CHELTENHAM
14 November 2020
Saturday 14th November

ITV Racing Tips

13:40 14:15 14:50 15:05 15:25 15:40 15:55

Lingfield (AW) Tips

11:40 12:10 12:45 13:20 13:55 14:30 15:05 15:40

Punchestown Tips

11:45 12:15 12:50 13:25 14:00 14:35 15:10 15:45

Uttoxeter Tips

11:52 12:22 12:57 13:32 14:07 14:42 15:17 15:50

Wetherby Tips

12:03 12:38 13:13 13:48 14:23 14:58 15:33

Cheltenham Tips

12:30 13:05 13:40 14:15 14:50 15:25 15:55

Wolverhampton (AW) Tips

16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30
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Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 2m 4f 44y
  • Going: Soft
Cheltenham
Runners
16

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Rain

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Aso silk
C
D
Aso
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Has some fine course form but revival needed as he wasn't at his best last term
/3547-
Age: 10
Weight: 11-12
OR: 158
Days: 247
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft ChG1 11-10 b1 7/8 Min (59L) 25/1 162 113
26 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 24f Sft ChG1 11-10 4/5 Clan Des Obeaux (29L) 28/1 166 151
8 Dec 19 Hun Huntingdon 20f GS ChG2 11-4 5/6 Top Notch (24L) 2/1 168 142
2 Nov 19 Wet Wetherby 24f Sft ChG2 11-4 3/7 Ballyoptic (9¾L) 7/1 168 158
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS ChG1 11-10 2/12 Frodon (1¼L) 33/1 162 169
16 Feb 19 Asc Ascot 21f GS ChG1 11-7 6/6 Cyrname (29L) 12/1 163 155
2
Simply The Betts silk
C
D
Simply The Betts
J: Gavin Sheehan
T: Harry Whittington
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Course Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts here (67%)
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 7 starts on this ground (57%)
Successful in good handicaps at this track the last twice; progressive and has solid form
11211-
Age: 7
Weight: 11-11
OR: 157
Days: 247
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-4 1/23 Happy Diva (1¼L) 100/30F 149 158
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2NvHcCh 11-5 1/12 Imperial Aura (1½L) 11/2 140 162
26 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 20.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-8 2/11 Commanche Red (9L) 5/1 140 142
15 Nov 19 Ncs Newcastle 16.5f Hy 3NvHcCh 11-9 1/3 Coole Well (3¾L) 8/13F 132 147
6 Nov 19 Chp Chepstow 16f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-8 1/12 Espoir De Guye (4½L) 5/1 125 146
1 Dec 18 Don Doncaster 19.5f GF 3HcH 11-9 4/6 Big Time Dancer (18L) 9/4 128 119
3
Mister Fisher silk
C
D
Mister Fisher
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 10 wins from 32 in the last 14 days (31%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 11 wins from 41 in the last 14 days (27%)
Fourth in the Marsh here last time out; open to further progress this term; shortlisted
72114-
Age: 6
Weight: 11-9
OR: 155
Days: 247
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 4/12 Samcro (4¼L) 7/1 153 160
25 Jan 20 Don Doncaster 16.5f GS NvChG2 11-3 1/4 Al Dancer (1L) 6/5F 148 157
14 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2NvCh 11-0 1/6 Good Boy Bobby (1¼L) 15/8F 144 153
20 Nov 19 War Warwick 16.5f Sft 3NvCh 11-2 2/5 Torpillo (3L) 2/1 144 150
11 May 19 Hay Haydock 15.5f Gd HcHG3 11-9 7/17 Le Patriote (7L) 4/1F 145 144
12 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft NvHG1 11-7 8/16 Klassical Dream (24L) 14/1 145 136
4
Al Dancer silk
C
D
Al Dancer
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 12 wins from 47 in the last 14 days (26%)
Scored over 2m5f at Newton Abbot on reappearance; still unexposed at this sort of trip
2425-1
Age: 7
Weight: 11-8
OR: 154
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Oct 20 Nab Newton Abbot 21f GS 2Ch 11-6 1/4 Master Tommytucker (2¾L) 2/1 151 158
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft NvChG1 11-4 5/11 Put The Kettle On (22L) 16/1 151 144
25 Jan 20 Don Doncaster 16.5f GS NvChG2 11-3 2/4 Mister Fisher (1L) 9/4 151 156
