Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Tips 2020

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When is The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup 2020?

The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at the International Meeting at Cheltenham is registered as the December Gold Cup Handicap.  First run in 1963 it has been known as the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup since 2014.

For 2020, the race is on 12th December getting underway at 1.55pm

A Grade 3 Handicap Steeple Chase, the December Gold Cup is restricted to horses aged 4 years and older.  The race is run over a distance of 2 miles and a 4 furlongs on the new course at Cheltenham.

The winner last year took home £18224.  


    11 Year Trends and Statistics (no race 2008)

    • Age – 9 of the last 11 winners were aged between 6 and 8.
    • Sex – All of the last 11 winners were geldings.
    • Trainer – Paul Nicholls has won this race 5 times in the last 11 years.
    • Horse – 2 horses have won the race twice in the last 11 years, both trained by Nicholls. 
    • Country – 6 of the last 11 winners were bred in France, 4 in Ireland and 1 Great Britain.
    • Colour – Only 4 of the last 11 winners were bay. 3 grey, 2 chestnut and 2 black.
    • Weight Carried – 10 of the last 11 winners carried 11st 8lb or less..
    • Starting Price (SP) – 10 of the last 11 winners returned a SP of between 6/1 and 16/1.
    • Starting Price Rank – 1 of the last 11 winners started as favourite and 8 were in the first 5 in the betting.
    • Headgear – None of the last 11 winners wore any headgear.
    • Days Since Last Run – All of the last 11 winners had run between 22 and 36 days ago. 
    • Last Run Form –2 of the last 11 winners had won last time out, 8 of them finished in the first 3 last time.
    • Official Rating – 9 of the last 11 winners had an official rating between 132 and 151.

    Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Previous Winners

    December Gold Cup was cancelled in 2001 and 2008

    DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft12816/111-51423(1)22d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft16716/111-71632(0)28d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft16816/110-01321(0)40d
    Cheltenham2m4½fGood To Soft1777/110-131425(0)21d
    Cheltenham2m5fGood To Soft966/110-131342(0)15d


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    Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Results

    Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
    Distance: 2m5f (4527 yards +95 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £59798 Direction: Left Handed
    Runners: 17    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 5 mins 21.68s   Avg OR: 146     Median OR: 145

    Full Results

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    141stChatham Street Lad (IRE)810-10141Winters, MichaelOKeeffe, Darragh16/121.004.89
    chased leaders, mistake and lost place 3rd, headway 11th, mistake 12th and 13th, led before 2 out, clear last, stayed on strongly BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 20
    62nd15Midnight Shadow711-3148Smith, Mrs S JMania, Ryan12/116.363.70
    chased leaders, challenged before 2 out, no impression on winner last, kept on BF IP MIN 3 BF IP MAX 1000
    133rd12Benatar (IRE)810-11142Moore, G LMoore, Jamie25/138.037.60
    pulled hard, chasing leaders 4th, challenged 10th, led before 2 out, soon headed, 3rd and no extra last BF IP MIN 4.4 BF IP MAX 1000
    84th0.5Good Boy Bobby (IRE)711-1146Twiston-Davies, N AJacob, Daryl6/17.182.47
    held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, hampered 13th, stayed on from 2 out, never nearer BF IP MIN 6.8 BF IP MAX 900
    125th0.75Annie Mc (IRE)610-11CkPc142ONeill, JonjoONeill, Jonjo (Jr)18/119.125.00
    held up towards rear, mistake when some headway 13th, stayed on from 2 out, mistake last BF IP MIN 17 BF IP MAX 1000
    116th10Coole Cody (IRE)910-12143Williams, EvanWedge, Adam10/114.153.35
    prominent, led 2nd, headed after next, led 4th, headed after 7th, led 10th, not fluent 13th, jumped right 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon beaten BF IP MIN 3.4 BF IP MAX 1000
    17th0.75Master Tommytucker911-12157Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry15/211.003.60
    led until 2nd, led after 3rd, headed 4th, led after 7th, headed 10th, 3 1/2 lengths 4th when pecked 2 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 4.1 BF IP MAX 1000
    178th1.75Militarian1010-7138Martin, Andrew JBowen, James C33/151.026.80
    held up in mid-division, mistake 13th, no impression from 4 out BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000
    39th17Al Dancer (FR)711-9154Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam5/1 (Fav)7.792.42
    held up in mid-division, lost place when hampered 5th, some headway 12th, no impression, mistake 3 out, soon well behind BF IP MIN 4.5 BF IP MAX 1000
    1010th2.75Southfield Stone711-0145Nicholls, P FFrost, Bryony16/120.294.44
    prominent early, chased leaders, struggling 13th, well behind 4 out BF IP MIN 17.5 BF IP MAX 1000
    16BDRomain De Senam (FR)810-7TT138Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry33/139.946.60
    held up rear of mid-division, brought down 5th BF IP MIN 36 BF IP MAX 1000
    15FChampagne Mystery (IRE)610-8WS139Henderson, N JBoinville, Nico22/125.886.20
    chased leaders, pulled hard, steadied 3rd, fell 5th BF IP MIN 24 BF IP MAX 1000
    4PUHuntsman Son (IRE)1011-3TT148Hales, A MWoods, K K33/136.997.00
    in rear, some slow jumps, headway 13th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 12 BF IP MAX 1000
    5PUWindsor Avenue (IRE)811-3148Ellison, BHughes, Brian12/115.273.50
    held up in mid-division, struggling when not fluent 11th, behind and mistake next, pulled up before 4 out BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000
    7PUSaint Sonnet (FR)511-2TT147Nicholls, P FColeman, A10/112.463.40
    held up in rear, hampered 5th, blundered badly 10th, pulled up before 11th BF IP MIN 13 BF IP MAX 1000
    9PUDrumconnor Lad (IRE)1010-9Blnk TT145Keatley, Adrian PaulBrassil, C (5)100/1174.4720.01
    chased leaders on outside, mistake 7th, struggling 11th, well behind when pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 110 BF IP MAX 1000
    2PUCepage (FR)811-10155Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie9/110.852.76
    chased leaders, lost place before 8th, behind when not fluent 11th, pulled up before 4 out BF IP MIN 8.6 BF IP MAX 1000

    Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase
    Distance: 2m5f (4527 yards +95 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £73151 Dir: Left Handed
    Runners: 13    Going: Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 3    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
    Winners Time: 5 mins 34.30s   Avg OR: 143     Median OR: 145 

    Full Results:

    NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
    151stWarthog (FR)710-3TT132Pipe, D ENoonan, David G7/18.672.75
    led until after 2nd, prominent, challenged 11th, led 3 out, headed flat, rallied gamely to lead again post BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 710
    92ndHDSpiritofthegames (IRE)711-3146Skelton, DanielAndrews, Bridget40/150.008.69
    held up towards rear, slow 1st, headway before 4 out, 3rd 2 out, went 2nd before last, led flat, went over 1 length up, headed post BF IP MIN 1.05 BF IP MAX 1000
    73rd0.75Robin Des Foret (IRE)911-5148Mullins, W PBowen, James C16/122.003.55
    mid-division, headway going well 3 out, went 2nd 2 out until shaken up before last, ridden flat, edged right towards finish, kept on BF IP MIN 1.6 BF IP MAX 1000
    14th1.75Cepage (FR)711-12155Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie5/1 (Fav)6.921.98
    chased leaders, mistake 7th, 4th and one pace 2 out, kept on final 100 yards, carried right towards finish BF IP MIN 4.5 BF IP MAX 1000
    85th2.5Imperial Presence (IRE)811-3146Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard33/155.139.00
    led after 2nd, headed 3 out, beaten 2 out, plugged on BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000
    166th19Not That Fuisse (FR)610-2131Skelton, DanielSkelton, Harry7/19.002.69
    held up in rear, headway on outside 12th, ridden and beaten after 3 out, weakened before 2 out BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000
    137th0.5Good Man Pat (IRE)610-7136King, ACannon, Tom J15/28.842.36
    held up towards rear, mistake 10th and next, well beaten 3 out BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
    128thNKBrelan Das (FR)811-0TT143Nicholls, P FGeraghty, B J7/110.382.26
    in touch in mid-division, closed before 8th, dropped to 8th but still in touch when blundered 3 out, weakened after BF IP MIN 6.4 BF IP MAX 1000
    119th35Clondaw Castle (IRE)711-1144George, T RBurke, Jonathan7/18.992.55
    held up towards rear, outpaced 13th, not fluent 4 out, well beaten 3 out BF IP MIN 9 BF IP MAX 1000
    410th13Secret Investor711-7TT150Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry8/19.942.78
    chased leaders, mistake 4 out, every chance 3 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 3.7 BF IP MAX 1000
    10FKnocknanuss (IRE)911-2145Moore, G LMoore, Jamie12/116.713.58
    held up in rear, fell 10th BF IP MIN 7 BF IP MAX 1000
    14PUGenerous Day (IRE)710-5134Oliver, HenryDavies, James25/142.276.20
    held up, effort on outside 12th, lost place when mistake 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 34 BF IP MAX 1000
    2PUKeeper Hill (IRE)811-10153Greatrex, W JHeskin, A P16/119.003.99
    in rear, mistake 4th, pushed along 6th, not fluent next, mistake 8th, pulled up before next BF IP MIN 17.5 BF IP MAX 1000

    Cheltenham International Race Cards

    Cheltenham International – 11th & 12th December – Cheltenham Racecourse:


    Friday 11th December

    12:10The British EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Race (CLASS 3)2m 179ydsHurdle
    12:45The International Decorative Surfaces Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)3m 1f 56ydsSteeple Chase
    1:20The Catesby Handicap Hurdle Race 0-140 (Class 3)2m 179ydsHurdle
    1:55The CF Roberts Electrical + Mechanical Services Mares’ Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    2:30The BetVictor Handicap Steeple Chase (Grade 3)3m abt 2f Steeple Chase
    3:05The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)3m 6f 37ydsSteeple Chase
    3:40The CITIPOST Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)Abt 3mHurdle

    Saturday 12th December

    12:10The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial (Novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (Class 2)2m 179ydsHurdle
    12:45The Ryman Novices’ Steeple Chase (Class 2)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    1:20The Cheltenham Club Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)2m 62ydsSteeple Chase
    1:55The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)2m 4f 127ydsSteeple Chase
    2:30The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race (Grade 2)Abt 3mHurdle
    3:05The Unibet International Hurdle (Grade 2)2m 179ydsHurdle
    3:40The Park Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)2m 4f 56ydsHurdle

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