CHELTENHAM
19 March 2021
Friday 19th March

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WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 3m 2f 70y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Cheltenham
Runners
12

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Partly cloudy

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Al Boum Photo silk
CD
Al Boum Photo
J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Course Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts here (67%)
Won this for the last two years and this is a perfect test for him; very reliable option
/211-1
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 175
Days: 77
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 21 Trm Tramore 21.5f Sft ChG3 12-0 1/5 Acapella Bourgeois (19L) 2/9F 175 175
13 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 1/12 Santini (nk) 100/30F 175 174
1 Jan 20 Trm Tramore 21.5f Sft ChG3 11-12 1/4 Acapella Bourgeois (6L) 4/7F 175 174
1 May 19 Pun Punchestown 24.5f Y/Sft ChG1 11-10 2/8 Kemboy (2L) 7/4 175 176
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 1/16 Anibale Fly (2½L) 12/1 164 178
1 Jan 19 Trm Tramore 21.5f Sft ChL 11-12 1/7 Total Recall (6L) 2/1F 159 171
2
A Plus Tard silk
C
A Plus Tard t
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 9 wins from 36 in the last 14 days (25%)
Classy form at shorter but showed staying depths when snatching late 3m win in December
213-21
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 169
Days: 81
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 t1 1/14 Kemboy (½L) 15/2 167 172
8 Nov 20 Nav Navan 16f Sft/Hy ChG2 12-0 2/6 Castlegrace Paddy (½L) 1/2F 167 160
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft ChG1 11-10 3/8 Min (1¾L) 7/4F 166 170
27 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 17f Sft ChG1 11-12 1/8 Chacun Pour Soi (3¾L) 4/1 160 170
10 Nov 19 Nav Navan 16f Sft/Hy ChG2 11-1 2/5 Ballyoisin (2¾L) 5/4F 160 155
30 Apr 19 Pun Punchestown 24.5f Y/Sft NvChG1 11-5 3/8 Delta Work (14½L) 9/4 160 144
3
Aso silk
C
BF
Aso p
J: Daryl Jacob
T: Venetia Williams
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 6 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (25%)
A fine 2nd in the 2m4f Ryanair here in 2019; major stamina issues over 3m2f
7-7F22
Age: 11
Weight: 11-10
OR: 158
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Mar 21 Kel Kelso 23.5f GS ChL 10-12 p 2/5 Cloth Cap (7½L) 9/4F 158 152
15 Feb 21 War Warwick 20f Sft 2HcCh 11-12 2/12 Two For Gold (nk) 12/1 155 162
5 Dec 20 Ain Aintree 26f Sft HcChG3 11-8 F/14 Vieux Lion Rouge () 14/1 155 -
14 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 11-12 7/16 Coole Cody (15½L) 25/1 158 151
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft ChG1 11-10 b1 7/8 Min (59L) 25/1 162 112
26 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 24f Sft ChG1 11-10 4/5 Clan Des Obeaux (29L) 28/1 166 151
4
Black Op silk
Black Op tp 1
J: Tom Scudamore
T: Tom George
Has fallen short a few times in strong races at 2m4f-3m2f since winning a beginners' chase
22-496
Age: 10
Weight: 11-10
OR: 147
Days: 83
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 t 6/9 Frodon (17½L) 66/1 147 158
28 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 26f Gd HcChG3 11-0 t 9/18 Cloth Cap (30L) 10/1 150 141
1 Nov 20 Crl Carlisle 20f Hy ChL 11-2 t 4/6 Imperial Aura (4¾L) 13/2 150 152
26 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 24f Sft NvChG1 11-7 t 2/7 Slate House (1¼L) 9/4F 151 157
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS NvChG2 11-1 t 2/6 Champ (1¾L) 9/2 152 151
31 Oct 19 Str Stratford 21f Sft 4Ch 11-4 t 1/5 Mr Antolini (15L) 5/2 147 152
