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15:20 Cheltenham

Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class A)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 1.13s
  • 18 Ran
1
Silk - Brown, Red stars, Brown sleeves, Red cap, Brown star

Fondmort (FR)

217 CD
25/1
  • Form F/0782P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 154

held up towards rear, hit 2nd, stayed on approaching 2 out, kept on flat but not reach leaders

2
Silk - Yellow and Dark Blue diabolo, Dark Blue sleeves, check cap
14/1
  • Form 11212-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 153

chased leaders, narrow lead 8th, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened quickly next

3
Silk -
12/1
  • Form 729330-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 152

held up in mid-division, hit 10th, soon behind, no chance after

4
Silk - PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap
5/1
  • Form 13213-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 154

held up towards rear, blundered 5th, headway approaching 4 out, driven and stayed on to chase leading pair last, kept on to take 2nd final 100 yards, not reach winner

5
Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap

My Will (FR)

20 BFCD
12/1
  • Form 11521-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 149

in touch, ridden before 4 out, weakened after next

6
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
9/2
  • Form 113/FPP-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 149

always prominent, went 2nd 11th, led 3 out, jumped left 2 out, in command when jumped left last, driven and stayed on well flat

7
Silk - Yellow and Orange diamonds, checked sleeves, Emerald Green cap
14/1
  • Form 11/1F3P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 147

made most from 3rd to 6th, stayed prominent, slow jump 11th, weakened before 2 out

8
Silk - LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap
8/1
  • Form 13224-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 146

chased leaders, ridden 10th, weakened 4 out

9
Silk - BEIGE, BROWN hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap
  • Form 80341-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 143

held up in rear, blundered 6th, no chance when badly hampered 2 out

10
Silk - Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap

Liberthine (FR)

218 CDD
33/1
  • Form 238410-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 138

held up in rear, hit 4 out, stayed on from 2 out but not a danger

11
Silk - Dark Green and Light Blue check, Light Blue sleeves
33/1
  • Form P3F1-F1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 138

hit 2nd, always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

12
Silk - ORANGE, black hoop, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 1216-F3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 137

in touch, blundered 10th, weakened and hampered 2 out

13
Silk - Dark Green, Red hoop, hooped sleeves

Redemption

14 DC
12/1
  • Form U2000-2
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 136

held up in rear, not fluent 8th, steady headway from 11th, challenged 3 out, about 1 length 2nd and travelling well when blundered and fell 2 out

14
Silk - Light blue, brown stripe and armlets
  • Form 00/1132-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 135

held up in mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders next, chased winner 2 out, driven and no impression last, lost 2nd final 100 yards

15
Silk - RED, DARK BLUE seams, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE star
66/1
  • Form 11325-3
  • Age 13
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 134

led to 3rd, led 6th to 8th, weakened 11th, blundered next, well in rear when hit 4 out

16
Silk - BLACK and YELLOW diamonds, checked sleeves, YELLOW cap
66/1
  • Form 065570-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 131

always in rear division, ridden and struggling 4 out

17
Silk - White, Mauve stars
66/1
  • Form 2-18744
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 130

always behind, no chance when fell 2 out

18
Silk - BLACK and ORANGE check, BLACK sleeves, ORANGE armlets, BLACK cap
100/1
  • Form 6004-6P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 130

in touch, mistake and lost place 4 out, tailed off when unseated rider last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Martin Pipe has won this six times in the past ten years and can do so again with Our Vic, who gets the call over the Hobbs pair Lacdoudal and Monkerhostin, with Mariah Rollins expected to go well at a big price. The stats point very much to this major prize once again going back to Pond House, that is providing that Our Vic, who has been very well supported this week, can overcome the jumping errors that have cost him dearly in the past. Third in the Royal & SunAlliance Chase here two years ago, he looked to have last December's Bonusprint Gold Cup all sewn up when falling at the last, handing the race to Monkerhostin who is now 17lb worse off. His jumping continued to let him down on his two subsequent starts, but the plus point is that he can start the new campaign on a mark of 149, and, reported to have schooled very well, he lines up as the stable's main hope. Monkerhostin finished third to Celestial Gold in this 12 months ago and collected the Haldon Gold Cup recently as a warm up. Richard Johnson prefers him to Lacdoudal, although the latter showed his well being by hacking up over hurdles at Chepstow three weeks ago in what was his prep-race. Redemption will have his supporters after his eye-catching second over hurdles at Wetherby, but those looking for one at a big price should heed the chance of Irish raider Maria Rollins. Third in last season's Arkle, she has a light weight, and with Graham Lee booked to ride, trainer Pat Fahy expects her to run a big race. Liberthine has been upped 10lb for her Mildmay of Flete victory here in which she had Brooklyn Breeze back in fourth. The latter may turn the tables as he has had the benefit of a winning comeback run over timber at Aintree last month, but if Our Vic treats the fences with the respect they deserve, then he can come good when it matters most.

