Hennessy Gold Cup
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Grade 3 Handicap, Newbury
£175,000 added,
4yo plus,
3m 2f 110y, Class 1
Saturday 29th November 2014

Djakadam
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Djakadam

Oct 08 Willie Mullins’ Djakadam was two from two over the larger obstacles before he lined up in the JLT Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. He was going well before falling four out, tarnishing his unbeaten record.

He previously had subsequent duel Graded winner Bright New Dawn behind him in the Killiney Novices’ Chase in January and will surely pick up some big prizes over the course of the season.

The Hennessey Gold Cup could be the starting point this season, with the King George likely to be the main target, with the five-year-old a 33/1 shot for glory on Boxing Day.

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The Hennessy Gold Cup is "one of five or six options" under discussion for Bobs Worth.

Bobs Worth
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Bobs Worth
Nicky Henderson's nine-year-old won Newbury's big prize two years ago and could be back for another go on November 29.

Bobs Worth lost his Cheltenham Gold Cup crown in March, when fifth in an eventful renewal of the great race, with his campaign this winter again geared towards the Festival.

Malcolm Kimmins, head of the Not Afraid Partnership that owns the efficient chaser, said: "He's had a good summer and is going along nicely.

"Everything is up in the air at this stage as it is all weather dependent.

"You don't push a horse like Bobs Worth, he will tell you when he's ready.

"There are five or six options that need to be examined carefully, and that (Hennessy) is one of them.

"It would be fantastic to run him in that, but he would have top weight and the ground would need to be right, so it's a big call.

"Either way, the whole objective is to form the correct programme that leads back to Cheltenham next March."

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Hennessy Gold Cup Chase 2013
£175,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 2f 110y, Class 1
21 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places


Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
SP
Distance
1
Triolo D'Alene
N J Henderson
B J Geraghty
11st 1lbs
20 - 1
Winner
2
Rocky Creek
P F Nicholls
D A Jacob
11st 5lbs
8 - 1
2 3/4 lengths
3
Theatre Guide
C L Tizzard
J Tizzard
10st 13lbs
33 - 1
1 3/4 length
4
Highland Lodge
Miss E C Lavelle
L Aspell
10st 11lbs
6 - 1
9 lengths
5
Merry King
Jonjo O'Neill
R P McLernon
10st 8lbs
12 - 1
4 1/2 lengths
6
Houblon Des Obeaux
Miss V Williams
L Treadwell
11st 8lbs
25 - 1
Short Head
7
Our Father
D Pipe
C O'Farrell
11st 1lbs
11 - 2
1 3/4 length
8
Lord Windermere
J H Culloty
D C Costello
11st 8lbs
7 - 1
2 1/2 lengths
9
Terminal
W P Mullins
T Scudamore
10st 12lbs
33 - 1
Neck
10
Same Difference
N A Twiston-Davies
Sam Twiston-Davies
11st 1lbs
33 - 1
1/2 length
11
Invictus
A King
R Thornton
10st 13lbs
8 - 1
3 3/4 lengths
12
Cloudy Too
Mrs S J Smith
R Johnson
11st 4lbs
20 - 1
1 1/4 length
13
Prince De Beauchene
W P Mullins
R Walsh
11st 9lbs
16 - 1
2 1/4 lengths
14
Loch Ba
M R Channon
D Elsworth
10st 1lbs
16 - 1
8 lengths
15
Whodoyouthink
O McKiernan
P F Mangan
10st 0lbs
100 - 1
36 lengths
16
Cape Tribulation
J M Jefferson
Jack Doyle
11st 12lbs
50 - 1
7 lengths
Fell
Katenko
Miss V Williams
Aidan Coleman
11st 11lbs
20 - 1
PU
Imperial Commander
N A Twiston-Davies
P J Brennan
11st 7lbs
20 - 1
PU
Super Duty
D McCain Jnr
J M Maguire
11st 2lbs
14 - 1
Fell
Opening Batsman
H Fry
N Fehily
11st 0lbs
25 - 1
UR
Hadrian's Approach
N J Henderson
Nico de Boinville
11st 0lbs
12 - 1
       

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