bet365 Gold Cup
Sandown 15:35
Grade 3 Handicap,
£150,000 added, 5yo plus,
3m 4f 166y, Class 1    
Saturday 27th April 2019

1 Talkischeap 7/1
2 The Young Master 8/1
3 Step Back 10/1
15 ran NR: Adrien Du Pont, Ballydine, Captain Chaos, Flying Angel, Yala Enki
Distances: 10l, 9l, 10l Time: 7m 15.90s (slow by 0.90s)

Talkischeap runs out an excellent winner

Wayne Hutchinson oozed confidence a long way out as two past winners, The Young Master and Step Back, tried to put their rivals under severe pressure.

While several horses wilted under the strain, Talkischeap had plenty left and asserted when Hutchinson pressed the button after the third-last fence.

The 7-1 winner bounded up the hill to lift the spoils by 10 lengths from The Young Master – who survived a bad blunder at the first – with Step Back third.

King said: “I’m not often shocked, but I’m pretty shocked by it all. The gamble midweek, I thought ‘really?’. They obviously knew more than I did.

“He was probably a little bit disappointing at Kempton, but we weren’t firing at the time.

“We’ve been very happy with him, but I didn’t expect that performance. I heard someone say I’ve only had three winners out of 90 runners on Saturday for a while and that didn’t go down very well, but Saturday’s are competitive.

“I think on this ground we didn’t have any doubts about the stamina, but you never know until you try. He was always in the comfort zone. He never missed a beat.

“I’m not a fan of the (Grand) National, but we will have to give it some consideration, I suppose. He (Charles Dingwall, owner) is a great mate and is a pleasure to train for. He has always got his opinion, but is very constructive and helpful.

“It (Ladbrokes Trophy) would be in the equation, but he is probably marginally better going right-handed, although he has run well around Newbury. I suppose he will have an entry in that.”

Bet365 Gold Cup Chase
£150,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m 4f 166y, Class 1
15 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Talkischeap (IRE) 7/1 Wayne Hutchinson
10-11
A King 7
2nd 10 The Young Master 8/1 Mr S Waley-Cohen (3)
10-8
N P Mulholland 10
3rd 9 Step Back (IRE) 10/1 Nico de Boinville
10-11
M Bradstock 9
4th 10 Give Me A Copper (IRE) 7/1 H Cobden
10-9
P F Nicholls 9
5th Rolling Dylan (IRE) 16/1 James Best
10-9
P J Hobbs 8
6th 7 West Approach 5/1f Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (3)
10-7
C L Tizzard 9
7th Rathlin Rose (IRE) 40/1 T Scudamore
10-0
D Pipe 11
8th 9 Le Reve (IRE) 16/1 Maxime Tissier (5)
10-0
Mrs L Wadham 11
9th Prime Venture (IRE) 20/1 Adam Wedge
10-3
Evan Williams 8
PU Beware The Bear (IRE) 9/1 J McGrath
11-12
N J Henderson 9
PU Rock The Kasbah (IRE) 12/1 R Johnson
11-4
P J Hobbs 9
PU Present Man (IRE) 14/1 Bryony Frost
11-2
P F Nicholls 9
PU Joe Farrell (IRE) 16/1 Aidan Coleman
10-11
Miss R Curtis 10
PU Vyta Du Roc (FR) 25/1 D A Jacob
10-9
N J Henderson 10
PU Just A Sting (IRE) 7/1 Sean Bowen
10-2
H Fry 7
NR Yala Enki (FR) Charlie Deutsch
11-7
Miss V Williams 9
NR Adrien Du Pont (FR) Nick Scholfield
11-2
P F Nicholls 7
NR Flying Angel (IRE) Sam Twiston-Davies
10-7
N A Twiston-Davies 8
NR Ballydine (IRE) James Bowen
10-5
C E Longsdon 9
NR Captain Chaos (IRE) Harry Skelton
10-1
D Skelton 8