CHELTENHAM
11 December 2021
Saturday 11th December

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Racing Post Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV4
  • Distance: 2m 4f 127y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Cheltenham
Runners
13

Type
Chase Turf

Surface
Turf

Weather
Showers

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Cepage silk
CD
D
Cepage
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Has contested this race for the last three years (form figures read 24P); on a tough mark
/P144-
Age: 9
Weight: 11-12
OR: 157
Days: 270
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 25f Sft HcChG3 11-12 4/16 Vintage Clouds (10½L) 14/1 158 159
21 Feb 21 Nby Newbury 23.5f GS ChG2 11-4 4/7 Secret Investor (15L) 7/1 158 158
9 Jan 21 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Hy 2HcCh 11-12 1/6 Tiquer (14L) 11/4 154 161
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-10 PU/17 Chatham Street Lad () 9/1 155 -
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 25f Sft HcChG3 11-8 7/23 The Conditional (10½L) 14/1 155 154
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-12 1/10 Spiritofthegames (½L) 8/1 154 160
2
Midnight Shadow silk
CD
C
D
Midnight Shadow
J: Ryan Mania
T: Sue Smith
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Won the Paddy Power here last month; second in this race last year; should go well again
02P-31
Age: 8
Weight: 11-9
OR: 154
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Nov 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 11-5 1/19 Protektorat (¾L) 9/1 147 160
24 Oct 21 Ain Aintree 20f Gd HcChG2 10-10 3/8 Allmankind (2½L) 12/1 146 150
17 Feb 21 Wet Wetherby 19.5f Sft 2HcH 11-12 PU/9 Nightboattoclyro () 7/1 149 -
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-3 2/17 Chatham Street Lad (15L) 12/1 148 154
25 Oct 20 Ain Aintree 20f Sft HcChG2 11-4 10/12 Nuts Well (31L) 7/1 149 125
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvChG1 11-4 6/12 Samcro (10½L) 22/1 150 154
3
Fusil Raffles silk
CD
C
Fusil Raffles
J: Daryl Jacob
T: Nicky Henderson
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
Fortunate winner of the Charlie Hall; showed good form as a novice chaser here last term
12P-21
Age: 6
Weight: 11-7
OR: 152
Days: 42
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Oct 21 Wet Wetherby 24f GS ChG2 11-0 1/7 Kitty's Light (4¼L) 100/30 152 151
10 Oct 21 Nab Newton Abbot 21f GS 2Ch 11-6 2/4 Bravemansgame (5½L) 9/4 156 152
8 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 20f GS NvChG1 11-4 PU/7 Protektorat () 9/4F 155 -
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f GS NvChG1 11-4 2/8 Chantry House (3L) 14/1 152 160
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2NvCh 11-8 1/4 Lieutenant Rocco (3¾L) 16/5 152 158
14 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 16f GS NvChG2 11-5 PU/6 Eldorado Allen () 11/10F 152 -
4
Lalor silk
C
w2
Lalor tp 1
J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
w2
Wind Op - Second run after wind operation
Finished third in the Paddy Power here on debut for Paul Nicholls; leading player
3/P-P3
Age: 9
Weight: 11-6
OR: 151
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Nov 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 11-7 t1 3/19 Midnight Shadow (2¼L) 7/1 149 154
5 May 21 Nab Newton Abbot 21f Gd 2HcCh 11-12 p PU/9 Kauto The King () 9/2 149 -
10 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 25f GS HcChG3 11-9 p PU/13 Happygolucky () 14/1 151 -
25 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-11 p 3/10 Cepage (¾L) 6/1 153 157
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-0 p1 3/12 Oldgrangewood (shd) 20/1 149 159
5 Nov 19 Exe Exeter 17.5f Sft HcChG2 10-13 4/6 Janika (16L) 5/1 151 144
6
Zanza silk
Zanza
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Philip Hobbs
Stayed on from a difficult position in the Paddy Power last time; possibilities
FP6-36
Age: 7
Weight: 11-0
OR: 145
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Nov 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 11-2 6/19 Midnight Shadow (5¾L) 12/1 144 147
2 Nov 21 Exe Exeter 17.5f GS HcChG2 10-4 3/6 Eldorado Allen (3¾L) 11/1 148 153
8 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 16f GS HcChG3 11-8 6/18 Editeur Du Gite (9¾L) 16/1 145 152
17 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 16f GS HcChG3 10-13 PU/19 Sky Pirate () 8/1 145 -
