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Saturday, November 12, 2005


THE OPEN 2005 CHELTENHAM
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
PADDY POWER GOLD CUP DAY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12


TODAY’S RECORD CROWD

Today’s attendance came to 29,770 - a new record figure for Paddy Power Gold Cup day.


Edward Gillespie, Cheltenham’s managing director, said: “This was another very good crowd total - we are delighted with it and how day has gone - the racing was terrific.


“The final day of The Open tomorrow has excellent races and we are hoping for another thrilling day.”

2004 - 29,524

2003 - 28,455

2002 - 28,092

2001 - 27,870.


2000 - 25,666

1999 - 24,921.



RECORD COUNTRYSIDE DAY ATTENDANCE YESTERDAY

Yesterday (Friday) saw a crowd of 19,994 - a record attendance for Countryside Day at Cheltenham.


The previous record was 19,725 in 2004.


Edward Gillespie, Cheltenham’s Managing Director, said yesterday: “Countryside Day continues to grow at Cheltenham and it was a fantastic achievement for us to have created a new attendance record today, especially considering that the weather was not so great.


“The range of entertainments before racing proved popular and we hope the next two days of the meeting are just as successful.”


TREMENDOUS INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER NOVICES’ CHASE

Tomorrow’s Independent Newspaper Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham promises to be an exciting contest with 10 high-class novices going to post for this Grade Two event including four Irish-trained contestants.


These are headed by Davenport Democrat who has won his last three starts over fences including a Cork two-mile handicap chase on October 16 when getting the better of Beechcourt by half a length.

Trainer Willie Mullins said today: “He has come out of Cork good and I am pleased with him.


“I’m not really happy with good to soft ground as he would prefer good or better but the dry forecast for today and tomorrow will be a big help.


“I always thought that he might be better over fences as he’s a fine, big strong horse but he needs good ground as he’s a different horse on a good or firm surface.


“He has a nice pedigree, has won three novice chases and I am hoping that he will improve a little bit - he’s a good horse who’s won five races and I don’t think he’s too bad!”

Last year’s Greatwood Hurdle winner Accordion Etoile represents Paul Nolan. He was runner-up to Watson Lake on his only start over the bigger obstacles at Limerick last month.


The trainer said: “Accordion Etoile is in good form. He’s only a young horse and I hope that he learns from the mistakes that he made at Limerick - if he makes those kind of mistakes at Cheltenham he won’t get away with it!

“He’s schooled well at home since but you don’t know what will happen until you go to the track. It’s only the start of his chasing career and hopefully he’ll put in a safe round of jumping.


“The ground should be fine for him. He’s one of the highest rated horses to switch to fences, a decision we made because of the lack of opportunities on decent ground in Ireland. He can’t cope with the likes of Solerina, Macs Joy and Brave Inca who like the soft ground - we’re about 20 lengths behind them on that going, and I’d only be beating my head against a wall trying to be competitive with them in Ireland!

“I hope he can reach his hurdle mark over fences - if he can he’ll certainly win races, hopefully starting on Sunday!”

The two other Irish runners are Charlie Swan’s appropriately-named Master Ofthe Chase, a winner of his last start, and Mattys Joy, trained by Daniel Loughnane, who deserves a victory after three successive seconds.


The Irish raiders face no easy task as Martin Pipe saddles Tamarinbleu, last season’s Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle winner at Sandown on January 8, while Philip Hobbs
and Paul Nicholls are represented by Chilling Place and Albuhera respectively and Nigel Twiston-Davies has recent winner Va Vavoom.


Pipe said: “Tamarinbleu has been schooling well over fences.”


21 DECLARED FOR GREATWOOD HURDLE

Tomorrow’s feature at Cheltenham contest, the £50,000 Grade Three Greatwood Hurdle (2.40pm), has attracted a quality field of 21. It will be the most runners to go to post in the history of the race.


Heading the declarations is the 2003 Smurfit Champion Hurdle victor Rooster Booster, who landed this race in 2002, was fifth in 2001 and fourth last year.


Another previous winner Westender, victorious in 2001, runs again, having also been second last year, and is one of three declared runners from the Martin Pipe stable, who are also represented by the exciting French import Don’t Be Shy, one of the leading juvenile hurdlers in France last season who will be having his first start for the Nicholashayne handler, and also Fontanesi.


The Irish are well represented with three runners - Power Elite from the Noel Meade stable, Willie Mullins’ veteran Adamant Approach and Eye Candy, a recent winner rom the small yard of Sandra McCarthy.


Admiral was impressive when making his seasonal reappearance at Chepstow last month and makes the trip down from the yard of Richard Guest, while fellow County Durham handler Howard Johnson runs Dalaram.


Jonjo O’Neill has an interesting contender in Lingo, a very smart novice a couple of seasons ago who is having his first start after returning from injury.


Another horse making his first appearance of the season is Henry Daly’s Mighty Man, who looked a progressive performer when winning at the Grand National meeting at Aintree in April.


Other interesting contenders including Emma Lavelle’s consistent dual-purpose performer Self Defense, who is having his first outing of the jump season after showing good form on the Flat over the summer, Howle Hill from the Alan King stable and Paul Nicholls’ duo of Phar Bleu, a good juvenile last season, and Darrias.




GROUND UNCHANGED

The going will remain unchanged overnight at GOOD TO SOFT.


Simon Claisse, Clerk of the Course, explained: “We are forecast a dry night with temperatures of around 9-10 degrees .


“I would think the ground will be much the same again tomorrow.”


THE OPEN 2005 CHELTENHAM
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
PADDY POWER GOLD CUP DAY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12


MARTIN PIPE’S RECORD IN THE PADDY POWER GOLD CUP

Year/Position Horse Jockey SP
2005-1 OUR VIC Timmy Murphy 9/2 Fav
2005-13 Therealbandit Tony McCoy 12/1

2004-1 CELESTIAL GOLD Timmy Murphy 12/1
2004-5 It Takes Time Jamie Moore 25/1

2003-5 Cyfor Malta Rodi Greene 10/1
2003-F It Takes Time Tony McCoy 4/1

2002-1 CYFOR MALTA Barry Geraghty 16/1
2002-UR Exit Swinger Rodi Greene 12/1
2002-PU Chicuelo Tony McCoy 2/1 Fav

2001-1 SHOOTING LIGHT Tony McCoy 9/4 Fav
2001-3 Exit Swinger Rodi Greene 10/1
2001-4 Cadougold Tom Scudamore 25/1

2000-1 LADY CRICKET Tony McCoy 5/1 Fav
2000-2 Exit Swinger Richard Johnson 8/1
2000-5 Majadou Tom Scudamore 33/1

1999-4 Northern Starlight Barry Fenton 11/1
1999-8 Majadou Tony McCoy 9/2
1999-F Tresor de Mai David Casey 11/1

1998-1 CYFOR MALTA Tony McCoy 3/1 Fav
1998-4 Challenger Du Luc Richard Dunwoody 11/1

1997-2 Challenger Du Luc Tony McCoy 100/30
1997-PU Terao Chris Maude 33/1

1996-1 CHALLENGER DU LUC Richard Dunwoody 7/1

1994-10 Errant Knight Richard Dunwoody 9/1

1992-F Milford Quay Peter Scudamore 9/1

1991-6 Anti Matter Peter Scudamore 6/1

1990-6 Fu's Lady Simon Earle 15/2
1990-8 Wingspan Mark Perrett 14/1

1989-7 Beau Ranger Peter Scudamore 5/1 Fav

1987-1 BEAU RANGER Mark Perrett 13/2

INITIAL QUOTES POWER GOLD CUP 2005

Timmy Murphy, riding his second Paddy Power Gold Cup winner, said:: “Old Vic really, really deserved that - he is a good horse with loads of ability but ever since he took that fall last year he just wasn’t the same.

“All credit goes to Johnny Lower and all the lads in the yard as they have put a tremendous amount of work into him and to the boss for bringing him back in such good form again - it was a great performance.


“We did a lot of work last year as well but time is a great healer and he has strengthened up as well.”

Martin Pipe, celebrating his eighth Paddy Power Gold Cup winner following on from Beau Ranger (1987), Challenger Du Luc (1996), Cyfor Malta (1998 & 2002), Lady Cricket (2000), Shooting Light (2001) and Celestial Gold (2004), commented: “I am delighted - it was a great performance. He jumped really well and Timmy Murphy gave him a great ride.


“It was great teamwork and well done for Jonothan Lower for his schooling.”

David Johnson, the winning owner, added: “Cheltenham is a lucky course. We come here every year and Martin has the horses in good form. Old Vic has repaid some of the faith we have had in him - we have never lost that faith though he has disappointed somewhat before this.

“He has delivered today. I didn’t back him - I backed my other one, Therealbandit.”

OUR VIC GIVES PIPE EIGHTH PADDY POWER GOLD CUP SUCCESS

The 9/2 favourite Our Vic gave Martin Pipe an eighth victory in the Ù110,000 Paddy Power Gold Cup today when prevailing by two and a half lengths from Monkerhostin.


