BETFRED Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree could attempt to emulate Denman by carrying top weight to victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in November.

While the eight-year-old, trained by Mark Bradstock at Letcombe Bassett, near Wantage, won’t run again this season, Grade 1 contests like the Betfair Chase at Haydock and the King George VI Chase at Kempton could be on the agenda.

However, Bradstock and his wife, Sara, would love to see him held in the same esteem as Paul Nicholls' former chaser.

"Hundreds of people came back to the yard with bottles of champagne - our dream is that he's another Denman," said Sara.

"We might consider the Betfair Chase and the King George for sure, but possibly we will try to win the Hennessy off top weight."

Coneygree became the first novice to win the Gold Cup since Captain Christy in 1974.

He was bred by Lord Oaksey, founder of the Injured Jockeys Fund, and Sara's father.

She added: “All the good luck we've got in finding these wonderful horses and it coming right has to be down what he did. He deserved that didn't he?”

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