
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 7112-02
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 6/1
10 4/P11-21
Pink, pink and white quartered cap Roudoudou Ville (FR) 35
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 4/P11-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 145 10/1
11 00-7010
Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 28
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 00-7010
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6t
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 t T J Taaffe W Kennedy 144 50/1
12 5911-P3
Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Divers (FR) 28
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:K Mercer
  • Form: 5911-P3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 Ferdy Murphy K Mercer 142 11/1
13 2/73F-37
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 21
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2/73F-37
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 142 7/2f
14 20661-U
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE star Matuhi 136
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 20661-U
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 t D Pipe T Scudamore 141 16/1
15 02P-20P
Black and white (halved), red sleeves, white cap Nomecheki (FR) 7
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 02P-20P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 p N J Gifford L Aspell (ex2) 138 66/1
16 530112/
BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Salut Flo (FR) 616
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 530112/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 137 13/2
17 117323
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Mad Moose (IRE) 15
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 117323
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 135 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 1107-32
Woolcombe Folly (IRE) 27
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Course Winner
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 1107-32
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p1
  • OR: 164
  • Naps:
8 1112 p1 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 164 WD

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2010   Poquelin (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ian Popham
7 11-12 P F Nicholls Ian Popham 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

Quantitativeeasing finished runner-up to Divers at The Festival in March and filled the same spot behind Great Endeavour in last month's Paddy Power when Divers was a close-up third. Nicky Henderson's six-year-old looks best off at the weights of that trio in this and shouldn't be far away but it's significant that AP McCoy is riding near his minimum to partner the same owner's SUNNYHILLBOY. Behind Great Endeavour when third in this 12 months ago, Jonjo O'Neill's gelding is much better off at the weights now and connections have been careful to protect his handicap mark this season though he did run well over hurdles at Haydock last month. Paul Nicholls has saddled Poquelin to win this for the last two years and has decent claims again with the lightly-raced Ghizao, who can reverse Exeter running with Medermit over this longer trip. But it's difficult to make a case for Irish raiders Roberto Goldback and Finger Onthe Pulse while Roudoudou Ville needs to step up again from his Sandown win. Great Endeavour's trainer David Pipe has four runners in this and Salut Flo is potentially the most interesting as he looked a smart prospect at the beginning of last year. Despite returning from an absence, there's a chance the six-year-old is still ahead of the handicapper and he could run well at big odds under talented claimer Conor O'Farrell.

Formwatch

Woolcombe Folly (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Chased leading pair, pushed along 9th, went 2nd approaching 3 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 16l behind Gauvain (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m chs (2) gs in Nov.

Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up, hampered 6th, headway 12th, went 2nd after 3 out until after 2 out, stayed on to go 2nd again flat, well held by winner, 2nd of 20, 7l behind Great Endeavour (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.

Medermit (FR) 10-3 (11-7) Held up in last pair in touch on inside, headway to 3rd at 13th, ridden and outpaced by leading duo when mistake 2 out, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Master Minded (11-11) at Ascot 2m 3f Grade 2 chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.

Roudoudou Ville (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in 5th off the pace, closed up 6th, went 2nd and not fluent next, led narrowly 9th, not fluent 13th, narrowly headed 4 out, led again and hit 3 out, hit next, came clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov beating Midnight Appeal (10-13) by 4l, 9 ran.

I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) In touch main group, 5th and outpaced after 10th, kept on same pace from 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 17l behind Sizing Europe (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gs.

Calgary Bay (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Prominent, mistake 6th, lost place 12th, well beaten after 4 out, 8th of 20, 39l behind Great Endeavour (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.

Ghizao (GER) 9-4 (11-5) Tracked leader, not fluent 2nd (water), mistake next, lost 2nd next, ridden in 6th and beaten approaching 4 out, no impression, left 4th last, 4th of 7, 10l behind Medermit (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f ltd hcp chs Grd 2 (1) gd in Nov.

Tatenen (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear of mid-division, blundered 4th, struggling 11th, hampered 4 out, never near leaders, 11th of 20, 31l behind Holmwood Legend (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Mad Moose (IRE) 18-1 (11-5) Blundered 1st, raced in 4th, went 3rd at 3rd, dropped to 4th again after 11th, went modest 3rd again soon after 4 out, out, never any chance with leading duo, 3rd of 4, 36l behind Bobs Worth (11-1) at Newbury 2m 4f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gd in Nov.

Roberto Goldback (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no impression on leaders in moderate 3rd before straight, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Joncol (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f lst chs (1) in Nov.

Matuhi 16-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra in 6th when brought down last, in a race won by Blazing Tempo (10-4) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd in Jul, 22 ran.

Great Endeavour (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, hit 9th and 14th, headway on inside approaching 17th, every chance 2 out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 18, 5l behind Carruthers (10-4) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.

Salut Flo (FR) 7-2 (10-13) Led, not fluent 9th, ridden and headed 2 out, no impression flat, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Prince De Beauchene (10-13) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs (2) hvy in Apr '10.

Sunnyhillboy (IRE) 18-1 (10-7) Behind, headway into mid-division 3 out, never near leaders, 7th of 20, 20l behind Dynaste (10-13) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Nov.

Nomecheki (FR) 22-1 (11-12) Mid-division, blundered and rider lost iron breifly 1st, mistake 5th, jumped slowly next, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Stewarts House (11-8) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy, 14 ran.

Finger Onthe Pulse (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Mid-division, struggling from 12th, 13th of 20, well behind Great Endeavour (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.

Divers (FR) 20-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, chased winner after 2 out, no impression, demoted to 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 20, 11l behind Great Endeavour (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.