15:30 Cheltenham

Friday 13 March 2020

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1)

Class 1  |   3m 2f 70y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 6m 50.38s
Weighed In
1st
1
10/3f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division, mistake 13th, not fluent 14th, headway 17th, led 4 out, hard pressed from 3 out, headed narrowly before last, led again just after last, stayed on well, held on op 3/1 tchd 7/2 in places
2nd
nk
12
811-10
5/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leaders, not much room 1st, closed on inside from 18th, unable to go with leaders briefly 2 out, not much room between last 2, switched right after last, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish, just held tchd 11/2
3rd
1 ¼
8
10/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Travelled well, in touch in mid-division on inside, closed 7th, challenged before 2 out, led narrowly before last, headed just after last, held and lost 2nd towards finish tchd 11/1
4th
nk
9
911-10
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Raced freely, chased leaders, led 14th, not fluent 16th, headed 4 out, ridden 2 out, stayed on flat op 16/1
5th
4 ½
5
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Held up in rear, mistake 2nd and 16th, headway when not much room and switched right after 3 out, stayed on, not trouble leaders op 9/2
6th
1
11
50/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B S Hughes
Held up in rear on outside, headway 4 out, every chance 2 out, weakened final 150 yards
7th
4 ¾
7
811-10
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Led until jumped right 1st, soon in mid-division, mistake 15th, towards rear when mistake 18th, some headway 2 out, no impression, edged left flat op 15/2
8th
5
4
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Mid-division, closed when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, no impression, well held 2 out tchd 13/2 and 15/2 in places
9th
1 ¼
2
18/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Prominent, led 4th, headed after 12th, led 13th until 14th, mistake 17th, soon ridden along, weakened after 3 out, well beaten when slightly hampered 2 out op 20/1
10th
sh
3
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 18th, weakened before 2 out tchd 25/1
11th
nk
6
66/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Led 1st, not fluent 3rd, headed 4th, led after 12th, headed next, ridden from 15th, weakened after 4 out

Also Ran

F
10
10/1
T: P G KellyJ: D N Russell
Held up towards rear, mistake 18th, closed after 3 out, 7th and staying on when fell 2 out op 12/1 tchd 14/1 in places

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Betting

Forecast

Al Boum Photo (10/3), Santini (5/1), Delta Work (5/1), Clan Des Obeaux (7/1), Kemboy (8/1), Lostintranslation (10/1), Presenting Percy (10/1), Bristol De Mai (18/1), Monalee (20/1), Chris's Dream (20/1), Real Steel (50/1), Elegant Escape (66/1)

Verdict

Strong representation from Ireland who have won three of the last four renewals with Al Boum Photo bidding to become the first since Best Mate to retain his crown. He’s sure to go close off the back of the same preparation as last year when beating five of today’s rivals. Clan Des Obeaux a dual King George winner has been given a break since his latest triumph and he looks the most likely to reverse last year’s form. DELTA WORK has decisions over several of the other Irish contenders this year, his form looks rock solid in a bid to give his trainer a second Gold Cup. Santini a place in front of the selection in the RSA last year will provide a tough challenge having proved himself last time.
  1. Delta Work
  2. Clan Des Obeaux
  3. Al Boum Photo

Previous Winners

2019
Al Boum Photo
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: P Townend
  |  
T: W P Mullins
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £351,688.002nd: £132,500.003rd: £66,312.004th: £33,125.005th: £16,625.006th: £8,312.007th: £4,125.008th: £2,125.00

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