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Sft 2HcCh 10-12 F/9 Sky Pirate () 11/2 145 -
28 Nov 20 Nby Newbury 16.5f Gd 2HcCh 11-3 1/7 The King Of May (5½L) 5/2 138 152
7
Dostal Phil silk
Dostal Phil
J: Aidan Coleman
T: Philip Hobbs
Eyecatching fourth in the Paddy Power; still unexposed over 2m4f; commands respect
323-U4
Age: 8
Weight: 10-12
OR: 143
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Nov 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 11-0 4/19 Midnight Shadow (3¼L) 16/1 142 147
30 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 21f Y NvHcCh 10-7 UR/15 Asterion Forlonge () 5/1 138 -
8 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 16f GS HcChG3 11-2 3/18 Editeur Du Gite (2¾L) 17/2 139 149
12 Mar 21 San Sandown 15.5f Gd 3NvHcCh 10-13 h 2/6 Grey Diamond (3½L) 11/4F 138 145
6 Feb 21 San Sandown 15.5f Hy 3NvHcCh 11-8 h 3/5 High Up In The Air (13½L) 7/4 138 135
20 Jan 21 Nby Newbury 16.5f Hy 3NvHcCh 10-7 h 1/6 Funambule Sivola (5½L) 7/1 130 147
8
Francky Du Berlais silk
D
Francky Du Berlais t
J: Sean Bowen
T: Peter Bowen
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Landed the Summer Plate at Market Rasen; not in the same form since returning from a break
113168
Age: 8
Weight: 10-12
OR: 143
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Nov 21 Ain Aintree 21f GS 2HcCh 11-11 t 8/13 Mac Tottie (45L) 22/1 145 113
16 Oct 21 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f Gd 2HcCh 11-12 t 6/9 Senior Citizen (31L) 15/2 147 126
17 Jul 21 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f Gd HcChG3 10-13 t 1/16 Exelerator Express (7½L) 11/1 137 149
27 Jun 21 Crt Cartmel 21f Gd 2HcCh 11-7 t 3/6 Solar Impulse (6L) 9/4J 137 145
30 May 21 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Gd 2HcCh 10-8 t 1/18 Pistol Whipped (nse) 14/1 132 140
8 May 21 Hay Haydock 20.5f Sft 2HcCh 10-11 t 1/5 Fortified Bay (2L) 4/1 127 134
9
Siruh Du Lac silk
CD
D
Siruh Du Lac
J: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe
CD
2 x C&D Winner - Won 2 times before on this course at this distance
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
4-4 in the 2018-19 campaign; subsequent form figures read PFU7; risky
PF/U-7
Age: 8
Weight: 10-12
OR: 143
Days: 50
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
22 Oct 21 Chl Cheltenham 24f Gd 2NvH 10-12 7/8 Bardenstown Lad (35L) 12/1 141 101
14 Nov 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft HcChG3 11-4 UR/16 Coole Cody () 12/1 150 -
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-2 F/23 Simply The Betts () 14/1 150 153
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
10
Coole Cody silk
C
D
Coole Cody
J: Adam Wedge
T: Evan Williams
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
5 x Distance Winner - Won 5 times before at this distance
Likely player on his Paddy Power form (2020/2021) but was below par in this race last year
344-2F
Age: 10
Weight: 10-12
OR: 143
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Nov 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 10-13 F/19 Midnight Shadow () 14/1 141 149
22 Oct 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd 3HcH 11-2 2/12 Guard Your Dreams (2L) 11/1 135 145
14 Apr 21 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Gd HcChG2 10-10 4/9 Manofthemountain (11L) 100/30F 143 140
18 Mar 21 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f GS HcChG3 11-1 4/21 The Shunter (6½L) 22/1 143 148
27 Feb 21 Kem Kempton 20.5f Gd NvChG2 11-3 3/4 Tamaroc Du Mathan (16L) 7/1 143 144
12 Dec 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 10-12 6/17 Chatham Street Lad (38L) 10/1 143 125
11
Deyrann De Carjac silk
D
Deyrann De Carjac
J: Brendan Powell
T: Alan King
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Behind several of these rivals in major handicap here last month; opposed
/P-350
Age: 8
Weight: 10-2
OR: 133
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Nov 21 Chl Cheltenham 20f Gd HcChG3 10-9 11/19 Midnight Shadow (9¼L) 50/1 137 136
18 Jun 21 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f GS 3HcCh 11-12 5/6 Lord Bryan (33L) 4/1 140 113
19 May 21 War Warwick 16.5f GS 2HcCh 11-9 3/6 Fidelio Vallis (12L) 15/2 142 138
21 Nov 20 Hay Haydock 21.5f Sft 2Ch 11-8 PU/6 Master Tommytucker () 14/1 145 -
