Ladbrokes Trophy Handicap Chase
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Grade 3 Handicap,
Newbury 15:00
£200,000 added, 4yo plus,
3m 1f 214y, Class 1  
Saturday 28th November 2020

Ladbrokes

Denman famously shouldered top-weight to win the Newbury feature in 2007, before going on to beat fellow Paul Nicholls inmate Kauto Star in the Festival showpiece the following spring.

Like Denman, Topofthegame won the RSA Chase at the 2019 Festival, but he missed the whole of the last campaign due to a leg injury.

He had been well fancied for the Ladbrokes Trophy before being ruled out, but Nicholls has set his sights on that race again as he looks to the future with the eight-year-old.

He told Sky Sports Racing: "Denman obviously won an RSA on the way to winning a Gold Cup and some really good races, and I don't see why Topofthegame isn't the same sort of horse.

"He's not quite so robust, he wouldn't want so many runs - we'll have to space his runs out - but when he's right, he's obviously very good and he's got lots of stamina.

"We're really looking forward to next season with him, getting him ready and hopefully going to Newbury in November."

Ladbrokes Trophy Chase (Grade 3 Handicap)
£200,000 added, 4yo plus, 3m 1f 214y, Class 1
39 entries
Going:

NO. FORM HORSE AGE TRAINER
1 23520- Ardlethen 7 - Dan Skelton
2 2U15-2 Aye Right 7 - Harriet Graham
3 11401- Ballyoptic 10 - Nigel Twiston-Davies
4 /4437/ Benatar 8 - Gary Moore
5 1P/48- Beware The Bear 10 - Nicky Henderson
6 4/122- Black Op 9 - Tom George
7 P/085/ Blaklion 11 - 1 Dan Skelton
8 1158-9 Champagne Court 7 - Jeremy Scott
9 4328-3 Cloth Cap 8 - Jonjo O'Neill
10 /837P/ Coo Star Sivola 8 - Nick Williams
11 5111F- Copperhead 6 - Colin Tizzard
12 1/133- Danny Whizzbang 7 - Paul Nicholls
13 614P-2 De Rasher Counter 8 - Emma Lavelle
14 /3P14- Django Django 7 - Jonjo O'Neill
15 41469- Flying Angel 9 - Nigel Twiston-Davies
16 /3P23- Hold The Note 6 - Mick Channon
17 31221- Imperial Aura 7 - Kim Bailey
18 /7117/ Kapcorse 7 - Paul Nicholls
19 36652- Kildisart 8 - Ben Pauling
20 335U-4 La Bague Au Roi 9 - Warren Greatrex
21 0/413- Lamanver Pippin 7 - Colin Tizzard
22 06P1P- Mister Malarky 7 - Colin Tizzard
23 P/091- OKCorral 10 - Nicky Henderson
24 5-0212 Potterman 7 - Alan King
25 82P13- Regal Encore 12 - Anthony Honeyball
26 1/11P- Sam Brown 8 - Anthony Honeyball
27 /202-1 Secret Investor 8 - Paul Nicholls
28 11/PF- Siruh Du Lac 7 - 1 David Pipe
29 F11P6- Slate House 8 - Colin Tizzard
30 P0226- Spiritofthegames 8 - Dan Skelton
31 31241- The Conditional 8 - David Bridgwater
32 371P-U The Hollow Ginge 7 - Nigel Twiston-Davies
33 4FF0-1 The Mighty Don 8 - Nick Gifford
34 /2212/ Topofthegame 8 - Paul Nicholls
35 4121-U Truckers Lodge 8 - Paul Nicholls
36 /1112- Two For Gold 7 - Kim Bailey
37 35/14- Vinndication 7 - Kim Bailey
38 0/121- Wholestone 9 - Nigel Twiston-Davies
39 /0313- Yala Enki 10 - Paul Nicholls