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impossible123
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Who are the entries,  please? Is Killultagh Vic amongst them?
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Report Anybody help October 12, 2016 8:19 PM BST
The best handicap chase of the year bar none. Form generally stands up. I WILL BE THERE!!!
Report Fabulous October 12, 2016 11:55 PM BST
123, the initial entry stage is 25th October
Report impossible123 October 13, 2016 11:18 AM BST
Fabulous,

Cheers! I hope he is in there otherwise my antepost on KV is looking 'misguided' already.
Report unclepuncle October 13, 2016 12:54 PM BST
I expect he'll be entered but very much doubt he'll actually run in it.
Report Fabulous October 13, 2016 1:44 PM BST
No probs 123
Report bigben October 16, 2016 8:55 PM BST
Only ran twice over fences, I think you need to have ran 3 times but I could be wrong.
Report ReaseHeath October 16, 2016 11:05 PM BST
you'd want to hear KV's connections come out and say something positive about his well being, I can't find anything - in racing no news often turns out to be bad news.

Surely Mullins would also want him to have a prep before the Hennessy - especially after what happened when Djakadam went there undercooked a couple of years back.
Report sc1883 October 18, 2016 12:17 PM BST
Im sure I heard KV wouldn't be out until January at the earliest
Report impossible123 October 18, 2016 12:31 PM BST
If so, my money is already lost for this race. How badly I missed the 'services' of No More Heroes and/or Don Cossack this season to help me show a profit already.
Report shockster October 18, 2016 3:30 PM BST
Apparently Willie Mullins on ATR today said Kilultagh Vic will be back in the 2nd half of the season.


Also read a bit back that this is the 60th and last Hennessy.  Longest sponsorship ending.

Already got my tickets for the 2 days and can't wait. Excited
Report unclepuncle October 22, 2016 8:26 PM BST
Be a real shame if the sponsorship changes.

Already today we have said goodbye to the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle.Sad
Report Ibrahima Sonko October 22, 2016 8:55 PM BST
I would be gutted too if the sponsorship ended, iconic race with a name that is unique.
Report rogerthebutler October 24, 2016 3:35 PM BST
And who would take it over and expect their name to be associated with it?

Racing folk are notoriously conservative and still refer to the Mackeson, Schweppes, bloody hell, even the Massey Ferguson.
Report cyclops October 24, 2016 4:39 PM BST
That great sequence of handicap chases up to Christmas used to read:

Mackeson, Black and White Whisky, Hennessy, Benson and Hedges, Massey-Ferguson and SGB. Top class horses would usually run in them all. Fair enough, the game's changed, but those races had a fantastic aura.

We now have the Bet Victor, whatever the Ascot race is now called (it seemed to change its identity quite regularly and in that respect, nothing changes), Hennessy, Tingle Creek, December Gold Cup and the one that no-one ever knows who sponsors it at Ascot just before Christmas. But, of course, we have the Betfair chase in addition. Just as good a first half of the season as it ever was.
Report shockster October 26, 2016 12:03 PM BST
58 entries for The Hennessy.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/All-systems-go-for-Avant-Tout-as-58-entries-revealed-today-for-the-60th-Hennessy-Gold-Cup-at-Newbury.html?soid=1110108263682&aid=V7GQsWWKl1E
Report shockster October 26, 2016 2:25 PM BST
Here's the entries in OR order Coneygree on 172.  Irish horses at the bottom. Ratings to be given later.

Apologies if the formatting goes awry below when I post.

