Friday at Cheltenham 2020

We preview the final day of Cheltenham 2020 – Gold Cup Day.

The seven race card begins with the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle but it is Gold Cup that is the race everyone will be waiting for.

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We have detailed run through of every race, including picks from Charlie McCann.

Gold Cup Day – Friday, March 15 (New Course)

1.30pm JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 179y £125,000

The JCB Triumph Hurdle was first run at Hurst Park in 1939 and transferred to Cheltenham in 1965 on the closure of the London course. The race originally took place at Cheltenham’s April Meeting but was moved to The Festival in 1968.

It is the leading event in the National Hunt calendar to be exclusively contested by juveniles.

Confirmed Field:
1 Allmankind h,ts 4 11 0 Dan Skelton W. J. and T. C. O. Gredley Harry Skelton
2 Aspire Tower (IRE) 4 11 0 Henry de Bromhead IRE Brendan McNeill/Jonathan Maloney Rachael Blackmore
3 A Wave of The Sea (IRE) 4 11 0 Joseph Patrick O’Brien IRE Mr John P. McManus Barry Geraghty
4 Cerberus ts 4 11 0 Joseph Patrick O’Brien IRE Mr John P. McManus
5 Goshen (FR) 4 11 0 Gary Moore Mr Steven Packham Jamie Moore
6 Lord Lamington 4 11 0 Alan King Netherfield House Stud Tom Cannon
7 Navajo Pass 4 11 0 Donald McCain Mr T. G. Leslie Brian Hughes
8 Never Do Nothing (IRE) 4 11 0 John McConnell IRE Ms Caroline Ahearn
9 Sir Psycho (IRE) p 4 11 0 Paul Nicholls Martin Broughton & Friends 3 Bryony Frost
10 Solo (FR) 4 11 0 Paul Nicholls Mrs Johnny de la Hey Harry Cobden
11 Yellow Tiger (FR) ts 4 11 0 David Loughnane K Sohi & K Samra James Bowen
12 Burning Victory (FR) 4 10 7 W. P. Mullins IRE Mrs Audrey Turley P. Townend
13 Hook Up (FR) ts 4 10 7 W. P. Mullins IRE Mrs S. Ricci Daniel Mullins

Solo (11/4), Goshen (3/1), Allmankind (4/1), Aspire Tower (6/1), A Wave Of The Sea (12/1), Sir Psycho (12/1), Burning Victory (14/1), Cerberus (16/1), Navajo Pass (25/1), Hook Up (33/1), Lord Lamington (33/1), Yellow Tiger (66/1), Never Do Nothing (66/1)

Expert view from Charlie McCann:
Thirteen go to post for the opener and, in the same way I couldn’t have Asterion Forlonge on the opening day because of his tendency to jump out to his right, I will avoid Goshen who I know is held in the highest regard by connections. He jumped badly out to his right at Fontwell on his hurdle debut and I wouldn’t want to on his outside going down to the first that’s for sure.

Solo should have the race run to suit with a number of front-runners in attendance, but I am a big admirer of Allmankind (1.30) and I hope jockey Dan Skelton can get the fractions right on the each way selection – best-priced 9/2 – in the same way as he did aboard Politilogue in the Champion Chase on Wednesday. He gets the each way vote.


2.10pm Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 179y £100,000

The first County Hurdle was run in 1920 and won by Trespasser, ridden by George Duller, who until 1973 also had a race named after him at Cheltenham’s premier meeting. The Mullins family have an exceptional record, with brothers Tony (2007 Pedrobob), Willie (2010 Thousand Stars and 2011 Final Approach) and Tom (2012 Alderwood) all having trained winners of the race.

For many years the County Hurdle was traditionally the last race to be run at the Festival. However, a new running order was announced ahead of the 2009 meeting, and it is now the second race on the final day.

