Betway Haldon Gold Cup Chase
Grade 2, Exeter 14:25
£70,000 guaranteed,
4yo plus,
2m 1f 109y, Class 1   
Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Mathematician Betting

1 Eldorado Allen 9/2
2 Hitman 11/10F
3 Zanza 11/1
6 ran Distances: 1l, 2¾l, 17l
Winning time: 4m 16.20s (slow by 13.20s)

Second in the Arkle to Shishkin last season, the Eldorado Allen made a winning return to action for a Colin Tizzard stable that continues to prove it is well and truly over the ailments of last season.

He looked booked for minor honours at best once again though, as Harry Cobden cruised into the lead on the Paul Nicholls-trained Hitman.

Also making his reappearance and having his first outing since a wind operation, the five-year-old looked sure to collect, jumping clear at the third last.

With last year's winner Greaneteen dropping away after threatening briefly, Eldorado Allen then emerged as the only threat to Hitman.

A big leap at the last seemed to have done enough for Hitman as he went over a length clear, but as the 11-10 favourite began to tire and lean towards the rail, Brendan Powell pulled the grey out for one last lunge and it was enough to triumph by a length.


Haldon Gold Cup Chase
(Limited Handicap)
£70,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus, 2m 1f 109y, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good to Soft

1     Eldorado Allen 7 10-7 Colin Tizzard Brendan Powell 9/2
1 Hitman 5 10-7 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 11/10F
Zanza 7 10-4 Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brien 11/1
17 Greaneteen 7 11-10 Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost 18/5
6 King D'Argent 6 10-4 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 12/1
PU Moonlighter 8 10-4 Nick Williams Tom Scudamore 10/1