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Cloth Cap faces 20 rivals as the Ladbrokes Trophy hero attempts to follow in Arkle’s hooves by being the first back-to-back winner since 1965.
Jonjo O’Neill’s charge scored by 10l at Newbury in 2020 but finds himself 18lbs worse off compared to last year and is rated the joint-second best horse in the race with Eklat De Rire behind Brahma Bull. The latter duo form part of a four-strong squad of Irish-trained runners including the Munster National winner Ontheropes and Annamix.
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The 21 runners and riders are set to go to post at 3pm on Saturday, November 27 ahead of a 3m 2f trip. The going is likely to be Good to Soft due to unseasonably dry weather, although it’s worth nothing that last year’s renewal was run on Good ground.
You’ll find all the key information about the Ladbrokes Trophy 2021 including the declared field below.
Ladbrokes Trophy Runners and Riders
Brahma Bull (Brian Hayes)
Eklat De Rire (Rachael Blackmore)
Cloth Cap (Tom Scudamore)
Annamix (Jack Foley)
Ontheropes (Sean O’Keeffe)
Fiddlerontheroof (Brendan Powell)
Kitty’s Light (Jack Tudor)
Brave Eagle (James Bowen)
Mister Malarky (Harry Kimber)
Copperhead (Jonjo O’Neill Jr)
Potterman (Tom Cannon)
Enrilo (Harry Cobden)
Remastered (Fergus Gillard)
Canelo (Tom Bellamy)
The Hollow Ginge (Sam Twiston-Davies)
Demachine (Richard Patrick)
Cloudy Glen (Charlie Deutsch)
Fortescue (Hugh Nugent)
Full Back (Jamie Moore)
One More Fleurie (Charlie Todd)
Danny Whizzbang (Mitchell Bastyan)
Ladbrokes Trophy Betting
You can view the latest odds for the Ladbrokes Trophy 2021 by visiting our dedicated betting page or via our snazzy widgets below.
Willie Mullins saddled Total Recall to victory in 2017 and the Closutton handler boasts this year’s hot fancy, Ontheropes. The Munster National winner is high in the handicap but the weight of 11st 7lbs is eased by the booking of claimer Sean O’Keeffe.
Eklat De Rire is likely to attract support thanks to the Henry de Bromhead x Rachael Blackmore dream team. The trainer-and-jockey duo will be hoping it’s another super Saturday after striking in last weekend’s Betfair Chase with A Plus Tard.
Fiddlerontheroof leads the British charge and is hoping to make it two wins from two for the campaign after opening up with a Listed success at Carlisle last month.
Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls’ big threat is Enrilo, who rounded off last campaign by finishing third in the Gold Cup at Sandown Park.
The youngest horse in the field, Kitty’s Light, has been rising up the ratings after hitting the post on his last three runs.
Meanwhile, defending champion Cloth Cap has to carry 11st 8lbs but is prominent in our betting market as he makes his second start since a wind operation.
How To Watch The Ladbrokes Trophy
Generous Uncle Paddy’s put his money where his mouth is to give you access to live streams from across the tracks in the UK and Ireland, which means you can watch the Ladbrokes Trophy 2021 on paddypower.com or on the Paddy Power app for FREE! You’ll need to log in to your Paddy Power account but, don’t worry, you don’t have to place a bet to access the action.
Alternatively, you can watch the Ladbrokes Trophy 2021 on ITV as part of ITV Racing’s live coverage on Saturday, sponsored by Paddy Power. They’ll be showing five races from Newbury and three from Newcastle from 1pm on ITV3 before switching to ITV at 2.45pm.
Saturday’s Newbury Racecard
12:10: Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed)
12:40: John Francome Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)
13:15: Sir Peter O’Sullevan Memorial Handicap Chase
13:50: Handicap Hurdle
14:25: Intermediate Hurdle (Limited Handicap)(Listed)
15:00: Ladbrokes Trophy Chase (Handicap) (Grade 3)
15:35: Handicap Chase
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