The hunt season is well and truly underway and for those of you who like a flutter on the bigger races then look no further than the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury this Saturday, November 26th 2011. It starts at 3.10pm and this year has 19 entries so it’s most definitely all to play for. The race is a Grade 3, Class 1 open to 4yo+ and is run over 3m 2f.
Top weight has gone to the oldest horse in the race, the Paul Nicholls trained Neptune Collonges, who at 10 years of age will weigh in at 11-12. At the other end of the spectrum is Qhilimar, the seven year old who goes off on 9-9, who is also the rank outsider with the bookies at 40/1.
Favourite for this race is the Paul Nicholls trained, Aiteen Thirtythree, who will be ridden by Ruby Walsh and will go off at odds around 6/1. He’s followed very closely by Great Endeavour, the David Pipe horse who stormed Cheltenham a couple of weeks ago when he romped home to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup 2011. Timmy Murphy will once again be on board and hoping to repeat his success.
Donald McCain’s offering is Wymott, who is going to be up there as a joint favourite on the day. At seven years old he has excellent form (111P-) and has a good seven pounds on his main rivals as he goes off on 10-02.
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