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2:15 Cheltenham 13 Nov 2021

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

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m4f44yds) 2m4f Old Good 16 fences
1st £90,032 2nd £33,920 3rd £16,976 4th £8,480 5th £4,256 6th £1,592 7th £544 8th £350 9th £350 10th £350 11th £350 12th £350 13th £350 14th £350 15th £350

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
8 115 147 143 160
b g Midnight Legend - Holy Smoke (Statoblest)
Led, headed and tracked leaders after 1st, bit short of room after 3 out, pushed along to challenge when left in lead 2 out, 5 lengths ahead when not fluent and pecked on landing last, ridden and idled run-in, reduced lead towards finish, all out (op 11/1 tchd 17/2)
2  ¾
6 1112 w2 t 154 149 162
b g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Protektion (FR) (Protektor)
Jumped right on occasions, held up in midfield, mistake 5th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, headway but hung left from 2 out, went second run-in, kept on well but just held (jockey said gelding made a bad mistake at the fifth fence) (op 13/2)
3  [2¼]
9 117 w1 t1 149 143 154
b g It's Gino (GER) - Laviola (GER) (Waky Nao)
Prominent, pushed along 3 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, kept on well against far rail from last, went third final 110yds
4  1 [3¼]
8 110 142 135 147
b g Coastal Path - Quiphile (FR) (Panoramic I)
Held up in midfield, slightly hampered 10th, pushed along and still plenty to do before 3 out, ridden after 3 out, headway from 2 out, kept on well run-in, went fourth towards finish (op 11/1)
5  [5½]
5 107 t 135 125 137
b g American Post - Atacames (FR) (Dom Alco)
Held up in rear, headway into midfield but still plenty to do before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge, nearest finish (op 16/1)
6  hd [5¾]
8 1112 w1 154 144 157
b g Arcadio (GER) - Crimson Flower (IRE) (Soviet Lad)
Took keen hold, close up, led after 1st, disputed lead 2nd, chased leader from 3rd, mistake 9th, pushed along after 3 out, mistake last, lost second and weakened final 110yds, joined for 6th (op 18/1)
6  dht [5¾]
7 112 144 134 147
b g Arcadio (GER) - What A Bleu (IRE) (Pistolet Bleu)
Held up in midfield, not fluent 8th, pushed along and still plenty to do before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, behind but kept on well run-in, forced dead-heat 6th (op 11/1)
8  nse [5¾]
8 112 144 134 146
b g Mahler - Womanofthemountain (IRE) (Presenting)
Prominent, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, no impression from 2 out (op 18/1 tchd 20/1)
9  [7]
9 112 w2 p 144 133 145
b g Darsi (FR) - Lucy Walters (IRE) (King's Ride)
Always towards rear, pushed along when not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, kept on well run-in, never on terms (op 25/1)
10  [8¼]
7 116 148 136 150
gr g Myboycharlie (IRE) - Caribena (FR) (Linamix)
Prominent on outer, slow jump 1st, slow jump 2nd, soon dropped to midfield, not fluent and pushed along 10th, ridden before 3 out, soon no impression (op 16/1)
11  1 [9¼]
8 109 137 124 136
b g Balko (FR) - Queyrann (FR) (Sheyrann)
Always towards rear, pushed along briefly 11th, pushed along and struggling when hit 3 out, never on terms (op 40/1)
12  [13]
7 1110 t 152 135 150
b g Brian Boru - Vineuil (FR) (Muhtathir)
Prominent, tracked leader from 5th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and disputing third 2 out, tired and weakened quickly run-in (op 14/1 tchd 10/1)
13  [16¾]
11 1111 153 132 149
bb g Goldneyev (USA) - Odyssee Du Cellier (FR) (Dear Doctor)
Raced wide, jumped left on occasions, never better than mid-division, mistake 9th, not fluent 5 out, pushed along before 4 out, soon no impression
14  [20]
7 105 138 114 127
b g Arcadio (GER) - Kings Artist (IRE) (King's Theatre)
Always towards rear, jumped right and not fluent 2nd, pushed along after 4 out, never on terms
15  12 [32]
8 117 149 113 133
gr g Al Namix (FR) - Steel Dancer (FR) (Kaldounevees)
Midfield, jumped right and not fluent 6th, awkward jump and pushed along briefly 10th, bumped 5 out, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 2 out (trainer said that the gelding was never travelling) (op 11/2)
16  11 [43]
6 101 136 89 106
ch g Maresca Sorrento (FR) - Non Dadi (FR) (Hellios)
Held up in rear, jumped left and not fluent 2nd, pushed along when mistake 3 out, never on terms (op 28/1)
F   
10 1013 141 149
b g Dubai Destination (USA) - Run For Cover (IRE) (Lafontaine I)
Jumped right on occasions, close up, disputed lead 2nd, led clearly from 3rd, ridden after 3 out, faced challenge when fell 2 out
F   
6 105 138
b g Authorized (IRE) - Belga Wood (USA) (Woodman)
Held up in rear, fell 1st (op 40/1)
REF   
8 105 t 133
ch g Poet's Voice - Ganga (IRE) (Generous)
Always towards rear, slow jump 8th, soon pushed along briefly, slow jump and struggling 9th, well behind when refused 3 out (op 25/1)
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