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2007 Cheltenham Gold Cup

The 2007 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Friday March 16, 2007. It was the 79th running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by the pre-race favourite Kauto Star. The winner was ridden by Ruby Walsh and trained by Paul Nicholls.

Earlier in the season Kauto Star had won the first two legs of the Betfair Million, the Betfair Chase and the King George VI Chase. The Gold Cup was the final leg, and his victory earned a bonus prize of £1,000,000.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Totesport
  • Winner's prize money: £242,335.00
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Number of runners: 18
  • Winner's time: 6m 40.46s

Full result







1 Kauto Star 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls 5/4 fav
2 Exotic Dancer 7 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 9/2
3 Turpin Green 8 Tony Dobbin Nicky Richards 40/1
4 5 Monkerhostin 10 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs 25/1
5 ¾ Cane Brake 8 David Casey Tom Taaffe (IRE) 20/1
6 ½ State of Play 7 Paul Moloney Evan Williams 8/1
7 L'Ami 8 Mick Fitzgerald François Doumen (FR) 16/1
8 shd Neptune Collonges 6 Liam Heard Paul Nicholls 50/1
9 Kingscliff 10 Robert Walford Robert Alner 40/1
10 Forget the Past 9 Barry Geraghty Michael O'Brien (IRE) 25/1
11 The Listener 8 Daryl Jacob Robert Alner 14/1
12 8 My Will 7 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls 16/1
13 8 Beef or Salmon 11 Andrew J. McNamara Michael Hourigan (IRE) 16/1
14 104 Sybellius d'Artaix 7 James Davies Richard Chotard (FR) 250/1
PU Fence 20 Halcon Genelardais 7 Robert Thornton Alan King 25/1
PU Fence 19 Bob Bob Bobbin 8 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard 100/1
Fell Fence 17 Marble Garden 6 John Kington Richard Chotard (FR) 250/1
UR Fence 5 Idle Talk 8 Jason Maguire Donald McCain 50/1

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head; PU = pulled-up; UR = unseated rider.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Kauto Star:

  • Foaled: March 19, 2000 in France
  • Sire: Village Star; Dam: Kauto Relka (Port Etienne)
  • Owner: Clive D. Smith
  • Breeder: Marie-Louise Aubert



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