A very satisfied Pipe commented afterwards: “The plan has come off to the letter.

“This horse was close to death’s door at one time and it has taken a great effort from the team to get him back.


“In particular, I would like to thank Mary Bromley and all the vets who have looked after him while I must also give a big thank-you to Jonothan Lower, who has done all his schooling and done a great job in restoring Our Vic’s confidence.


“It has taken a long time to get him right again but the plan has come together. We always knew he had the ability, it has just taken time to get his confidence back.


“Timmy has given him a great ride. My only instructions to him were to jump the first, then the second then the third etc!

“My only concern was that when he was coming to the last the sun might get in Timmy’s eyes but fortunately it all turned out well.


“I would also like to thank Paddy Power who laid me a Ù500 bet at 4/1. The winnings will be going to the Devon Air Ambulance.”

Despite heading the ante-post market for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in a fortnight’s time, he is 8/1 from 12/1 with Paddy Power, Pipe is unsure about where Our Vic would appear next.


He continued: “Today was the plan, all the pressure has been on us to get him right for today.


“I have not thought beyond today and I don’t know where he will go next.”

Owner David Johnson was winning the race for the sixth time, having previously enjoyed success with Challenger Du Luc (1996), Cyfor Malta (1998 & 2002), Lady Cricket (2000) and Celestial Gold (2004).


He was quick to pay tribute to the team at Pond House: “The team have done a great job to get Our Vic back.


“He’s jumped from fence today and has put up a great performance.

“This race has been very good to me over the years and I feel privileged to have won it again.”


PADDY POWER GOLD CUP
PLACED QUOTES

MONKERHOSTIN FINISHES LIKE A TRAIN

Monkerhostin stayed on brilliantly but could not quite reign in favourite Our Vic who was two and a half lengths ahead where it mattered.


Monkerhostin’s trainer Philip Hobbs said: “Richard couldn’t see anything during the race because of the sun - I think that was why they held the race back.


“I didn’t think Redemption’s fall [two fences from home] impeded him. I thought he got a good run through and he’s run a good race.”

His wife Sarah didn’t quite agree that their charge had a clear path. She said: “It was a shame that he got a bit blocked and things didn’t quite go right - he jumped brilliantly.


“I have no idea where he’ll run next.”

Owner Martin St. Quinton said: “I’ve got no idea where he’ll run next - probably over hurdles!

”He could even run at Windsor next weekend - he did last year and I wouldn’t rule it out.”

Alan King, trainer of third-placed Kandjar D’Allier, said: “That was a great thrill and the question is where do we go now and whether we step up in trip now?

“He could go for the Hennessy, the Rehearsal Chase or back here next month over two miles five furlongs for the Robin Cooke Memorial Gold Cup. We will go home and think about it.


“I’m happy with him and the rain helped as he likes a bit of cut. There is a little bit of improvement to come as well.“


CLAISSE EXPLAINS DECISION TO DELAY
PADDY POWER GOLD CUP

Simon Claisse explained why today’s Paddy Power Gold Cup, scheduled for 3.20pm, was over 10 minutes late.


“At this time of year, there can be a problem with a low sunset between 2.45pm and 3.30pm.

“With the Paddy Power Gold Cup scheduled for 3.20pm and there being clear conditions, the starter reported that some jockeys were concerned about the low sun.


“Two stewards stood by fences four and five, the first two in the home straight and satisfied that they were safe to jump while a stipendiary steward and myself were by the last and were also satisfied that conditions were safe. So, we did not miss out any fences.


“While this may have caused a delay to the start of the Paddy Power Gold Cup, safety is our number one priority at Cheltenham.”

“In the future, we may have to review whether we will continue to hold features chases at times when a low sunset is possible.”

One jockey who was not happy about the sunset was Richard Johnson, rider of Paddy Power Gold Cup runner-up Monkerhostin. He said: “Take nothing off the race, one horse did fall and my horse was very lucky not to fall at the second fence up the straight - commonsense should prevail really.


“My mistake was definitely due to the sun - he’s really a good jumper. However, it didn’t affect my position at the end of the race.”


Race One - Racing UK Novices’ Handicap Hurdle


NOT LEFT YET GIVES PIPE TEAM PERFECT START TO DAY

Not Left Yet got Paddy Power Gold Cup day off to the perfect start for the combination of owner David Johnson, trainer Martin Pipe and jockey Timmy Murphy when taking the opening Racing UK Novices’ Handicap Hurdle. This was the fifth consecutive win in this contest for Pipe.


Travelling well throughout, the four-year-old went on to score by an easy three and a half lengths from Green Iceni.


A delighted Pipe said afterwards: “He’s run a good race. I’m really pleased as he jumped well.


“Since last year, he’s strengthened up and I think the ground helped him today. I’ve no idea what why he didn’t show his best form last year, he’s certainly improved a lot this year with his jumping and just took a while to come to himself.


“Abragante has also run a good race in third and I’m delighted with him.”


Winning owner David Johnson was full of praise for his trainer: “Martin is just a genius. You don’t become 15-times champion trainer by luck - Martin is just the best there is.


“He likes to target particular meetings and is very focused. The runners for The Open would have been planned six months ago.


“I should think he’s already thinking about The Open next year.”

The meeting’s leading trainer has now had two victories at The Open 2005.


GROUND

After the first race, the Racing UK Novices’ Handicap Hurdle, the following jockeys reported the ground as:

Tom Scudamore, rider of Murphy’s Nails, said: “A bit dead.”

Marcus Foley, rider of Lucky Do, said: “Dead and tacky.”

Keith Hadnett, rider of Kylebeg Dancer, said: “Very tacky.”

Ruby Walsh, rider of Danticat, said: “Dead.”

Graham Lee, rider of Don And Gerry, said: “Very dead.”

Tom Malone, rider of Abragante, said: “A little bit tacky - better than yesterday.”

Robert Stephens, rider of Simonovski, said: “On the soft side - a bit dead.”

Timmy Murphy, rider of Not Left Yet, said: “Easy side of good - not as bad as yesterday.”

Paddy Aspell, rider of Bollin Thomas, said: “Soft pretty much all the way around but not as soft as I thought it would be - real nice jumping ground.”

Brian Harding, rider of United Spirit, said: “Good to soft and soft - tacky.”

Jamie Moore, rider of Flying Patriarch, said: “Very tacky and on the softer side - gluey.”


RACE 2 JIM BROWN MEMORIAL NOVICES’ CHASE
WIN QUOTES

CROZAN IS GORGEOUS

Nicky Henderson could not contain the superlatives after Crozan had made a winning debut in this country.


He said: “He’s gorgeous - I saw him in a field at Trevor’s [owner Trevor Hemmings] after Anthony [Bromley] bought him in the spring and I indicated that I would like him.


“It is no surprise to me and I wanted to come here - I was worried about Celtic Son but when they said he would run in the three-mile novice, I thought we would come for the two and a half miler and he has just done everything at home like you have seen today.


“His temperament was a bit French to start with and he has run around Auteuil a number of times. He was bought on the form of one run there - the rest of his form looks worse than fairly ordinary.


“When horses have been around Auteuil a few times, they need to get a bit more height in their jumping but he has speed, stays, jumps, the looks and the temperament.


“I always wondered if there was a hole in his armour but it didn’t look like it there.


“I couldn’t believe that he’s a two-mile horse not that he lacks speed and we started at two and a half although he will stay.


“He’s a lovely, big horse who stays and he’ll run on good ground but I wouldn’t run him on firm.


“Marcus [Foley, jockey] got him lopping along in a comfortable gear and I would expect a bit of improvement.”

Crozan was introduced into the Royal & SunAlliance Chase betting at 14/1 by today’s main sponsor Paddy Power.


The trainer had news of potential totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup challenger Trabolgan.


He said: “He’ll run in the Hennessy - as for whether Mick Fitzgerald will ride him, we haven’t got that far yet.


“Juveigneur is harder to get ready than Trabolgan - he wouldn’t be able to win a race like that first time out while Trabolgan will be fit and ready.”



Race 2 - Jim Brown Memorial Novices’ Chase - Pleaced Quotes

LOUGH DERG PLEASES PIPE

Martin Pipe, trainer of the second Lough Derg, was thrilled with the five-year-old’s chasing debut in the Jim Brown Memorial Novices’ Chase.


The Nicholashayne handler commented: “I’m delighted with that effort from Lough Derg.

“He’s jumped well today and Cheltenham is a good track to start on. He loves it round here and hopefully he will do as well over fences as he did over hurdles.


“He was staying on well at the finish and it’s good to get that run under our belt. I don’t know where we will go next with him at this stage, we’ll have to have a look.”

The third horse home was the Jonjo O’Neill-trained Exotic Dancer.

Barry Simpson, Racing Manager to Exotic Dancer’s owner Sir Robert Ogden, said: “He was very keen early on today.


