Ladbrokes Trophy Handicap Chase
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Grade 3 Handicap,
Newbury 15:00
£250,000 added, 4yo plus,
3m 1f 214y, Class 1  
Saturday 28th November 2020

Ladbrokes

Denman famously shouldered top-weight to win the Newbury feature in 2007, before going on to beat fellow Paul Nicholls inmate Kauto Star in the Festival showpiece the following spring.

Like Denman, Topofthegame won the RSA Chase at the 2019 Festival, but he missed the whole of the last campaign due to a leg injury.

He had been well fancied for the Ladbrokes Trophy before being ruled out, but Nicholls has set his sights on that race again as he looks to the future with the eight-year-old.

He told Sky Sports Racing: "Denman obviously won an RSA on the way to winning a Gold Cup and some really good races, and I don't see why Topofthegame isn't the same sort of horse.

"He's not quite so robust, he wouldn't want so many runs - we'll have to space his runs out - but when he's right, he's obviously very good and he's got lots of stamina.

"We're really looking forward to next season with him, getting him ready and hopefully going to Newbury in November."

Ladbrokes Trophy 2019 (Grade 3 Handicap)
£250,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 1f 214y, Class 1
24 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places

POS DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1    De Rasher Counter 7 11-1 Emma Lavelle Ben Jones 12/1
2
The Conditional 7 10-3 David Bridgwater Brendan Powell 20/1
3 ½ Elegant Escape 7 11-12 Colin Tizzard Harry Cobden 15/2
4
nk Beware The Bear 9 11-10 Nicky Henderson Jeremiah McGrath 25/1
5
6 Dingo Dollar 7 10-12 Alan King Tom Cannon 12/1
6
3 Mister Malarky 6 11-2 Colin Tizzard Jonjo O'Neill Jr 14/1
7
6 Joe Farrell 10 10-10 Rebecca Curtis Leighton Aspell 25/1
8
Brave Eagle 7 11-10 Nicky Henderson James Bowen 20/1
9
nk Walt 6 8 10-5 4ex Neil Mulholland James Best 40/1
10
½ Borice 8 10-13 Gordon Elliott Daryl Jacob 12/1
11
Daklondike 7 10-13 David Pipe Tom Scudamore 25/1
12
3 Yala Enki 9 11-7 1 Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost 25/1
13
12 Some Chaos 8 10-11 Michael Scudamore Ben Poste 40/1
14
Le Musee 6 10-13 Nigel Hawke David Noonan 100/1
15
8 OK Corral 9 11-3 Nicky Henderson Aidan Coleman 9/1
16
17 Two Taffs 9 10-12 Dan Skelton Harry Skelton 20/1
17
Commodore 7 10-1 Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch 25/1
F Yorkhill 9 11-6 W P Mullins Brian Hayes 25/1
PU Regal Encore 11 10-9 Anthony Honeyball Richie McLernon 25/1
PU Robinsfirth 10 11-5 Colin Tizzard Sean Bowen 25/1
PU Shantou Village 9 10-8 Neil Mulholland Robert Dunne 40/1
PU Cabaret Queen 7 10-12 W P Mullins Paul Townend 8/1
PU On The Blind Side 7 11-1 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville 81
UR (7th) West Approach 9 10-12 4ex Colin Tizzard Robbie Powerr 13/2F