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When is The Paddy Power Gold Cup 2021?
The Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase is the feature race on day 2 of the November Meeting at Cheltenham.
The Paddy Power Gold Cup takes place on Saturday 13th November 2021 with the race starting at 2.15pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.
This Grade 3, 2 mile and abt 4 furlongs race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.
Last year's winner took home prize money of £74035.
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Paddy Power Gold Cup Previous Winners
|14.11.2020||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Soft||16||Coole Cody (IRE)||Dubai Destination (USA)||9||OBrien, T J||Williams, Evan||10/1||10-5||137||4(1)||21d|
|16.11.2019||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Soft||17||Happy Diva (IRE)||Kings Theatre (IRE)||8||Patrick, Richard (3)||Lee, Miss Kerry||14/1||11-0||143||3(1)||15d|
|17.11.2018||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||18||Baron Alco (FR)||Dom Alco (FR)||7||Moore, Jamie||Moore, G L||8/1||10-11||146||0(0)||34d|
|18.11.2017||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Soft||17||Splash of Ginge||Oscar (IRE)||9||Bellamy, Tom||Twiston-Davies, N A||25/1||10-6||134||5(1)||15d|
|12.11.2016||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good To Soft||17||Taquin Du Seuil (FR)||Voix Du Nord (FR)||9||Coleman, A||ONeill, Jonjo||8/1||11-11||156||1(0)||35d|
|14.11.2015||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good To Soft||20||Annacotty (IRE)||Beneficial||7||Popham, Mr I||King, A||12/1||11-0||147||2(1)||218d|
|15.11.2014||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Soft||18||Caid Du Berlais (FR)||Westerner||5||Twiston-Davies, Sam||Nicholls, P F||10/1||10-13||143||0(0)||108d|
|16.11.2013||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||20||Johns Spirit (IRE)||Gold Well||6||McLernon, R P||ONeill, Jonjo||7/1||10-2||139||0(0)||28d|
|17.11.2012||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Soft||18||Al Ferof (FR)||Dom Alco (FR)||7||Walsh, R||Nicholls, P F||8/1||11-8||159||1(1)||219d|
|12.11.2011||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good To Soft||20||Great Endeavour (IRE)||Great Palm (USA)||7||Murphy, Timmy||Pipe, D E||8/1||10-3||147||1(1)||217d|
|13.11.2010||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good To Soft||18||Little Josh (IRE)||Pasternak||8||Twiston-Davies, Sam (3)||Twiston-Davies, N A||20/1||10-5||146||2(2)||13d|
|14.11.2009||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Soft||16||Tranquil Sea (IRE)||Sea Raven (IRE)||7||McNamara, Andrew J||OGrady, E J||11/2||10-13||148||0(0)||14d|
|15.11.2008||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Soft||19||Imperial Commander (IRE)||Flemensfirth (USA)||7||Brennan, P J||Twiston-Davies, N A||13/2||10-7||139||0(0)||337d|
|17.11.2007||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||20||LAntartique (FR)||Cyborg (FR)||7||Lee, G||Murphy, Ferdy||13/2||10-13||146||2(1)||13d|
|11.11.2006||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good To Soft||16||Exotic Dancer (FR)||Turgeon (USA)||6||McCoy, A P||ONeill, Jonjo||16/1||11-2||139||2(2)||5d|
|12.11.2005||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good To Soft||18||Our Vic (IRE)||Old Vic||7||Murphy, Timmy||Pipe, M C||9/2||11-7||149||3(1)||219d|
|13.11.2004||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||14||Celestial Gold (IRE)||Persian Mews (IRE)||6||Murphy, Timmy||Pipe, M C||12/1||10-2||136||0(0)||213d|
|15.11.2003||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||9||Fondmort (FR)||Cyborg (FR)||7||Fitzgerald, Mick||Henderson, N J||3/1||10-13||150||3(1)||213d|
|16.11.2002||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good To Soft||15||Cyfor Malta (FR)||Cyborg (FR)||9||Geraghty, B J||Pipe, M C||16/1||11-9||154||1(0)||210d|
|17.11.2001||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||14||Shooting Light (IRE)||Shernazar||8||McCoy, A P||Pipe, M C||9/4||11-3||137||1(0)||17d|
