Cheltenham racecourse



The Paddy Power Gold Cup.


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







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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2021 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) Weight raised 2 Minimum weights: 10-0; Penalties after October 31st, a winner of a chase 5lb Simply The Betts's Handicap Mark 154 8




Number Form / Type Name Age Weight Trainer Jockey Rating
1   11211/6- • CD • GELDING Simply The Betts (IRE) WS 8 11st 12lbs Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost 154
2   0/11221- • CD • GELDING Protektorat (FR) T 6 11st 12lbs Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 154
3   0F2205- • CD • GELDING Aso (FR) 11 11st 11lbs Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch 153
4   22313-1 • D • GELDING Paint The Dream (GB) T 7 11st 10lbs Fergal O'Brien Connor Brace 152
5   25/130P- • C • GELDING Al Dancer (FR) 8 11st 7lbs Sam Thomas Sam Twiston-Davies 149
6   6/433/P-P • C • GELDING Lalor (GER) T WS 9 11st 7lbs Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 149
7   1/1340P- • D • GELDING Caribean Boy (FR) 7 11st 6lbs Nicky Henderson Daryl Jacob 148
8   26/02P-3 • CD • GELDING Midnight Shadow (GB) 8 11st 5lbs Sue Smith Ryan Mania 147
9   40203-4 • D • GELDING Spiritofthegames (IRE) p 9 11st 2lbs Dan Skelton Bridget Andrews 144
10   14P21-2 • CD • GELDING Manofthemountain (IRE) 8 11st 2lbs Emma Lavelle Tom Bellamy 144
11   21FP6-3 • GELDING Zanza (IRE) 7 11st 2lbs Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brien 144
12   P/1323-U • GELDING Dostal Phil (FR) 8 11st 0lbs Philip Hobbs Aidan Coleman 142
13   16344-2 • CD • GELDING Coole Cody (IRE) 10 10st 13lbs Evan Williams Adam Wedge 141
14   U2525-1 • D • GELDING Up The Straight (IRE) 7 10st 10lbs Richard Rowe Tabitha Worsley(5) 138
15   F231F1- • D • GELDING Belargus (FR) 6 10st 10lbs Nick Gifford Niall Houlihan(5) 138
16   330/P-35 • D • GELDING Deyrann de Carjac (FR) 8 10st 9lbs Alan King Tom Cannon 137
17   314324 • GELDING Funky Dady (FR) 6 10st 8lbs Denis G. Hogan Shane Mulcahy(7) 136
18   04031-3 • CD • GELDING Galahad Quest (FR) T 5 10st 7lbs Nick Williams David Noonan 135
19   P4/3231- • D • GELDING Farinet (FR) 6 10st 6lbs Venetia Williams Robert Dunne 134
20   33301-0 • CD • GELDING Nietzsche (GB) T 8 10st 5lbs Brian Ellison Danny McMenamin 133




Simply The Bets. Good young horse past Cheltenham festival winner. Only one run last season best watched today.

Protektorat Won a race at this meeting last year. Good finish to last season with a win in the Manifesto chase at Aintree. Good chance today.

ASO. Good chaser well exposed and will suffer here with these young runners.

Paint The Dream. Progressive horse and comes here on the back of a great win at Chepstow last month. Great Chance!

Al Dancer. A great hurdler who has not as yet shown his hurdle for over chases. Others have more appeal.

Laylor. Good horse but pulled up on last two runs. Best watched.

Caribean Boy. Nice horse runs well this time of year. Chances.

Midnight Shadow is a good horse and will be tested here today.

Spiritofthegames Been a while since his last win and can be overlooked today.

Manofthemountain. Bare for not good enough but a canny trainer whose horses run well here.

Zanza Young improving and stable in good form. Chances.

Dostal Phil. Young and progressive just the type for this race.

Coole Cody. Well exposed horse. Has the benefit of a good run but I doubt if he's good enough.

Up The Straight
nice young horse comes here on the back of a win. Needs to improve.

Belargus. Very young and must improve here.

Deyrann De Carjac. Does not look good enough on known form.

Funky Dady. Does not look good enough.

Galahad Quest. A good horse in at the minimum age (5 year old). Light weight but needs to improve.

Farinet. Another improver has plenty to find.

Nietzsche Well exposed on flat and jumps and does not look good enough.

Selection : Paint The Dream









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