Ladbrokes Trophy Each Way Ante-Post Selections




Ontheropes 6/1

The first horse that takes the eye in the prestigious race is the Willie Mullins trained Ontheropes, who at 6/1 offers big value for the thriving yard.

The seven year old son of Presenting looks to have been a hard horse to train over the years, but Mullins seems to have found the key to getting him right and looks a big contender in this event.

In November 2020 he was seen finishing a four lengths second at Fairyhouse behind the Superstar Monkfish, but was not seen again until this term.

Sporting the colours of Cheveley Park Stud, He returned in October in the Munster National Handicap Chase over three miles off a mark of 141 where he won going away.

The Ladbrokes has been the big aim since that event and with Mullins targeting the event with other nice horses in the past, he is certainly not without a big each way squeak.

Fiddlerontheroof 8/1

Fiddlerontheroof burst onto the novice hurdle scene two seasons ago with an impressive win in the Grade One Tolworth at Sandown on deep ground. 

He looked severely outpaced in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle after that and could only manage 11th, but after a break he returned to the track as a chaser in October.

Starting in a tight three runner field, he ran well enough for his first outing with If The Cap Fits running out the winner. 

His next start yielded his first chase win when taking out a Beginners Chase at Exeter and after that, he finished second in three Grade Two races over fences. 

Beaten by Caribean Boy at Newbury over 2.5 miles and then Allart over the same trip at Ascot, Fiddlerontheroof was sent off favourite both times and found one too good on each occasion. 

Moved up in trip to three miles, he again only contested in a small field. Coming second this time to Next Destination, but overall it was an improved run

It was another second for the Bridesmaid last at the Cheltenham festival in the Grade One Brown Advisory Novices' Chase, this time giving a career best performance to only be beaten by Monkfish.

He finished off last term at Aintree in the Mildmay Novices' Chase and having been burnt out throughout the season he could only manage third, a long way behind the winner.

Back for another season this term, this time going into open company, he made a very impressive seasonal return in the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Listed Chase, seeing off the likes of Silver Hallmark and Espoir De Romay.

He is certain to come on for that run and has always looked to be better over a decent trip and he gets that in this race, especially racing off a nice mark.

Big each way player.