Nicky Henderson and stable jockey Barry Geraghty are chasing a hat-trick of wins in Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup where conditions are likely to be more draining than supporting Liverpool this season.
Triolo D’Alene sprang a 20/1 surprise for the Seven Barrows’ team last year but this is generally a race where the market speaks volumes as our snazzily-designed infographic (below) shows.
Just two of the last 10 winners were bigger than 11/1 in the betting and Irish raider Djakadam has been the plunge horse all week.
Big-race jockey Ruby Walsh has given the PP Blog the lowdown on his mount’s chance. He’s looking to become the first five-year-old to win the 3m 2f contest while Ruby is chasing his third victory and bagged a treble at Ascot last weekend.
But Alan King’s Smad Place brings solid Grade One form to the party when beaten a neck in the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last March and has been punted into second favourite in recent days.
And the champ AP McCoy won’t want to hang up his boots before losing his virginity in the Newbury showpiece.
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- Major hat-tip to Eleonore Kellenberger for the snazzy design