May 14 / 14.45 Newbury

14.45 Newbury Good To Soft

BetVictor London Gold Cup Handicap

  • Prize money: £36078
  • 1m 2f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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BetVictor London Gold Cup Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

(Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 12-3

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Out of the Oaks winner Taghrooda; won at Doncaster (1m) on debut last September; improved form when placed in a novice at Salisbury (1m, soft) and on seasonal/handicap debut at Newmarket (1m2f, good); very much open to further progress.
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1st

2

(12)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Israr

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

Out of the Oaks winner Taghrooda; won at Doncaster (1m) on debut last September; improved form when placed in a novice at Salisbury (1m, soft) and on seasonal/handicap debut at Newmarket (1m2f, good); very much open to further progress.

3rd

2

(2)

12th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Newmarket

Israr

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

2nd

1

(5)

30th Sep 2021

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Salisbury

Israr

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: John & Thady Gosden

Out of Oaks winner Taghrooda; started the bigger price of two stable debutants at Doncaster (1m, good to firm) this month but overcame inexperience to score narrowly; around 25-1 for next year's Derby and will need another bold show under a penalty if he is to keep those dreams firmly alive.

Evs

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 6-11 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Sole start as 2yo was in July; made a successful return in a five-runner novice at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) in February and followed up in good style in 12-runner novice at Kempton (1m3f, AW) two months ago; this is a very hot race for handicap debut but he brings plenty of promise.
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2nd

6

(8)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Surrey Mist

9st 1lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: George Baker

Sole start as 2yo was in July; made a successful return in a five-runner novice at Lingfield (1m2f, AW) in February and followed up in good style in 12-runner novice at Kempton (1m3f, AW) two months ago; this is a very hot race for handicap debut but he brings plenty of promise.

1st

4

(13)

16th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Surrey Mist

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: George Baker

Huge price when showing promise to finish sixth on his Sandown debut last summer (form worked out very well) and did it nicely when making a successful return in a five-runner novice at Lingfield (1m2f, Polytrack) last month; the runner-up has won since and he shouldn't be underestimated, though the outside draw isn't ideal.

7/1

2

(6)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Surrey Mist

9st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: George Baker

Last summer's big-priced Sandown sixth has worked out well since and he readily justified market support when beating a subsequent winner on his Lingfield comeback; this is tougher under a penalty but he's open to further improvement.

  • Place: £7.40

Form: 46-44

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
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3rd

12

(13)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Zoom

8st 8lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Richard Hannon

4th

3

(4)

29th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Goodwood

Zoom

9st 3lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

4th

17

(12)

16th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Newbury

Zoom

9st 5lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Form: 421-3 BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
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4th

7

(3)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Wineglass Bay

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

3rd

2

(3)

29th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:25 Goodwood

Wineglass Bay

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

1st

8

(7)

7th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Wineglass Bay

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

New Bay gelding who has shown significant promise in a couple of 7f novice events, finishing fourth to useful sort at Salisbury then clear second at Kempton (AW); looks open to further progress; respected.

11/4

Form: 932-2

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
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5th

11

(4)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Mr Big Stuff

8st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Spencer

2nd

4

(8)

6th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 50y

Class 4

14:15 Nottingham

Mr Big Stuff

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Richard Spencer

2nd

3

(5)

16th Dec 2021

Standard

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Mr Big Stuff

9st 2lb

J: Martin Dwyer

T: Richard Spencer

Always in rear at Newmarket on his debut in October but he left that form a long way behind when 100-1 third at Nottingham (8.3f, soft) last month; that was promising behind a very useful newcomer and looks interesting if he can build on that.

4/1

Form: 01-4 BF

Last run: 50 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
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6th

10

(2)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Bizarre Law

8st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

4th

5

(3)

25th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bizarre Law

9st 4lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Andrew Balding

Down the field (slow start) in a Newmarket novice in October, but he took a marked step forward when landing a 1m novice at Kempton the following month; showed plenty of grit to come out on top on that occasion and he remains capable of better; leading contender despite his penalty.

5/4

1st

2

(10)

12th Nov 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Bizarre Law

9st 5lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

150,000gns yearling; beaten about 20l in a good-looking Newmarket maiden (7f, soft) after starting slowly; needed to show more.

20/1

Form: 6435-1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

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7th

13

(11)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Wootton’Sun

8st 7lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Richard Fahey

1st

7

(1)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 4

17:05 Doncaster

Wootton’Sun

8st 10lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

5th

14

(5)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

12:30 York

Wootton’Sun

8st 4lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

Has shown improvement in three runs, finishing third of 13 in an Ayr novice (7f, good to firm) last month; ground softer than good would be an unknown, but he is bred to relish the longer trip so is one for the shortlist.

