Betfair Denman Chase
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Grade 2 Handicap, Newbury 14:25
£70,000 guaranteed,
5yo plus,
2m 7f 86y, Class 1   
Saturday 11th February 2023

Tebwin

1 Zanza 16/1
2 Hitman 9/4F
3 Does He Know 15/2
7 ran Distances: 7l, 1½l, 11l
Time: 5m 34.50s (fast by 13.50s)

Course specialist Zanza gained his fifth win in a row at Newbury in the to provide Philip Hobbs with his 3,000th winner.

Winning rider Tom O'Brien told ITV Racing: "Amazing achievement and I'm very lucky to ride a small amount of them.

"He's a few pounds better around here. It's a great race to win and put a few pounds on his back."

The lass leading Zanza in is in tears and told Alice Plunkett: "I absolutely idolise him."

Zanza's sole course defeat came in the Betfair Hurdle and he wasn't beaten too far that day either.

Hobbs said: "It's extraordinary. All his best form is around here. 

"It's taken us a long time to do it (reach 3,000). I suppose Rooster Booster was extraordinary; he was pretty amazing. And more recently Defi du Seuil

"I'm going to be around for a long time but Johnson (White, assistant trainer) will be joining us on the licence very soon, he's got a few younger owners to bring on board so that will help. While we're mentioning that, there are lots of staff who have been with us for a very long time."

I didn't quite catch what Hobbs said after that but he named a few names and I'm sure paid full and deserving tribute to his team.

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Betfair Denman Chase
£70,000 guaranteed, 5yo plus, 2m 7f 86y, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

POS. DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1     Zanza 9 11-2 Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brien 16/1
2
7 Hitman 7 11-2 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 9/4F
3
Does He Know 8 11-6 Kim Bailey David Bass 15/2
4
11 Fanion D'Estruval 8 11-2 Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch 100/30
5 Eldorado Allen 9 11-8 Joe Tizzard Brendan Powell 5/2
6
24 Kalashnikov 10 11-2 Amy Murphy Jack Quinlan 20/1
PU Sam Brown 11 11-6 Anthony Honeyball Sam Twiston-Davies 14/1

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Betfair Denman Chase – Roll of Honour

YEAR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY AGE/WEIGHT SP RAN

2022 ELDORADO ALLEN Colin Tizzard Brendan Powell 8 11-06 6/1 5
2021 SECRET INVESTOR Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost 9 11-00 14/1 7
2020 NATIVE RIVER Colin Tizzard Jonjo O'Neill Jr 10-11-06 2/5F 6
2019 CLAN DES OBEAUX Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 07-11-06 2/5F 4
2018 NATIVE RIVER Colin Tizzard Richard Johnson 08-11-06 8/11F 3
2017 NATIVE RIVER Colin Tizzard Aidan Coleman 07-11-06 11/10 3
2016 HOUBLON DES OBEAUX Venetia Williams Aidan Coleman 09-11-00 3/1 7
2015 CONEYGREE Mark Bradstock Richard Johnson 08-11-05 15/8F 6
2014 HARRY TOPPER Kim Bailey Jason Maguire 07-11-10 7/2 5
2013 SILVINIACO CONTI Paul Nicholls Ruby Walsh 07-11-10 8/11F 8
2012 LONG RUN Nicky Henderson Mr Sam Waley-Cohen 07-11-10 4/7F 5
2011 NOLAND Paul Nicholls A P McCoy 10-11-00 13/2 5
2010 TRICKY TRICKSTER Paul Nicholls Ruby Walsh 07-11-03 8/1 6
*2009 MADISON DU BERLAIS David Pipe Tom Scudamore 08-11-06 12/1 7
2008 DENMAN Paul Nicholls Sam Thomas 08-11-10 1/4F 4
2007 KAUTO STAR Paul Nicholls Ruby Walsh 07-11-00 2/9F 6
2006 Abandoned – Frost
2005 FARMER JACK Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson 09-11-06 12/1 8
2004 SHOOTING LIGHT Martin Pipe Richard Johnson 11-11-00 33/1 8
2003 VALLEY HENRY Paul Nicholls Barry Geraghty 08-11-06 4/1 6
2002 BACCHANAL Nicky Henderson Mick Fitzgerald 08-11-10 5/4F 7
2001 SHOTGUN WILLY Paul Nicholls Joe Tizzard 07-11-10 4/1 5
2000 SEE MORE BUSINESS Paul Nicholls Mick Fitzgerald 10-11-10 1/3F 6

*Run at Kempton Park when Newbury’s card was abandoned because of snow