May 18 / 15.00 Newbury

15.00

Good

Trade Nation London Gold Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • Prize money: £51540
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Trade Nation London Gold Cup Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.80
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 812- C BF

Last run: 239 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Progressive RPRs in three races, all at Newbury, last season; almost defied a penalty the final time (1m, soft) and the useful winner has advertised that form since; gives the impression he'll stay this longer distance; very solid claims on handicap debut.
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2nd

7

(7)

20th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:40 Ascot

Kings Gambit

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Harry Charlton

Progressive in three-race 2yo campaign and hugely impressive when winning by 4l on last month's handicap and seasonal debut in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on faster), a handicap that often produces Group-race winners (including from this yard); appealing claims.

7/4

1st

3

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Kings Gambit

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Harry Charlton

Progressive RPRs in three races, all at Newbury, last season; almost defied a penalty the final time (1m, soft) and the useful winner has advertised that form since; gives the impression he'll stay this longer distance; very solid claims on handicap debut.

9/2

1st

3

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Kings Gambit

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Harry Charlton

Progressive RPRs in three races, all at Newbury, last season; almost defied a penalty the final time (1m, soft) and the useful winner has advertised that form since; gives the impression he'll stay this longer distance; very solid claims on handicap debut.

9/2

2nd
8 (10)
Poniros

12/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 13-2

Last run: 33 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Form figures of 132 reflect his solid record at maiden/novice level, creditable second at Windsor (1m2f, good) on seasonal debut most recently; debut success came on heavy ground; open to progress in handicaps and can't be dismissed.
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8th

5

(8)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Newmarket (July)

Poniros

9st 6lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Still looks unexposed after five runs; best effort when second of 13 in the competitive London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f) in May and he was far from disgraced after racing freely at Royal Ascot (1m4f) next time; should stay this far and he seems to handle any ground; high on the list.

11/2

10th

8

(14)

20th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Poniros

9st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: Ralph Beckett

Heavy-ground win on debut and competitive on all three starts since; 16-1 for handicap debut in London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on firmer) last time, challenging 3f out and rallying to finish just ahead of Chantilly and Persica; up 4lb but likely to stay 1m4f and progressing nicely.

7/1

2nd

8

(10)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Poniros

8st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: Ralph Beckett

Form figures of 132 reflect his solid record at maiden/novice level, creditable second at Windsor (1m2f, good) on seasonal debut most recently; debut success came on heavy ground; open to progress in handicaps and can't be dismissed.

12/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 6223-1 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Galileo colt who comfortably justified favouritism in Leopardstown handicap (1m2f, heavy; off 10lb lower) on seasonal debut, opening his account; holds major entries and should improve further; yard landed this prize last year; respected.
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6th

2

(9)

12th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Chantilly

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Comfortably justified favouritism in Leopardstown handicap (1m2f, heavy) in April and front-running third in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good) in May; second favourite, looked set for further improvement trying 1m4f at Royal Ascot (good to firm) but failed to find it, racing wide and persistently hanging right up the straight; that was still a respectable run and he's of interest back at 1m2f on forecast slow ground.

9/2

8th

3

(7)

20th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Chantilly

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Comfortably justified favouritism in Leopardstown handicap (1m2f, heavy) in April, opening his account, and improved markedly again when front-running third of 13 in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on firmer); up another 3lb but he should improve again now trying 1m4f.

6/1

3rd

2

(12)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Chantilly

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Galileo colt who comfortably justified favouritism in Leopardstown handicap (1m2f, heavy; off 10lb lower) on seasonal debut, opening his account; holds major entries and should improve further; yard landed this prize last year; respected.

9/2

16/1

Form: 51-1

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Defied a penalty in Epsom novice event (8.5f, good) last month, taking record to 2-3; however, was able to dictate the pace and had little to spare at the finish; stiffer task in this warm handicap upped in trip.
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3rd

5

(9)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:30 Sandown

Into Battle

9st 7lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

The horse he beat at Epsom (1m novice; good) is becoming frustrating but this colt ran a pleasing fifth of 13 in the always-strong London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good); coming back in distance will be no hardship and his yard is going great guns.

9/2

5th

11

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Into Battle

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ed Walker

Defied a penalty in Epsom novice event (8.5f, good) last month, taking record to 2-3; however, was able to dictate the pace and had little to spare at the finish; stiffer task in this warm handicap upped in trip.

16/1

5th

11

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Into Battle

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ed Walker

Defied a penalty in Epsom novice event (8.5f, good) last month, taking record to 2-3; however, was able to dictate the pace and had little to spare at the finish; stiffer task in this warm handicap upped in trip.

