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Galopin Des Champs

Horse Form Profile

Age: 8 years

Trainer: W P Mullins

Owner: Mrs Audrey Turley

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Course Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
Cheltenham 3 2 0 0
Fairyhouse 1 1 0 0
Gowran Park 1 0 1 0
Leopardstown 6 5 0 0
Limerick 1 0 0 0
Punchestown 4 2 1 1
Distance Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
2m 3 0 1 0
2m 3f 150y 1 0 0 1
2m 3f 168y 1 0 0 0
2m 3f 200y 1 1 0 0
20f 1 1 0 0
2m 4f 56y 1 1 0 0
21f 1 1 0 0
2m 5f 61y 1 1 0 0
3m 1 1 0 0
3m 30y 1 0 1 0
3m 44y 1 1 0 0
3m 70y 1 1 0 0
3m 100y 1 1 0 0
3m 2f 70y 1 1 0 0
Going Starts Wins Place 2 Place 3
Good To Soft 1 1 0 0
Heavy 2 0 1 0
Soft 6 4 0 1
Soft To Heavy 1 0 0 0
Yielding 6 5 1 0
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Distance / Class
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Jockey / Trainer
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2nd

6

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 213y

17:25 Punchestown

Galopin Des Champs

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, led narrowly early, raced in second before 2nd, lost second but prominent before 4th

8/13

1st

4

15th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 70y

Class 1

15:30 Cheltenham

Galopin Des Champs

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

His jumping can switch between swift and stutter but he came into his own on this steep finish when beating Bravemansgame in fine style in this race last year; has been beaten only twice when completing over fences, each time by Fastorslow, but he had excuses as the first was his final run of the season and the second came on his reappearance; had the measure of that one at Leopardstown last month and although the win wasn't emphatic enough to think that this is a done deal, he should still be hard to beat.

Evs

1st

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

15:35 Leopardstown

Galopin Des Champs

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

made all, not fluent 4 out, increased tempo after 2 out, pushed out run-in, pushed along and kept on well run-in

2/5

1st

8

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

14:25 Leopardstown

Galopin Des Champs

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, raced wide, pressed leader, briefly led 9th

2/1

3rd

5

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 150y

14:30 Punchestown

Galopin Des Champs

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear early, in touch with leaders after 4th, pushed along briefly after 3 out, headway and challenging home turn, pushed along when jumped slightly right 2 out, no extra when switched right after last

4/9

About Galopin Des Champs

Galopin Des Champs is a black gelding who was bred in France by G A E X Des Champs. He was sired by Timos out of the Marchand De Sable mare Manon Des Champs. Since moving over from France, he has been trained by Willie Mullins and owned by Mrs Audrey Turley, and his current earnings are over £800,000. 

Galopin Des Champs Career Form And Notable Achievements

Galopin Des Champs has won 9 of his 14 career races to date, with his biggest victory coming when winning the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup. His first win for Willie Mullins came in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, and he followed that up with an impressive 12-length victory in the Grade 1 Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown just over a month later. 

The following season he was sent over fences and won his first two races easily. He had an agonising fall at the final fence in the Turners Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham Festival when pulling clear of his rivals, but duly made amends by winning the Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse the following month. 

His 22/23 season was his best yet though, winning three of his four races, all at Grade 1 level. The first came in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase, before stepping up to 3 miles for the first time to win the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. His biggest achievement to date came in the Cheltenham Gold Cup though, where he was sent off as favourite and proved the market right, running out an impressive 7-length winner to give Willie Mullins his third win in the race.