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2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup

The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Friday March 19, 2010. It was the 82nd running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Imperial Commander.[1] The winner was ridden by Paddy Brennan and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies. The pre-race favourite Kauto Star fell at fence 19.[2]


Race details

  • Sponsor: Totesport
  • Winner's prize money: £270,797.50
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Number of runners: 11
  • Winner's time: 6m 43.90s

Full result







1 Imperial Commander 9 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies 7/1
2 7 Denman 10 Tony McCoy Paul Nicholls 4/1
3 23 Mon Mome 10 Aidan Coleman Venetia Williams 50/1
4 shd Carruthers 7 Mattie Batchelor Mark Bradstock 33/1
5 ¾ Cooldine 8 Paul Townend Willie Mullins (IRE) 10/1
6 8 Calgary Bay 7 Graham Lee Henrietta Knight 50/1
7 12 My Will 10 Nick Scholfield Paul Nicholls 80/1
8 10 Cerium 9 Davy Russell Paul Murphy 200/1
9 45 Tricky Trickster 7 Barry Geraghty Paul Nicholls 12/1
10 35 Mr Pointment 11 Ken Whelan Paul Murphy 250/1
Fell Fence 19 Kauto Star 10 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls 8/11 fav

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head.
† Trainers are based in Great Britain unless indicated.

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Imperial Commander:

  • Foaled: May 21, 2001 in Ireland
  • Sire: Flemensfirth; Dam: Ballinlovane (Le Moss)
  • Owner: Our Friends in the North
  • Breeder: Laurence J. Flynn


  • guardian.co.uk"Imperial Commander tears up the Gold Cup's two-horse script" – March 19, 2010.


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