Cloth Cap fits for Jonjo O'Neill to win Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury

By: Greg Wood at Newbury Sunday 29 November 2020
  • Tom Scudamore guides Cloth Cap to 10-length victory
  • Chaser is now a 25-1 shot for next year’s Grand National

“He did his part and I did mine,” Tom Scudamore said after winning the Ladbrokes Trophy – formerly the Hennessy – for a record-equalling third time on Cloth Cap here on Saturday. What Scudamore mainly did, though, was enjoy the experience, as the 9-1 chance produced a series of extravagant leaps to win from the front, crossing the line 10 lengths clear of Aye Right with The Conditional close behind in third.

Cloth Cap was getting weight from all 17 of his opponents but it was his jumping that made the difference as rivals including Vinndication, the 15-2 joint-favourite, could do no more than try to keep the leader within striking distance over the first two miles.

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