12 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft HcChG3 11-0 17/23 Simply The Betts (43L) 14/1 145 112
1 Jan 20 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft NvChG2 11-0 3/6 Midnight Shadow (2L) 7/1 146 148
12
Farinet silk
D
Farinet
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Venetia Williams
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Won at Sandown (second British start) when last seen and looks capable of further progress
/3231-
Age: 6
Weight: 10-2
OR: 133
Days: 273
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Mar 21 San Sandown 20f Sft NvHcChL 10-5 1/9 Up The Straight (6½L) 13/2 125 139
20 Feb 21 Hay Haydock 20f Sft 3NvHcCh 10-9 3/7 Galahad Quest (8L) 6/1 125 129
14 Jul 20 Die Dieppe 19.5f Sft Ch 11-3 2/5 Spirit Of The Bay (1¾L) 33/10 - 123
15 Jun 20 Cla Clairefontaine 19.5f VSft Ch 10-8 3/6 Device (12L) 58/10 - 120
24 Feb 20 Aut Auteuil 17.5f Hy Ch 10-10 4/9 Fontannes (6¼L) 9/1 - 123
29 Nov 19 Aut Auteuil 18f Hy 4yCh 10-10 PU/11 My Way () 67/10 - -
14
Beakstown silk
D
BF
Beakstown t
J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
0-5 as a chaser but was a Grade 2 winner over hurdles and looks well treated
2435/3
Age: 8
Weight: 10-1
OR: 132
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Nov 21 Ain Aintree 20f GS 3NvHcCh 11-6 t 3/9 Linelee King (5½L) 4/1J 133 141
10 Mar 20 Chl Cheltenham 20f Sft NvHcChL 11-1 tp1 5/20 Imperial Aura (13½L) 12/1 139 142
14 Dec 19 Chl Cheltenham 20.5f Sft 2NvCh 11-0 t 3/6 Mister Fisher (16½L) 4/1 139 137
7 Nov 19 Nby Newbury 22.5f GS 3Ch 11-5 t 4/6 Champ (10½L) 13/2 140 139
16 Oct 19 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS 4NvCh 11-3 t 2/5 Sam Spinner (3L) 10/11F 140 142
13 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 21f Sft NvHG1 11-7 t PU/16 City Island () 14/1 142 -
15
Topofthecotswolds silk
D
Topofthecotswolds
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Unseated early last time; more exposed than some of these rivals; stiff assignment
256P2U
Age: 7
Weight: 10-0
OR: 131
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Nov 21 Nby Newbury 22.5f GS 2HcCh 10-12 UR/13 Kapcorse () 12/1 131 -
13 Nov 21 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS 3HcCh 11-1 2/8 Palmers Hill (1¼L) 11/2 130 136
17 Jul 21 Mar Market Rasen 21.5f Gd HcChG3 10-5 PU/16 Francky Du Berlais () 12/1 132 -
27 Jun 21 Utt Uttoxeter 26f Gd HcChL 10-9 6/16 Storm Home (39L) 17/2 134 115
30 May 21 Utt Uttoxeter 20f Gd 2HcCh 10-7 5/18 Francky Du Berlais (5½L) 11/1 134 138
3 May 21 Kem Kempton 18f Gd 2HcCh 11-2 2/6 Fidelio Vallis (9½L) 13/2 135 136
5
Silver Hallmark silk
D
Silver Hallmark
J: Nico de Boinville
T: Fergal O'Brien
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 5 wins from 20 in the last 14 days (25%)
7/21-4
Age: 7
Weight: 11-0
OR: 145
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Oct 21 Crl Carlisle 20f Sft ChL 11-8 4/6 Fiddlerontheroof (10½L) 17/2 145 152
23 Jan 21 Hay Haydock 20f Hy NvChG2 11-0 1/4 Marown (4½L) 2/1 145 150
11 Nov 20 Exe Exeter 19f GS 3Ch 11-2 2/6 Fiddlerontheroof (hd) 12/1 - 149
4 Jan 20 San Sandown 16f Sft NvHG1 11-7 7/7 Fiddlerontheroof (68L) 9/1 - 84
6 Nov 19 Chp Chepstow 16f Sft 4MdH 11-5 1/13 McFabulous (4L) 7/2 - 125
2 Mar 19 Nby Newbury 16.5f GS 5NHF 11-2 3/13 McFabulous (7L) 11/2 - 112
13
Joke Dancer silk
Joke Dancer p
T: Sue Smith
610-5F
Age: 8
Weight: 10-1
OR: 132
Days: 21
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Nov 21 Hay Haydock 25.5f GS 2HcCh 11-3 p F/7 Strictlyadancer () 9/1 134 -
29 Oct 21 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS HcChL 10-8 p 5/10 Good Boy Bobby (18½L) 40/1 136 124
8 Apr 21 Ain Aintree 16f GS HcChG3 11-3 p 14/18 Editeur Du Gite (53L) 50/1 140 105
25 Nov 20 Wet Wetherby 15f GS 3HcCh 11-10 p 1/8 Some Reign (shd) 5/1 134 144
30 Oct 20 Wet Wetherby 19.5f GS HcChL 10-10 p1 6/11 Huntsman Son (25L) 11/1 137 124
14 Oct 20 Wet Wetherby 16f GS 3HcH 11-6 7/11 Anemoi (17½L) 28/1 134 121
Verdict

The vote goes to DOSTAL PHIL (nap), who shaped well in the Paddy Power. His stablemate Zanza is second choice.

Verdict silk image
Dostal Phil

Betting Forecast:

5/1 Lalor,

13/2 Silver Hallmark,

7/1 Midnight Shadow,

Dostal Phil,

Beakstown,

15/2 Fusil Raffles,

8/1 Farinet,

9/1 Coole Cody,

12/1 Zanza,

16/1 Cepage,

Siruh Du Lac,

25/1 Deyrann De Carjac,

33/1 Topofthecotswolds,

50/1 Francky Du Berlais

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