Going into the Gold Cup, treble handed is no assurance of winning one. P.F.Nichols whose admiration of winning a third straight Gold Cup at Cheltenham is an admirable and ambitious one. His Gold Cup Star could the one in the making of NEPTUNE COLLOGNES.
7TH in the 2007 Edition behind Kauto Star whom is also trained by P.F.Nichols. 3rd in 2008 beaten 7ls and a short head beaten by DENMAN and Kauto Star. This French Gladiator has come on tons from that time to now.
Having won the Punchestown Guiness Gold Cup(GR1) over 3m 1f in a very fast time accounting for the likes of KICKING KING and BEEF OR SALMON in April last year. He subsequently Fell in the LEXUS at Leopardstown after going well within himself with a two length lead going towards the last, handing the race to Exotic Dancer who won at 4/1.
The 15th of February, 2009 was the start of a new era of Jumping, as NEPTUNE COLLOGNES strolled away from Notre Pere by five lengths in the Hennessey Cognac Gold Cup(Gr1) over three miles on soft Ground at Leopardstown. He also accounted for the demise of THE LISTENER again who was beaten by at least two distances into last place.
His Jumping more clever and smooth action as if he was jumping hurdles. He had become a STAR. He had become the PEGASUS of Jump Racing. Well be it a sight for for the eyes on Gold Cup Day..
P.F.Nichols has trained perhaps, Another Gold Cup Winner and would have done the impossible of winning the treble..
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