CHELTENHAM
18 March 2022
Friday 18th March

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

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 3m 2f 70y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Cheltenham
Runners
11

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Mostly sunny

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Al Boum Photo silk
CD
Al Boum Photo p 1
J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 7 wins from 21 in the last 14 days (33%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 19 wins from 77 in the last 14 days (25%)
Won this in 2019 and 2020; good 3rd last year despite small mistakes; headgear on
/13-21
Age: 10
Weight: 11-10
OR: 170
Days: 76
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
1 Jan 22 Trm Tramore 22f Sft/Hy ChG3 11-10 1/4 Burrows Saint (4L) 1/6F 170 168
28 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 24.5f Y ChG1 11-12 2/6 Clan Des Obeaux (1½L) 6/4F 170 175
19 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 3/12 Minella Indo (5½L) 9/4F 175 175
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 175 172
1 Jan 20 Trm Tramore 21.5f Sft ChG3 11-12 1/4 Acapella Bourgeois (6L) 4/7F 175 174
2
A Plus Tard silk
C
D
BF
A Plus Tard t
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Going Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts on this ground (67%)
Close 2nd to Minella Indo in this 2021; brilliant reappearance; Galvin too strong latest
212-12
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 172
Days: 80
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 21 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 t 2/8 Galvin (shd) 8/11F 174 168
20 Nov 21 Hay Haydock 25.5f GS ChG1 11-7 t 1/7 Royale Pagaille (22L) 11/10F 172 180
19 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 t 2/12 Minella Indo (1¼L) 100/30 169 178
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 t1 1/14 Kemboy (½L) 15/2 167 171
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
3
Asterion Forlonge silk
BF
Asterion Forlonge t
J: B J Cooper
T: W P Mullins
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 17 in the last 14 days (0%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 19 wins from 77 in the last 14 days (25%)
Failed to complete in 4 of first 9 chases; below best since latest fall in the King George
3-1UF4
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 164
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Feb 22 Leo Leopardstown 24.5f Y ChG1 11-10 t 4/8 Conflated (12½L) 5/2F 164 156
26 Dec 21 Kem Kempton 24f Sft ChG1 11-10 t F/9 Tornado Flyer () 6/1 162 170
5 Dec 21 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Y/Sft ChG1 11-12 t UR/10 Allaho () 6/1 162 168
30 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 21f Y NvHcCh 11-10 t 1/15 Walk Away (14L) 11/4F 152 167
4 Apr 21 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Y NvChG1 11-12 3/9 Janidil (12L) 7/4F 153 150
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f GS NvChG1 11-4 t 3/8 Chantry House (5L) 14/1 150 156
4
Aye Right silk
Aye Right
J: Callum Bewley
T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 14 in the last 14 days (0%)
Game stayer; very good 3rd over 3m1f here in January but lots more needed in this company
30-513
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 158
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Jan 22 Chl Cheltenham 25.5f Gd ChG2 11-6 3/5 Chantry House (5¼L) 9/2 159 160
27 Nov 21 Ncs Newcastle 23.5f GS HcChL 11-5 1/12 Good Boy Bobby (hd) 5/1 151 163
3 Oct 21 Kel Kelso 17f Gd 2HcCh 11-5 5/6 Nuts Well (23L) 7/2 153 137
18 Apr 21 Ayr Ayr 32f Gd HcChG3 11-11 10/22 Mighty Thunder (14½L) 8/1 154 153
16 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 25f Sft HcChG3 11-8 3/16 Vintage Clouds (7¾L) 11/2 154 159
30 Jan 21 Don Doncaster 24f Sft HcChL 11-7 2/11 Takingrisks (1¼L) 8/1 151 157
5
Chantry House silk
C
Chantry House p
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Course Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts here (60%)
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 4 starts on this ground (100%)
Star novice in 2021; pulled up in King George; won in cheekpieces since; doubts crept in
11-1P1
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 160
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Jan 22 Chl Cheltenham 25.5f Gd ChG2 11-6 p1 1/5 Santini (2½L) 5/6F 160 167
26 Dec 21 Kem Kempton 24f Sft ChG1 11-10 PU/9 Tornado Flyer () 3/1F 162 -
7 Nov 21 San Sandown 24f GS ChL 11-8 1/2 The Big Breakaway (37L) 2/7F 162 164
9 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 25f GS NvChG1 11-4 1/7 Shan Blue (32L) 11/8F 159 167
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f GS NvChG1 11-4 1/8 Fusil Raffles (3L) 9/1 151 162
17 Feb 21 Wet Wetherby 21.5f Sft 4NvCh 11-4 1/5 Coconut Splash (3¼L) 4/5F 147 153
6
Galvin silk
C
Galvin
J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Stout stayer; keeps improving; indomitable effort took him past A Plus Tard last time
11-121
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 168
Days: 80
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 21 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 1/8 A Plus Tard (shd) 7/1 165 175