“He needs to settle a bit better in his races. We may have a change of tactics next time and leave him alone to do what he wants - we’ll have a chat with Graham Lee and decide what to do. He certainly jumped better today that he did at Aintree which was pleasing.


“We will keep running him in these decent novice chases as you learn nothing if they win easily in a poor race.”


Race 3 - Lombard Properties Handicap Hurdle - Winning Quotes

STANDIN OBLIGATION EXTENDS UNBEATEN RUN

Standin Obligation made it win number three for Martin Pipe at The Open 2005 when running out the one and a half length victor of the Ù45,000 Listed Lombard Properties Handicap Hurdle.


This was the fifth consecutive win for the six-year-old, who is unbeaten under rules having previously won all three of his point-to-points.


Pipe said of the 7/4 favourite: “That was a good performance. Timmy [Murphy] has given him a great ride, he’s jumped well and stayed on well. It’s his eighth consecutive win, although I can obviously only claim credit for his five under rules!

“Today he really seemed to love the course, ground and the trip also suited him.


“I was a bit worried when I saw the challengers queuing up behind him, including ‘A P’ on Olaso, but he’s kept on well which is very pleasing.


“He may well go chasing at some point, although I’m not sure when that will be.”

Paddy Power took the step of introducing Standin Obligation into the betting at 25/1 for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle and cutting him to 20/1 (from 25/1) for the Royal & SunAlliance Chase.




More winning quotes
Third race - Lombard Properties Handicap Hurdle


TIMMY MURPHY &
DAVID JOHNSON


Timmy Murphy, the winning jockey on Standin Obligation, told Channel 4 Television after the race: “He’s a lovely horse - he is an ex-Irish point-to-pointer and is very tough. He stays and jumps fantastic - he really had to battle today.


“You can feel pressure (at these big meetings) but you just try to ride the race and not the occasion - you must not let the occasion get to you - fingers crossed the horses are in good form. Mr Pipe has done a great job - the horses are all fit and well.”

Murphy, owner David Johnson’s retained jockey, was riding his second winner of the day, a 5.9/1 double, both for the owner who also had one yesterday.

They are all trained by Martin Pipe, the 15-times champion trainer, who was celebrating his 50th winner at The Open since 1990 with Standin Obligation.


Johnson remarked: “We have had three winners in two days so far and anything else is more than we can expect. Cheltenham is a lucky course for me - fantastic.”



RACE 3 LOMBARD PROPERTIES HANDICAP HURDLE
PLACED QUOTES

OODACHEE SECOND

Oodachee found just Standin Obligation one and a half lengths too powerful in the Lombard Properties Handicap Hurdle.


Louisa Williams, representing Oodachee’s trainer Charlie Swan who is at Naas today, said: “That was a brilliant run and he is a syndicate horse who runs his heart out. He’s run a good race and there are plenty of races in him yet.


“There are 50 people in the syndicate and he is tough and he stays well.


“Johnny [Levins, jockey] gave him a brilliant ride - he was Charlie’s conditional jockey but he went to Brendan Powell’s this week.


“The Cheltenham Festival has to be in our minds and we’ll see how he comes out of this and we’ll see over the winter.


“He certainly likes the track and he appreciates the hill.


“He was going better than the others at the end and travelled over here super. He ran on the Flat over a mile and a half and two miles and we could always drop him back in trip so he’s what you might call a very versatile horse!”

Levins told the happy Modreeny Syndicate: “I hope that he’ll come back for the Cheltenham Festival. It was just the ground that was against him today and on good ground off a light weight, he’d be a force to reckon with.”

Frank Berry, racing manager to J P McManus, owner of third-placed Olaso, a further one and a quarter lengths adrift, said: “He’s run well and we are very happy. He just found two horses too good but he’s jumped great.


“It’s too early to say where he will go next - we’ll see how he comes out of the race.”


RACE 4 SERVO COMPUTER SERVICES TROPHY HANDICAP CHASE
WIN QUOTES

GRAND NATIONAL ON AGENDA FOR INNOX

Francois Doumen was in good spirits after Innox had won the Servo Computer Services Trophy Handicap Chase by seven lengths from Lou Du Moulin Mas.


He said: “That is a good opening to the season and there wasn’t really a prep race in France for him. He is out of handicaps there and there aren’t many three mile races for him. The Grand Steeplechase of Enghien was too quick for him.


“We love this horse - he is like a pet at home and he is an amazingly good-looking horse. He’s come to himself now and ran a cracking race in the Grand National last year. He deserves to go for that race again this season and we’ll aim him at that now as he will probably get in it now with the extra weight that he receives for this.


“We will see where we go now - I wasn’t sure that he would win today first time out in England on softish ground. However, it wasn’t too soft, was lovely ground and I was hoping for the best.


“The Hennessy will probably come too soon for him and he’ll have a penalty - I’ll have a look but it’s only in two weeks’ time.”


Innox is a best-priced 16/1 (from 25/1) for the Hennessy with today’s sponsor Paddy Power and a best-priced 25/1 with Paddy Power, totesport and bet365 for the Grand National.


First Gold also lined up in the race for Doumen, but was less successful pulling up.


The trainer added: “When this horse is not dominating, he loses motivation and he couldn’t get to the front.

“This was his first start this season and he’s 12-years-old now so it’s difficult for him - at home he looks like he doesn’t need the race.


“We will carry on with him and try to win a handicap in what will be his last season. He remains sound and deserves to have a win.”


Race 4 - Servo Computer Services Trophy Handicap Chase - Winning Quotes

LOU DU MOULIN MAS AND KING HARALD RUN GOOD RACES

Lou Du Moulin Mas ran a gallant race to go down by seven lengths to Innox in the Servo Computer Services Handicap Chase.


Georgie Browne, representing trainer Paul Nicholls, said: “The handicapper has killed us again.


“He’s run a great race in defeat though, especially considering this was his first run over this trip.


“Lou Du Moulin Mas is so genuine - almost too genuine for his own good.”

Back in fourth was King Harald, last seen out when taking the Jewson Novices’ Handicap Chase at The Festival in March.


Sara Bradstock, wife of trainer Mark Bradstock commented: “We are delighted with that as he would have needed the run in this class of race.


“He is very idle at home and only does anything when he comes to the racecourse.


“We will take him home now and see how he is before we think about the Hennessy. He has had a harder race than we would have liked, but as he needed the race in this sort of company, that’s maybe not surprising.”

Paddy Power clipped King Harald a point to 7/1 for the Hennessy, which takes place two weeks from today (November 26) at Newbury.






RACE 6 CONCORD AT JET.COM JUVENILE NOVICES’ HURDLE
WIN QUOTES

FAIR ALONG TAKES CONCLUDING EVENT

Fair Along put in a pillar to post effort in the concluding concord at jet.com Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle to give trainer Philip Hobbs some compensation for Monkerhostin’s fast-finishing second in the feature Paddy Power Gold Cup.


The winning trainer said: “We will probably have to look for some better 3yo hurdles after that - Nicky Henderson’s [runner-up Afsoun] was very good on the Flat and mine was only rated 60!”

Winning owner Alan Peterson added: “I am a complete novice at this game and I am learning from Philip Hobbs you see. My son guides me in everything I do as well.


“This horse was bought in Wales where he was trained by going up and down the hills and that has made him as tough as old boots!”

Winning rider Richard Johnson was also impressed by the winner’s attitude.


He said:”He’s such a little terrier. He does jump very well and because of this he’ll get a lot of juvenile hurdlers in trouble.


“He made a mistake at the first but I held him together after that and when I got after him, he’s picked up great.”

Cashmans gave the winner an introductory 25/1 quote for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, while fellow Irish bookmakers Paddy Power and Sean Graham were more impressed each going 20/1, the former from 33/1.


Runner-up Afsoun is 25/1 with Cashmans (no change) and Sean Graham, while Paddy Power cut him to 20/1 from 25/1.



BETTING NEWS AT NOON

The Pricewise selection for today’s Paddy Power Gold Cup (3.20pm) has proved popular. Mariah Rollins is now 10/1 from 14/1 with the sponsors, totesport , 11/1 from 14/1 with Victor Chandler and Coral, 9/1 from 12/1 with Boylesports and 9/1 from 14/1 with William Hill.


Some outsiders attracting support are Lord Sam who is 20/1 from 25/1 with Paddy Power and 20/1 from 33/1 with Coral. Totesport report some support for My Will who is now 11/1 from 16/1.

Paddy Power are today offering 1/4 the odds a place on FIRST FIVE home in the Paddy Power Gold Cup.


Conversely, Martin Pipe’s main charge Our Vic has drifted slightly and is now 4/1 from 100/30 with Paddy Power and 4/1 from 7/2 with Boylesports.


Today’s second Pricewise selection is Control Man in the Servo Computer Services Handicap Chase (2.45pm). Martin Pipe’s charge is 15/2 from 9/1 with Paddy Power, 8/1 from 10/1 with Victor Chandler, 8/1 from 11/1 with Coral and 7/1 from 11/1 with William Hill.


