2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup
The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup was a horse race which took place at Cheltenham on Friday 19 March 2010. It was the 82nd running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and it was won by Imperial Commander. The winner was ridden by Paddy Brennan and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies. The pre-race favourite Kauto Star fell at fence 19.
- 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
|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.
Further details of the winner, Imperial Commander:
- Foaled: 21 May 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.