30 Oct 21 Dro Down Royal 24f Sft ChG1 11-12 2/5 Frodon (¾L) 3/1 159 170
13 Oct 21 Pun Punchestown 24f Gd ChG3 11-10 1/5 Annamix (½L) EvensF 154 169
16 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 30f GS NvChG2 11-6 1/12 Next Destination (1½L) 7/2 152 159
23 Oct 20 Chl Cheltenham 24.5f Gd 2NvCh 11-8 1/6 Soldier Of Love (7L) 2/1F 152 159
4 Oct 20 Tip Tipperary 20f Gd NvChG3 11-7 1/4 Waitnsee (3½L) 1/4F 148 142
7
Minella Indo silk
CD
C
Minella Indo
J: Robbie Power
T: Henry De Bromhead
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Course Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts here (67%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 3 wins from 11 in the last 14 days (27%)
Very good winner of this race last year; had a difficult season but encouraging run latest
41-3P2
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 174
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Feb 22 Leo Leopardstown 24.5f Y ChG1 11-10 2/8 Conflated (6½L) 11/2 175 161
26 Dec 21 Kem Kempton 24f Sft ChG1 11-10 p1 PU/9 Tornado Flyer () 100/30 175 -
30 Oct 21 Dro Down Royal 24f Sft ChG1 11-12 3/5 Frodon (5L) 5/4F 175 166
19 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 1/12 A Plus Tard (1¼L) 9/1 164 179
7 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 24.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 4/5 Kemboy (6¾L) 13/8F 165 163
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 F/14 A Plus Tard () 5/2F 165 -
8
Protektorat silk
C
Protektorat t
J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Going Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts on this ground (60%)
Pulled hard but found plenty when charging home over 3m1f at Aintree; needs to settle
221-21
Age: 7
Weight: 11-10
OR: 164
Days: 104
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Dec 21 Ain Aintree 25f Sft ChG2 11-3 t 1/8 Native River (25L) 4/1 158 172
13 Nov 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 11-12 t 2/19 Midnight Shadow (¾L) 11/2F 154 163
8 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 20f GS NvChG1 11-4 t1 1/7 The Shunter (3¾L) 17/2 150 159
19 Feb 21 Kel Kelso 23.5f Sft 3NvCh 11-8 h 2/3 Empire Steel (41L) 1/2F 152 126
9 Jan 21 Wcn Wincanton 20f GS NvChG2 11-3 h 2/3 Messire Des Obeaux (4¾L) 1/2F 154 158
13 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f GS 2NvCh 11-7 h 1/4 Southfield Stone (17L) 6/5F 149 160
9
Royale Pagaille silk
D
Royale Pagaille
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Finished lame in this last year; no match for A Plus Tard on return; recent rain is a plus
16-212
Age: 8
Weight: 11-10
OR: 166
Days: 34
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Feb 22 Nby Newbury 23.5f GS ChG2 11-6 2/5 Eldorado Allen (2¼L) 2/1 166 167
22 Jan 22 Hay Haydock 25.5f Sft HcChG2 11-10 1/10 Sam Brown (½L) 5/2F 163 171
20 Nov 21 Hay Haydock 25.5f GS ChG1 11-7 2/7 A Plus Tard (22L) 13/2 163 161
19 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 6/12 Minella Indo (49L) 14/1 166 136
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 140 162
10
Santini silk
C
Santini
J: Nick Scholfield
T: Polly Gundry
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Close 2nd in 2020 Gold Cup; not the same horse since; better latest but unlikely in this
53P-42
Age: 10
Weight: 11-10
OR: 153
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Jan 22 Chl Cheltenham 25.5f Gd ChG2 11-2 2/5 Chantry House (2½L) 10/1 154 157
10 Dec 21 Chl Cheltenham 26f GS HcChG3 11-12 p 4/9 Commodore (41L) 6/1 159 137
19 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 26.5f GS ChG1 11-10 v1 PU/12 Minella Indo () 12/1 167 -
6 Feb 21 San Sandown 24f Hy ChG2 11-6 p 3/6 Native River (17L) 5/2 170 158
26 Dec 20 Kem Kempton 24f GS ChG1 11-10 p 5/9 Frodon (10L) 9/2 172 160
5 Dec 20 Ain Aintree 25f Sft ChG2 11-6 p 2/5 Lake View Lad (1L) 13/8F 172 161
11
Tornado Flyer silk
Tornado Flyer
J: Danny Mullins
T: W P Mullins
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 19 wins from 77 in the last 14 days (25%)
Strong finish to win 3m King George at Kempton; much stiffer test today but has potential
543-51
Age: 9
Weight: 11-10
OR: 167
Days: 82
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Dec 21 Kem Kempton 24f Sft ChG1 11-10 1/9 Clan Des Obeaux (9L) 28/1 161 174
5 Dec 21 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Y/Sft ChG1 11-12 5/10 Allaho (8¼L) 18/1 161 160
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS ChG1 11-10 3/11 Allaho (12½L) 25/1 162 166
6 Feb 21 Leo Leopardstown 17.5f Sft ChG1 11-12 4/6 Chacun Pour Soi (15½L) 20/1 161 160
28 Dec 20 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y ChG1 11-12 5/14 A Plus Tard (37L) 12/1 160 133
6 Dec 20 Pun Punchestown 20.5f Hy ChG1 11-12 2/7 Min (1L) 12/1 153 163
Verdict

Minella Indo has a good chance again but GALVIN (nap) just keeps on improving and looks sure to be suited by this test.

Verdict silk image
Galvin

Betting Forecast:

100/30 Galvin,

4/1 A Plus Tard,

5/1 Minella Indo,

8/1 Protektorat,

10/1 Al Boum Photo,

12/1 Tornado Flyer,

14/1 Royale Pagaille,

18/1 Chantry House,

33/1 Asterion Forlonge,

66/1 Santini,

100/1 Aye Right

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