Confirmed Field:
1 Eldorado Allen (FR) 6 11 12 Colin Tizzard J P Romans & Terry Warner Robbie Power
2 Aramon (GER) 7 11 11 W. P. Mullins IRE Aramon Syndicate
3 Embittered (IRE) ts 6 11 8 Joseph Patrick O’Brien IRE Gigginstown House Stud J. J. Slevin
4 Christopher Wood (IRE) 5 11 7 Paul Nicholls Ms Sharon Kinsella Harry Cobden
5 Stolen Silver (FR) h,ts 5 11 5 Nigel Twiston-Davies Walters Plant Hire & Potter Group Sam Twiston-Davies
6 Scaramanga (IRE) 5 11 4 Paul Nicholls Mr Malcolm C. Denmark Bryan Carver (5)
7 Mohaayed ts, p 8 11 4 Dan Skelton Mrs June Watts Bridget Andrews
8 Pakens Rock (IRE) 7 11 4 Barry Murphy IRE Mr R. Healy
9 Moon Over Germany (IRE) 9 11 3 Henry de Bromhead IRE Philip J. Reynolds Rachael Blackmore
10 Buildmeupbuttercup ts 6 11 3 W. P. Mullins IRE Mr J. Turner
11 Adjali (GER) 5 11 2 Nicky Henderson Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Daryl Jacob
12 Zanza (IRE) h 6 11 2 Philip Hobbs Louisville Syndicate Elite Sean Houlihan (3)
13 Tiger Tap Tap (GER) h 5 11 1 W. P. Mullins IRE Mrs S. Ricci
14 Ciel De Neige (FR) 5 11 1 W. P. Mullins IRE Mr John P. McManus
15 Thatsy (FR) ts 6 11 1 Gordon Elliott IRE K Haughey/Laura Haughey/Kieran T Byrne
16 Oakley (IRE) 7 11 0 Philip Hobbs Tim Syder Richard Johnson
17 Beat The Judge (IRE) 5 11 0 Gary Moore Mr Ed Babington Joshua Moore
18 Saint Roi (FR) 5 10 13 W. P. Mullins IRE Mr John P. McManus
19 Le Ligerien (FR) 7 10 13 Philip Hobbs Mr D. R. Churches Ben Jones (3)
20 Elusive Belle (IRE) h 6 10 12 Nicky Henderson Mr Robert Waley-Cohen Mr Sam Waley-Cohen (3)
21 Rathhill (IRE) 7 10 11 Nicky Henderson Mr John P. McManus
22 You Raised Me Up (IRE) ts 7 10 11 Martin Brassil IRE Chiat Kwong Ching/S. Mulryan Luke Dempsey
23 Minella Charmer (IRE) 9 10 11 James Moffatt Varlien Vyner-Brooks,Dave&Yvonne Simpson
24 Tiger Voice (FR) ts 5 10 10 Henry de Bromhead IRE Robcour
25 Sir Valentine (GER) 7 10 10 Nigel Twiston-Davies Walters Plant Hire & Potter Group
26 Lethal Steps ts 5 10 9 Gordon Elliott IRE Crocodile Pockets Syndicate
R27 Bullionaire (IRE) h 7 10 8 Harry Fry Phil Fry & Charlie Walker -Osborne House Jonathan Burke
R28 Garo de Juilley (FR) ts, p 8 10 7 Sophie Leech Mr G. Thompson

Ciel De Neige (6/1), Aramon (8/1), Mohaayed (8/1), Buildmeupbuttercup (10/1), Adjali (10/1), Thatsy (12/1), Saint Roi (12/1), Christopher Wood (14/1), Stolen Silver (14/1), Rathhill (16/1), Embittered (16/1), Eldorado Allen (20/1), Elusive Belle (20/1), You Raised Me Up (20/1), Sir Valentine (20/1), Moon Over Germany (20/1), Tiger Tap Tap (25/1), Bullionaire (25/1), Scaramanga (25/1), Zanza (33/1), Oakley (33/1), Beat The Judge (33/1), Le Ligerien (33/1), Minella Charmer (33/1), Tiger Voice (33/1), Lethal Steps (33/1), Pakens Rock (33/1), Garo De Juilley (50/1)

Expert view from Charlie McCann:
The following County Hurdle is one of the big betting races of the week. Willie Mullins has saddled the winner of the race four times in the last decade and leading owner JP McManus had four Festival winners on Wednesday. The pair team up with Betfair Hurdle second Ciel De Neige and Saint Roi (2.10) and the latter gets a narrow vote with Barry Geraghty in the plate on the each way selection.

