Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Long Run could face up to 10 rivals as he bids to get off the mark for the campaign in the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury on Saturday.
Betfair are to sponsor Newbury’s big National Hunt meeting in February, featuring Europe’s richest handicap hurdle with prize money upped to £152,500.
This season’s renewal of the AON Chase at Newbury is to be named after recently retired National Hunt great Denman.
RUBY WALSH hailed Denman ‘a great horse’ after injury forced connections to call time on the legendary staying chaser’s stellar career yesterday.
PAUL NOLAN expects the testing ground to suit Joncol in Sunday’s John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown.
PADDY POWER could be facing the single biggest loss in its history if Jedward win the Eurovision on Saturday night.
Paddy Power has slashed the odds on Jedward to win the Eurovision from 14-to-1 to 11-to-2 as bets flood in in the last couple of days before the final.
RUBY WALSH will be reunited with Denman when he takes part in the totesport Bowl at Aintree on Thursday.
DENMAN was reported to be in mint condition yesterday following his heroics in the Hennessy Gold Cup.
DENMAN’S co-owners Harry Findlay and Paul Barber have mutually agreed to end their association.
PAUL Nicholls has confirmed Denman on course for a tilt at the Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup on Wednesday.
PAUL NICHOLLS’ gut instinct is that Denman will do no better than finish fourth or fifth under top weight in Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury – a race in which fellow pacesetter Carruthers has been declared a non-runner.
Ante-post favourite Denman heads 37 remaining entries in Saturday’s renewal of the historic Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.
With Denman not in competitive action on his very own day at Exeter it was up to stablemates Inchidaly Rock, Take The Breeze and The Minack to take up the slack.
Paul Nicholls expects Denman to be “100% sound” in a week’s time following his fall at Aintree on Thursday.
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