|11.11.2000||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good To Soft||15||Lady Cricket (FR)||Cricket Ball (USA)||6||McCoy, A P||Pipe, M C||5/1||10-13||138||0(0)||241d|
|13.11.1999||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||14||The Outback Way (IRE)||Kambalda||9||Williamson, N||Williams, Miss Venetia||9/1||10-0||139||3(1)||17d|
|14.11.1998||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||12||Cyfor Malta (FR)||Cyborg (FR)||5||McCoy, A P||Pipe, M C||3/1||11-3||150||0(0)||226d|
|15.11.1997||Cheltenham||2m4½f||Good||9||Senor El Betrutti (IRE)||Roselier (FR)||8||Osborne, J||Nock, Mrs Susan||33/1||10-0||150||1(1)||14d|
Paddy Power Gold Cup Stats and Trends
Paddy Power Gold Cup
12 Year Stats and Trends:
All of the last 12 winners had at least 2 previous runs at Cheltenham, 7 had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham
11 winners had at least 5 prior chase runs, 10 had at least 2 prior chase wins
10 of the last 12 winners were aged between 7 and 9
10 of the last 12 winners weighed 11st or less
10 winners were rated 139 or higher
10 winners returned an SP between 8/1 and 25/1
9 winners had at least 1 run that season, 4 had at least 1 win that season
7 winners were bred in Ireland, 4 in France, 1 in Great Britain
6 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
3 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Paddy Power Gold Cup
1 of the last 12 favourites have won, 3 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Paddy Power Gold Cup Results
Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
Distance: 2m4½f (4444 yards +66 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £74035 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 16 Going: Soft Class: Class 1 Grade 3 Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 14.36s Avg OR: 147 Median OR: 147.5
1 Coole Cody 10/1
2 Spiritofthegames 14/1
3 Al Dancer 5/1
4 Kauto Riko 50/1
16 ran NR: Fidux Distances: 3¼l, 1l, 1¼l
Winning time: 5m 14.36s (slow by 23.86s)
|No||Place||Dist Bt||Horse||Age||Weight||Headgear||OR||Trainer||Jockey (Claim)||Odds||BF||BFP|
|16||1st||Coole Cody (IRE)||9||10-5||137||Williams, Evan||OBrien, T J||10/1||15.00||3.26|
|prominent, led 3rd, sprawled badly on landing 4th, clear before 6th, not fluent 11th, reduced lead after 4 out, mistake 3 out, pressed from 2 out, edged right flat, stayed on well and in command final 100 yards BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 55|
|8||2nd||3.25||Spiritofthegames (IRE)||8||11-2||CkPc||148||Skelton, Daniel||Skelton, Harry||14/1||18.41||4.00|
|held up in rear, mistake 5th, headway before 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, every chance last, edged right flat, held inside final 100 yards BF IP MIN 1.84 BF IP MAX 1000|
|4||3rd||1||Al Dancer (FR)||7||11-8||154||Twiston-Davies, N A||Twiston-Davies, Sam||5/1 (Fav)||7.86||2.46|
|mid-division, not fluent 6th,, headway 11th, went 2nd 3 out until before 2 out, 4th when pecked last, went 3rd towards finish, kept on, no impression on winner BF IP MIN 1.58 BF IP MAX 1000|
|12||4th||1.25||Kauto Riko (FR)||9||10-10||TT WS||142||Gretton, T R||OFarrell, C||50/1||84.97||11.75|
|held up in rear, remote 9th 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th close home, nearest finish BF IP MIN 50 BF IP MAX 1000|
|17||5th||1.25||Sky Pirate||7||10-2||TT||134||ONeill, Jonjo||Burke, Jonathan||10/1||13.65||3.05|
|held up towards rear, headway 4 out, close 2nd when mistake 2 out, switched left flat, weakened final 75 yards BF IP MIN 1.73 BF IP MAX 1000|
|2||6th||6||Simply The Betts (IRE)||7||11-11||157||Whittington, H||Sheehan, Gavin||7/1||8.60||2.62|
|led until 3rd, chased winner until mistake 10th, weakened after 4 out BF IP MIN 5.5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|1||7th||2.5||Aso (FR)||10||11-12||158||Williams, Miss Venetia||Deutsch, Charlie||25/1||42.14||6.82|
|chased leaders, hampered 4 out, soon lost place and well beaten, kept on flat BF IP MIN 18 BF IP MAX 1000|
|6||F||Happy Diva (IRE)||9||11-2||TT||151||Lee, Miss Kerry||Patrick, Richard (3)||16/1||23.00||3.93|
|chased leaders, not much room 4 out, 4 length 5th when fell 2 out BF IP MIN 10 BF IP MAX 1000|
