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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

3

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:35 Newbury

Kings Gambit

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Never counted on his debut but was wiser to the job at hand when travelling well before getting the better of a long-time leader over C&D a month ago (good to soft); a line of form through the runner-up gives him something to find with Houstonn, but he saw that latest race out with plenty of gusto and his rider struggled to pull him up; promising.

3/1

1st

5

(5)

18th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Newbury

Kings Gambit

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Slowly away and never threatened in 7f contest here last month, finishing over 5l behind Boiling Point; may be sharper with the experience under his belt but needs to improve plenty.

25/1

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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2nd

2

(5)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Windsor

Poniros

9st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Ralph Beckett

95,000euros yearling with an Irish Derby entry; won narrowly on heavy ground at Nottingham (1m) and better again in defeat at Chelmsford when conceding a penalty; the front two have run well since without suggesting the form is anything special; again has the penalty but he's open to improvement.

6/1

3rd

1

(6)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Poniros

9st 11lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold, prominent, hung left over 1f out, kept on

5/1

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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1st

2

(2)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Leopardstown

Chantilly

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Best run was when a close second to a stablemate in a Gowran maiden over a mile but was below that level on next start; however, has to be respected on handicap debut for his top yard.

5/2

3rd

6

(2)

5th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

12:10 Curragh

Chantilly

9st 7lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

sweating, soon led, headed over 1f out, lost second inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

11/10

8/1

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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3rd

2

(1)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Kempton (AW)

Persica

9st 6lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

2-4 as a 2yo, the second win coming over C&D when ridden prominently (well backed); unexposed at the trip but others bring more persuasive claims.

16/1

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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1st

4

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 113y

Class 4

16:30 Epsom

Into Battle

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Ed Walker

Improved from his promising Newmarket debut last October when winning from 13 rivals in a Kempton maiden (1m, AW) the following month; probably needs a bit more to win this but remains open to improvement.

6/1

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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4th

1

(3)

17th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:20 Newmarket

Go Daddy

9st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Possibly best held up; blew out on second start but the others were progressive; won a nursery at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) and fourth of six in French Listed race (1m1f, heavy) later in October; gelded since; all runs have been on softer than good; yard has made a cracking start to April.

11/1

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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1st

3

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:45 Sandown

Goodwood Odyssey

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: David Menuisier

Did well to win sole 2yo start at Salisbury (1m, soft) last October and kept on well for second on reappearance in recent Kempton novice (1m, AW); this Ulysses colt has potential over this longer trip on handicap debut and he's one to be interested in for a trainer who does well at Sandown.

9/2

2nd

4

(4)

10th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Goodwood Odyssey

9st 1lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: David Menuisier

Form hasn't really worked out but came from last to first despite battling greenness at Salisbury in October (1m; 20-1); could be up to defying a 7lb penalty with improvement expected.

2/1

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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3rd

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:45 Sandown

Prepschool

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Michael Bell

All six starts on slow turf; solid 2yo campaign and he may have needed last month's reappearance at Doncaster (9l fourth of eight); however, he's not obviously ahead of his mark and is more exposed than many of these.

10/1

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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1st

2

(7)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:25 Newmarket

Black Run

9st 8lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Dante entry; showed a willing attitude to get back up over 1m1f on soft at Goodwood last October and again made the running three weeks ago at Longchamp (1m2f Group 3, very soft) only to drop out in the closing stages; could be all the sharper for that outing and a tongue-tie is added; remains of interest.

9/2

1st

2

(4)

15th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 11y

Class 4

16:10 Goodwood

Black Run

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

34,000euros yearling, by Nathaniel; fourth foal; dam French 1m3f/12.5f winner (RPR 80) out of half-sister to Group 1 winners Goldikova (7f-1m1f) and Galikova (1m4f); 9-1 for newcomers race at Deauville (7f, good to soft) in August, always prominent when third of ten, showing plenty of ability.

6/4

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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2nd

1

(13)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 4

16:45 Sandown

Brioni

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Promising third on debut here (7f, soft) last September before going close at Kempton (1m, AW) in November, and returned with front-running win there (1m) three weeks ago; his pedigree suggests he'll be suited by this step up in trip on handicap debut and he's firmly in calculations.

5/1

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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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

3rd

5

(7)

13th Apr 2024

Good

1m 2f 23y

Class 4

16:25 Yarmouth

Fighter Command

9st 7lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

6/5

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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2nd

7

(8)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 3

17:45 Musselburgh

Individualism

8st 6lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Related to some good performers for the Johnston stable; showed ability in 7f novice events last season, notably when close second at Ayr (good to soft) on two occasions; should progress now handicapping and upped in trip; commands respect.

7/4

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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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

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Payout
Exacta £987.00
Straight Forecast £604.50
Tricast £2382.60
Trifecta £6551.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Fighter Command

Daily Mail:

Goodwood Odyssey

POSTDATA:

Chantilly

THE NORTH:

Individualism

TOPSPEED:

Brioni

The Times:

Fighter Command

The Star:

Fighter Command

Daily Mirror:

Goodwood Odyssey

Daily Record:

Goodwood Odyssey

The Guardian:

Chantilly

D Express:

Chantilly

Telegraph:

Individualism