Ciel De Neige – best priced 7/1 – has only been raised 3lbs for his Newbury run and is only 6lbs higher than when third in last year’s Fred Winter. He deserves to land a big prize and he looks sure to be there or thereabouts, but I felt Saint Roi – 14/1 across the board – looked potentially very smart when winning at Tramore on New Year’s Day and this looks to have been the target for some time.

2.50pm Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m 7f 213y £125,000

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is run over three miles and was added to The Festival in 2005 when the meeting expanded to four days.

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle has proved to be a good pointer to the RSA Chase in recent years. Bobs Worth and Weapon’s Amnesty, who captured the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle went on to win the RSA Chase the following season.

Confirmed Field:
1 Aione (FR) 7 11 5 W. P. Mullins IRE Mrs S. Ricci Daniel Mullins
2 Cat Tiger (FR) ts 6 11 5 Paul Nicholls David Maxwell Racing Limited Mr David Maxwell
3 Cobbler’s Way (IRE) ts 6 11 5 Henry de Bromhead IRE Gigginstown House Stud Rachael Blackmore
4 Foxy Jacks (IRE) p 6 11 5 M. F. Morris IRE Mr D. F. Desmond Philip Enright
5 Fury Road (IRE) ts 6 11 5 Gordon Elliott IRE Gigginstown House Stud
6 Harry Senior (IRE) 6 11 5 Colin Tizzard Brocade Racing Robbie Power
7 House Island (IRE) 6 11 5 Paul Webber Economic Security 1 Gavin Sheehan
8 Janidil (FR) 6 11 5 W. P. Mullins IRE Mr John P. McManus
9 Kiltealy Briggs (IRE) ts 6 11 5 Jamie Snowden McNeill Family A. P. Heskin
10 Latest Exhibition (IRE) 7 11 5 Paul Nolan IRE Toberona Partnership B. J. Cooper
11 Lieutenant Rocco (IRE) 5 11 5 Colin Tizzard Sherborne Utilities Ltd Harry Cobden
12 Monkfish (IRE) 6 11 5 W. P. Mullins IRE Mrs S. Ricci P. Townend
13 Oscar Academy (IRE) 7 11 5 Gavin Cromwell IRE Ann Finnegan Jonathan Moore
14 Ramses de Teillee (FR) ts 8 11 5 David Pipe John White & Anne Underhill Tom Scudamore
15 Redford Road 6 11 5 Nigel Twiston-Davies Options O Syndicate Sam Twiston-Davies
16 Sempo (IRE) ts 6 11 5 Joseph Patrick O’Brien IRE Martin. O’Sullivan J. J. Slevin
17 The Cashel Man (IRE) bl 8 11 5 Nicky Henderson Mrs Fitri Hay Jeremiah McGrath
18 The Wolf (FR) 6 11 5 Olly Murphy McNeill Family and Prodec Networks Ltd Aidan Coleman
19 Thyme Hill 6 11 5 Philip Hobbs The Englands and Heywoods Richard Johnson

Thyme Hill (10/3), Monkfish (9/2), Latest Exhibition (5/1), Harry Senior (8/1), Ramses De Teillee (10/1), Fury Road (10/1), Cobbler’s Way (12/1), Sempo (14/1), Janidil (14/1), Lieutenant Rocco (16/1), Redford Road (20/1), Aione (25/1), The Cashel Man (25/1), Cat Tiger (33/1), Foxy Jacks (50/1), House Island (50/1), Kiltealy Briggs (50/1), Oscar Academy (66/1), The Wolf (66/1)

Expert view from Charlie McCann:
I was disappointed with the runs of both Sporting John and Defi Du Seuil for the Philip Hobs yard on Wednesday and, for that reason alone, it is hard to be confident about the prospects of Thyme Hill in the Albert Bartlett. I am writing this column ahead of Thursday’s racing but will be closely monitoring the form of the stable. Without that knowledge I have jumped ship from Thyme Hill to Monkfish (2.50) who was going well when left clear at Thurles last time. The selection is likely to be back here for the RSA or NH Chase in 12 months’ time, but I hope he can reward each way support at 7/1. 

