Bobs proves his worth at Newbury

Bobs proves his worth at Newbury

Bobs Worth showed his class with a convincing victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

Last season’s RSA Chase hero was giving trainer Nicky Henderson his second success in the race and jockey Barry Geraghty his first.

Leading at the final fence in an incident-packed race, the 4-1 shot strode away to score from Tidal Bay, with gallant Irish raider First Lieutenant third and The Package fourth.

Fruity O'Rooney made the early running from Soll and Diamond Harry to set a strong pace in what is always a competitive staying handicap chase.

Saint Are came down at the fourth while Alfie Spinner, Roberto Goldback and Diamond Harry were also among the casualties.

At the business end of the race, it was First Lieutenant who was in front with four left to jump as Bobs Worth made stealthy progress to get into contention.

He had First Lieutenant cooked at the final fence before the enigmatic Tidal Bay put in a late bid, but the favourite kept on strongly to score by three and a quarter lengths.

First Lieutenant was five lengths back in third.

More in this Section

Highfield want to ‘push on and finish the deal’Highfield want to ‘push on and finish the deal’

Young Munster weather the storm against rivals GarryowenYoung Munster weather the storm against rivals Garryowen

Jaze Kabia’s first goal enough for ShelbourneJaze Kabia’s first goal enough for Shelbourne

Jack Byrne strikes the winner as Shamrock Rovers take Tallaght thriller over DundalkJack Byrne strikes the winner as Shamrock Rovers take Tallaght thriller over Dundalk


Lifestyle

Spring has sprung and a new Munster festival promises to celebrate its arrival with gusto, says Eve Kelliher.Spring has sprung: Munster festival promises to celebrate with gusto

The spotlight will fall on two Munster architects in a new showcase this year.Munster architects poised to build on their strengths

Prepare to fall for leather, whatever the weather, says Annmarie O'Connor.Trend of the week: It's always leather weather

The starting point for Michael West’s new play, in this joint production by Corn Exchange and the Abbey, is an alternative, though highly familiar, 1970s Ireland. You know, elections every few weeks, bad suits, wide ties, and a seedy nexus of politics and property development.Theatre Review: The Fall of the Second Republic at Abbey Theatre, Dublin

More From The Irish Examiner