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The Paddy Power Gold Cup.

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(Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1) (4yo+)

 

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THE RACE

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The Paddy Power Gold Cup held at Cheltenham racecourse in early November is seen by many as the real start of the national hunt season.

Run since 1960 at Cheltenham over the old course this handicap chase is open to all horses over 4 years old.

Initially and perhaps best known as the Mackeson Gold Cup when it was sponsored by Mackeson, It has also been sponsored by Murphy's, Thomas Pink and Paddy Power, then Betvictor and now once again by Paddy Power.

Run over a distance of 2 miles 4 1/2 furlongs this race attracts many high-class horses who run around this distance.

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2020 Race Conditions For 4yo+ Weights a novice shall only be qualified to run in this race if it has run a minimum of three times in chases in Great Britain, Ireland or France Minimum weights: 10-0; Penalties after November 1st, a winner of a chase 5lb Aso's Handicap Mark 158



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LIST OF RUNNERS

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No. Form / Type Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey Rating
1   62/3540- • CD • GELDING Aso (FR) 10 11st 12lbs Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch 158
2   4/11211- • CD • GELDING Simply The Betts (IRE) 7 11st 11lbs Harry Whittington Gavin Sheehan 157
3   0/02114- • CD • GELDING Mister Fisher (IRE) 6 11st 9lbs Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville 155
4   12425-1 • C • GELDING Al Dancer (FR) 7 11st 8lbs Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 154
5   1F11P6- • CD • GELDING Slate House (IRE) T 8 11st 6lbs Colin Tizzard Robbie Power 152
6   21242-5 • CD • MARE Happy Diva (IRE) T 9 11st 5lbs Kerry Lee Richard Patrick(3) 151
7   1111/PF- • CD • GELDING Siruh du Lac (FR) WS 7 11st 4lbs David Pipe Tom Scudamore 150
8   5/P0226- • D • GELDING Spiritofthegames (IRE) p 8 11st 2lbs Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 148
9   156310- • GELDING Saint Sonnet (FR) 5 11st 1lbs Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 147
10   61115-4 • GELDING Domaine de L'Isle (FR) T 7 11st 0lbs Sean Curran Sean Bowen 146
11   135/U20- • D • GELDING Brelan d'As (FR) T 9 10st 11lbs Paul Nicholls Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 143
12   30/2520- • GELDING Kauto Riko (FR) T WS 9 10st 10lbs Tom Gretton Conor O'Farrell 142
13   3P-2241 • D • GELDING Fidux (FR) 7 10st 10lbs Alan King Tom Bellamy 142
14   P10F2-F • GELDING Pinson du Rheu (FR) 9 10st 9lbs Alexandra Dunn Micheal Nolan 141
15   1514/P-3 • GELDING The Russian Doyen (IRE) 7 10st 6lbs Colin Tizzard A. P. Heskin 138
16   34P-122 • CD • GELDING Coole Cody (IRE) 9 10st 5lbs Evan Williams Tom O'Brien 137
17   40/F22-2 • D • GELDING Sky Pirate (GB) T 7 10st 2lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jonathan Burke 134



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THE 2020 RACE

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Aso. Been out of form for a while. Has won on this course previously.

Simply the Bets. Another with course form and a great win/run ratio over fences. Sure to run a good race today.

Mister Fisher. Good form and an improver. Has been well supported recently in the betting market. He should give a good account of himself.

Al Dancer. A really good hurdler who has taken to fences well. Showed good improvement winning when stepped up in trip. Course winner on the up. On keep on your side.

Slate House Ran really well last year in this race before falling two fences from the finish. Runs well when fresh but stable has not yet run into form. Good run expected.

Happy Diva. Last years winner. A good horse who is consistent and therefore pays the handicap price for consistency. Has had the benefit of a good pipe opener in October.

Siruh Du Lac. Ran up a good sequence in 2018/2019 but since has lost his way. Always looked a good horse. Might be a good fresh run now changed stables.

Spiritofthegames. Usually good when fresh but had a bad run in this last year and then had a mediocre year. Could bounce back and set a surprise.

Saint Sonnet. Moved to Paul Nicholls mid last season. Showed improvement on the first run for stable and then 6th in a festival novice. Could Nicholls work his magic with this one?

Domaine De L'Isle. Made steady progress last season but may not be up this class yet.

Brelan D'As. Second in this last year, but only one run since. Best watched today.

Kauto Riko. Nice horse but does not look in this grade.

Fidux. A winner last time out but not in this class. Much improvement needed.

Pinson Du Rheu.
Nothing in the form to suggest he is up to this class. Makes British debut today.

The Russian Doyen.
Young improving type. Will have to improve however to win this hot event.

Coole Cody. Likes the course but much improvement needed here.

Sky Pirate. Nine chase runs no wins. Would need career best here.

Selection Slate House : NB Al Dancer

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THE FULL RESULT

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Finished Form / Type Hores Age Weight Trainer Jockey Rating
1 34P-122 • CD • GELDING Coole Cody (IRE) 9 10st 5lbs Evan Williams Tom O'Brien 137
2 5/P0226- • D • GELDING Spiritofthegames (IRE) p 8 11st 2lbs Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 148
3 12425-1 • C • GELDING Al Dancer (FR) 7 11st 8lbs Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 154
4 30/2520- • GELDING Kauto Riko (FR) T WS 9 10st 10lbs Tom Gretton Conor O'Farrell 142
5 40/F22-2 • D • GELDING Sky Pirate (GB) T 7 10st 2lbs Jonjo O'Neill Jonathan Burke 134
6 4/11211- • CD • GELDING Simply The Betts (IRE) 7 11st 11lbs Harry Whittington Gavin Sheehan 157
7 62/3540- • CD • GELDING Aso (FR) 10 11st 12lbs Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch 158
f 21242-5 • CD • MARE Happy Diva (IRE) T 9 11st 5lbs Kerry Lee Richard Patrick(3) 151
f 156310- • GELDING Saint Sonnet (FR) 5 11st 1lbs Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 147
NR 3P-2241 • D • GELDING Fidux (FR) 7 10st 10lbs Alan King Tom Bellamy 142
PU 0/02114- • CD • GELDING Mister Fisher (IRE) 6 11st 9lbs Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville 155
PU 61115-4 • GELDING Domaine de L'Isle (FR) T 7 11st 0lbs Sean Curran Sean Bowen 146
PU 135/U20- • D • GELDING Brelan d'As (FR) T 9 10st 11lbs Paul Nicholls Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 143
PU P10F2-F • GELDING Pinson du Rheu (FR) 9 10st 9lbs Alexandra Dunn Micheal Nolan 141
PU 1514/P-3 • GELDING The Russian Doyen (IRE) 7 10st 6lbs Colin Tizzard A. P. Heskin 138
PU 1F11P6- • CD • GELDING Slate House (IRE) T 8 11st 6lbs Colin Tizzard Robbie Power 152
UR 1111/PF- • CD • GELDING Siruh du Lac (FR) WS 7 11st 4lbs David Pipe Tom Scudamore 150

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STEWARDS REPORT

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Permission was given for KAUTO RIKO (FR) to go early to post and SIMPLY THE BETTS (IRE) wore earplugs throughout the preliminaries which were removed upon arrival at the start. Following the race, Nicky Henderson reported that MISTER FISHER (IRE), which started second-favourite and was pulled up before the second last fence, was unsuited by the going, which was officially described as Soft on this occasion and would prefer a faster surface; the Veterinary Officer reported that the gelding lost its left-fore shoe.



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