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2:20 Cheltenham 18 Nov 2023

Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m4f44yds) 2m4f Old Soft 16 fences
1st £90,032 2nd £33,920 3rd £16,976 4th £8,480 5th £4,256 6th £2,128 7th £1,056 8th £544

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 117 155 156 171
b g Fame And Glory - Sparky May (Midnight Legend)
Took keen hold, disputed lead, led clearly just after 8th, went clear from 2 out, 4 lengths ahead when bad mistake and almost fell last, soon ridden, kept on well, did well in the circumstances (op 9/2)
2  4
7 114 152 149 161
b g Malinas (GER) - Tara Croft (Kayf Tara)
Took keen hold, in touch with leaders, not fluent 5 out, went second home turn, 4 lengths down last, soon left with every chance, no impression final 110yds
3  8 [12]
6 105 tp 144 133 146
b g Kapgarde (FR) - L'Exploratrice (FR) (Trempolino)
Took keen hold, midfield, headway before 5 out, bit short of room and bumped after 3 out, went third 2 out, no impression from last (op 11/1)
4  4 [16]
8 115 tp1 153 138 151
b g Ballingarry (IRE) - Turiane (FR) (Arvico)
Took keen hold, travelled strongly, prominent, pressed leaders after 7th, not fluent 10th, not fluent 11th, lost third when mistake 2 out, weakened run-in
5  [17½]
8 1012 t 146 129 143
gr g Martaline - Reform Act (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid)
Took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 11th, not fluent 3 out, soon edged right and bumped rival, disputing third when not fluent 2 out, weakened last
6  [21]
8 107 141 121 133
b g Sans Frontieres (IRE) - Bell Storm (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Held up in rear, mistake 5th, still plenty to do 3 out, headway from 2 out, kept on run-in (tchd 11/1)
7  10 [31]
9 1010 144 113 131
gr g Shantou (USA) - Mystic Masie (IRE) (Turgeon)
Took keen hold, midfield, mistake 9th, not fluent 5 out, mistake 4 out, weakened after 3 out (op 7/1)
8  8 [39]
8 1010 144 105 124
b g Fame And Glory - Last Of Many (IRE) (Lahib)
Midfield, not fluent 6th, bad mistake and almost fell 4 out, soon towards rear, weakened 3 out (op 28/1)
9  13 [52]
7 109 t1 148 95 110
b g Camelot - Trapeze (Pivotal)
Always behind (op 25/1)
10  [54¾]
7 102 Out-of-Handicaps 2 t 136 80 94
b g Ask - Un Jour D Ete (FR) (Dano-Mast)
Took keen hold, always behind (jockey said gelding stopped quickly; vet had nothing to report) (op 12/1)
F   
9 102 Out-of-Handicaps 1 136 126
b g Califet (FR) - Chic Et Zen (FR) (Chichicastenango)
In touch with leaders on inner, pecked on landing 1st, no impression when fell 2 out (op 18/1)
PU   
8 115 p 153
b g Authorized (IRE) - Rock Art (IRE) (Rock Of Gibraltar)
Never better than midfield, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out (vet said gelding lost his right fore shoe) (tchd 25/1)
PU   
8 108 142
b g Westerner - Triptoshan (IRE) (Anshan)
Always behind, pulled up 3 out
PU   
7 120 162
b g Mahler - Credit Box (IRE) (Witness Box)
Took keen hold, disputed lead, prominent just after 8th, pressed leader 10th, lost ground after 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon pulled up (trainer said, regarding the poor form shown, that gelding was carrying top weight on his first run of the season; vet examined gelding post race and found gelding was struck into on his right fore and was lame on his right fore)
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