Throwback Race Of The Day For Tuesday - 08/11/22

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Midnight Shadow

One of the big races at Cheltenham's November meeting this week is the Grade Three Paddy Power Gold Cup on the Saturday and today we are taking a look back at last year's renewal.

Midnight Shadow was a superb horse over the years for Sue Smith, but unfortunately passed away in January of this year at Doncaster when suffering a fatal injury.

A horse that always ran his race, placing and winning some nice events throughout his career, but it was last seasons victory in this event that truly etched his name into the sports folklore.

Having finished third in the Grade Two Old Roan Handicap Chase at Aintree on seasonal debut, he entered the Paddy Power Gold Cup off a mark of 147 and saw off the challenge of Gold Cup third Protektorat to take the event.

Hiked up the handicap to 154 he tried to land the Racing Post Gold Cup at the December meeting and was a valiant second behind Coole Cody.

A horse that had plenty of running left in the tank but unfortunately his life was cut short and today we watch back the best performance of his career.