Betfair Denman Chase
|Grade 2 Handicap, Newbury 14:45
2m 7f 180y, Class 1
|Saturday 8th February 2020|
The Denman Chase could be next for Lostintranslation, after undergoing a minor wind operation earlier this week 👇https://t.co/RJgaPbjoHY— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) January 3, 2020
The Colin Tizzard-trained Lostintranslation leapt to the head of ante-post lists for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup when getting the better of Haydock specialist Bristol De Mai in the Betfair Chase in November.
However, those claims took a knock after he was pulled-up in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, after which connections reported he was suffering from a breathing problem.
Assistant trainer Joe Tizzard hopes that issue has now been rectified – and Lostintranslation could now head to Newbury on February 8 for a race the Dorset team won with subsequent Gold Cup hero Native River in both 2017 and 2018.
Tizzard said: “He had his palate cauterised on Monday and seems absolutely fine.
“He’ll have a week on the walker now and we’ll probably step him up again after that.
“We’ll probably give him a spin in the Denman before the Gold Cup.”
Lostintranslation is a general 8-1 shot for the Gold Cup, with last year’s winner Al Boum Photo now favourite with most bookmakers at 5-1 following his winning return at Tramore on New Year’s Day.
Betfair Denman Chase 2019
£50,000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 7f 180y, Class 1
Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
|Pos||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||Clan Des Obeaux (FR) 2/5f||H Cobden
|P F Nicholls||7|
|2nd||11||Terrefort (FR) 5/2||Nico de Boinville
|N J Henderson||6|
|3rd||25||Ballyhill (FR) 25/1||Sam Twiston-Davies
|N A Twiston-Davies||8|
|4th||3¼||Thomas Patrick (IRE) 14/1||R Johnson
Betfair Denman Chase – Roll of Honour
YEAR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY AGE/WEIGHT SP RAN
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