27 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 16f Sft NvChG2 11-5 4/6 Global Citizen (4L) 11/4 151 158
17 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 16f Sft NvChG2 11-5 2/4 Put The Kettle On (2½L) 7/4F 151 156
25 Oct 19 Chl Cheltenham 16f GS 2NvCh 11-2 h 1/4 Not That Fuisse (4L) 10/11F 151 146
5
Slate House silk
CD
C
Slate House t
J: Robbie Power
T: Colin Tizzard
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Seemed the likely winner when falling two out in this race last year; not dismissed
F11P6-
Age: 8
Weight: 11-6
OR: 152
Days: 248
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
11 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24.5f Sft NvChG1 11-4 t 6/10 Champ (70L) 20/1 155 97
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 25.5f Sft ChG2 11-3 t PU/6 Santini () 4/1 156 -
26 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 24f Sft NvChG1 11-7 t 1/7 Black Op (1¼L) 3/1 153 159
8 Dec 19 Hun Huntingdon 23.5f GS 3NvCh 11-12 t 1/6 Tarada (½L) 4/5F 153 146
16 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 11-7 t F/17 Happy Diva () 4/1F 147 159
26 Oct 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Hy 2NvCh 11-3 t 1/6 Garo De Juilley (11L) 3/1 135 152
6
Happy Diva silk
CD
D
Happy Diva t
J: Richard Patrick 3
T: Kerry Lee
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 3 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (27%)
Possibly fortunate to win this contest last term; 8lb higher this time round
1242-5
Age: 9
Weight: 11-5
OR: 151
Days: 15
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Oct 20 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS HcChL 11-9 t 5/11 Huntsman Son (17½L) 6/1 153 144
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-1 t 2/23 Simply The Betts (1¼L) 20/1 149 154
18 Jan 20 Asc Ascot 21f Hy 2HcCh 11-5 t 4/8 Domaine De L'Isle (9¾L) 7/2J 149 147
29 Dec 19 Don Doncaster 20.5f GS ChLM 11-2 t 2/7 Lady Buttons (hd) 9/2 149 152
16 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 11-0 t 1/17 Brelan D'As (nk) 14/1 143 152
1 Nov 19 Wet Wetherby 19.5f Sft HcChL 10-13 t 2/8 Guitar Pete (3½L) 11/2 142 142
7
Siruh Du Lac silk
C
D
w1
Siruh Du Lac
J: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
6 x Distance Winner - Won 6 times before at this distance
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Distance Specialist - 6 wins from 9 starts at this distance (67%)
Had some good course form for Nick Williams; possibilities on debut for David Pipe
11/PF-
Age: 7
Weight: 11-4
OR: 150
Days: 247
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-2 F/23 Simply The Betts () 14/1 150 154
16 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 11-7 PU/17 Happy Diva () 8/1 150 -
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS HcChG3 10-8 1/22 Janika (¾L) 9/2 141 151
26 Jan 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS HcChG3 10-6 1/11 Janika (hd) 6/1 134 149
7 Dec 18 Exe Exeter 19f Sft 3HcCh 11-1 1/12 Dusky Lark (1¼L) 11/2 129 138
8 Nov 18 Nby Newbury 20f Gd 3HcCh 10-11 1/13 Chef D'Equipe (1¾L) 7/1 123 129
8
Spiritofthegames silk
D
Spiritofthegames p
J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
The only time he's run poorly at Cheltenham was in this race 12 months ago
P0226-
Age: 8
Weight: 11-2
OR: 148
Days: 247
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-4 p 6/23 Simply The Betts (5½L) 16/1 149 151
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-7 p 2/10 Cepage (½L) 9/1 149 154
14 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-3 2/13 Warthog (hd) 40/1 146 154
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS 2HcCh 11-5 11/12 Oldgrangewood (62L) 14/1 148 102
16 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 11-10 p PU/17 Happy Diva () 8/1 150 -
4 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 20f GS NvChG1 11-4 p 5/6 Kalashnikov (33L) 8/1 150 131
9
Saint Sonnet silk
D
Saint Sonnet
