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Galopin Des Champs proved too strong to take the prestigious award for Bravemansgame with a brilliant performance. Cheltenham Gold Cup on the last day Cheltenham Festival.

Trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Paul Townend, Galopin Des Champs was sent from the 7/5 favorite to make a successful stride on the flamboyant three-mile, two-and-a-half-foot ride.

And while it wasn’t proven over the distance, his stamina was never in doubt as he outstripped the Bravemans game at Cheltenham hill to make an impressive seven-length decision.

last year’s winner Rachel Blackmore He failed to repeat his historic victory 12 months later as he pulled the A Plus Tard after being caught by a horse that fell five fences away.

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Galopin Des Champs wins Cheltenham Gold Cup

Michael Jones17 March 2023 15:47


Galopin Des Champs wins Cheltenham Gold Cup

1. Galopin Des Champs – 7/5

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Galopin Des Champs had plenty in store after skipping the last one. He beat Bravmansgame on the hill and is flying to victory in the biggest race of the week!

Paul Townend has another winner!

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3.30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup

A Plus Tard pulls up. Two fences left as Galopin makes his Des Champs move, racing forward with Bravemansgame.

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3.30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup

Ahoy Senior is falling! The fifth-to-last and last-placed A Plus blocks the Tard.

Hewick and the Protectorat compete for leadership.

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3.30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup

Galopin Des Champs and A Plus Tard are behind. Waiting for their time or slowing down?

Ahoy Senior continues to lead and picks up the pace. Hewick is second.

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3.30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup

Stattler leaves before completing the first half. He was quite behind in the back and Minella Indo is struggling as well.

Ahoy Senior is still ahead as he crosses the stands.

Minella Indo is also out of the Gold Cup as it withdrew.

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3.30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup

Protectorat moved up to third place behind both Hewick and Ahoy Senior. No big move yet from Galopin Des Champs.

Senior Ahoy takes the lead on the turn. 13 fences left.

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3.30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup

Ahoy Senior gives Hewick a half-length lead with the Protectorat and A Plus Tard singing comfortably in the middle of the court.

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3.30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup

And they’re gone! Many of these horses appear to have accelerated. Bravemansgame and Ahoy Senior are recovering well, as are last year’s Grand National winner Noble Yeats.

Michael Jones17 March 2023 15:31