Conti pencilled in for Newbury
Grade One-winning chaser Silviniaco Conti will make his next appearance in the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury.
Last Updated: 13/12/12 6:39pm
Having already won the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby and eclipsed Long Run in the Betfair Chase at Haydock, trainer Paul Nicholls has hopes he will develop into a big Cheltenham Gold Cup contender.
Nicholls said in his Betfair column: "Talking of Silviniaco Conti, next stop for him is the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury in February.
"His owners Jared (Sullivan) and Chris (Giles) seem to like winning valuable Betfair-sponsored races - Silviniaco won the Betfair Chase obviously, and Zarkandar won the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury last year - and for racegoers at Newbury I hope to be able to arrange a bonus.
"Denman couldn't make it to the day last year because of injury but I hope to be able to get him to parade before the race named in his honour. If he consents to giving up a day's hunting, that is."