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 16 wins from 51 in the last 14 days (31%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 24 wins from 66 in the last 14 days (36%)
Ex-French youngster who is having just his third run for Paul Nicholls; retains potential
56317-
Age: 5
Weight: 11-1
OR: 147
Days: 247
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-3 7/12 Samcro (13L) 33/1 145 151
25 Feb 20 Cat Catterick 19f Hy 4NvCh 11-2 1/5 Crixus's Escape (3¾L) 1/5F 145 152
29 Nov 19 Aut Auteuil 18f Hy 4yHL 10-12 3/8 Doctor Squeeze (6½L) 29/10 - 131
19 Oct 19 Aut Auteuil 19.5f VSft 4yHG3 10-6 6/10 L'Autonomie (30L) 68/10 - 121
28 Sep 19 Aut Auteuil 18f VSft 4yHG3 10-6 5/9 L'Autonomie (17L) 29/10 - 123
6 Sep 19 Aut Auteuil 18f VSft 4yHL 10-8 1/9 Doctor Squeeze (3L) 13/10F - 137
10
Domaine De L'Isle silk
D
Domaine De L'Isle t
J: Sean Bowen
T: Sean Curran
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Suffered a defeat off this mark when bidding for four-timer last winter
1115-4
Age: 7
Weight: 11-0
OR: 146
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Oct 20 Chl Cheltenham 21f Gd 2NvH 10-12 t 4/6 Does He Know (22L) 25/1 140 117
15 Feb 20 Asc Ascot 24f Sft HcChL 10-13 t 5/8 Ballyoptic (36L) 4/1 146 121
18 Jan 20 Asc Ascot 21f Hy 2HcCh 10-13 t 1/8 Bennys King (nk) 5/1 140 148
4 Jan 20 Ncs Newcastle 23.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-8 t 1/8 Sam's Adventure (5½L) 3/1 130 148
7 Dec 19 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Sft 4HcCh 11-12 t 1/9 Indian Brave (10L) 9/2 120 140
7 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS 3HcCh 10-13 t1 6/11 Azzerti (7½L) 50/1 122 121
11
Brelan D'As silk
D
Brelan D'As t
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr
T: Paul Nicholls
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 24 wins from 66 in the last 14 days (36%)
Close second in this race 12 months ago; tougher task off 5lb higher this time round
5/U28-
Age: 9
Weight: 10-11
OR: 143
Days: 336
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-0 t 8/13 Warthog (25L) 7/1 143 131
16 Nov 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 10-12 t 2/17 Happy Diva (nk) 20/1 138 147
26 Oct 19 Chl Cheltenham 16f Hy 2HcCh 10-9 t UR/11 Saint Calvados () 5/1 138 -
4 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 16f Sft HcChG3 10-9 t 5/13 Moon Over Germany (26L) 6/1 138 133
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f GS HcChG3 10-9 t 3/19 Croco Bay (4L) 8/1 136 144
15 Feb 19 Fak Fakenham 16.5f Gd 3NvCh 11-3 t 1/4 Delire D'Estruval (1¾L) 8/11F 135 141
12
Kauto Riko silk
D
w1
Kauto Riko t
J: Conor O'Farrell
T: Tom Gretton
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Well beaten in last season's Plate; all wins remain off lower marks in lesser grades
/2520-
Age: 9
Weight: 10-10
OR: 142
Days: 247
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-2 t 14/23 Simply The Betts (25L) 50/1 147 130
29 Feb 20 Kel Kelso 23.5f Hy ChL 10-12 t 2/5 Definitly Red (14L) 4/1 147 142
11 Jan 20 Kem Kempton 20.5f GS ChG2 11-0 t 5/5 Frodon (26L) 12/1 149 136
8 Dec 19 Hun Huntingdon 20f GS ChG2 11-0 t1 2/6 Top Notch (¾L) 100/1 143 152
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS HcChG3 11-1 8/22 Siruh Du Lac (19L) 66/1 145 138
12 Jan 19 Wet Wetherby 15f Gd 2HcCh 11-9 3/5 Beau Bay (5¾L) 2/1F 145 146
14
Pinson Du Rheu silk
Pinson Du Rheu
J: Micheal Nolan
T: Alexandra Dunn
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (0%)
4-22 in chase contests in France; pitched into a very hot race on British debut
17U2-F
Age: 9
Weight: 10-9
OR: 141
Days: 181
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 May 20 Aut Auteuil 23.5f VSft HcChG3 10-12 F/20 D'Jango () 41/1 - -
24 Feb 20 Aut Auteuil 18.5f Hy Ch 11-3 2/7 Garasil (11L) 78/10 - 136
5 Jan 20 Cag Cagnes-Sur-Mer 23f VSft Ch 10-6 UR/14 Berjou () 50/1 - -
9 Dec 19 Cag Cagnes-Sur-Mer 20f Hy HcH 10-10 7/15 Capharnaum (12½L) 9/1 - -
30 Nov 19 Cag Cagnes-Sur-Mer 19f Hy Ch 11-5 1/9 Daisy Baie (2½L) 9/5F - -