3.30pm Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup (Grade 1) 3m 2f 70y £625,000

The first horse race known as the Cheltenham Gold Cup took place in July 1819. It was a flat race and it was contested over 3 miles on Cleeve Hill which overlooks the present venue.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup was first run as a jumps race on 12 March 1924.

Confirmed Field
1 Al Boum Photo (FR) 8 11 10 W. P. Mullins IRE Mrs J. Donnelly P. Townend
2 Bristol de Mai (FR) 9 11 10 Nigel Twiston-Davies Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Daryl Jacob
3 Chris’s Dream (IRE) 8 11 10 Henry de Bromhead IRE Robcour Aidan Coleman
4 Clan des Obeaux (FR) 8 11 10 Paul Nicholls Mr&Mrs P.K.Barber,G.Mason,Sir A Ferguson Harry Cobden
5 Delta Work (FR) h,ts 7 11 10 Gordon Elliott IRE Gigginstown House Stud
6 Elegant Escape (IRE) 8 11 10 Colin Tizzard Mr J. P. Romans Jonjo O’Neill Jr.
7 Kemboy (FR) 8 11 10 W. P. Mullins IRE Kemboy/Brett Graham/Ken Sharp Syndicate Mr P. W. Mullins
8 Lostintranslation (IRE) ts 8 11 10 Colin Tizzard Taylor & O’Dwyer Robbie Power
9 Monalee (IRE) 9 11 10 Henry de Bromhead IRE Mr Barry Maloney Rachael Blackmore
10 Presenting Percy ts 9 11 10 Patrick G. Kelly IRE Philip J. Reynolds Davy Russell
10 Real Steel (FR) 7 11 10 W. P. Mullins IRE Sullivan Bloodstock Limited
12 Santini p 8 11 10 Nicky Henderson Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Nico de Boinville

Al Boum Photo (7/2), Santini (4/1), Delta Work (5/1), Lostintranslation (6/1), Clan Des Obeaux (7/1), Kemboy (7/1), Presenting Percy (10/1), Monalee (20/1), Bristol De Mai (25/1), Chris’s Dream (25/1), Real Steel (33/1), Elegant Escape (50/1)

Expert view from Charlie McCann:
The Gold Cup is a terrific renewal – the ground is coming right for Lostintranslation but I am also concerned about the wellbeing of the Colin Tizzard yard who also had a modest opening couple of days.

Al Boum Photo is bidding to become the first horse since Best Mate to win the Gold Cup back-to-back but the each way vote goes to Delta Work (3.30). Mark Walsh takes over in the saddle with Davy Russell riding Presenting Percy and I hope to see Gordon Elliot’s seven-year-old reverse last season’s RSA Chase when he finished behind Santini.

I think that might be the key piece of form and felt at the time Russell should have kicked on three out. He was short of room going to the last and squeezed out before finishing well in a close third. The Irish Gold Cup winner is 9/2 and is another each way recommendation.

4.10pm St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase 3m 2f 70y £45,000

The event is contested over the same course and distance as the Gold Cup and it is sometimes referred to as the “amateur Gold Cup”. It was established in 1904.

Qualification for entry in the Foxhunter Chase is based on a horse’s previous performances in certain types of race within a specific period.

