• 15:10 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase 3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £85,425 2nd £32,055 3rd £16,050 4th £7,995
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 32.60s
  • Off time: 15:12:16
15:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carruthers 10/1
2nd Planet of Sound 14/1
3rd Fair Along (GER) 33/1
4th Great Endeavour (IRE) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/B0186- YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Neptune Collonges (FR) 224
10 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (7) 168 33/134.00
2 2F01/35- Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap Planet of Sound 315
Course Winner
9 11-2 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 158 14/115.00
3 012F2-1 Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 19 (ex4)
6 10-11 pt P R Webber W T Kennedy 149 22/123.00
4 2/111P-2 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Aiteen Thirtythree (IRE) 26
Course Winner
7 10-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 152 9/25.50
5 3/6119P- Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Blazing Bailey 224
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-9 A King R Thornton 151 50/151.00
6 1/62F6-1 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Great Endeavour (IRE) 14 (ex4)
7 10-9 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 147 5/16.00
7 11/U121- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Beshabar (IRE) 224
9 10-8 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 150 10/111.00
8 1/11134- Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Wayward Prince 232
Beaten Favourite
7 10-8 Ian Williams D C Costello 150 6/17.00
9 2/6649-3 White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 14
Course Winner
8 10-4 t1 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 146 10/111.00
10 631418 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Muirhead (IRE) 28
8 10-4 N Meade Paul Carberry 146 18/119.00
11 31311/ RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Michel Le Bon (FR) 730
Course Winner
8 10-4 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 146 10/111.00
12 F1UF-4U Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 14
6 10-4 p D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 146 16/117.00
13 21/111P- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Wymott (IRE) 255
7 10-2 D McCain Jnr G Lee 144 10/111.00
14 934-U26 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 14
Course Winner
9 10-0 pt P J Hobbs Ms N Carberry 142 33/134.00
15 11P-15P Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Balthazar King (IRE) 14
7 10-0 P J Hobbs Giles Hawkins (3) 141 66/167.00
16 2123-5F Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 14
9 10-0 N J Gifford L Treadwell 140 25/126.00
17 5028-15 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Billie Magern 14
7 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 139 33/134.00
18 5P1R-12 Yellow, light blue cross belts, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves Qhilimar (FR) 27
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-0 p C E Longsdon R McGrath 137 33/134.00


The brilliant Denman has won this twice under top weight but stablemate Neptune Collonges may find the task beyond him. Paul Nicholls looks to have better prospects in the lightly-raced pair Aiteen Thirtythree and Michel Le Bon, who have both won at the track, though the former looks to have his fair share of weight considering his lack of experience and the latter is returning from two years on the sidelines. Great Endeavour stayed this trip over hurdles and turned the Paddy Power Gold Cup into a procession two weeks ago. He should go well under a small penalty but this is a race in which second-season chasers have thrived down the years so WYMOTT may be the one to beat at the weights. He rattled up a hat-trick over fences last season and something was clearly amiss when he was pulled up in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in March. He has been pleasing Donald McCain at home and gets 6lb from the equally promising Wayward Prince, who stayed on to finish third in the RSA Chase but was beaten by the selection off level weight over hurdles last year. Proven stayers Beshabar and Carruthers have each-way claims and may prove the pick of the remainder.