Denman has been installed by William Hill as their 5/1 favourite for a repeat win in the famous handicap chase, followed by What A Friend.
After the Champion Trainer was brought to tears by an historic weight-carrying performance last season, dual Hennessy Gold Cup winner Denman is the 5/1 favourite for a repeat win in the famous handicap chase.
Chased home last season by stablemate What A Friend, it is only appropriate that the Alex Ferguson/Jed Mason is again quoted as the 11/2 second-favourite with Hills, with Diamond Harry and Pandorama thereafter at 8/1.
Kate Miller, spokeswoman for William Hill, said: ‘’the unthinkable was achieved last season with an awe-inspiring weight-carrying performance by Denman in the Hennessy that brought the crowd (and bookies) to tears. Paul Nicholls and his team at Ditcheat have proved this horse can be targeted towards anything, and only the hardest of souls would doubt his ability to dominate again.’’