Jump season is upon us and Paddy Power have the latest odds available for the highly anticipated Ladbrokes Trophy in November 2020.
The Ladbrokes Trophy, previously known as the Hennessy Gold Cup, takes place on Saturday 28th November 2020 at Newbury Racecourse. The Grade 3 steeplechase, is three miles and two furlongs long with twenty-ones fences. The race is open to horses aged four years or older.
The race was first established in 1957 under the name of the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup. It was raced at Cheltenham for the first three years before it was moved to Newbury Racecourse. Hennessy continued sponsoring the race until 2016 when Ladbrokes took over.
The Ladbrokes Trophy has a special relationship with the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Nine horses who have won the Ladbrokes Trophy have gone on to win the Gold Cup. In terms of the Grand National, only once has a horse won both and that was Many Clouds in 2014 and 2015.
The 2019 winner of this race was the Emma Lavelle trained De Rasher Counter. He was priced at 12/1 at the start of the race, finishing one and a half lengths ahead of The Conditional.
Ladbrokes Trophy 2020 Odds (Paddy Power on July 20th 2020)
It should come as no surprise that ante-post odds are already available for the 2020 Ladbrokes Trophy. As with all odds, the closer race day gets, the more frequently the odds will change. So please check with your bookmaker for the most up to date odds on the day that you plan to place a bet.
Topofthegame – 8/1
Starting off in the market at 12/1, the eight-year-old has dropped in price to 8/1 and is currently the race favourite. After a good start to 2019, he missed the rest of the year due to a leg injury. He picked up the injury when he finished second in the Betway Mild Novices’ Chase at Aintree.
Prior to this, he won the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. Many people see Topofthegame as a great horse and even though the injury was disappointing, he will have had time to get back to his very best and hopefully get a couple runs in before this one.
Champ – 12/1
The Nicky Henderson trained horse arguably ran the race of the festival, this year at Cheltenham. He covered eight and a half lengths in the final two furlongs to win the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase in some style.
Champ boasts a great record of 13 races with nine win and three second places. He hasn’t run since Cheltenham but is expected to be out and stretching his legs before the Ladbrokes Trophy. As his usual jockey, Barry Geraghty has now retired, who will be on board is uncertain.
Champ showed just how explosive he can be at the end of a race at Cheltenham and at 12/1 looks a good price.
Allaho – 14/1
One of the horses to be beaten by Champ in that dazzling performance was Allaho. Trained by Willie Mullins, he ran a good race at Cheltenham but made minor mistakes.
Bearing this in mind, Mullins will be working on this and knows if these little mistakes can be worked on, Allaho has every chance. Paul Townend and Mullins won this race together back in 2017 on Total Recall and you would expect them to do team up again for this one.
Vinndication – 16/1
After a 129 day break from racing, Vinndication returned this year at the Cheltenham Festival. He ran in the Ultima Handicap Chase finishing fourth, in a very close finish. Before the break, he won at Ascot in the Sodexo Gold Cup, in which he was favourite.
Vinndication has a good record, in ten races, he’s won seven and placed third in one. He’s never raced at Newbury before though.
The Conditional – 16/1
After a 59 day break, The Conditional came back with a winner at the Cheltenham Festival. Ridden by Brendan Powell, he won the Ultima Handicap by a neck priced at 15/2. This was the same race that Vinndication was in so it will be interesting to see how these to get on if they meet again in this one.
The Conditional came second in last year’s Ladbrokes Trophy and was beaten by one and a half lengths by De Rasher Counter. He lacked a little bit towards the end to really give De Rasher Counter a challenge, but holding on for the win at Cheltenham will have given trainer David Bridgewater lots of confidence.
Paddy Power has odds available on a whole host of other horses for this race and will do right up until the race starts. Be sure to check them out as now could be the best time to get the best odds!