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  • The Giant Bolster

  • Age: 9 (Foaled March 8th, 2005)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Black Sam Bellamy - Divisa (Lomitas)
  • Trainer: D G Bridgwater
  • Owner: Simon Hunt & Gary Lambton

News Clippings

David Bridgwater was pleased The Giant Bolster showed much more enthusiasm

November 25th, 2014

David Bridgwater was pleased The Giant Bolster showed much more enthusiasm in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

The Giant Bolster could return to action in Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby

October 21st, 2014

The Giant Bolster, third in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, could make his seasonal reappearance in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday week.

The Giant Bolster is being campaigned with another Gold Cup tilt in mind

September 19th, 2014

David Bridgwater is gearing The Giant Bolster's next campaign around a fourth successive crack at the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup next March.

Gold Cup third The Giant Bolster finished for season

March 15th, 2014

The Giant Bolster is unlikely to run again this season after finishing a gallant third in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Owner Simon Hunt hopes The Giant Bolster can run a big race in the Gold Cup again

February 25th, 2014

Owner Simon Hunt hopes The Giant Bolster can run a big race in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup for a third consecutive year.

The Giant Bolster steeled for Gold Cup return

February 21st, 2014

Trainer David Bridgwater is counting down the days until The Giant Bolster has a third stab at the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The Giant Bolster wins the Argento Chase at Cheltenham

January 25th, 2014

The Giant Bolster bounced back to form in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham under Tom Scudamore.

The Giant Bolster bids to return to form in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham

January 23rd, 2014

Owner Simon Hunt accepts The Giant Bolster has "not really come to himself this season" ahead of his return to Cheltenham.

The Giant Bolster bids to get back on track at Aintree on Saturday

December 3rd, 2013

David Bridgwater hopes The Giant Bolster can redeem himself in the Betfred "Hat Trick Heaven" Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

The Giant Bolster is likely to have a new jockey on board when he lines up in the Betfair Chase

November 19th, 2013

The Giant Bolster is likely to have a new jockey on board when he lines up in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

The Giant Bolster to miss Charlie Hall at Wetherby

October 29th, 2013

The Giant Bolster has been ruled out of Saturday's bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby after suffering a minor setback.

The Giant Bolster could run next at either Aintree or Punchestown

March 17th, 2013

The Giant Bolster could run at either Aintree or Punchestown following another superb effort in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Willie Mullins' quest to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup will go on for at least another year after Sir Des Champs just missed out.

March 15th, 2013

Willie Mullins' quest to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup will go on for at least another year after Sir Des Champs just missed out.

The Giant Bolster has options over the weekend

February 4th, 2013

The Giant Bolster has options over the weekend as David Bridgwater is eager to get his stable star back on the track.

Bridgwater happy to wait with Bolster

January 28th, 2013

David Bridgwater was glad to have sidestepped a gruelling renewal of the Argento Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday with The Giant Bolster.

The Giant Bolster is set to bid for redemption in the Argento Chase

January 3rd, 2013

David Bridgwater is keeping his fingers crossed The Giant Bolster can get his season back on track in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham at the end of the month.

Scudamore and McCoy in frame to ride Gold Cup second at Kempton

December 22nd, 2012

David Bridgwater could turn to Tony McCoy for The Giant Bolster in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

The Giant Bolster on course for Exeter

December 14th, 2012

A smart entry has been attracted for the re-routed Levy Board Peterborough Chase at Exeter on Thursday.

Big targets for Giant Bolster

November 26th, 2012

David Bridgwater is looking forward to challenging for the big staying races with The Giant Bolster following his fine effort on his seasonal reappearance in the Betfair Chase.

Giant set for Haydock chase

October 16th, 2012

David Bridgwater has had next month's Betfair Chase at Haydock in mind for The Giant Bolster since he finished second in the Gold Cup.