5
Champ silk
C
w2
Champ
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 5 starts on this ground (80%)
Stout stayer surely, who won the RSA over 3m last March; jumping can be the weak link
11F1-2
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 165
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS ChG2 11-3 2/6 Sceau Royal (2L) 5/1 165 170
11 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24.5f Sft NvChG1 11-4 1/10 Minella Indo (1L) 4/1 153 169
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft NvChG2 11-5 F/6 Midnight Shadow () 4/9F 152 157
29 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 20f GS NvChG2 11-1 1/6 Black Op (1¾L) 4/5F 152 155
7 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 22.5f GS 3Ch 11-5 1/6 Dashel Drasher (3½L) 8/13F 152 152
5 Apr 19 Ain Aintree 24.5f Sft NvHG1 11-4 1/12 Emitom (3L) 9/4F 152 152
6
Frodon silk
C
Frodon t
J: Bryony Frost
T: Paul Nicholls
C
6 x Course Winner - Won 6 times before at this course
Course Specialist - 6 wins from 11 starts here (55%)
Excellent course form; fine King George win on Boxing Day; easy lead unlikely
14-141
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 169
Days: 83
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 t 1/9 Waiting Patiently (2¼L) 20/1 168 172
5 Dec 20 Ain Aintree 25f Sft ChG2 11-6 t 4/5 Lake View Lad (82L) 9/4 169 84
24 Oct 20 Chl Cheltenham 25f Gd 2HcCh 11-12 t 1/10 West Approach (1½L) 9/2 164 172
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft ChG1 11-10 t 4/8 Min (15L) 11/2 168 158
11 Jan 20 Kem Kempton 20.5f GS ChG2 11-6 t 1/5 Keeper Hill (1¼L) 5/4 168 165
23 Nov 19 Hay Haydock 25.5f GS ChG1 11-7 t 3/4 Lostintranslation (27L) 6/1 169 152
7
Kemboy silk
Kemboy
J: Danny Mullins
T: W P Mullins
Jumped sketchily in this race last year when a well-held seventh; question mark back here
27-221
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 169
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 24.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 1/5 The Storyteller (2L) 11/4 168 169
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 2/14 A Plus Tard (½L) 9/1 168 169
19 Nov 20 Thu Thurles 22f Sft ChL 11-2 2/4 Presenting Percy (6½L) 11/10F 168 167
13 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 7/12 Al Boum Photo (12L) 8/1 175 163
2 Feb 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-10 2/8 Delta Work (1½L) 5/4F 177 172
28 Dec 19 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-10 4/8 Delta Work (3½L) 7/4F 177 169
8
Lostintranslation silk
C
D
w2
Lostintranslation t
J: Robbie Power
T: Colin Tizzard
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
Huge effort when close 3rd in this race last year but has had worrying defeats this winter
P3-3P5
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 167
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Feb 21 Nby Newbury 23.5f GS ChG2 11-6 t 5/7 Secret Investor (26L) 7/1 169 155
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 t PU/9 Frodon () 17/2 171 -
21 Nov 20 Hay Haydock 25.5f Hy ChG1 11-7 t 3/5 Bristol De Mai (47L) 7/4F 171 131
13 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 t1 3/12 Al Boum Photo (1½L) 10/1 173 171
26 Dec 19 Kem Kempton 24f Sft ChG1 11-10 PU/5 Clan Des Obeaux () 15/8 173 -
23 Nov 19 Hay Haydock 25.5f GS ChG1 11-7 1/4 Bristol De Mai (1½L) 5/4J 161 175
9
Minella Indo silk
C
BF
Minella Indo
J: Jack Kennedy
T: Henry De Bromhead
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 30 in the last 14 days (27%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 9 wins from 36 in the last 14 days (25%)
