Copperhead favourite to win Ladbrokes Trophy
Now 8/1 favourite at Newbury after Topofthegame setback
Ahead of the 2020 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury, Copperhead has been placed as the new 8/1 favourite.
Topofthegame had previously been the frontrunner but has been replaced by the six-year-old Colin Tizzard-trained gelding after being ruled out for the season.
The Condition and Aye Right are now joint second favourites at 10/1, ahead of Imperial aura and Vinndication who are 12/1 to claim victory.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “It’s desperately unlucky for connections that Topofthegame will miss another season on the track, and he would have been clear favourite for a winning return in the Ladbrokes Trophy, a position now held by Copperhead.”
Elsewhere, Saint Sonnet heads the betting for Saturday’s Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham as the 4/1 favourite, ahead of Simply The Betts at 9/2 and Mister Fisher at 6/1.
“Although Saint Sonnet has only had the two starts for trainer Paul Nicholls, he ran an eye-catching race at a big price in Grade 1 company at last season’s Festival, and narrowly shades favouritism ahead of Simply The Betts, himself a two-time course winner over fences,” added Stevens.
8/1 Copperhead, 10/1 The Conditional, Aye Right, 12/1 Imperial Aura, Vinndication, 14/1 De Rasher Counter, Two For Gold, 16/1 Black Op, Danny Whizzbang, Hold The Note, Kildisart, Sam Brown
Paddy Power Gold Cup
4/1 Saint Sonnet, 9/2 Simply The Betts, 6/1 Mister Fisher, 8/1 Al Dancer, Siruh Du Lac, 10/1 Happy Diva, Slate House, 12/1 Coole Cody, Spiritofthegames, 14/1 Brelan d’As, The Russian Doyen, Sky Pirate, 16/1 Aso, Fidux
13/8 Lostintranslation, 2/1 Bristol De Mai, 7/2 Santini, 9/2 Clan Des Obeaux, 14/1 A Plus Tard, 25/1 Saint Calvados
Clonmel Oil Chase
5/2 Bachasson, Kemboy, 11/4 Battleoverdoyen, Cilaos Emery, 10/1 Darasso, Éclair De Beaufeu, 12/1 Magic Of Light, 14/1 Discorama, 16/1 Mortal, Paloma Blue
Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
11/10 Easyland, 7/4 Tiger Roll, 7/1 Potters Corner, Out Sam, 10/1 Vino Royale, 20/1 Little Bruce, Kings Temptation, Beau De Brizais, Kingswell Theatre
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
11/4 Does He Know, 3/1 Threeunderthrufive, 9/2 Grand Mogul, Midnight River, 7/1 Lord Accord, 10/1 Wild Romance, 12/1 Polish, 16/1 The Grand Visir, Castle Robin
6/1 Proschema, 8/1 Edwardstone, Sebastopol, Thyme White, 9/1 Main Fact, 12/1 Tegerek, 14/1 Strong Glance, 16/1 Thinking, Countister, Pisgah Pike, The Shunter, Milkwood, Hunters Call, Ballyandy, Harambe
All Odds and Markets are correct as of date of publication.