The Ladbrokes Trophy - formerly known to many racing fans as the Hennessy Gold Cup, is a Grade 3 Handicap, run at Newbury over a distance of 3m2f, where there are 21 fences to be jumped.
The event was established back in 1957 as the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, initially staged at Cheltenham Racecourse.
The race has been won by some true greats in recent years, which has seen nine horses in total progressing onto win the Cheltenham Gold Cup; the most recent of these being the Colin Tizzard-trained Native River. Mill House, Arkle, One Man and Denman are other notable winners of the past.
The Oliver Sherwood-trained Many Clouds also became the first horse to win both the Hennessy Gold Cup and the Grand National in 2014 and 2015 respectively.