Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:00 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase 3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £99,662 2nd £37,398 3rd £18,725 4th £9,328
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 28.20s
  • Off time: 15:03:05
15:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Triolo D'alene (FR) 20/1
2nd Rocky Creek (IRE) 8/1
3rd Theatre Guide (IRE) 33/1
4th Highland Lodge (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 51155-P WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 28
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9 11-12 J M Jefferson Jack Doyle 158 50/151.00
2 4/F0211- Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Katenko (FR) 308
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7 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 157 20/121.00
3 151/12-3 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Prince De Beauchene (FR) 28
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10 11-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 155 16/117.00
4 221231- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 262
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7 11-8 J H Culloty D C Costello 154 7/18.00
5 23274-1 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 28
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6 11-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 154 25/126.00
6 1U1P/2P- Black, White stars, striped sleeves, Black cap Imperial Commander (IRE) 238
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12 11-7 t N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 153 20/121.00
7 8/21113- Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Rocky Creek (IRE) 239
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7 11-5 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 151 8/19.00
8 F1103-1 Light Blue and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Cloudy Too (IRE) 27
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7 11-4 Mrs S J Smith R Johnson 150 20/121.00
9 221224- Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Super Duty (IRE) 239
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7 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 148 14/115.00
10 P381-13 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Triolo D'alene (FR) 28
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6 11-1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 147 20/121.00
11 13612-0 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 28
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7 11-1 v N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 147 33/134.00
12 10P/124- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Our Father (IRE) 294
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7 11-1 t D Pipe C O'Farrell 147 11/26.50
13 1211P-P Purple, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap, purple star Opening Batsman (IRE) 28
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7 11-0 pt H Fry N Fehily 146 25/126.00
14 F2235-2 Grey, White epaulets Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 26
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6 11-0 p1 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 146 12/113.00
15 011131/ Grey, white epaulets, white cap Invictus (IRE) 651
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7 10-13 A King R Thornton 145 8/19.00
16 3PFP1-3 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Theatre Guide (IRE) 26
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6 10-13 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 145 33/134.00
17 115U-0P Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Terminal (FR) 73
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6 10-12 W P Mullins T Scudamore 144 33/134.00
18 31356-2 WHITE, DARK BLUE sash, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Highland Lodge (IRE) 34
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7 10-11 Miss E C Lavelle L Aspell 143 6/17.00
19 41220-2 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Merry King (IRE) 28
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6 10-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 140 12/113.00
20 121U5-2 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Loch Ba (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 10-1 M R Channon D Elsworth 133 16/117.00
21 65P-008 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves and spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 33
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8 10-0 p O McKiernan P F Mangan (3) 132 100/1101.00

Verdict

This used to be an important Grand National trial but Bobs Worth's victory last year and subsequent triumph in the Gold Cup suggests it can also be used as a pointer towards Cheltenham nowadays. The great Denman won it twice and proven class has become increasingly important in recent years. Lord Windermere is attempting to emulate Bob's Worth, arriving off the back of victory in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in March. Prince De Beauchene is a Grade 2 winner and supplements a strong Irish challenge. Houblon Des Obeaux beat Merry King over 3m at Ascot but was well behind Lord Windermere at Cheltenham and was beaten by Rocky Creek on better terms at Ascot earlier. Paul Nicholls' lightly-raced seven-year-old is certainly interesting in this while Our Father goes well fresh and may have a bit more scope than Hadrian's Approach. Theatre Guide is hard to predict but has each-way claims if on a going day and Invictus had smart novice form before his enforced break. HIGHLAND LODGE didn't run his race behind Rocky Creek at Warwick in January after beating Our Father at Cheltenham but is 11lb better off here and looked right back to his best when chasing home the prolific Standing Ovation, who was receiving 26lb, at Wincanton on his reappearance. Emma Lavelle's stayer can come out on top today.