In the same contest, Paddy Power report money for Ted Walsh’s Jack High who has come into 13/2 from 7/1 while Captain Corelli has also attracted support and is now 10/1 from 12/1 with William Hill and 9/1 from 10/1 with Boylesports.


Others attracting support include the Martin Pipe-trained Standin Obligation in the Lombard Properties Handicap Hurdle and is now 15/8 from 2/1 with Paddy Power, 15/8 from 9/4 with Boylesports, 7/4 from 2/1 with Victor Chandler and 7/4 from 9/4 with William Hill. Boylesports report some cash for Native Emperor in the same contest and he is 25/1 from 40/1.


In the opening Racing UK Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (1.05pm), Tumbling Dice is 7/2 from 4/1 with Paddy Power while Not Left Yet is also attracting money and is 2/1 from 5/2 with Boylesports and 15/8 from 2/1 with Victor Chandler. Boylesports also report money for Green Iceni (7/1 from 8/1) and Bollin Thomas (20/1 from 40/1) in the same contest.


Crozan has attracted some support in the Jim Brown Memorial Novices’ Chase and is 9/2 from 6/1 with Victor Chandler and the same with William Hill.


A couple attracting support in the concluding concordatjet.com Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle (3.55pm) are Kasbah Bliss, who is 5/1 from 11/2 with Paddy Power and Afsoun, who is now 11/4 with Victor Chandler.



THE OPEN AWARDS 2005 - SPONSORED BY PADDY POWER

This year, in association with sponsor Paddy Power, Cheltenham is honouring the individual who is considered to have made the most outstanding contribution each day to the 2005 Open Meeting.


A panel of racing journalists will select the nominations for the daily award and racegoers then have the opportunity to decide the winner by texting their vote. Each day, after the fourth race, contenders will be announced over the public address, through tv screens on the racecourse, and on Open Radio (87.7FM). Votes can be registered from 3.30pm-6.00pm today and 3.30pm-5.00pm tomorrow.

To vote all you have to do is text Chelt along with a selection a, b or c to 81025 and there is no limit of texts per person.


Everyone texting a vote will be entered into a prize draw to enjoy a VIP trip to the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown on December 27. The fabulous prize includes: Transport for two to Dublin, Reserved enclosure badges, Three-course lunch in the Paddy Power suite with complimentary bar and a free Ù100 bet on the Paddy Power Handicap Chase.


SPOT THEDIFFERENCE WINS FRIDAY’S DAILY AWARD

Spot Thedifference is yesterday’s daily award winner after winning his fourth cross-country race at Cheltenham in the last two seasons. The 12-year-old stayed on well to beat Lord Jack by two and a half lengths in the Sporting Index Chase and justifiably was rewarded for his efforts by the public.


The other two nominations were Mr Robert Quinn, Martin Pipe’s amateur, who survived a life-threatening injury to give Getoutwhenyoucan a peach of a ride in yesterday’s paddypower.com Amateur Rider’s Handicap Chase, and Brian Harding, who was no less impressive in guiding Bold Bishop to success in the Beards Jewellers Cup.


LEADING TRAINERS AT THE END OF
DAY TWO

1st 2nd 3rd
Martin Pipe 4 3 2
Philip Hobbs 2 1 2
Nicky Henderson 1 2 -
Jonjo O’Neill 1 - 3
Francois Doumen FR 1 - 1
Enda Bolger IRE 1 - -
Michael Hourigan IRE 1 - -
Robert Stronge 1 - -
Tom George - 1 -
Arthur Moore IRE - 1 -
Charles Byrnes IRE - 1 -
Nicky Richards - 1 -
Paul Nicholls - 1 -
Charlie Swan - 1 -
Tom Hogan IRE - - 1
Alan King - - 1
Tony Martin IRE - - 1
Nigel Twiston-Davies - - 1


LEADING JOCKEYS AT THE END OF
DAY TWO

1st 2nd 3rd
Timmy Murphy 3 2 1
Richard Johnson 2 1 1
Brian Harding 1 1 -
Marcus Foley 1 1 -
Tony McCoy 1 - 2
Denis O’Regan 1 - 1
Mr J T McNamara 1 - -
Mr Robert Quinn 1 - -
Shane Walsh 1 - -
Andrew Tinkler - 1 -
David Casey - 1 -
Martin Ferris - 1 -
Mr Robbie McCarthy - 1 -
John Levins - 1 -
Tom Scudamore - 1 -
Paddy Brennan - 1 -
Dave Flannery - - 1
Mr Tom Greenall - - 1
Carl Llewellyn - - 1
Tom Malone - - 1
Graham Lee - - 1
Robert Thornton - - 1
Arne Duchene - - 1

GOING

Simon Claisse, Cheltenham’s Clerk of the Course, reports at 10am that the ground remains Good to soft.


He said: “We are forecast a dry day today with bright spells. We have got proper winter ground and we don’t expect it to be very lively at this time of year.


“It’s cooler today - ten or eleven degrees.


“We will be moving the hurdle rail for the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle tomorrow.


“It is a bright sunny day and the sun could possibly be a problem between about 2.50pm and 3.30pm which is when our big race takes place. However, there is the expectation of hazy cloud so we should be okay.


“The only rain that we have had so far during the meeting is about two millimetres mid-card yesterday which lasted about half an hour.


“The forecast for tomorrow is the same as today.

“The track has gone back beautifully after yesterday’s racing.”

THE OPEN 2005 CHELTENHAM
RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE
PADDY POWER GOLD CUP DAY, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

FIRST RACE RESULT

1.05PM RACING UK NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE

Two miles and half a furlong, Class D, £15,000 added For 3yo+ rated 0-110, Minimum weight 10-0, Penalties: after November 5th, a winner of a hurdle 7lb, Havetoavit’s handicap mark 110, Entries: 57 pay £75, Penalty valuue: 1st £11,320.37; 2nd £3,343.88; 3rd £1,671.94; 4th £836.87; 5th £417.53; 6th £209.67.


1 NOT LEFT YET (IRE) (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 4-11-10 Timmy Murphy 15/8f
2 GREEN ICENI (Paul Hudson) Nicky Henderson 6-11-01 Andrew Tinkler 8/1
3 ABRAGANTE (IRE) (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 4-10-11 Tom Malone (3) 25/1
4 DON AND GERRY (IRE) (D Healy) David Evans 4-11-0 Graham Lee 20/1
5 DARE TO DANCE (Martin Donohoe) Richard Donohoe IRE 7-10-12 Robert Power
6 BOLLIN THOMAS (R Allen) Dick Allan 7-10-13 Paddy Aspell (3)
7 HAVETOAVIT (USA) (Nearly There Syndicate) Thomas Cooper IRE 4-11-12 Barry Geraghty
8 STAR MEMBER (IRE) (A Morton) Ian Williams 6-11-07 Paul Moloney
9 LUCKY DO (IRE) (D. Ross) Alan Jones 8-11-08 Marcus Foley
10 DANTICAT (USA) (John Coleman) John Coleman IRE 4-11-07 Ruby Walsh
11 UNITED SPIRIT (IRE) (Colin and Melanie Moore) Jedd O'Keeffe 4-11-02 Brian Harding
12 ALTERNATIVE ROUTE (IRE) (Alternative Route Syndicate) Tom Doyle IRE 6-11-0 Davy Russell
13 SIMONOVSKI (USA) (Deborah Potter) Simon Burrough 4-11-04 Robert Stephens (5)
14 KYLEBEG DANCER (IRE) (Edward Gleeson) Tom Hogan IRE 4-11-09 Keith Hadnett (3)
15 EMMASFLORA (C. Pogson) Chris Pogson 7-11-02 Adam Pogson (7)
16 MOKUM (FR) (Xunely Limited) Tony Carroll 4-11-11 Carl Llewellyn
F5 RANDOM QUEST (Terry Warner) Bernard Llewellyn 7-11-07 Richard Johnson
F7 MURPHY'S NAILS (IRE) (Major R Wilson) Kim Bailey 8-11-0 Tom Scudamore
P FLYING PATRIARCH (Heart Of The South Racing) Gary Moore 4-11-0 Jamie Moore

Non-runner: No. 2 High Altitude (vet’s certificate)
Distances: 3.5, 1.25, 4, 1.5, 6, sh, 5, 3,.75, 15, 2, 2.5, 3.5, 8, 11
Breeding: b or br g Old Vic - Dalus Dawn
Breeder: T. Cox
Tote: Win; £2.80 Place; £1.40, £2.40, £6.70, £4.10 Exacta; £20.90