Confirmed Field:
1 Alcala (FR) ts 10 12 0 Paul Nicholls Owners Group 016 Mr Angus Cheleda
2 Actic Skipper (IRE) ts 11 12 0 Vincent Halley IRE Mr L. Halley Mr J. C. Barry
3 Billway (IRE) 8 12 0 W. P. Mullins IRE Mr J. Turner Mr P. W. Mullins
4 Bisops Road (IRE) p 12 12 0 T. R. David Promanco Ltd Mr Zac Baker
5 Cad du Berlais (FR) ts 11 12 0 Mrs Rose Loxton Donlon, Doyle, MacDonald & C. Barber Mr William Biddick
6 Choen Dream (IRE) bl,ts 12 12 0 Graham John McKeever IRE Margaret A. Simpson Mr N. McParlan
7 Do Bersy (FR) p 7 12 0 R. D. Potter Mr R. D. Potter
8 DonPoli (IRE) 11 12 0 N. A. Pearce Darren & Annaley Yates Mr Tristan Durrell
9 Duallow Tornado (IRE) p 8 12 0 O. J. Pimlott All For The Craic Partnership Mr Tommie M. O’Brien
10 Dylrow (IRE) ts 10 12 0 D. M. Christie IRE R. Nicholas / Dr. W. S. Campbell Mr Barry O’Neill
11 Hazel Hill (IRE) 12 12 0 Philip Rowley Mrs D. Williams Mr Alex Edwards
12 It Came To Pass (IRE) 10 12 0 Eugene M. O’Sullivan IRE Mrs Alurie O’Sullivan Miss Maxine O’Sullivan
13 Law of Gold (IRE) 7 12 0 David Kemp Mr David Kemp Mr Dale Peters
14 Marcle Ridge (IRE) 8 12 0 Sam Jukes Mr C. J. Bennett Mr Sam Jukes
15 Minella Rocco (IRE) ts, p 10 12 0 Jonjo O’Neill Mr John P. McManus Mr Derek O’Connor
16 Mr Mercurial (IRE) ts 12 12 0 Capt. Will Ramsay Capt. Will Ramsay Mr Will Ramsay
17 Rewritetherules (IRE) h 6 12 0 John Joseph Hanlon IRE Mr D. F. O’Rourke Mr T. Hamilton
18 Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) p 12 12 0 Alexandra Dunn Mrs K. R. Smith-Maxwell Mr John Smith-Maxwell
19 Shantou Flyer (IRE) bl,ts 10 12 0 Mrs Rose Loxton David Maxwell Racing Limited Mr David Maxwell
20 Southfield Theatre (IRE) ts 12 12 0 Mrs Sara V. Bradstock Southfield Racing Miss Lily Bradstock
21 Staker Wallace (IRE) 9 12 0 Enda Bolger IRE Mr John P. McManus
22 Stellar Notion (IRE) p 12 12 0 Philip Kirby Mr Charles R. Clark Mr James King
23 Top Wood (FR) v,ts 13 12 0 Kelly Morgan Mr J. R. Weatherby Miss Tabitha Worsley
24 Kalabaloo (IRE) 8 11 7 T. Ellis Mrs Shona Westrope Miss Gina Andrews

Billaway (9/2), Hazel Hill (5/1), Minella Rocco (5/1), Staker Wallace (7/1), Shantou Flyer (8/1), Caid Du Berlais (10/1), Alcala (14/1), Top Wood (16/1), Don Poli (16/1), Dylrow (25/1), Law Of Gold (25/1), Marcle Ridge (25/1), Rewritetherules (25/1), Southfield Theatre (25/1), It Came To Pass (33/1), Mr Mercurial (33/1), Sausalito Sunrise (33/1), Arctic Skipper (33/1), Kalabaloo (33/1), Bishops Road (33/1), Don Bersy (33/1), Duhallow Tornado (33/1), Stellar Notion (50/1), Chosen Dream (66/1)

Expert view from Charlie McCann:
Last year’s Foxhunters’ winner Hazel Hill blotted his copybook at Warwick last time by jumping out to his right – violently at times – and he was beaten by Jonjo O’Neill’s former top-class chaser Minella Rocco who heads the market at 9/2. Hazell Hill did jump out to his right on occasions 12 months ago but not as badly as was the case at Warwick. He is reluctantly overlooked.

The each way vote goes to last season’s runner up Shantou Flyer (4.10) at 9/1. The selection is unbeaten in two starts so far this season and do note most layers are betting five places on what is the Gold Cup for amateur riders.

4.50pm Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 2m 62y £110,000

The Grand Annual is the oldest race at the Festival, and it is also the oldest chase in the present National Hunt calendar. It was first run in April 1834.

The running order of the races at the Cheltenham Festival was altered slightly in 2009, and the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase was the last event on the final day but it is now the penultimate race.

