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Bravemansgame Horse - Age, weight, trainer, owner, race record and form

Bravemansgame has had two cracks at the Cheltenham Gold Cup now, finishing runner-up to Galopin Des Champs in 2023 and fifth to the same horse in 2024.

The horse won the King George for trainer Paul Nicholls at Kempton in 2022 but has not passed the post first since then despite some admirable performances in defeat.

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Bravemansgame Owner

Bravemansgame is owned by Bryan Drew, having previously been owned in partnership with John Dance before Drew took sole ownership last year. He was purchased for £370,000 at the 2019 Tattersalls Cheltenham Festival Sale.

Bravemansgame Trainer

Bravemansgame has spent his whole career in the care of Paul Nicholls at his Ditcheat yard.

Nicholls has been training since 1991 and has been Britain's leading National Hunt trainer 14 times.

He has trained 49 Cheltenham winners with Monmiral adding to his total with a victory in the 2024 Pertemps Final.

Nicholls won the Grand National with Neptune Collonges in 2012 and has taken the King George VI Chase a record 13 times, with his top performer Kauto Star winning the race five times in addition to two Cheltenham Gold Cup successes.

Bravemansgame Age

Bravemansgame is currently nine years old.

Bravemansgame Official Rating

Bravemansgame has an official chase rating of 167 having previously been as high as 172. He is rated 149 over hurdles.

He fell three pounds from 170 after finishing fifth in this year's Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

Bravemansgame Weight

Bravemansgame has gone off carrying 11st 10lbs in his last three outings.

Bravemansgame Next Race

Bravemansgame has no confirmed entries at present but could next head to Sandown for the bet365 Oaksey Chase on 27th April or to the Punchestown Gold Cup on 1st May.

Bravemansgame Record

Bravemansgame has won nine of his 21 races in total with three hurdles wins and six chase victories.

His King George success in 2022 remains his last win. Last year's second in the Gold Cup was followed by a third in the Irish equivalent at Punchestown to round off his 2022/23 campaign.

He returned with a runners-up finish to Gentlemansgame in November's bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby, before his second to Royal Pagaille at Haydock later in the month and a runner-up finish to Hewick in this season's King George at Kempton.

In the Gold Cup this year he went off at 14/1 but was outpaced from three furlongs out and weakened approaching the last fence to finish fifth, 18-and-three-quarter lengths behind winner Galopin Des Champs.

Bravemansgame Prize Money

According to the Racing Post, Bravemansgame has earned connections £669,737 in career earnings with £341,223 coming from his wins.

Bravemansgame News

No plans have been confirmed for Bravemansgame since his run in the Gold Cup, but in advance of that race, Nicholls told the Racing Post: "Bravemansgame ran a cracking race last year. We feel he’s right back at his best now."

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