7/1

Form: 701

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
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8th

8

(7)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Marsoul

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

1st

7

(8)

26th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 75y

Class 5

14:30 Nottingham

Marsoul

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

13th

9

(17)

16th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Newbury

Marsoul

9st 5lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

No great promise when 10l seventh of 12 at Leicester (7f, good to soft; 14-1) two weeks ago, fading; plenty of improvement required.

Form: 3120-7

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
2-6 as 2yo, running poorly on final start and gelded soon after; 20-1 for reappearance in handicap at Sandown (1m) three weeks and he was outpaced in last of ten 2f but before passing three rivals; while that was hardly bet-compelling for this hot race, it did suggest that today's extra 2f can help and his yard won three of the last six runnings of this race.
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9th

3

(10)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

La Pulga

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

2-6 as 2yo, running poorly on final start and gelded soon after; 20-1 for reappearance in handicap at Sandown (1m) three weeks and he was outpaced in last of ten 2f but before passing three rivals; while that was hardly bet-compelling for this hot race, it did suggest that today's extra 2f can help and his yard won three of the last six runnings of this race.

7th

4

(9)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Sandown

La Pulga

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

14th

1

(10)

9th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

0m 7f 192y

Class 2

12:30 York

La Pulga

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Roger Charlton

Successful on Sandown debut (7f, good) in June and awarded the race after being bumped at Carlisle (7.7f, good) in August, but probably put up an even bigger performance when beaten a neck by Desert Angel in a Doncaster nursery (1m, good to soft) four weeks ago; up 3lb, but enjoys a 6lb pull with his old rival and is respected despite top weight.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 216-4

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Creditable fourth of six at Newmarket (1m) two weeks ago on seasonal/handicap debut; unraced on softer than good; should come on from that run and he's brother to a fairly useful 1m2f/1m4f winner, so the move up in trip is of interest.
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10th

1

(6)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Razzle Dazzle

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Richard Hannon

Creditable fourth of six at Newmarket (1m) two weeks ago on seasonal/handicap debut; unraced on softer than good; should come on from that run and he's brother to a fairly useful 1m2f/1m4f winner, so the move up in trip is of interest.

4th

1

(4)

30th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:50 Newmarket

Razzle Dazzle

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Close second on debut at Newmarket July course (7f, good) before easily making all over that same C&D (good to firm) later in August; underperformed in a Listed race on final start but he should stay 1m and it would be no shock if he proves better than this opening mark.

7/2

Form: 17-1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
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11th

9

(5)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Red Vineyard

8st 13lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

1st

6

(4)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 3

16:40 Sandown

Red Vineyard

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

7th

7

(8)

23rd Oct 2021

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

13:00 Newbury

Red Vineyard

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Slade Power colt who made a successful debut at Ffos Las (7.4f, good; ridden out) last month; however, the bare form isn't compelling and he has plenty to find upped sharply in class.

33/1

Form: 15-3

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Sweating and looked very green on both 2yo starts, still good enough to win at Goodwood (1m, good) on debut but a flop at Chester (7.5f, good); again made the running and looked much more professional, though still something to learn, when close third of eight in another novice at Chepstow (1m2f, good to firm) 16 days ago, galloping on well and leaving the strong impression he has more to give.
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12th

5

(1)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

14:45 Newbury

Luminous Light

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Sweating and looked very green on both 2yo starts, still good enough to win at Goodwood (1m, good) on debut but a flop at Chester (7.5f, good); again made the running and looked much more professional, though still something to learn, when close third of eight in another novice at Chepstow (1m2f, good to firm) 16 days ago, galloping on well and leaving the strong impression he has more to give.

3rd

4

(4)

28th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

19:53 Chepstow

Luminous Light

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £231.00
Straight Forecast £223.10
Tricast £4494.90
Trifecta £6335.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Israr

SPOTLIGHT:

Red Vineyard

TOPSPEED:

Mr Big Stuff

Daily Express:

Inverness

RP Ratings:

Red Vineyard

LAMBOURN:

Red Vineyard

The Times:

Red Vineyard

Daily Mirror:

Red Vineyard

Daily Record:

Red Vineyard

NEWMARKET:

Israr

Telegraph:

Israr

The Guardian:

Israr

Daily Mail:

Israr

The Sun:

Israr

The Star:

Israr