|9||F||Saint Sonnet (FR)||5||11-1||147||Nicholls, P F||Cobden, Harry||6/1||7.60||2.64|
|chased leaders, not fluent 5th, went 2nd 12th until 3 out, soon weakened, fell last BF IP MIN 5.2 BF IP MAX 1000|
|14||PU||Pinson Du Rheu (FR)||9||10-9||141||Dunn, Mrs Alex||Nolan, Michael G||150/1||732.77||38.00|
|mistake towards rear, well behind 12th, pulled up after BF IP MIN 320 BF IP MAX 1000|
|15||PU||The Russian Doyen (IRE)||7||10-6||138||Tizzard, C L||Heskin, A P||16/1||18.86||5.01|
|chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 10th, mistake next, not fluent and lost 2nd 12th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 10.5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|3||PU||Mister Fisher (IRE)||6||11-9||155||Henderson, N J||Boinville, Nico||11/2||8.00||2.54|
|mid-division, not fluent 8th, headway 11th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 7.2 BF IP MAX 920|
|5||PU||Slate House (IRE)||8||11-6||TT||152||Tizzard, C L||Power, R M||12/1||19.50||4.17|
|mid-division, struggling 12th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 11.5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|10||PU||Domaine De LIsle (FR)||7||11-0||TT||146||Curran, S||Bowen, Sean P||33/1||49.87||6.30|
|always in rear, behind 11th, pulled up before 3 out BF IP MIN 42 BF IP MAX 1000|
|11||PU||Brelan Das (FR)||9||10-11||TT||143||Nicholls, P F||ONeill, Jonjo (Jr)||20/1||30.15||4.49|
|mid-division, mistake and lost place 3rd, well beaten 4 out, pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 20 BF IP MAX 1000|
|7||UR||Siruh Du Lac (FR)||7||11-4||WS||150||Pipe, D E||Scudamore, Tom||12/1||17.81||3.55|
|disputing lead when awkward and unseated rider 1st BF IP MIN 16 BF IP MAX 1000|
1 Happy Diva 14/1
2 Brelan D'As 20/1
3 Warthog 33/1
4 Belami Des Pictons 10/1
17 ran NR: Dell Oro, Royal Village, Saint Calvados
Distances: nk, 8l, 7l Time: 5m 17.72s (slow by 27.22s)
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It's the 5th November and the weights have just been published, there are still 37 horses declared for the race and a maximum of 20 wil run on the day so there is a chance that some of the horses on this shortlist will not make it to the post on the day.
I have three that tick a fair few boxes. I will start with the Paul Nicholls trained SOUTHFIELD STONE who landed a Novice Chase over Course and Distance on 24th October and seems very faily trated by the handicapper. GOOD BOY BOBBY from the Nigel Twiston Davis yard is a front runner that can run a big race here especially if the going turns up soft on the day. Completing my three against the field is Alan King inmate FIDUX who brings some solid handicap form to the table.
11th November update of those mentioned earlier only FIDUX is still in the race and he remains on the shortlist, key stats are a low weight and aged between 7 and 9 so we can add THE RUSSIAN DOYAN, COOLE CODY and SKY PIRATE to the list. All four are currently 16/1 plus so there is every chance of getting a decent odds winner.
How did we do?
FIDUX was declared a non-runner when the Cheltenham going turned to soft.
Keith's Tip on the day:
COOLE CODY 14:15 Cheltenham 18/1 each way – Progressive over fences can put up a good show.
COOLE CODY took up the running at the third fence and proceded to dominate from the front and despite a few mistakes along the way won fairly comfortably giving us a double figure winner. SKY PIRATE was eased into the race and was second when a mistake two out winded him and he faded to 5th. THE RUSSIAN DOYAN was a close second between the 10th and 12th fences but a mistake there put him out of contention and he pulled up two from home.
November Meeting Race Card:
Friday 12th November
Saturday 13th November
Sunday 14th November
|1.15||mallardjewellers.com Novices' Steeple Chase|
|1.50||The Plantuer at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase|
|2.25||The Shloer Steeplechase|
|3.00||The Unibet Greatwood Hurdle Race|
|3.35||Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Sharp Novices Hurdle)|
|4.05||High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race|