Winning trainer: MARTIN CHARLES PIPE Date of birth: 29/5/45 Date of first licence: 1977 Previous occupation: Amateur rider, shop manager for father, bookmaker David Pipe Cheltenham Festival wins: (34) JCB Triumph Hurdle (1981 Baron Blakeney, 1995 Kissair), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (1994 Balasani, 1996 Cyborgo), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (1997 Make A Stand, 1993 Granville Again), Coral Cup (2002 Ilnamar, 1997 Big Strand, 1993 Olympian), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (1991 Rolling Ball, 1992 Miinnehoma), Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase (1991 Omerta, 2003 Royal Predica, 2004 Maximize), Royal & SunAlliance Hurdle (1989 Sayfar's Lad, 1990 Regal Ambition), Letheby & Christopher Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1989 Sondrio, 1999 Hors La Loi III), Cathcart (1991 Chatam, 1996 Challenger Du Luc, 1998 Cyfor Malta, 2002 Royal Auclair), Irish Independent Arkle (1997 Or Royal, 1998 Champleve, 2004 Well Chief, 2005 Contraband), Mildmay of Flete (1997 Terao, 1999 Majadou, 2000 Dark Stranger, 2002 Blowing Wind), Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (1998 Blowing Wind, 2005 Fontanesi), Pertemps Final (1998 Unsinkable Boxer), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2003 Liberman) Other major wins: John Smith’s Grand Nationaal (1994 Miinnehoma), Welsh National (1993 Riverside Boy, 1992 Run For Free, 1991 Carvill's Hill, 1988 & 1989 Bonanza Boy), Scottish Grand National (1993 Run For Free), Paddy Power Gold Cup (1987 Beau Ranger, 1996 Challenger Du Luc, 1998 Cyfor Malta, 2000 Lady Cricket, 2001 Shooting Light, 2002 Cyfor Malta, 2004 Celestial Gold), Hennessy Gold Cup (1991 Chatam, 1988 Strands Of Gold), betfred Gold Cup (1995 Cache Fleur, 2004 Puntal), Totesport Gold Trophy (1997 Make A Stand, 2002 Copeland), Tripleprint Gold Cup (1993 Fragrant Dawn, 1998 Northern Starlight), Long Walk Hurdle (1992 Vagog, 2002 Deano’s Beeno), cantorsport.co.uk Silver Cup (2001 Shooting Light, 2003 Horus), Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase (2004 Our Vic) Wins (1974/75-2004/05): 1, 5, 5, 2, 6, 12, 14, 20 23, 32, 51, 79, 106, 129, 208, 224, 230, 224, 194, 126, 137, 176, 212, 208, 187, 243, 168, 235, 190, 175, 193 Number of horses in training (1984-2005): 28, 38, 65, 60, 62, 108, 107, 131, 120, 81, 122, 66, 91, 94, 106, 136, 146, 103, 140, 165, 165, 158 Wins This Season: 58

Winning Jockey: Timothy James Murphy Date of birth: August 20, 1974 First winner: Gayloire, Kilmuckridge point to point (Co Wexford) General: Rode the last ever winner over jumps at Nottingham - Dominie (29/2/96) Cheltenham Festival Wins: (6) MILDMAY OF FLETE CHASE (1997 Terao, 2004 Tikram), VINCENT O’BRIEN COUNTY HCAP HURDLE (1999 Sir Talbot), PERTEMPS FINAL (2004 Creon), IRISH INDEPENDENT ARKLE (2005 Contraband), COUNTY HURDLE (2005Fontanesi) Other major wins: REHEARSAL CHASE (1998 See More Business), PILLAR PROPERTY CHASE (1998 See More Business), PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ASCOT HURDLE (1998 Juyush), AGFA DIAMOND HCAP CHASE (1999 Clever Remark); REYNOLDSTOWN NOVICES’ CHASE (2004 Our Vic), Irish Hennessy Gold Cup (2003 Beef OR Salmon), Ericsson Chase (2002 Beef Or Salmon), Paddy Power Gold Cup (2004 Celestial Gold), Hennessy Gold Cup (2004 Celestial Gold) Number of Wins (1995/96-2004/2005): 26; 28; 60; 73; 64; 54; 98; 42; 57; 143 Wins This Season: 37

SECOND RACE RESULT

1.35PM JIM BROWN MEMORIAL NOVICES’ CHASE
Two miles, four and a half furlongs, Class B, £15,000 added For 5yo+, Weights 10st 13lb. Penalties: after April 23, 2005, a winner of a Class D-H chase 5lb; of two chases or of a Class A-C chase 8lb. Allowances: mares 7lb. Entriies: 22 pay £75. Penalty value: 1st £10,427.89; 2nd £3.080.24; 3rd £1,540.13; 4th £770.90; 5th £384.62; 6th £193.14.


1 CROZAN (FR) (Trevor Hemmings) Nicky Henderson 5-10-13 Marcus Foley 6/1
2 LOUGH DERG (FR) (W Frewen) Martin Pipe 5-10-13 Tom Scudamore 7/2cf
3 EXOTIC DANCER (FR) (Sir Robert Ogden) Jonjo O'Neill 5-10-13 Graham Lee 11/2
4 GARDE CHAMPETRE (FR) (J P McManus) Jonjo O'Neill 6-10-13 Tony McCoy 7/2cf
5 DOCTOR LINTON (IRE) (Pierce Gerard Moloney) Michael O'Brien IRE 6-11-07 Ruby Walsh
6 FLYING SPIRIT (IRE) (Richard Green (Fine Painting)) Gary Moore 6-11-07 Jamie Moore
7 TUMBLING DICE (IRE) (Mrs John Donegan) Tom Taaffe 6-11-07 Barry Geraghty 7/2cf
P TAKE A DROP (IRE) (In The Rough Syndicate) Seamus O'Farrell 10-10-13 Mr James O'Farrell
P YARDBIRD (IRE) (Gilco) Alan King 6-10-13 Robert Thornton

Distances: 7, 1.25, 5, 10, 13, 11
Breeding: b g Sassanian - La Guyonniere
Breeder: H. Carion
Tote: Win; £8.00 Place; £1.90, £2.10, £1.80 Exacta: £41.70

Winning trainer: NICHOLAS JOHN HENDERSON Based: Seven Barrows, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire Date of birth:10/12/50 Date of first licence: July (1978) Previous occupation/ apprenticeship: Amateur jockey, assistant to Fred Winter 1975-78
Wins (1982/3--2004/05):40, 43, 40, 46, 67, 40, 43, 41, 49, 52, 53, 48, 45, 47, 58, 54, 73, 67, 81, 93, 69, 79; 53 Number of horses in training (1984-2005): 56, 45, 56, 66, 76, 67, 66, 72, 71, 71, 65, 64, 69, 80, 83, 84, 91, 115, 114, 116, 113, 105 Aintree Festival wins: Mumm Melling Chase (1992 Remittance Man), John Smith’s MILDMAY NOVICES’ CHASE (1991 Sparkling Flame, 2003 Irish Hussar), John Hughes Memorial Chase (1990 Wont Be Gone Long), John Smith’s Handicap Chase (2004 Lord Of The River) Cheltenham Festival wins: (28) County (1997 Barna Boy, 1993 Thumbs Up), Kim Muir (1990 Master Bob, 2002 The Bushkeeper, , 2005 Juveigneur), Mildmay (1985,1986 The Tsarevich, 2005 L iberthine), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (1989 Rustle, 2000 Bacchanal), Cathcart (1994 Raymylette, 1990 Brown Windsor, 1999 and 2000 Stormyfairweather), Supreme Novices H (1986 River Ceiriog, 1992 Flown), Queen Mother (1992 Remittance Man), Arkle (1991 Remittance Man, 1993 Travado, 2000 Tiutchev), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (1985, 1986, 1987 See You Then),Triumph (1985 First Bout, 1987 Alone Success, 1999 Katarino), William Hill National Hunt H’cap Chase (2000 Marlborough), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2005 Trabolgan) Other major wins include: Haldon Gold Cup Chase (1993/94/95 Travado), First National Bank Gold Cup (1994 Raymylette, 2003 Iris Royal), Peterborough Chase (1992 Remittance Man, 1993 & 1995 Travado), Feltham Novices’ Chase (1991 Mutare, 1997 Fiddling The Facts), Victor Chandler Chase (1996 Big Matt, 2004 Isio), Agfa Diamond Chase (1996 Amtrak Express), Scottish Champion Hurdle (1986 River Ceiriog), BMW Handicap Chase (1998 Big Matt), West Yorkshire Hurdle (1999 Silver Wedge), Gerry Feilden Hurdle (1999 Bacchanal), Totesport Gold Trophy Hcap Hurdle (1998 Sharpical, 2000 and 2004 Geos, 2001 Landing Light), AON Chase (2002 Bacchanal), Tripleprint Gold Cup (2002 Fondmort, 2003 Iris Royal), Ladbroke Hurdle (2002 Chauvinist), Paddy Power Gold Cup (2003 Fondmort), Racing Post Chase (2004 Marlborough), Vodafone Gold Cup (2004 Isio) Wins This Season: 15

Winning Jockey: Marcus Foley Born: August 27, 1981 Number of Wins (2001/02-2004/05):19; 41; 21; 23 Background: Father Patrick breaks horses in. Nicky Henderson’s former amateur rider who turned professional at Hereford in June, 2001 First Winner: Braes Of Mar, Folkestone, April 30, 1999 Major Successes: Tote Scoop6 Sandown Handicap Hurdle (2002 Iris Royal); Tote Gold Trophy Hcap Hurdle (2004 Geos) Wins This Season: 18


THIRD RACE RESULT

2.10PM LOMBARD PROPERTIES HANDICAP HURDLE
Three miles, one and a half furlongs, Listed, £45,000 guaranteed For 4yo+, Weights raised 2lb, Minimum weight 10-0. Penalties: after November 5th, a winner of a hurdle 6lb, Carly’s Quest’s handicap mark 147. Entries: 28 pay £215. Penalty value: 1st £25,659; 2nd £9,625.50; 3rd £4,819.50; 4th £2,403; 5th £1,206; 6th £603.