Confirmed Field:
1 Great Field (FR) 9 11 12 Jonjo O’Neill Mr John P. McManus Jody McGarvey
2 Marracudja (FR) ts 9 11 11 Dan Skelton Foxtrot Racing Marracudja Bridget Andrews
3 Capeland (FR) ts 8 11 10 Paul Nicholls Mrs Kathy Stuart Bryony Frost
4 Paloma Blue (IRE) ts 8 11 9 Henry de Bromhead IRE C. Jones Aidan Coleman
5 McGroarty (IRE) ts 9 11 9 Dr Richard Newland Chris Stedman & Mark Albon Brian Hughes
6 Gino Trail (IRE) p 13 11 8 (5lb ex) Fergal O’Brien Mrs Jan Smith Paddy Brennan
7 Greaneteen (FR) 6 11 7 Paul Nicholls Chris Giles Harry Cobden
8 Eclair de Beaufeu (FR) 6 11 6 Gordon Elliott IRE Gigginstown House Stud
9 Us And Them (IRE) bl,ts 7 11 5 Joseph Patrick O’Brien IRE Burnham P & D Ltd J. J. Slevin
10 Chosen Mate (IRE) ts 7 11 4 Gordon Elliott IRE The Northern Four Racing Partnership
11 Ballywood (FR) 6 11 3 Alan King Highclere Thoroughbred Racing -Ballywood Tom Bellamy
12 Caid du Lin (FR) ts, p 8 11 3 Dr Richard Newland Foxtrot Racing Sam Twiston-Davies
13 Winter Escape (IRE) 9 11 1 Ben Haslam Mr John P. McManus Richie McLernon
14 Two Taffs (IRE) ts, p 10 11 1 Dan Skelton Walters Plant Hire & Potter Group Harry Skelton
15 Croco Bay (IRE) p 13 11 1 Ben Case Lady Jane Grosvenor Kielan Woods
16 Lisp (IRE) 6 11 1 Alan King Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Tom Cannon
17 Jan Maat (GER) 7 10 13 Henry de Bromhead IRE Gigginstown House Stud Rachael Blackmore
18 Adrrastos (IRE) p 8 10 13 Jamie Snowden Mrs K. B. Gunn Gavin Sheehan
19 Theinval (FR) p 10 10 12 Nicky Henderson Mr & Mrs Sandy Orr Jeremiah McGrath
20 The Bay Birch (IRE) ts, p 9 10 11 Matt Sheppard Mr Tony Scrivin Stan Sheppard
R21 Delire d’Estruval (FR) bl 7 10 10 Ben Pauling Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede
R22 Western Miller (IRE) ts, p 9 10 9 Charlie Longsdon The Pantechnicons IV Paul O’Brien (3)

Greaneteen (9/2), Lisp (6/1), Chosen Mate (7/1), Eclair De Beaufeu (8/1), Paloma Blue (10/1), Great Field (12/1), Jan Maat (16/1), Capeland (16/1), Gino Trail (16/1), Two Taffs (20/1), Adrrastos (20/1), Theinval (20/1), Marracudja (20/1), Us And Them (20/1), Ballywood (25/1), Caid Du Lin (25/1), Winter Escape (25/1), Croco Bay (25/1), Delire D’Estruval (25/1), Western Miller (25/1), Mcgroarty (25/1), The Bay Birch (33/1)

Expert view from Charlie McCann:
In the Grand Annual the nod goes to Paloma Blue (4.50) for Henry De Bromhead and Aidan Coleman who was in the plate when Put The Kettle On landed the Arkle for the yard on the opening day. The 8-year-old has never quite fulfilled the promise he showed as a novice hurdler – fourth in the Supreme Novice Hurdle here two years ago. At 12/1 – five places – he still has a touch of class and I expect to see him produced fast and late.

5.30pm Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (0-145) 2m 4f 56y £70,000

Run for the first time in 2009, the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle is named after one the greatest trainers of modern times, who retired at the end of the 2005/06 season.

The race was moved to become the Festival finale this year.

