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Cheltenham Gold Cup is stolen from Mould.

THE jeweller responsible for making the Cheltenham Gold Cup has offered his sympathies to Raymond Mould after the 1988 trophy won by Charter Party was stolen yesterday.

But of more concern to Nigel Dimmer, whose family firm Martin & Co have been manufacturing a new Gold Cup every year since 1935, could be another piece taken from a break-in to Mould's home in Wormington near Broadway.

Gloucestershire police reported a Challenge Cup trophy and Britannia Handicap trophy to have been stolen from the prominent owner.

"I believe it is Raymond's Gold Cup that has been stolen. I think it's absolutely awful for something like that to happen to a lovely man who has done so much for National Hunt racing," said Dimmer, who was responsible for trophy presentations at Cheltenham for 45 years.

"There is a new Gold Cup made every year. It's terrible news, but the cup is replaceable.

"What I would be extremely concerned about, though, would be if the Grand Annual (Challenge Cup) Trophy, that he won this year, had been taken.

"It is a beautiful piece of silver, a one-off and part of Cheltenham's heritage. I would appeal for it to be returned."

Anyone with any information about the burglary is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident number 38 of July 14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 15, 2010
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