16/1

Form: 8214-4 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Registered his 2yo win over 1m2f on soft ground; ran respectably over same trip at Newmarket (good) on reappearance but needs to improve on that effort and gives the impression he may ideally need further now.
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3rd

15

(8)

20th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:05 Ascot

Go Daddy

8st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

2yo win was 1m2f on soft; no improvement this season and although his sixth of 13 in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (1m2f, good; unraced on firmer) last time was creditable, others seem to shout out more loudly for 1m4f.

33/1

6th

7

(14)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Go Daddy

8st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Registered his 2yo win over 1m2f on soft ground; ran respectably over same trip at Newmarket (good) on reappearance but needs to improve on that effort and gives the impression he may ideally need further now.

33/1

6th

7

(14)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Go Daddy

8st 13lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Registered his 2yo win over 1m2f on soft ground; ran respectably over same trip at Newmarket (good) on reappearance but needs to improve on that effort and gives the impression he may ideally need further now.

33/1

Form: 1-21 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Thrice-raced colt who is 2-2 on turf, the latest performance in Sandown handicap (1m2f, good to soft; beat Brioni; won going away off 7lb lower); the other success came on soft ground; looks the type to improve further; one for the shortlist.
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3rd

7

(2)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Newmarket (July)

Goodwood Odyssey

9st 4lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: David Menuisier

Won his first two turf races, including handicap at Sandown (1m2f, good to soft) with some authority; no obvious excuses when only seventh of 13 in London Gold Cup at Newbury next time, but he's had eight weeks off since and may yet do better, with today's longer distance still to explore.

6/1

7th

6

(13)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Goodwood Odyssey

9st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Menuisier

Thrice-raced colt who is 2-2 on turf, the latest performance in Sandown handicap (1m2f, good to soft; beat Brioni; won going away off 7lb lower); the other success came on soft ground; looks the type to improve further; one for the shortlist.

6/1

7th

6

(13)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Goodwood Odyssey

9st 0lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Menuisier

Thrice-raced colt who is 2-2 on turf, the latest performance in Sandown handicap (1m2f, good to soft; beat Brioni; won going away off 7lb lower); the other success came on soft ground; looks the type to improve further; one for the shortlist.

6/1

Form: 124-43

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Record is 1-7; ran well behind Goodwood Odyssey and Brioni at Sandown most recently but seems unlikely to reverse the placings; looks a touch more exposed than those rivals and plenty of the others too.
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1st

7

(6)

20th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:20 Ripon

Prepschool

9st 5lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Michael Bell

Put two rather disappointing shows behind him with a creditable third at Sandown (1m2f, soft) two weeks ago; not far away on that evidence.

5/1

3rd

5

(3)

6th Jul 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:12 Sandown

Prepschool

9st 7lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Michael Bell

Rather disappointing at Newbury and Epsom last two starts; hopes hinge on a return to the same C&D as his career-best third in April.

20/1

12th

10

(10)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

13:25 Epsom

Prepschool

8st 11lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Michael Bell

Sole win from eight starts came last August, following a close call at this track (soft) the time before; has contested three 1m2f handicaps this term, easily best of those efforts when third at Sandown (good to soft; 2lb lower today) on second occasion; never dangerous in London Gold Cup at Newbury latest; others may bring more potential.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 31-61 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Front-running colt who beat six rivals in Newmarket handicap (1m2f, good; off 7lb lower) most recently, taking record to 2-4; open to further progress but isn't sure to get such an easy lead in this bigger field.
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3rd

2

(8)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 2

17:40 Ascot

Black Run

9st 7lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Front-runner for his two wins, latterly against six rivals in handicap at Newmarket (off 6lb lower) in May; tongue tied that day and when well beaten in the London Gold Cup at Newbury (also 1m2f on good) five weeks ago, when he raced in mid-division; others bring more compelling claims.

20/1

9th

1

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Black Run

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Front-running colt who beat six rivals in Newmarket handicap (1m2f, good; off 7lb lower) most recently, taking record to 2-4; open to further progress but isn't sure to get such an easy lead in this bigger field.

14/1

9th

1

(5)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Black Run

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Front-running colt who beat six rivals in Newmarket handicap (1m2f, good; off 7lb lower) most recently, taking record to 2-4; open to further progress but isn't sure to get such an easy lead in this bigger field.

14/1

10th
9 (3)
Brioni

12/1

Form: 32-12 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Justified favouritism in Kempton maiden (1m, AW) on seasonal debut, then ran well in Sandown handicap (1m2f, good to soft) when collared by Goodwood Odyssey, having perhaps gone for home a shade too soon; in the mix.
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7th

2

(4)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:30 Sandown

Brioni

9st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Alan King

Has course form having finished runner-up over 1m2f here in April before finishing down the field in the London Gold Cup at Newbury; even if bouncing back from that he might be vulnerable to something better handicapped.