1 STANDIN OBLIGATION (IRE) (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 6-11-02 Timmy Murphy 7/4f
2 OODACHEE (Modreeny Syndicate) Charlie Swan 6-9-10 John Levins (5) 16/1
3 OLASO (GER) (J P McManus) Jonjo O'Neill 6-10-4 Tony McCoy 9/1
4 RAMBLING MINSTER (The Lingdale Optimists) Keith Reveley 7-10-11 Richard McGrath 7/1
5 JACKSON (FR) (C Brookes) Alan King 8-10-04 Robert Thornton
6 NATIVE EMPEROR (J C, J R & S Hitchins) Jonjo O'Neill 9-10-09 Noel Fehily
7 ROOFTOP PROTEST (IRE) (M. Byrne) Tom Hogan IRE 8-10-02 Dave Flannery (7)
8 ZIBELINE (IRE) (Ashley Carr) Brian Ellison 8-10-08 Graham Lee
9 WORLD WIDE WEB (IRE) (J P McManus) Jonjo O'Neill 9-10-05 Brian Harding
10 CHICUELO (FR) (Belinda Harvey) Nicky Henderson 9-10-09 Marcus Foley
11 PHAR FROM FROSTY (IRE) (Sandra Roe) Charlie Egerton 8-10-04 Andrew Tinkler
12 LIMERICK LEADER (IRE) (DE Peppiatt) Philip Hobbs 7-11-0 Paddy Brennan
13 GREY REPORT (IRE) (Mrs D La Trobe) Philip Hobbs 8-11-11 Richard Johnson
14 GLACIAL EVENING (IRE) (The Deadly Sins Partnership) Bob Buckler 9-9-09 Robert Stephens (5)
15 CARLYS QUEST (L Neville) Ferdy Murphy 11-11-05 Tom Dreaper (7)
P REDSPIN (IRE) (Fitri Hay) Stan Moore 5-10-0 James Davies
P HOLLAND PARK (IRE) (B. Yin) Sarah Williams 8-11-05 Joe Tizzard

Distances: 1.5, 1.25, 6, 1.5, 8, 2.5, 4, 3,.5, 5, 22, 17,.5, hd
Breeding: ch g Pierre - Clonroche Floods
Breeder: Mr S Flood
Tote: Win;£2.60 Place;£1.50, £2.90, £1.80, £1.90 Exacta: £44.80

Winning trainer: MARTIN CHARLES PIPE Date of birth: 29/5/45 Date of first licence: 1977 Previous occupation: Amateur rider, shop manager for father, bookmaker David Pipe Cheltenham Festival wins: (34) JCB Triumph Hurdle (1981 Baron Blakeney, 1995 Kissair), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (1994 Balasani, 1996 Cyborgo), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (1997 Make A Stand, 1993 Granville Again), Coral Cup (2002 Ilnamar, 1997 Big Strand, 1993 Olympian), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (1991 Rolling Ball, 1992 Miinnehoma), Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase (1991 Omerta, 2003 Royal Predica, 2004 Maximize), Royal & SunAlliance Hurdle (1989 Sayfar's Lad, 1990 Regal Ambition), Letheby & Christopher Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1989 Sondrio, 1999 Hors La Loi III), Cathcart (1991 Chatam, 1996 Challenger Du Luc, 1998 Cyfor Malta, 2002 Royal Auclair), Irish Independent Arkle (1997 Or Royal, 1998 Champleve, 2004 Well Chief, 2005 Contraband), Mildmay of Flete (1997 Terao, 1999 Majadou, 2000 Dark Stranger, 2002 Blowing Wind), Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (1998 Blowing Wind, 2005 Fontanesi), Pertemps Final (1998 Unsinkable Boxer), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2003 Liberman) Other major wins: John Smith’s Grand Nationaal (1994 Miinnehoma), Welsh National (1993 Riverside Boy, 1992 Run For Free, 1991 Carvill's Hill, 1988 & 1989 Bonanza Boy), Scottish Grand National (1993 Run For Free), Paddy Power Gold Cup (1987 Beau Ranger, 1996 Challenger Du Luc, 1998 Cyfor Malta, 2000 Lady Cricket, 2001 Shooting Light, 2002 Cyfor Malta, 2004 Celestial Gold), Hennessy Gold Cup (1991 Chatam, 1988 Strands Of Gold), betfred Gold Cup (1995 Cache Fleur, 2004 Puntal), Totesport Gold Trophy (1997 Make A Stand, 2002 Copeland), Tripleprint Gold Cup (1993 Fragrant Dawn, 1998 Northern Starlight), Long Walk Hurdle (1992 Vagog, 2002 Deano’s Beeno), cantorsport.co.uk Silver Cup (2001 Shooting Light, 2003 Horus), Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase (2004 Our Vic) Wins (1974/75-2004/05): 1, 5, 5, 2, 6, 12, 14, 20 23, 32, 51, 79, 106, 129, 208, 224, 230, 224, 194, 126, 137, 176, 212, 208, 187, 243, 168, 235, 190, 175, 193 Number of horses in training (1984-2005): 28, 38, 65, 60, 62, 108, 107, 131, 120, 81, 122, 66, 91, 94, 106, 136, 146, 103, 140, 165, 165, 158 Wins This Season: 59

Winning Jockey: Timothy James Murphy Date of birth: August 20, 1974 First winner: Gayloire, Kilmuckridge point to point (Co Wexford) General: Rode the last ever winner over jumps at Nottingham - Dominie (29/2/96) Cheltenham Festival Wins: (6) MILDMAY OF FLETE CHASE (1997 Terao, 2004 Tikram), VINCENT O’BRIEN COUNTY HCAP HURDLE (1999 Sir Talbot), PERTEMPS FINAL (2004 Creon), IRISH INDEPENDENT ARKLE (2005 Contraband), COUNTY HURDLE (2005Fontanesi) Other major wins: REHEARSAL CHASE (1998 See More Business), PILLAR PROPERTY CHASE (1998 See More Business), PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ASCOT HURDLE (1998 Juyush), AGFA DIAMOND HCAP CHASE (1999 Clever Remark); REYNOLDSTOWN NOVICES’ CHASE (2004 Our Vic), Irish Hennessy Gold Cup (2003 Beef OR Salmon), Ericsson Chase (2002 Beef Or Salmon), Paddy Power Gold Cup (2004 Celestial Gold), Hennessy Gold Cup (2004 Celestial Gold) Number of Wins (1995/96-2004/2005): 26; 28; 60; 73; 64; 54; 98; 42; 57; 143 Wins This Season: 38


FOURTH RACE RESULT

2.45PM SERVO COMPUTER SERVICES TROPHY HANDICAP CHASE
Three miles, three and a half furlongs, Grade 3, £55,000 guaranteed For 5yo+ Minimum weight 10-0. Penalties: after November 5th, a winnerof a chase 5lb, Sir Rembrandt’s handicap mark 155. Entries: 22 pay £260. Penalty value: 1st £31,361; 2nd £11,764.50; 3rd £5,890.50; 4th £2,937; 5th £1,474; 6th £737.

