Betfair Denman Chase
Grade 2 Handicap, Newbury 14:45
£50,000 added,
5yo plus,
2m 7f 180y, Class 1   
Saturday 8th February 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
4 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Good in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Clan Des Obeaux (FR) 2/5f H Cobden
11-6
P F Nicholls 7
2nd 11 Terrefort (FR) 5/2 Nico de Boinville
11-3
N J Henderson 6
3rd 25 Ballyhill (FR) 25/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
11-4
N A Twiston-Davies 8
4th Thomas Patrick (IRE) 14/1 R Johnson
11-4
Tom Lacey 7

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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