Formwatch

Fondmort (FR) 50-1 (11-6) Mid-division, weakening when hampered 22nd (Becher's Brook), tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Hedgehunter (11-1) at Aintree 4m 4f hcp chs Grd 3 (A) gs in Apr, 40 ran.

Forget The Past 7-4fav (11-10) Settled 3rd, 2nd from 6 out, led 4 out, clear after 3 out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m 5f nov chs Grd 2 sft in Apr beating Quazar (11-6) by 5l, 8 ran.

Therealbandit (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Behind, ridden 11th, struggling 14th, soon tailed off, 11th of 19, 43l behind Jack High (10-0) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs Grd 3 (A) gs in Apr.

Monkerhostin (FR) 10-1 (10-5) Held up, mistake 2nd, headway 6th, led 4 out, drew clear after 2 out, ran on well, eased close home, won at Exeter 2m 1f hcp chs Grd 2 (A) gs beating Kauto Star (10-9) by 4l, 11 ran.

My Will (FR) 5-2fav (11-1) Chased leaders, blundered 10th, ridden approaching 3 out, chased winner approaching last, kept on flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Impek (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp chs Grd 2 (A) sft in Oct.

Our Vic (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Held up, reminders after 3rd and 6th, some headway 11th, ridden after 14th, soon weakened, mistake 3 out and pulled up 2 out in race won by Grey Abbey (11-12) at Aintree 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (A) gs in Apr, 8 ran.

Lord Sam (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Prominent, hampered 7th, never going well after, behind from 13th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Kicking King (11-10) at Kempton 3m chs Grd 1 (A) gs in Dec, 13 ran.

Lacdoudal (FR) 9-2 (10-6) Held up in touch, led after 3 out, all out, won at Chepstow 2m 4f lst hcp hdl (A) sft in Oct beating Howle Hill (10-8) by a nk, 15 ran.

Brooklyn Breeze (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Held towards rear, pushed along 4 out, ridden and headway 4 out, ran on to lead flat, won at Aintree 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (C) gs in Oct beating Town Crier (11-3) by 2l, 13 ran.

Liberthine (FR) 10-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, hampered 9th, badly hampered 10th, never on terms after, 14th of 30, 44l behind Cregg House (10-5) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (B) gs in Apr.

Full House (IRE) 7-2co-fav (11-6) Held up in touch, headway going easily 4 out, led 2 out, stayed on well, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (B) gf in Oct beating Vandas Choice (11-8) by 4l, 8 ran.

Mariah Rollins (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Mid-division, improved into 2nd before straight, soon ridden, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 15, 3l behind Star Clipper (10-2) at Limerick 3m hcp chs gs in Oct.

Redemption 33-1 (11-0) Held up, hit 6th, headway 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and no extra flat, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Inglis Drever (11-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f hdl Grd 2 (A) sft in Oct.

Kandjar d'Allier (FR) 6-1 (10-3) Held up in mid-division, headway from 4 out, stayed on under pressure to chase winner before last, kept on under pressure run-in, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Buckby Lane (10-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs Grd 3 (A) gs in Jan.

Banker Count 8-1 (11-3) Always prominent, hit 7th, disputed lead next, outpaced 5 out, headway to lead next, soon ridden, headed after last, no extra flat, 3rd of 7, 2l behind St Matthew (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f lst hcp chs (A) sft in Oct.

Royaleety (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division, lost place after 7th, soon behind, 14th of 20, 45l behind Genghis (10-13) at Aintree 2m 4f lst hcp hdl (A) gs in Apr.

East Tycoon (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) In touch, mistake 6th, not much room next, stayed on one pace from last, 4th of 10, 10l behind Armaturk (11-12) at Lingfield 2m lst hcp chs (A) gd in Oct.

Turgeonev (FR) 11-2 (11-2) In touch, reminders 6th, ridden and outpaced 5 out, behind when pulled up 5 out in race won by St Matthew (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f lst hcp chs (A) sft in Oct, 7 ran.