7/1

10th

9

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Brioni

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Alan King

Justified favouritism in Kempton maiden (1m, AW) on seasonal debut, then ran well in Sandown handicap (1m2f, good to soft) when collared by Goodwood Odyssey, having perhaps gone for home a shade too soon; in the mix.

12/1

10th

9

(3)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Brioni

8st 9lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Alan King

Justified favouritism in Kempton maiden (1m, AW) on seasonal debut, then ran well in Sandown handicap (1m2f, good to soft) when collared by Goodwood Odyssey, having perhaps gone for home a shade too soon; in the mix.

12/1

Form: 2-31 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Thrice-raced colt who made all in Windsor maiden (1m2f, good to soft) most recently, battling on well; this Dubawi colts holds a Group 2 Royal Ascot entry and should have more to offer; interesting contender.
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11th

10

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Fighter Command

8st 8lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

Thrice-raced colt who made all in Windsor maiden (1m2f, good to soft) most recently, battling on well; this Dubawi colts holds a Group 2 Royal Ascot entry and should have more to offer; interesting contender.

10/1

11th

10

(11)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Fighter Command

8st 8lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: John & Thady Gosden

Thrice-raced colt who made all in Windsor maiden (1m2f, good to soft) most recently, battling on well; this Dubawi colts holds a Group 2 Royal Ascot entry and should have more to offer; interesting contender.

10/1

1st

3

(7)

29th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

18:09 Windsor

Fighter Command

8st 13lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, made virtually all, increased tempo when lit up by loose horse after 2f, slowed tempo 6f out, ridden and faced challenge against near rail from 2f out, kept on well, just did enough

11/10

Form: 2325-2 BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Well bred and has some encouraging form; creditable second, albeit no match for impressive winner, in Musselburgh handicap (1m, good to soft) most recently; the only maiden in this field but pedigree suggests he may improve for the new trip.
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1st

4

(5)

11th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 39y

Class 5

14:10 Carlisle

Individualism

9st 8lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

made all, edged left from over 2f out, pushed along and ran on well over 1f out, pushed out towards near side inside final 110yds, readily

5/4

2nd

1

(2)

2nd Jul 2024

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

14:45 Hamilton

Individualism

9st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

pressed leader, led going easily over 2f out, soon sustained duel with winner, bumped twice inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, just held

11/2

6th

6

(6)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 208y

Class 3

16:00 Musselburgh

Individualism

9st 1lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

slowly into stride

10/1

Form: 71-1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Showed promise in the Convivial Maiden at York on debut; successful in novice events at Ayr (1m, good to soft) and Ripon (1m2f, soft) since; improving colt who is an interesting handicap prospect for the Easterbys; could go well off low weight.
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13th

13

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Spirit Of Acklam

8st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Showed promise in the Convivial Maiden at York on debut; successful in novice events at Ayr (1m, good to soft) and Ripon (1m2f, soft) since; improving colt who is an interesting handicap prospect for the Easterbys; could go well off low weight.

8/1

13th

13

(8)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Spirit Of Acklam

8st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Showed promise in the Convivial Maiden at York on debut; successful in novice events at Ayr (1m, good to soft) and Ripon (1m2f, soft) since; improving colt who is an interesting handicap prospect for the Easterbys; could go well off low weight.

8/1

1st

2

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:40 Ripon

Spirit Of Acklam

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Cracksman colt who was off the mark on second start when scoring at Ayr in September (1m, good to soft; form worked out well); taken out on account of the soft ground at Beverley on Thursday; likely improver; the one to beat.

5/6

Form: 7101-3

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Successful over 6f on turf and 1m on AW last term; useful form in Kempton conditions race (1m, AW) on reappearance, finishing third to subsequent 2,000 Guineas winner Notable Speech; possibilities off unaltered mark, provided he stays the new trip.
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Non-runners

Hot Fuss

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £98.70
Straight Forecast £60.45
Tricast £238.26
Trifecta £655.10

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Fighter Command

Daily Mail:

Goodwood Odyssey

SPOTLIGHT:

King's Gambit

POSTDATA:

Chantilly

THE NORTH:

Individualism

TOPSPEED:

Brioni

The Times:

Fighter Command

The Star:

Fighter Command

Daily Mirror:

Goodwood Odyssey

Daily Record:

Goodwood Odyssey

RP RATINGS:

King's Gambit

The Sun:

King's Gambit

The Guardian:

Chantilly

D Express:

Chantilly

Telegraph:

Individualism