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December Gold Cup Cheltenham ( old Massey Ferguson) Winners
Sun, Dec 16th, 2012

The 2012 December Gold Cup (the old Massey Ferguson) was run as the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup.

Unioniste became the first 4 year old to win the race giving Paul Nicholls is 3rd win th the last 4 renewals.

December Gold Cup 2012 Result

Pos.

Horse

SP

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1

Unioniste (FR)

15-2

4

Harry Derham

P F Nicholls

2

Walkon (FR)

7-2

7

R Thornton

A King

3

Golden Chieftain (IRE)

20-1

7

D Crosse

C L Tizzard

4

Tartak (FR)

20-1

9

R Johnson

Tim Vaughan

5

Micheal Flips (IRE)

33-1

8

James Banks

Andrew Turnell

6

Tatenen (FR)

40-1

8

A Thornton

R Rowe

7

Astracad (FR)

10-1

6

S Twiston-Davies

N A Twiston-Davies

8

Quantitativeeasing (IRE)

16-1

7

B J Geraghty

N J Henderson

9

Renard (FR)

20-1

7

Aidan Coleman

Miss V Williams

PU

Cristal Bonus (FR)

4-1

6

R Walsh

P F Nicholls

PU

Notus De La Tour (FR)

11-2

6

T Scudamore

D Pipe

PU

Have You Seen Me (IRE)

33-1

9

Adam Wedge

N A Twiston-Davies

PU

Hell's Bay (FR)

50-1

10

Gavin Sheehan

K Burke

UR

Nadiya De La Vega (FR)

8-1

6

A P McCoy

N J Henderson

  December Gold Cup Stats 2002-2011

  • Just one favourite has won since 1996
  • 23 of last 26 winners came from first 4 in the betting
  • 6 of the last 9 winners officially rated between 142 and 151
  • Nicky Henderson has trained 3 of the last 9 winners
  • Since 1993 all winners have been aged between 6 and 8
  • 15 of last 18 winners at least placed on their most recent start
  • Last 10 winners had previously won or been placed in a race at Cheltenham

 December Gold Cup Winners 2002-2011

Year

Winner

Trainer

Age

Wgt

OR

Jockey

Odds

2011

Quantitativeeasing (IRE)

N J Henderson

6

10-7

145

Barry Geraghty

6-1

2010

Poquelin (FR)

Paul Nicholls

7

11-7

163

Ian Popham

16-1

2009

Poquelin (FR)

Paul Nicholls

6

11-8

151

Ruby Walsh

7-2

2008

No race

2007

Tamarinbleu (FR)

David Pipe

7

11-8

150

Denis O'Regan

22-1

2006

Exotic Dancer (FR)

Jonjo O'Neill

6

11-4

149

Tony Dobbin

8-1

2005

Sir Oj (IRE)

Noel Meade

8

10-0

132

Paul Carberry

16-1

2004

Monkerhostin (FR)

Philip Hobbs

7

10-2

134

Richard Johnson

4-1

2003

Iris Royal (FR)

N J Henderson

7

10-13

142

Mick Fitzgerald

7-1

2002

Fondmort (FR)

N J Henderson

6

10-5

143

Mick Fitzgerald

5-1

December Gold Cup Odds

 

 

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