16 Nov 19 Aut Auteuil 19.5f Hy HcH 10-8 PU/14 Sampark () 26/1 - -
15
The Russian Doyen silk
D
The Russian Doyen
J: A P Heskin
T: Colin Tizzard
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Made an encouraging comeback over hurdles at Fontwell; open to improvement
14/P-3
Age: 7
Weight: 10-6
OR: 138
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Oct 20 Fon Fontwell 19f GS 3HcH 11-11 3/10 Chirico Vallis (2¾L) 17/2 134 135
9 Nov 19 Ain Aintree 20f Sft 2HcCh 11-5 PU/10 Riders Onthe Storm () 8/1 140 -
12 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvHcChL 11-3 4/20 A Plus Tard (24L) 20/1 141 139
16 Jan 19 Nby Newbury 16.5f Gd 3NvHcCh 11-8 1/4 Charming Zen (4½L) 5/6F 138 136
15 Dec 18 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd 2NvCh 11-5 5/5 Drovers Lane (28L) 9/4F 139 124
14 Nov 18 Exe Exeter 19f Gd 3Ch 11-2 1/6 I'm A Game Changer (5L) 5/4F - 130
16
Coole Cody silk
C
D
Coole Cody
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Evan Williams
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (0%)
Won the 2m5f handicap hurdle on this card in 2017; ran well here on latest chase start
4P-122
Age: 9
Weight: 10-5
OR: 137
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Oct 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd 2NvCh 11-8 2/4 Southfield Stone (1½L) 5/1 137 146
19 Sep 20 Nab Newton Abbot 26f Gd 3NvCh 11-12 2/6 Soldier Of Love (2¼L) 13/8F 137 146
21 Aug 20 Nab Newton Abbot 21f Gd 3NvCh 11-2 1/9 Fox Pro (10L) 13/2 125 140
1 Feb 20 San Sandown 23.5f Hy HcHG3 10-7 tp1 PU/17 Limited Reserve () 20/1 131 -
21 Dec 19 Hay Haydock 24.5f Hy 3HcH 11-8 t 4/8 Flashjack (27L) 8/1 133 114
24 Nov 19 Utt Uttoxeter 23.5f Hy 3HcH 11-10 t 3/6 Silva Eclipse (1¾L) 11/4F 133 130
17
Sky Pirate silk
D
BF
w2
Sky Pirate t
J: Jonathan Burke
T: Jonjo O'Neill
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
0-9 in chase contests; runner-up the last three times; needs improvement
/F22-2
Age: 7
Weight: 10-2
OR: 134
Days: 31
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Oct 20 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS 3HcCh 11-4 t1 2/14 Cool Mix (4¼L) 11/2F 132 139
14 Dec 19 Don Doncaster 19f Sft 3HcCh 11-5 2/6 Storm Control (5L) 6/4F 132 139
22 Nov 19 Asc Ascot 21f Sft 2HcCh 10-13 2/7 Flying Angel (8L) 7/4F 132 136
16 Oct 19 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS 3HcCh 11-0 F/9 Crievehill () 9/4J 132 137
14 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 26f GS 2HcCh 11-2 7/23 Any Second Now (17½L) 16/1 134 128
22 Feb 19 Exe Exeter 24.5f GS 3NvHcCh 11-5 4/7 Captain Cattistock (5½L) 7/2 134 134
13
Fidux silk
D
Fidux
J: Tom Bellamy
T: Alan King
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
P-2241
Age: 7
Weight: 10-10
OR: 142
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
17 Oct 20 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f Gd 2HcCh 11-6 1/10 Court Master (hd) 9/2 138 146
5 Sep 20 Str Stratford 22.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-12 4/10 Princeton Royale (9¼L) 100/30 140 143
6 Aug 20 Str Stratford 21f Gd 2HcCh 11-10 2/7 Imperial Presence (5½L) 100/30F 140 145
10 Jul 20 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f Gd HcChG3 11-0 2/17 Really Super (5½L) 14/1 138 146
9 Jun 20 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 14f St 4Hc 9-5 8/11 Australis (9½L) 25/1 83 82
26 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 20.5f Sft 3NvHcCh 11-8 PU/11 Commanche Red () 20/1 140 -
Verdict

Rock-solid contender SIMPLY THE BETTS (nap) is taken to continue his excellent progress. Second choice is Mister Fisher.

Verdict silk image
Simply The Betts

Betting Forecast:

9/2 Simply The Betts,

Mister Fisher,

5/1 Saint Sonnet,

8/1 Al Dancer,

10/1 Slate House,

12/1 Happy Diva,

Siruh Du Lac,

14/1 The Russian Doyen,

Spiritofthegames,

16/1 Coole Cody,

Sky Pirate,

Brelan D'As,

20/1 Fidux,

Aso,

33/1 Kauto Riko,

Domaine De L'Isle,

66/1 Pinson Du Rheu

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