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DUAL Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Noel Chance yesterday lambasted the prize-money on offer for the race as "soul destroying", and called for the disparity between purses for the Gold Cup and the Martell Grand National to be addressed.
Although Cheltenham yesterday announced an increase in the Tote-sponsored Gold Cup's value-by pounds 10,000 to pounds 300,000, the equivalent of 3.45 per cent-the race still compares unfavourably with the Grand National's prize fund.
When Chance's Looks Like Trouble won the most recent running of the Gold Cup in March 2000-foot and mouth disease accounted for the 2001 renewal-the first prize was pounds 162,000, compared to the pounds 290,000 netted by
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"I feel very strongly about this-it should be pounds 100,000 more than the most valuable handicap. It's like the Derby being worth less than a Flat handicap-it doesn't make sense and it needs addressing.
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Cheltenham's managing director Edward Gillespie yesterday claimed the course executive's priority was to provide "strength in depth" to the
"We are not defensive about the Gold Cup being worth less than the Grand National," he said.
"At Cheltenham there is a pyramid of values, a strength in depth that we think is about right for rewarding
different horses at different periods of their careers.
``There is no pyramid at Aintree-there is the Grand National.
"We come from different directions as to how we apply the prize-money.
"With regard to the Festival, what we have tried to do is spread the increase throughout the programme as much as possible."
However, an examination of the prize-money levels for last season's fixtures suggests Aintree is far from a one-race meeting in comparison to the Festival.
Five races at Aintree offered total prize-money of pounds 100,000 or more, only one race fewer than would have been the case at Cheltenham's abandoned meeting in March.
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