Two storming runs at the last two Festivals, including a 2nd in the RSA; ran flat latest
2-11F4
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 164
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 24.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 4/5 Kemboy (6¾L) 13/8F 165 164
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 F/14 A Plus Tard () 5/2F 165 -
22 Nov 20 Nav Navan 24f Sft ChG2 11-10 1/4 Brahma Bull (7½L) 2/11F 165 168
26 Oct 20 Wex Wexford 23f Sft ChG3 11-2 1/4 Milan Native (25L) 8/13F 160 170
11 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 24.5f Sft NvChG1 11-4 2/10 Champ (1L) 3/1 147 168
18 Jan 20 Nav Navan 24f Sft/Hy Ch 11-12 1/12 Captain Cj (1½L) 2/5F - 152
10
Native River silk
CD
D
Native River b
J: Richard Johnson
T: Colin Tizzard
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Won this in 2018; up and down since but still has a big heart; drying ground not ideal
/11-31
Age: 11
Weight: 11-10
OR: 172
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Feb 21 San Sandown 24f Hy ChG2 11-6 b 1/6 Bristol De Mai (9½L) 13/2 168 177
5 Dec 20 Ain Aintree 25f Sft ChG2 11-6 b 3/5 Lake View Lad (3L) 9/4 168 163
8 Feb 20 Nby Newbury 23.5f Gd ChG2 11-6 b 1/6 Secret Investor (2¾L) 2/5F 168 164
7 Dec 19 Ain Aintree 25f GS ChG2 11-0 b1 1/4 Black Corton (33L) 5/6F 167 174
15 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 p 4/16 Al Boum Photo (9¼L) 6/1 173 169
26 Dec 18 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 p 3/10 Clan Des Obeaux (13½L) 9/2 176 164
11
Royale Pagaille silk
D
Royale Pagaille
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 6 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (25%)
Improvement off the scale at 2m5f-3m1f on heavy/soft; big query about drying ground
23-111
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 166
Days: 55
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Jan 21 Hay Haydock 25.5f Hy HcChG2 11-10 1/8 Potters Legend (16L) 11/5F 156 171
27 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f Sft 2HcCh 11-7 1/11 Cap Du Nord (3¼L) 9/2F 140 165
2 Dec 20 Hay Haydock 21.5f Hy 2NvCh 11-0 1/4 Espoir De Romay (7L) 11/1 135 151
1 Mar 20 Hun Huntingdon 23.5f Hy 4Ch 11-2 3/3 Equus Secretus (19L) 11/4 137 115
17 Jan 20 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Hy 3NvCh 10-12 2/2 Vision Des Flos (9½L) 3/1 137 133
25 Oct 18 Aut Auteuil 22f VSft 4yChL 10-8 p 2/11 Blasimon (12L) 26/1 - 126
12
Santini silk
C
Santini v 1
J: Aidan Coleman
T: Nicky Henderson
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (25%)
Close 3rd to Al Boum Photo here last year but less convincing this winter
12-253
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 167
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Feb 21 San Sandown 24f Hy ChG2 11-6 p 3/6 Native River (17L) 5/2 170 164
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 p 5/9 Frodon (10L) 9/2 172 164
5 Dec 20 Ain Aintree 25f Sft ChG2 11-6 p 2/5 Lake View Lad (1L) 13/8F 172 165
13 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 p1 2/12 Al Boum Photo (nk) 5/1 171 173
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 25.5f Sft ChG2 11-4 1/6 Bristol De Mai (3½L) 13/8F 163 174
10 Nov 19 San Sandown 24f Sft ChL 11-8 1/4 Now McGinty (hd) 1/3F 163 156
Verdict

Al Boum Photo has won the last two Gold Cups but there is room at the top for A PLUS TARD (nap) who is unexposed as a stayer.

Verdict silk image
A Plus Tard

Betting Forecast:

3/1 Al Boum Photo,

A Plus Tard,

9/2 Champ,

10/1 Minella Indo,

Royale Pagaille,

12/1 Frodon,

Native River,

Santini,

14/1 Kemboy,

25/1 Lostintranslation,

100/1 Aso,

150/1 Black Op

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