bet365 Gold Cup
Grade 3 Handicap,
£150,000 added, 5yo plus,
3m 4f 166y, Class 1
|Saturday 23rd April 2016|
1 The Young Master 8/1
2 Just A Par 20/1
3 Sausalito Sunrise 20/1
4 Southfield Theatre 8/1
5 Druids Nephew 16/1
20 ran Distances: shd, 2¼l, 4l
TIME 7m 25.65s (slow by 10.65s)
The Young Master wins the Bet365 Gold Cup and Paul Nicholls wins the British Trainers Title, as his horse Just A Par finished second
The Young Master sprang to prominence as a five-year-old when winning the Badger Ales Trophy at Wincanton but it later transpired he was not qualified to run in the race.
He ended that season running in the RSA Chase and was subsequently bought by prominent owner Robert Waley-Cohen to be ridden by his amateur son, Sam.
The 8-1 winner held Just A Par by a short head with top weight Sausalito Sunrise third and Southfield Theatre fourth.
Waley Cohen said: "He's a wonderful horse and it's an honour and a privilege to be riding him.
"He's a thrill, he's an amateur's ride - you just keep kicking and you've got to be brave and ride him with courage.
"I didn't know I'd got there going up the hill, I was throwing everything at him, but he responded."
Mulholland said: "It's a great success for everyone at the yard, a great day.
"He's a great horse for this race, he's been a good servant for the yard.
"We've had a great season and this is the icing on the cake."
Bet365 Gold Cup Chase
£150,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m 4f 166y, Class 1
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
|Pos||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||The Young Master 8/1||Mr S Waley-Cohen (3)
|N P Mulholland||7|
|2nd||sh||Just A Par (IRE) 20/1||Harry Cobden (5)
|P F Nicholls||9|
|3rd||2¼||Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 20/1||R Johnson
|P J Hobbs||8|
|4th||4||Southfield Theatre (IRE) 8/1||Sam Twiston-Davies
|P F Nicholls||8|
|5th||1¼||The Druids Nephew (IRE) 16/1||D F O'Regan
|N P Mulholland||9|
|6th||1||Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 10/1||Nico de Boinville
|N J Henderson||9|
|7th||6||Oscar Rock (IRE) 25/1||Joshua Moore
|J M Jefferson||8|
|8th||2¼||Theatre Guide (IRE) 11/1||P J Brennan
|C L Tizzard||9|
|9th||¾||Dynaste (FR) 20/1||T Scudamore
|10th||4½||Saint Are (FR) 25/1||Wayne Hutchinson
|T R George||10|
|11th||nse||Carole's Destrier 12/1||N D Fehily
|N P Mulholland||8|
|12th||5||Measure-ofmydreams (IRE) 15/2||B J Cooper
|W P Mullins||8|
|13th||13||Seventh Sky (GER) 50/1||G Sheehan
|C J Mann||9|
|14th||2¾||Spring Heeled (IRE) 20/1||B T O'Connell
|J H Culloty||9|
|15th||2||Drop Out Joe 33/1||Aidan Coleman
|C E Longsdon||8|
|16th||8||Gold Futures (IRE) 25/1||B P Harding
|N G Richards||7|
|PU||Sir Des Champs (FR) 20/1||D J Mullins (3)
|W P Mullins||10|
|PU||Le Reve (IRE) 16/1||Harry Skelton
|Mrs L Wadham||8|
|F||Bishops Road (IRE) 20/1||J E Moore
|UR||Henri Parry Morgan 5/1f||Sean Bowen