Confirmed Field
1 Braid Blue (IRE) 7 11 9 Gordon Elliott IRE Mr P. J. McBurney
2 Indefatigable (IRE) 7 11 9 Paul Webber Mr Philip Rocher Rex Dingle
3 Five O’clock (FR) 5 11 9 W. P. Mullins IRE Mrs S. Ricci Conor McNamara
4 Column of Fire (IRE) 6 11 7 Gordon Elliott IRE Gigginstown House Stud
5 Espoir de Romay (FR) 6 11 6 Kim Bailey The Midgelets Chester Williams
6 Assemble ts 6 11 5 Joseph Patrick O’Brien IRE Gigginstown House Stud Oakley Brown
7 Doctor Duffy (IRE) p 7 11 4 Charles Byrnes IRE Relic Pride Partnership Kevin Brouder
8 Mill Green 8 11 4 Nicky Henderson Mrs Rita Brown Joe Anderson
9 Umbrigado (IRE) ts, p 6 11 4 David Pipe John White & Anne Underhill Jack Tudor
10 Big Blue 8 11 4 C. Maher & D. Eustace Australia Halo Racing Services Pty Ltd & Partners Luca Morgan
11 My Sister Sarah (IRE) 6 11 4 W. P. Mullins IRE Barnane Stud Donal McInerney
12 Front View (FR) 5 11 3 Joseph Patrick O’Brien IRE Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O’Neill Jr.
13 Ilikedwayurthinkin (IRE) 6 11 3 Gavin Cromwell IRE Mr John P. McManus Darragh O’Keeffe
14 Cliffs of Dover 7 11 3 Paul Nicholls Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton Bryan Carver
15 The Bosses Oscar (IRE) 5 11 2 Gordon Elliott IRE Noel Moran/Mrs Valerie Moran
16 Anything Will Do (IRE) 5 11 2 Joseph Patrick O’Brien IRE Annus Mirabilis Syndicate Hugh Morgan
17 Flash The Steel (IRE) ts, p 8 11 2 Dan Skelton Mr John J Reilly William Marshall
18 Pileon (IRE) 6 11 2 Philip Hobbs Tim Syder & Martin St Quinton Ben Jones
19 Ruthless Article (IRE) ts 7 11 2 Rebecca Curtis M Sherwood J Rymer R Farnham C Rymer Richard Patrick
20 Thomas Macdonagh ts 7 11 1 Jamie Snowden Sperling, Coomes, Davies, Hague, Collins Page Fuller
21 Ecco 5 11 1 Paul Nicholls Mr Colm Donlon Lorcan Williams
22 Happygolucky (IRE) 6 11 1 Kim Bailey Lady Dulverton Stan Sheppard
23 Everybreathyoutake (IRE) 6 11 1 Gordon Elliott IRE Pioneer Racing
24 Great White Shark (FR) 6 11 0 W. P. Mullins IRE Mr Malcolm C. Denmark
R25 Escaria Ten (FR) 6 11 0 Gordon Elliott IRE McNeill Family
R26 Shantou Village (IRE) 10 11 0 Neil Mulholland Mrs Jane Gerard-Pearse Harry Reed

Front View (5/1), Column Of Fire (11/2), Ilikedwayurthinkin (6/1), Pileon (7/1), The Bosses Oscar (10/1), Five O’Clock (12/1), Flash The Steel (14/1), My Sister Sarah (16/1), Assemble (16/1), Umbrigado (16/1), Braid Blue (25/1), Anything Will Do (25/1), Ecco (25/1), Happygolucky (25/1), Great White Shark (25/1), Escaria Ten (25/1), Espoir De Romay (25/1), Doctor Duffy (25/1), Big Blue (33/1), Cliffs Of Dover (33/1), Indefatigable (33/1), Thomas Macdonagh (33/1), Everybreathyoutake (33/1), Mill Green (33/1), Ruthless Article (50/1), Shantou Village (50/1)

Expert view from Charlie McCann:
I am a big fan of Pileon in the finale, but it has been a wonderful opening couple of days for owner JP McManus and there is every chance that Front View (5.30) could be very well treated of a mark of 139 and the booking of Jonjo O’Neill Jnr for this conditional jockey’s event is a big plus. At 5/1 – 5 places – I would be disappointed if he did not run a very big race.

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