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Will God’s Own make it a treble?

Blog 31st October 2019 Exeter

Join us for the Coral Haldon Gold Cup Day, a true ‘jewel in Exeter’s Crown’ and a day steeped in racing history.

The Coral Haldon Gold Cup has been considered as a stepping-stone to the world’s most prestigious race over this distance, the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Cheltenham Festival in the following March.

This race has acted as a benchmark early on in the career of many iconic racehorses, who have then gone on to make history. The likes of Cue Card and Sabin du Loir have claimed this title and the 2019 Coral Haldon Gold Cup is set to be just as exhilarating with a total of 11 entries.

Tuesday 5th November 2019 is set to be no different, with the 11-year-old gelding God’s Own being on cusp of claiming a place in history.

The record of a treble has only previously been claimed by Nicky Henderson trained Travado who won in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

However, local favourite and Kayley Woollacott trained Lalor could upset the party as the popular gelding is out to secure his first win since the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in November 2018.

Six-year-old Dolos trained by Paul Nicholls was on competitive form throughout the 18/19 season with a win at Kempton in the Matchbook VIP Handicap Chase.

For owner Richard Collins, Waiting Patiently will be making an Exeter debut under Brian Hughes.

Or could the eight-year-old gelding Charbel challenge God’s Own for the title?

You will have to be there to watch the action unfold, get your tickets here from £10.


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