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  • The Giant Bolster

  • Age: 11 (Foaled March 8th, 2005)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Divisa (GER) (Lomitas)
  • Trainer: D G Bridgwater
  • Owner: Simon Hunt & Gary Lambton

News Clippings

Cheltenham favourite The Giant Bolster is retired

November 3rd, 2016

Cheltenham favourite The Giant Bolster, placed in the 2012 and 2014 renewals of the Gold Cup, has been retired.

The Giant Bolster could head to Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day

January 18th, 2016

The Giant Bolster could head to Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day at the end of the month as connections weigh up possible options for the popular veteran.

David Bridgwater won't rush The Giant Bolster

April 30th, 2015

David Bridgwater is keen to let the dust settle before deciding on future plans for The Giant Bolster following his heavy fall in Wednesday's Punchestown Gold Cup.

David Bridgwater eager for The Giant Bolster run

February 9th, 2015

David Bridgwater is counting down the days to the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup with his stable star The Giant Bolster.

Trainer David Bridgwater 'thrilled' with The Giant Bolster

January 25th, 2015

David Bridgwater is relishing a fourth crack at the Cheltenham Gold Cup with The Giant Bolster after declaring himself "thrilled to bits" with his stable star's latest effort at Prestbury Park on Saturday.

David Bridgwater could not be happier with The Giant Bolster

January 8th, 2015

David Bridgwater could not be happier with The Giant Bolster as he prepares his stable star for the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day on January 24.

Trainer David Bridgwater considers No Buts options

December 30th, 2014

No Buts will aim to regain the winning thread at the end of January.

David Bridgwater was pleased The Giant Bolster showed much more enthusiasm

November 25th, 2014

David Bridgwater was pleased The Giant Bolster showed much more enthusiasm in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

The Giant Bolster could return to action in Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby

October 21st, 2014

The Giant Bolster, third in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, could make his seasonal reappearance in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday week.

The Giant Bolster is being campaigned with another Gold Cup tilt in mind

September 19th, 2014

David Bridgwater is gearing The Giant Bolster's next campaign around a fourth successive crack at the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup next March.

Gold Cup third The Giant Bolster finished for season

March 15th, 2014

The Giant Bolster is unlikely to run again this season after finishing a gallant third in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Owner Simon Hunt hopes The Giant Bolster can run a big race in the Gold Cup again

February 25th, 2014

Owner Simon Hunt hopes The Giant Bolster can run a big race in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup for a third consecutive year.

The Giant Bolster steeled for Gold Cup return

February 21st, 2014

Trainer David Bridgwater is counting down the days until The Giant Bolster has a third stab at the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The Giant Bolster wins the Argento Chase at Cheltenham

January 25th, 2014

The Giant Bolster bounced back to form in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham under Tom Scudamore.

The Giant Bolster bids to return to form in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham

January 23rd, 2014

Owner Simon Hunt accepts The Giant Bolster has "not really come to himself this season" ahead of his return to Cheltenham.

The Giant Bolster bids to get back on track at Aintree on Saturday

December 3rd, 2013

David Bridgwater hopes The Giant Bolster can redeem himself in the Betfred "Hat Trick Heaven" Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

The Giant Bolster is likely to have a new jockey on board when he lines up in the Betfair Chase

November 19th, 2013

The Giant Bolster is likely to have a new jockey on board when he lines up in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

The Giant Bolster to miss Charlie Hall at Wetherby

October 29th, 2013

The Giant Bolster has been ruled out of Saturday's bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby after suffering a minor setback.

The Giant Bolster could run next at either Aintree or Punchestown

March 17th, 2013

The Giant Bolster could run at either Aintree or Punchestown following another superb effort in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Willie Mullins' quest to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup will go on for at least another year after Sir Des Champs just missed out.

March 15th, 2013

Willie Mullins' quest to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup will go on for at least another year after Sir Des Champs just missed out.