This occasion was formed in 1957 and it was usually raced at Cheltenham. The opening winner was Mandarin whom Peggy Hennessy owned and an associate of family that established Hennessy the company that aids the race. However, it was moved in 1960 to Newbury and Mandarin continues\d to triumph in 1961 for the second time. Taxidermist who was ridden by John Lawrence was the winner of the second running. Taxidermist was later ridden by Lord Oaksey the gamekeeper and part -owner Caruthers the winner of 2011.
Throughout history the union of the race with Hennessy has progressed and now it is signified as Britain’s racing commercial funder. Whitbread Gold Cup held the previous reputation for seven months before Hennessy.
Basically, the Hennessy gold cup has been taken by 8 horses which have been successful in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Bobs Worth has been of late the achiever in the 2013 race.
Imperial Commander is scheduled to perform well in the Hennessy Gold Cup and not the Betfair Chase which is at Haydock and is a week before. The hero of the Cheltenham Gold Cup of 2010 has in the former years been raced lightly and has undergone some problems in April was moved up in the Grand National.
However, the 12 year olds trainer Nigel Twiston Davies is satisfied with his state and stated that for the Hennessy cup it is very much a possibility that he will be present. The trainer also added that the horse is in excellent shape and very fit like never before. Basically the horse is ready for Newbury.
On the other hand, Lord Windermere is on track to feature in the Hennessy Gold Cup as he does occasionally. However, Jim Culloty is in hope that most of the horses that on top of his 7 year old horse will remain in the amazing chase of November 30 to grant a weight that he can race with.
Basically if Lord Windermere participates then his strive will be removing Bobs worth of Nicky Henderson, who triumphed the RSA and 2012 Hennessey.
However, according to Culloty he said that his excited about racing in the Hennessy for the first time and has kept in mind that it is a race that is challenging but is positive about the horse. The trainer is hoping that Tidal Bay hits a weight of 171 which will set them with a perfect weight but the only issue is that of the horses that are above them.
Alan King trainer of Invictus will carry on in getting him ready for the race at Newbury this week. In
terms of character the 7-1 favorite is appropriate as a soft raced intelligent beginner who poised three
of his four turns over the fences. The last time Invictus was on a race course was last year in February
where he had a cartilage injury as he was getting ready for the RSA race at Cheltenham event. Now he has been training for some time and he has proven to be a stable horse.
Another runner is Opening Batsman who has been tested in headgear after an unsatisfactory joining of his occasional occurrence at Ascot in the United House Gold Cup on the 2ndprovide the horse with blinkers to get him ready for the following race in the Hennessy Gold Cup on the 30TH of November at Newbury.
In the recent blog for Stan James.com Opening Batsman was totally unsatisfactory and he never even
attempted to cover a yard. However, at the Hennessy entry he will be taught in headgear and the next
time he comes he will be seen with either blinkers or cheek pieces.
Emma Lavelle is expecting a race course that is soft for Highland Lodge at the months end. On the 9thof November the character of the 7 year old was granted an enhancement when Standing Ovation simply triumphed at Wincanton with the Badger Ales Trophy. However, Highland Lodge almost passed youngster to David Pipe when he tried to allow two stones in weight in October in the Desert Orchid Trophy. Basically, Highland Lodge is ready for the Hennessey and wants it as light as it can get because soft track is what he enjoys and simply keeps moving.