The premier handicap chase of the season takes place every year at Newbury in early December. After decades of being called the Hennessy, the owners of that brand thought there was no longer any point paying for naming rights of a name which will stick with most people for at least another generation. A shame, but entirely understandable especially if the new owners have little appetite for racing (assumption). I've only been to this meeting once, and it's the one most judges class as the best in recent memory - when the mighty Denman won carrying top weight in 2009 . Being an Aussie with a strong appetite for top class handicap racing rather than small fields and set weights, I love seeing a champion take on the challenge of conceding weight to the field, and even more so when connections are rewarded for doing so. Preview rights to this mighty race have been claimed by the sharp-eyed Kiaran O'Brien. Enjoy. =================================== Ladbrokes Tro
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