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Thousands witness thrilling Hennessy Gold Cup

Smad Place wins convincingly for trainer Alan King

Dan Cooper

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THOUSANDS of people were at Newbury Racecourse this afternoon (Sat) for the 59th renewal of the Hennessy Gold Cup.

The Alan King trained Smad Place won the big race, which carries prize money of £200,000, at odds of 7/1.

Celebrities including actor Rob Brydon also came along for a flutter.

Previous Hennessy winner Bob's Worth, trained by Lambourn trainer Nicky Henderson, could only manage a sixth place finish.

Favourite Saphir Du Rheu finished fifth.

See next week's Newbury Weekly News for all the pictures and reaction.

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