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Press Release 29th March 2022 Sandown Park

The £160,000 bet365 Gold Cup has attracted 70 entries for its 2022 running at Sandown Park on bet365 Jump Finale (Saturday 23rd April). 

A total of 12 of the 70 entries for the 3m 4f 166y Grade Three handicap chase are trained in Ireland, with no less than nine of those hailing from the stable of Ireland’s 15-times champion Jump trainer - Willie Mullins.  

Mullins, who saddled a record 10 winners at the Cheltenham Festival earlier this month, is in contention to be champion Jump trainer for the first time in the UK this season – a feat which has not been achieved by an Irish-based handler since Vincent O’Brien in the 1952/53 campaign.  

Among Mullins’ nine entries is 2019 and 2000 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo, who was last seen when sixth in this year’s renewal of chasing’s Blue Riband just under a fortnight ago. A total of six horses have won both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and what is now the bet365 Gold Cup, the latest being the great grey Desert Orchid who scored at Sandown Park in 1988 before going on to success at Cheltenham the following year. The five other horses to win both races are Pas Seul, Arkle, What A Myth, Mill House and The Dikler. Mullins’ contingent also includes Tornado Flyer, winner of the Grade One Ladbrokes King George VI Chase on Boxing Day.  

Also among the entries are last year’s first three home – Potterman (Alan King), Kitty’s Light (Christian Williams) and Enrilo (Paul Nicholls). If successful again in 2022, Potterman would become the contest’s fifth dual winner after Larbawn (1968, 1969), Diamond Edge (1979, 1981), Topsham Bay (1992, 1993) and Ad Hoc (2001, 2003).  

bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m 4f 166y  

Achille (FR) 12 Mrs Vida Bingham Venetia Williams  

Agusta Gold (IRE) 9 Dr S. P. Fitzgerald Willie Mullins IRE  

Al Boum Photo (FR) 10 Mrs J. Donnelly Willie Mullins IRE  

Back On The Lash 8 Maughan, Redknapp, Ryan, Salters Martin Keighley  

Brahma Bull (IRE) 11 Mrs S. Ricci Willie Mullins IRE  

Bristol de Mai (FR) 11 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies  

Burrows Saint (FR) 9 Mrs S. Ricci Willie Mullins IRE  

Cap du Nord (FR) 9 The Can't Say No Partnership Christian Williams  

Captain Cattistock 9 Mr Nic Brereton Fergal O'Brien  

Caribean Boy (FR) 8 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson  

Chambard (FR) 10 David & Carol Shaw Venetia Williams  

Chic Name (FR) 10 The Boom Syndicate Richard Hobson  

Chirico Vallis (FR) 10 Mr John P. McManus Neil Mulholland  

Clan des Obeaux (FR) 10 Mr&Mrs P.K.Barber,G.Mason,Sir A Ferguson Paul Nicholls  

Class Conti (FR) 10 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede Willie Mullins IRE  

Corach Rambler (IRE) 8 The Ramblers Lucinda Russell  

Deise Aba (IRE) 9 Exors of the late Mr Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs  

Didero Vallis (FR) 9 Normans, Ramsay, Tufnell & Bishop Venetia Williams  

Dingo Dollar (IRE) 10 M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J Wright Sandy Thomson  

Domaine de L'Isle (FR) 9 Mr L M Power and Mr Ian Hutchins Sean Curran  

Easysland (FR) 8 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill  

Eclair Surf (FR) 8 Dominic Burke & Tim Syder Emma Lavelle  

Elegant Escape (IRE) 10 Mr J. P. Romans Colin Tizzard  

El Paso Wood (FR) 8 Judith Wilson David Pipe  

Empire Steel (IRE) 8 Alan Wight Sandy Thomson  

Enrilo (FR) 8 Martin Broughton & Friends 4 Paul Nicholls  

Farinet (FR) 7 M Hammond, E Coombs & T Henriques Venetia Williams  

Fidux (FR) 9 AXOM LXVIII Alan King  

Flegmatik (FR) 7 Mr N. W. Lake Dan Skelton  

Fortescue 8 Mr T. F. F. Nixon Henry Daly  

Franco de Port (FR) 7 Bruton Street V Willie Mullins IRE  

Full Back (FR) 7 Mr Ashley Head Gary Moore  

Go Another One (IRE) 10 Ms Caroline Ahearn John McConnell Ireland  

Good Boy Bobby (IRE) 9 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies  

Hewick (IRE) 7 Mr T. J. Mcdonald John Hanlon IRE 

Hill Sixteen 9 J Fyffe & S Townshend Sandy Thomson  

History of Fashion (IRE) 8 Don't Hold Me Back Syndicate Pat Fahy IRE 

Irish Prophecy (IRE) 9 Mr N. Mustoe Emma Lavelle  

Jersey Bean (IRE) 9 Mr A. Taylor Oliver Sherwood  

Kauto Riko (FR) 11 Mr and Mrs J.Dale and Partners Tom Gretton  

Kemboy (FR) 10 Kemboy/Brett Graham/Ken Sharp Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE  

Kitty's Light 6 R J Bedford & All Stars Sports Racing Christian Williams  

Larry 9 Galloping On The South Downs Partnership Gary Moore  

Lord Accord (IRE) 7 Lynne & Angus Maclennan Neil Mulholland  

Magna Sam 8 Mr S. Price Sophie Leech  

Major Dundee (IRE) 7 Exors of the late Mr Trevor Hemmings Alan King  

Mister Fogpatches (IRE) 8 Mr J. B. Fahy Pat Fahy IRE  

Mister Malarky 9 Wendy & Malcolm Hezel Richard Bandey  

Movethechains (IRE) 8 Mr O. S. Harris Gary Moore  

Musical Slave (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Philip Hobbs  

Ontheropes (IRE) 8 Cheveley Park Stud Willie Mullins IRE  

Potterman 9 James & Jean Potter Ltd Alan King  

Prime Venture (IRE) 11 Mrs Janet Davies Evan Williams  

Quick Wave (FR) 9 Ms Sharon Kinsella Venetia Williams  

Red Infantry (IRE) 12 Mr Rob Little Ian Williams  

Revels Hill (IRE) 7 Noel Fehily Racing Syndicates-Revels Hil Harry Fry  

Romain de Senam (FR) 10 Judith Wilson David Pipe  

Screaming Colours (IRE) 11 Ms M Durkan William Durkan IRE 

Step Back (IRE) 12 Cracker and Smodge Partnership Mark Bradstock  

Stormy Judge (IRE) 7 P. C. Byrne Pat Fahy IRE 

Streets of Doyen (IRE) 8 Ms Caroline Ahearn John McConnell IRE 

Tea Clipper (IRE) 7 Mr Jerry Hinds & Mr Ashley Head Tom Lacey  

The Ferry Master (IRE) 9 The Potassium Partnership Sandy Thomson  

The Two Amigos 10 Bradley Partnership Nicky Martin  

Threeunderthrufive (IRE) 7 McNeill Family Paul Nicholls  

Time To Get Up (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Jonjo O'Neill  

Tornado Flyer (IRE) 9 T. F. P. Willie Mullins IRE  

Truckers Lodge (IRE) 10 Gordon & Su Hall Paul Nicholls  

Via Dolorosa (FR) 10 Judith Wilson David Pipe  

Win My Wings (IRE) 9 Sue Howell Christian Williams 

70 entries 

16 Irish-trained  


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