Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Windermere Triumph Saved Me a Bob or Two

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Windermere Triumph Saved Me a Bob or Two

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SPORT is about drama and that is what was played out on Cheltenham racecourse for the Betfred Gold Cup.

Last year Bobs Worth cost me Pounds 3.5m and I was looking down the barrel once again as the British racing public came out backed the favourite.

To be honest I could not look beyond this Nicky Henderson- trained horse because he was so impressive last year winning by seven lengths.

Bobs Worth was bidding to be the first horse to win back to back Gold Cups since Best Mate in 2003.

Best Mate's jockey for his three Gold Cup wins was Jim Culloty, on Friday he made it four but this time as a trainer.

It was a remarkable feat to get Lord Windermere to win the feature race - he won a chase at last year's Festival but had done nothing this season.

That's why he went off 20/1 and obviously was a very good result for the satchel. …

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