7    111/1-    Coneygree384      9                172    —    —
41    22P1P-    Silviniaco Conti231      10                169    128    175
42    1416-4    Smad Place34      9                167    150    173
45    3112-    The Last Samuri231      8            159    139    160
16    P5F-15    Irish Cavalier48      7            159    144    164
50    22414-    Un Temps Pour Tout232     7            158    125    164
38    12143-    Sausalito Sunrise217    8            158    144    166
53    22202-    Virak231    7                156    130    164
14    54P2F-    Holywell231      9                156    86    164
5    12113-    Blaklion232      7                154    129    162
4    311UF-    Bishops Road217    8                154    117    157
56    111PP-    Wakanda233    7                154    104    157
27    13321-    Native River232      6            154    136    165
15    9841P-    Houblon Des Obeaux233     9            153    103    164
21    3P381-    Le Mercurey224    6                152    128    160
54    1511-    Vivaldi Collonges224      7            152    90    157
37    55665-    Saphir Du Rheu217    7            152    135    160
52    31451-    Vicente224      7                151    133    159
28    P1P87-    O´Faolains Boy253      9            151    113    163
13    U112U-    Henri Parry Morgan217     8            150    141    160
9    99P-15    Double Ross34      10                150    107    154
39    11173-    Seeyouatmidnight224    8            150    135    161
46    6434-1    Third Intention34      9            150    138    157
48    3/150-    Triolo D´Alene231      9            150    118    160
44    231F8-    Theatre Guide217    9            149    136    154
30    1007-    Oscar Rock217      8                148    129    150
8    222P-1    Coologue35      7                148    105    152
6    51P0-    Carole´s Destrier217      8            148    122    152
31    113P3-    Otago Trail224    8                147    133    157
35    1PPP-2    Regal Encore210    8                147    105    144
18    1U1U-1    Javert203    7                147    113    153
43    34B4-    Southfield Theatre217    8            147    132    152
29    1225U-    Onenightinvienna231    7            146    125    157
23    2/117-    Local Show256      8                146    125    152
22    6150P-    Le Reve217    8                146    132    154
40    47P40-    Seventh Sky217    9                145    106    145
25    42129-    Milansbar224      9                145    116    151
49    2758-U    Un Ace210    8                144    -1    132
55    12155-    Vyta Du Roc224      7            143    126    151
10    11/14-    Drumacoo280      7                143    92    155
20    14F4P-    Knock House231      7            141    93    147
12    P/7U6-    Hadrian´s Approach217     9            141    127    147
33    31177-    Out Sam232      7                139    105    153
24    4217P-    Midnight Prayer224      11            139    83    143
51    12P9-P    Upswing49      8                137    72    128
47    21U74-    Thomas Brown231      7            137    101    147
1    11F-6    Another Hero49    7                134    74    140
34    UF1-61    Potters Cross49      9            127    89    134
19    002U7    Killer Crow48    7                —    94    123
32    11F2-2    Outlander214      8                —    127    156
2    21P-54    Aubusson167    7                —    98    145
26    1232-1    Monksland46    9                —    121    152
36    21166-    Roi Des Francs232    7            —    92    151
17    12143/    Irish Saint596    7                —    —    —
11    F2P11-    Empire Of Dirt254    9            —    114    154
3    2F91-1    Avant Tout211    6                —    106    156
57    3/226-    Wounded Warrior294    7            —    90    160
58    46116    Wrath Of Titans48    7            —    12
Report unclepuncle October 26, 2016 5:37 PM BST
The Irish runners look the most iinteresting   -  Avant Tout @ 10/1 is a worthy fav but after the recent shenanigans I expect Gigginstown will be very keen to beat Mullibs and they have several possibles, which of course means it's hard to know which ones will run.Cry

Outlander would be of particular interest but can't back it until running plans are more definite.
Report Ibrahima Sonko October 27, 2016 8:28 PM BST
Anyone know why the meeting has been reduced to 2 days this year ?
Report shockster October 28, 2016 9:53 AM BST
IS - Day 1 is actually next Thursday 3/11/16 and is called Festival Preview day.  The idea is to advertise the 2 day meeting.  The best races from the 3 day meeting are now rolled into 2 days to make them higher profile days than they already were.  I think it's about increasing the attendance on the Friday as Saturday is well supported anyway.

I only go Friday/Saturday so it actually suits me.  The running order is now on the Newbury Races website and it's a cracking 2 day card, just hope some of the graded races (Novice Chases) are well supported.
Report Ibrahima Sonko October 28, 2016 4:24 PM BST
cheers.

I have got to work next thursday Plain
Report shockster October 31, 2016 9:38 AM GMT
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has indicated that Saphir du Rheu, third in Saturday’s Sodexho Gold Cup at Ascot, is likely to be seen next in the feature Group 3 Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury on November 26.

The seven-year-old made a highly satisfactory return to the fray at the weekend, staying on well to take third in the race won by Gary Moore’s Anthony.

Having rather lost his way last term, the gelded son of Al Namix could take now his chance at Newbury racing off an 11lb lower mark than last year, when he was sent off favourite for the coveted three-and-a-quarter mile chase but finished just out of the frame behind Alan King’s classy Smad Place.

“He will go straight for the Hennessy,” suggested Nicholls in the aftermath of the Andy Stewart-owned chaser’s seasonal return. “He had a right good blow.

“I thought he ran a good race in (the Hennessy) last year when he was fifth. He will be a bit lighter and stronger and we will have a go at it.”

“He was never right last year,” revealed the Ditcheat handler. “Nick Scholfield said to make more use of him and what we wanted to get him doing was jumping well. He can only build on that.”
Report Ibrahima Sonko November 4, 2016 9:56 PM GMT
The preview meeting was a raging success, like to know the attenders.
Report shockster November 8, 2016 9:20 AM GMT
Out Sam is a doubtful starter if anyone is considering.  I was.  From the trainer
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