It was fitting that Flame Bearer won the newly named WillowWarm Gold Cup, given the sponsors produce an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional fuel briquettes, but the tragic death of Mighty Potter put a real dampener on the day.
Still only six but already a four-time Grade 1 winner, Mighty Potter was being talked up as a potential Gold Cup winner, but we will never find out as he suffered a fatal fall at the tenth fence.
"That's the game we're in, isn't it? You've got to keep your head up and keep going," said a philosophical but clearly devastated Gordon Elliott afterwards.
Hanagan on Fortamour at Redcar
Crowley on Spyfall at Wolves
Spencer on Kiwano at Kempton
top riders and it’s all of them only rides today
Now I know why they only had one ride today. As for Spencer’s what as waste of money as he did not even try to get the horse into the race jumped last and stayed there finishing a good 50 lengths behind the winner
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