14:15 Cheltenham

Saturday 14 November 2020

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  • Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
  • Class 1  |   2m 4f 44y  |   Soft  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:15  |   Winning time: 5m 14.36s
1st
16
10/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Prominent, led 3rd, sprawled badly on landing 4th, clear before 6th, not fluent 11th, reduced lead after 4 out, mistake 3 out, pressed from 2 out, edged right flat, stayed on well and in command final 100 yards op 12/1
2nd
3 ¼
8
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in rear, mistake 5th, headway before 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, every chance last, edged right flat, held inside final 100 yards op 16/1
3rd
1
4
5/1f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, not fluent 6th,, headway 11th, went 2nd 3 out until before 2 out, 4th when pecked last, went 3rd towards finish, kept on, no impression on winner op 6/1
4th
1 ¼
12
50/1
T: T R GrettonJ: C O'Farrell
Held up in rear, remote 9th 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th close home, nearest finish op 40/1
5th
1 ¼
17
10/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: J J Burke
Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, close 2nd when mistake 2 out, switched left flat, weakened final 75 yards op 12/1
6th
6
2
7/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: G Sheehan
Led until 3rd, chased winner until mistake 10th, weakened after 4 out op 6/1
7th
2 ½
1
1011-12
25/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Chased leaders, hampered 4 out, soon lost place and well beaten, kept on flat op 22/1

Also Ran

PU
3
11/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division, not fluent 8th, headway 11th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 5/1
PU
5
12/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Mid-division, struggling 12th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out op 11/1
F
6
16/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Chased leaders, not much room 4 out, 4 length 5th when fell 2 out
UR
7
12/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Disputing lead when awkward and unseated rider 1st op 10/1
F
9
6/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, went 2nd 12th until 3 out, soon weakened, fell last op 7/1
PU
10
33/1
T: S CurranJ: S Bowen
Always in rear, behind 11th, pulled up before 3 out op 28/1 tchd 25/1
PU
11
20/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Mid-division, mistake and lost place 3rd, well beaten 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
14
150/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: M G Nolan
Mistake towards rear, well behind 12th, pulled up after
PU
15
16/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Adrian Heskin
Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 10th, mistake next, not fluent and lost 2nd 12th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
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Non-Runners

13
Fidux28
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 7
T: A King  J: Thomas Bellamy
NR

Betting

Forecast

Al Dancer (5/1), Mister Fisher (11/2), Saint Sonnet (6/1), Simply The Betts (7/1), Coole Cody (10/1), Sky Pirate (10/1), Slate House (12/1), Siruh Du Lac (12/1), Spiritofthegames (14/1), Happy Diva (16/1), The Russian Doyen (16/1), Brelan D'As (20/1), Fidux (20/1), Aso (25/1), Domaine De L'Isle (33/1), Kauto Riko (50/1), Pinson Du Rheu (150/1)

Verdict

SIMPLY THE BETTS looks the type that will progress out of handicaps this season and can remain unbeaten over the Cheltenham fences with a successful return. Saint Sonnet is another capable of much better and looks an obvious danger, while superb jumper Siruh du Lac is also of firm interest on his first start for David Pipe.

  1. SIMPLY THE BETTS (IRE)
  2. SAINT SONNET (FR)
  3. SIRUH DU LAC (FR)

Previous Winners

2019
Happy Diva
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 8
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £74,035.002nd: £27,781.003rd: £13,910.004th: £6,929.005th: £3,484.006th: £1,742.00

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