FLASHBACK: Denman wins on Newbury’s Super Saturday
This Saturday, Newbury are staging an incredible raceday with top-class chasers Altior and Native River returning to the action after long spells away from the racetrack.
One of the biggest races of the day at Newbury is the Grade 2 Betfair Denman Chase, where Native River is strong favourite to defend his crown.
Back in 2008, the race was known as The Aon Chase with ‘The Tank’ Denman lining up as 1/4 favourite and he didn’t disappoint.
Entries for the Betfair Denman Chase have been reopened until tomorrow morning. Want to know why the race ended up being named in honour of this amazing performer? Perhaps this replay of the 2008 contest will help jog your memory #TheTank #onehorserace 🐎#BetfairSuperSaturday pic.twitter.com/ptHxAQpzBr
— Newbury Racecourse (@NewburyRacing) February 5, 2018
In 2012, the race was renamed the Denman Chase in his honour. Denman continued to love Newbury throughout his career winning two Hennessy Gold Cups (now the Ladbrokes Trophy).
This year, at Newbury the Betfair Exchange Chase may be the race of the weekend with Altior, Politologue and Fox Norton lining up in what will be a thrilling heavy-weight clash, the winner will be sitting pretty ahead of the Cheltenham Festival with the losers going back with their tails between their legs.
The first race at Newbury’s Betfair Super Saturday is at 1:15pm (gates open at 10:30am) and live coverage starts on ITV4 at 1:30pm.