1 INNOX (FR) (J P McManus) Francois Doumen 9-10-06 Tony McCoy 9/1
2 LOU DU MOULIN MAS (FR) (the Eight Amigos Racing Syndicate) Paul Nicholls 6-10-01 Paddy Brennan 20/1
3 CONTROL MAN (IRE) (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 7-10-06 Timmy Murphy 5/1f
4 KING HARALD (IRE) (Piers Pottinger & PB-J Partnership) Mark Bradstock 7-10-05 Mattie Batchelor 6/1
5 MONTAYRAL (FR) (T Mannion) Pat Hughes 8-10-04 Tom Doyle
6 MERCHANTS FRIEND (IRE) (Magic Moments) Charlie Mann 10-10-03 Noel Fehily
7 A GLASS IN THYNE (IRE) (J Dale) Ben Pollock 7-9-08 Tom Messenger (7)
8 CAPTAIN CORELLI (Patrick Bancroft) Philip Hobbs 8-10-01 Richard Johnson
9 JACK HIGH (IRE) (Breda Ross) Ted Walsh 10-10-09 Garrett Cotter
10 I HEAR THUNDER (IRE) (Nick Elliott) Bob Buckler 7-10-0 Ben Hitchcott
P STORMEZ (FR) (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 8-11-0 Barry Geraghty
P TRIBAL VENTURE (FR) (Hill, Trembath, Bryan and Outhart) Ferdy Murphy 7-10-0 Tom Dreaper (7)
P GRATTAN LODGE (IRE) (W Black) Howard Johnson 8-10-08 Graham Lee
P FIRST GOLD (FR) (J P McManus) Francois Doumen 12-11-4 Robert Thornton
P WHITFORD DON (IRE) (John Hales) Paul Nicholls 7-10-05 Ruby Walsh
P SIR REMBRANDT (IRE) (A Hordle) Robert Alner 9-11-12 Andrew Thornton

Distances: 7, 3, 1, 4, 1, 4,.75, 10, 21
Breeding: b g Lute Antique - Savane III
Breeder: Bernard Trincquet and Marc Trincquet
Tote: Win; £11.00 Place; £2.70, £5.10, £2.10, £2.10 Exacta: £251.50

Winning Trainer: Francois Doumen Date Of Birth: 11/6/40. Date Of First Trainer’s Licence: 1977 Previous Occupation: Served apprenticeship (trainers) with father, Jean, who trained for James Hennessy at Maisons-Lafitte. Riding Career: Amateur 1956-70, rode more than 100 Flat winners including the Prix Georges Courtois, at Deauville in 1969/70. Big Race Wins Include: King George VI Chase (1987 Nupsala, 1991 & 1992 The Fellow, 1994 Algan, 2000 First Gold), Racing Post H’cap Chase (1995 Val d’Alene), Grande Steeplechase de Paris (1991 The Fellow, 1994 Ucello II, 1995 Ubu III), Grande Course De Haies D’Auteuil (1992 & 1993 Ubu III), Prix Heros XII (1992 The Fellow, 1993 Ucello II), Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Feltham Novices’ Chase (1997 Djeddah), Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase (1997 Djeddah), Wragge & Co Finesse Four-Year-Old Hurdle (1999 Hors La Loi III), Axminster 100 Kingwell Hurdle (2000 Hors La Loi III), Voice Newspaper Adonis Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle (2000 Snow Drop), Long Walk Hurdle (2000 Baracouda, 2001 Baracouda, 2003 Baracouda), Capel Cure Sharp Novices’ Hurdle (2000 Ben Ewar), The Glenlivet 4-y-o Novices’ Hurdle (2001 Bilboa) Cheltenham Festival Wins (6): totesport Gold Cup (1994 The Fellow), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2000 Snow Drop), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (2002, 2003 Baracouda), William Hill Trophy Chase (2005 Kelami), Brit Insurance Novices’ Hurdle (2005 Moulin Riche) Horses in Training (1999-2005): 83; 104; 102; 119; 124; 93; 84 Number of Winners in Britain (1998/99-2004/05): 3; 5; 9; 9; 4; 7; 9 Wins This Season (In Britain): 1

Winning Jockey: Anthony Peter McCoy Date of Birth: 04/05/74 First Winner: Thurles, 26/03/92 (First winner in Britain: 07/09/94, Exeter, Chickabiddy) Apprenticeship: Four years with Jim Bolger.Cheltenham Festival Wins: (15) GRAND ANNUAL CHASE (1996 Kibreet, 1998 Edredon Bleu), IRISH INDEPENDENT ARKLE CHASE (1997 Or Royal, 1998 Champleve, 2004 Well Chief), SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE (1997 Make A Stand), TOTE GOLD CUP (1997 Mr Mulligan), CATHCART CHASE (1998 Cyfor Malta, 2002 Royal Auclair) Pertemps Final (1998 Unsinkable Boxer), VINCENT O’BRIEN COUNTY HURDLE (1998 Blowing Wind), GERRARD SUPREME NOVICES’ HURDLE (1999 Hors La Loi III), THE MILDMAY OF FLETE CHALLENGE CUP HCAP CHASE (1999 Majadou), QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (2000 Edredon Bleu), WEATHERBYS CHAMPION BUMPER (2003 Liberman)) Other major wins: KING GEORGE VI CHASE (2002 Best Mate), SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL (1997 Belmont King), REHEARSAL CHASE (1996 Belmont King), PADDY POWER GOLD CUP (1998 Cyfor Malta, 2000 Lady Cricket, 2001Shooting Light), PILLAR PROPERTY CHASE (1999 Cyfor Malta), TRIPLEPRINT GOLD CUP CHASE (1998 Northern Starlight), EXTRAMAN HENRY VIII NOVICES’ CHASE (1998 Dines), MILDMAY & CAZALET HCAP CHASE (1999 Eudipe), GROSVENOR CASINOS LONG DISTANCE HURDLE (1999 Galant Moss), SCILLY ISLES NOVICES’ CHASE (2000 Upgrade), FIRST NATIONAL GOLD CUP H’CAP CHASE (2000 Upgrade), LONG WALK HURDLE (2002 Deano’s Beeno) Winners 1994/5-2004/05:74,175, 189,253,186,245,191, 289, 257, 209, 199 Wins this season: 96



FIFTH RACE RESULT

3.20PM PADDY POWER GOLD CUP HANDICAP CHASE
Two miles, four and a half furlongs, Grade 3, £110,000 guaranteed For 5yo+, Weights raised 6lb, Minimum weight 10-0. Penalties: after October 29, a winner of a Class C chase 3lb; of a Class A or B chase 6lb (no penalty to increase a horse’s weight above 11st 12lb) Fondmort’s handicap mark 154. Entries: 59 pay £125, Confirmed 27 pay £295. Penalty value: 1st £62,722; 2nd £23,529; 3rd £11,781; 4th £5,874; 5th £2,948; 6th £1,474.


1 OUR VIC (IRE) (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 7-11-07 Timmy Murphy 9/2f
2 MONKERHOSTIN (FR) (M St Quinton) Philip Hobbs 8-11-09 Richard Johnson 5/1
3 KANDJAR D'ALLIER (FR) (Let’s Live Racing) Alan King 7-10-07 Robert Thornton 14/1
4 FONDMORT (FR) (W Brown) Nicky Henderson 9-11-12 Marcus Foley 25/1
5 LORD SAM (IRE) (Plain Peeps) Victor Dartnall 9-11-05 Noel Fehily
6 LACDOUDAL (FR) (Mrs R Skan) Philip Hobbs 6-11-04 Paddy Brennan
7 LIBERTHINE (FR) (Robert Waley-Cohen) Nicky Henderson 6-10-03 Mr Sam Waley-Cohen (7)
8 MARIAH ROLLINS (IRE) (Gone West Racing Syndicate) Pat Fahy 7-10-09 Graham Lee
9 MY WILL (FR) (The Stewart Family) Paul Nicholls 5-11-07 Ruby Walsh
10 ROYALEETY (FR) (Mr & Mrs John Poynton) Ian Williams 6-10-03 Paul Moloney
11 FORGET THE PAST (S Mulryan) Michael O'Brien 7-11-11 Barry Geraghty
12 BROOKLYN BREEZE (IRE) (Ashleybank Investments Limited) Len Lungo 8-11-01 Tony Dobbin
13 THEREALBANDIT (IRE) (David Johnson) Martin Pipe 8-11-10 Tony McCoy
14 BANKER COUNT (Mrs H Brown) Venetia Williams 13-10-06 Sam Thomas
F14 REDEMPTION (John Duggan & Michael Purtill) Nigel Twiston-Davies 10-10-08 Carl Llewellyn
F14 EAST TYCOON (IRE) (Mrs G Smith) Jonjo O'Neill 6-10-02 Brian Harding
F15 TURGEONEV (FR) (D Sills) Tim Easterby 10-10-02 Richard McGrath
P FULL HOUSE (IRE) (The Chamberlain Addiscott Partnership) Paul Webber 6-10-10 Tom Doyle

Distances: 2.5, 1.5, 4, 3.5, 2, sh, 2, 1.5, 7, 1.25, 6, 11, 27
Breeding: b g Old Vic
Breeder: Col. W Mullins
Tote: Win; £5.40 Place; £2.60, £2.10, £3.60, £4.70 Exacta:£18.60

