Newbury Hennessy Betting
The Hennessy Gold Cup is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar at Newbury and can often provide some answers to the Cheltenham Gold Cup puzzle later in the National Hunt season. Seven horses have gone on to land the Cheltenham Gold Cup odds having previously won the Hennessy, with the most latest to achieve this feat being Denman.
The fact that both races are run over the same distance of 3m2f is one reason why many horses double up, but winning both races is tougher than it seems. All of the horses in the Cheltenham Gold Cup run off the same weight, but because the Hennessy is a handicap, it is down to the handicapper to weight each horse individually in order to make the race fair. Therefore, if a horse wins the Hennessy off a low weight, it is unlikely to be able win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same season.
Stick with six and seven year olds in Newbury Hennessy betting
Six and seven year olds have dominated the most recent renewals of the Hennessy Gold Cup. Seven of the last eight winners have been either of the two ages, with Denman the one exception in 2009. Other trends worth following are horses who arrive at Newbury with either a win or a second from their most recent race and who have previously won a race over a distance further than 3m.
Joncol could be the pick of the next Newbury Hennessy betting
Time For Rupert slightly disappointed towards the end of last season, particularly when finishing fifth in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. However, he is clearly talented and is expected to be towards the head of the market in the Newbury Hennessy betting. Having undergone successful knee surgery, Joncol is a horse who could feature prominently in the Newbury Hennessy betting, especially as he has previously won the Irish equivalent of the same race at Leopardstown.