2008 Gold Cup Result
The Gold Cup in 2008 was all about the showdown between the Paul Nicholls duo, the 2007 Cheltenham Gold winner in Kauto Star and the new kid on the block Denman. Coming into the race the online bookmakers could not seperate them and they went off pretty much joint favourites.
All that changed very quicky as Denman as usual laid up with the pace and took it up with a circuit to run and Kauto just did not have any answers, to his stable mate.
In the end Denman won easily by seven lengths with Kauto Star just managing to hold off his other stable mate Neptune Collonges for second place, giving Paul Nicholls the first 3 home in the race.
2008 Cheltenham Gold Cup Result
- 1st Denman (IRE) P F Nicholls 8 11-10 Sam Thomas 9/4
- 2nd Kauto Star (FR) P F Nicholls 8 11-10 t R Walsh 10/11F
- 3rd Neptune Collonges (FR) P F Nicholls 7 11-10 Mick Fitzgerald 25/1