14:15 Cheltenham

Saturday 13 November 2021

All12:3013:0513:4014:1514:5015:2515:55

    Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f 44y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:16  |   Winning time: 4m 59.52s
1st
Horse silk
8
9/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Ryan Mania
Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3 out, left in clear lead next, stumbled badly last, idled run-in, always just doing enough op 11/1 tchd 17/2
2nd
Horse silk
¾
2
11/2f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division on inside, bad mistake 5th, headway chased leaders 2 out, hung left under pressure and went 2nd run-in, closed on idling winner, just held op 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
6
911-7
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders out wide, 5th and plenty to do at the last, stayed on into 3rd run-in, not pace to challenge
4th
Horse silk
1
12
16/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Aidan Coleman
Towards rear of mid-division, headway last, stayed on well run-in, nearest finish op 11/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ¼
18
22/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: David Noonan
Off the pace towards rear, stayed on well run-in, never nearer op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
hd
1
20/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Led until 2nd, chased leader until before 8th, chased leaders, left in 2nd 2 out, well held when bad mistake last, weakened run-in op 18/1
6th
Horse silk
dh
11
711-2
12/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, towards rear and struggling 12th, mistake 4 out, stayed on well run-in, never nearer op 11/1
8th
Horse silk
nse
10
14/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Thomas Bellamy
Chased leaders on inside, ridden after 3 out, outpaced before next, stayed on again run-in, never going pace to reach leaders op 18/1 tchd 20/1
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Towards rear, some headway run-in, never a threat op 25/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ¼
7
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division out wide, not fluent 10th (water), towards rear and struggling 12th, never on terms after op 16/1
11th
Horse silk
1
16
50/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Never closer than mid-division, last pair and struggling 8th, tailed off op 40/1
12th
Horse silk
3 ¾
4
11/1
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace
Chased leaders, went 2nd before 8th until 3 out, chased leading trio, left 3rd and mistake 2 out, weakened badly run-in op 14/1 tchd 10/1
13th
Horse silk
3 ¾
3
1111-11
50/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Mistake and towards rear 2nd, bit closer in mid-division 11th, pushed along and struggling before 4 out, tailed off
14th
Horse silk
3 ¼
14
20/1
T: R RoweJ: Tabitha Worsley (5)
Off the pace and always towards rear, never on terms
15th
Horse silk
12
5
13/2
T: S ThomasJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, weakened 4 out, tailed off op 11/2
16th
Horse silk
11
17
33/1
T: D HoganJ: S A Mulcahy (7)
Always rear-division, never a factor, tailed off op 28/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
13
1010-13
14/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Chased leader, led 2nd, ridden and 1 length ahead when fell 2 out
F
Horse silk
15
610-10
33/1
T: N J GiffordJ: N F Houlihan (5)
Towards rear when fell 1st op 40/1
R
Horse silk
20
28/1
T: B EllisonJ: S Bowen
Never travelled or jumped with any fluency in rear, tailed off when refused 3 out op 25/1

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Non-Runners

19
Horse silk
Farinet245
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 6
T: Miss V Williams  J: R T Dunne
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£10.60Pl:£2.70, £2.10, £2.70, £3.60EX:£75.80Trifecta:£1,114.10Tricast:£377.72SF:£52.18Swingers:£13.60, £18.80, £11.70

Forecasts

Protektorat (11/2), Al Dancer (13/2), Lalor (7/1), Midnight Shadow (9/1), Paint The Dream (11/1), Zanza (12/1), Caribean Boy (12/1), Manofthemountain (14/1), Coole Cody (14/1), Dostal Phil (16/1), Simply The Betts (20/1), Up The Straight (20/1), Farinet (20/1), Galahad Quest (22/1), Nietzsche (28/1), Spiritofthegames (33/1), Funky Dady (33/1), Belargus (33/1), Deyrann de Carjac (50/1), Aso (50/1)

Verdict

An ultra-competitive renewal of this feature contest with the vote in favour of AL DANCER. Third from a 5 lb higher mark in this race last year, he never figured either start thereafter but returns with his new yard going well and his record fresh is a particular positive. Lalor is a fascinating runner on debut for Paul Nicholls and respected, along with Protektorat, Caribean Boy and Coole Cody.

  1. AL DANCER (FR)
  2. LALOR (GER)
  3. PROTEKTORAT (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Coole Cody
Weight: 10-5  |Age: 9
10/1

Prize Money

1st: £90,032.002nd: £33,920.003rd: £16,976.004th: £8,480.005th: £4,256.006th: £2,128.007th: £1,056.008th: £544.00

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