Winning trainer: MARTIN CHARLES PIPE Date of birth: 29/5/45 Date of first licence: 1977 Previous occupation: Amateur rider, shop manager for father, bookmaker David Pipe Cheltenham Festival wins: (34) JCB Triumph Hurdle (1981 Baron Blakeney, 1995 Kissair), Ladbrokes World Hurdle (1994 Balasani, 1996 Cyborgo), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (1997 Make A Stand, 1993 Granville Again), Coral Cup (2002 Ilnamar, 1997 Big Strand, 1993 Olympian), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (1991 Rolling Ball, 1992 Miinnehoma), Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase (1991 Omerta, 2003 Royal Predica, 2004 Maximize), Royal & SunAlliance Hurdle (1989 Sayfar's Lad, 1990 Regal Ambition), Letheby & Christopher Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (1989 Sondrio, 1999 Hors La Loi III), Cathcart (1991 Chatam, 1996 Challenger Du Luc, 1998 Cyfor Malta, 2002 Royal Auclair), Irish Independent Arkle (1997 Or Royal, 1998 Champleve, 2004 Well Chief, 2005 Contraband), Mildmay of Flete (1997 Terao, 1999 Majadou, 2000 Dark Stranger, 2002 Blowing Wind), Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (1998 Blowing Wind, 2005 Fontanesi), Pertemps Final (1998 Unsinkable Boxer), Weatherbys Champion Bumper (2003 Liberman) Other major wins: John Smith’s Grand Nationaal (1994 Miinnehoma), Welsh National (1993 Riverside Boy, 1992 Run For Free, 1991 Carvill's Hill, 1988 & 1989 Bonanza Boy), Scottish Grand National (1993 Run For Free), Paddy Power Gold Cup (1987 Beau Ranger, 1996 Challenger Du Luc, 1998 Cyfor Malta, 2000 Lady Cricket, 2001 Shooting Light, 2002 Cyfor Malta, 2004 Celestial Gold), Hennessy Gold Cup (1991 Chatam, 1988 Strands Of Gold), betfred Gold Cup (1995 Cache Fleur, 2004 Puntal), Totesport Gold Trophy (1997 Make A Stand, 2002 Copeland), Tripleprint Gold Cup (1993 Fragrant Dawn, 1998 Northern Starlight), Long Walk Hurdle (1992 Vagog, 2002 Deano’s Beeno), cantorsport.co.uk Silver Cup (2001 Shooting Light, 2003 Horus), Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase (2004 Our Vic) Wins (1974/75-2004/05): 1, 5, 5, 2, 6, 12, 14, 20 23, 32, 51, 79, 106, 129, 208, 224, 230, 224, 194, 126, 137, 176, 212, 208, 187, 243, 168, 235, 190, 175, 193 Number of horses in training (1984-2005): 28, 38, 65, 60, 62, 108, 107, 131, 120, 81, 122, 66, 91, 94, 106, 136, 146, 103, 140, 165, 165, 158 Wins This Season: 60

Winning Jockey: Timothy James Murphy Date of birth: August 20, 1974 First winner: Gayloire, Kilmuckridge point to point (Co Wexford) General: Rode the last ever winner over jumps at Nottingham - Dominie (29/2/96) Cheltenham Festival Wins: (6) MILDMAY OF FLETE CHASE (1997 Terao, 2004 Tikram), VINCENT O’BRIEN COUNTY HCAP HURDLE (1999 Sir Talbot), PERTEMPS FINAL (2004 Creon), IRISH INDEPENDENT ARKLE (2005 Contraband), COUNTY HURDLE (2005Fontanesi) Other major wins: REHEARSAL CHASE (1998 See More Business), PILLAR PROPERTY CHASE (1998 See More Business), PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ASCOT HURDLE (1998 Juyush), AGFA DIAMOND HCAP CHASE (1999 Clever Remark); REYNOLDSTOWN NOVICES’ CHASE (2004 Our Vic), Irish Hennessy Gold Cup (2003 Beef OR Salmon), Ericsson Chase (2002 Beef Or Salmon), Paddy Power Gold Cup (2004 Celestial Gold), Hennessy Gold Cup (2004 Celestial Gold) Number of Wins (1995/96-2004/2005): 26; 28; 60; 73; 64; 54; 98; 42; 57; 143 Wins This Season: 39

SIXTH RACE RESULT

3.55PM CONCORD AT JET.COM JUVENILE NOVICES’ HURDLE
Two miles and half a furlong, Grade 2, £30,000 guaranteed For 3yo Weights 10st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a Class D hurdle 4lb; of a Class A to C hurdle 8lb. Allowances: fillies 7lb. Entries: 22 pay £140. Penalty value: 1st £17,106; 2nd £6,417; 3rd £3,213; 4th £1,602; 5th £804; 6th £402.


1 FAIR ALONG (GER) (Alan Peterson) Philip Hobbs 3-10-12 Richard Johnson 11/2
2 AFSOUN (FR) (Million In Mind Partnership) Nicky Henderson 3-10-12 Marcus Foley 3/1f
3 KASBAH BLISS (FR) (Henri de Pracomtal) Francois Doumen 3-11-06 Arne Duchene 4/1
4 LE CORVEE (IRE) (David Mason) Alan King 3-10-12 Robert Thornton
5 WEMBURY POINT (IRE) (Mr & Mrs D Gamble) Brendan Powell 3-10-12 Ruby Walsh
6 PATMAN DU CHARMIL (FR) (Raymond Mould) Nigel Twiston-Davies 3-10-12 Carl Llewellyn
7 PALACE WALK (FR) (Winterbeck Manor Stud) Brendan Powell 3-10-12 Timmy Murphy
8 TRIGGER GUARD (The Harlequin Walk Partnership) Gary Moore 3-10-12 Philip Hide
9 ABLE CHARLIE (GER) (T Brown) Tracey Barfoot-Saunt 3-10-12 Henry Oliver
10 MADAM CAVERSFIELD (Merthyr Motor Auctions) David Evans 3-10-05 Paddy Brennan
11 INCHCAPE ROCK (Gary Roberts) John O'Shea 3-10-12 Vince Slattery
12 BATTLEDRESS (IRE) (Ashton Syndicate) Kevin Condon IRE 3-11-02 Barry Geraghty
F ONE MORE TIME (FR) (Andrea & Graham Wylie) Howard Johnson 3-10-05 Graham Lee

Distances: 3, 8, 4, sh, 11, 3, 8, 7, 1.25, 1.75, 21
Breeding: b g Alkalde - Fairy Tango
Breeder: Gestut Harzburg
Tote: Win; £7.20 Place; £2.40, £2.30, £2.00 Exacta: £30.50

Winning trainer: PHILIP HOBBS Based: Sandhill, Bilbrook, Minehead, Somerset Date of Birth: 26/7/55 Riding Career: Professional NH 1975-86, rode 160 winners Date of first trainer’s licence: August 1, 1985 Wins this season: Cheltenham Festival wins: (9) Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (1990 Moody Man, 2002 Rooster Booster), Grand Annual Chase Challenge Cup Handicap (1996 Kibreet), Coral Cup H’cap Hurdle (2000 What’s Up Boys, 2004 Monkerhostin), Queen Mother Champion Chase (2002 Flagship Uberalles), Smurfit Champion Hurdle (2003 Rooster Booster), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2003 One Knight), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2004 Made In Japan)) Wins (1990/91-2004/05): 33; 51; 37; 64; 86; 77; 64; 71; 84; 120; 82; 119; 134; 121; 121 Horses in training (1990-2005): 44; 53; 60; 52; 47; 65; 72; 80; 81; 81; 82; 99; 108; 112; 112; 105 Other major wins:Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase (1989 Joint Sovereignty), William Hill Handicap Hurdle (1998 Polar Prospect), Racing Post Chase (1999 Dr Leunt, 2002 Gunther McBride, 2005 Farmer Jack), Edinburgh Woollen Mill Champion Novices’ Chase (1999 Bouchasson), Hennessy Gold Cup (2001 What’s Up Boys), Totesport Becher Chase (1997 Samlee), Rehabilitation Of Racehorses H’cap Hurdle (2002 Rooster Booster), Vodafone Gold Cup (2005 Supreme Prince) Wins this season: 57

Winning Jockey: Richard Johnson Date of birth: 21/07/77 First winner 30 April 1994, Rusty Bridge, Exeter Number of Wins (1993/94-2004/2005): 1; 12; 53; 102; 120; 133; 143; 161; 132; 147; 186; 135 Cheltenham Festival wins: (11) BONUSPRINT STAYERS’ HURDLE (1999 Anzum), MILDMAY OF FLETE CHALLENGE CUP H’CAP CHASE (2000 Dark Stranger, 2003 Young Spartacus), TOTE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP (2000 Looks Like Trouble), QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE (2002 Flagship Uberalles), COUNTY HURDLE (2002 Rooster Booster), SMURFIT CHAMPION HURDLE (2003 Rooster Booster), Royal & SunAlliance Chase (2003 One Knight), Cathcart Chase (2003 La Landiere), CORAL CUP (2004 Monkerhostin), JCB Triumph Hurdle (2004 Made In Japan) Other big race wins: JAMES NICHOLSON WINE MERCHANT CHAMPION CHASE (2000 Looks Like Trouble), WELSH NATIONAL (1999 Edmond), RACING POST CHASE (2000 Gloria Victis, 2001 Young Spartacus, 2002 Gunter McBride, 2005 Farmer Jack), TOTE SILVER CUP (2002 Behrajan), betfair.com RENDLESHAM HURDLE (2004 Monkerhostin), HENNESSY COGNAC GOLD CUP (2004 Florida Pearl) Wins This Season: 82


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