15:00 Newbury

Saturday 15 May 2021

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  • BetVictor London Gold Cup Handicap
  • Class 2  |   1m 2f  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 2m 9.24s
1
(10)
River Alwen13
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7| J: J P Spencer| T: R Hannon| OR:  101| D
12/1
Found a chunk of improvement to gain a second success in 1m2f handicap at Newmarket 13 days ago. 5 lb higher mark asks for more, but he remains unexposed at this trip.
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2
(5)
Tamborrada48
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5| J: James Doyle| T: C Appleby| OR:  99| D
13/2
Dubawi gelding who improved further to make it 3-3 in 10.2f handicap at Doncaster in March, displaying a really likeable attitude to edge out a fellow improver. Still unexposed.
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3
(11)
Highland Rocker30
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11| J: L Dettori| T: J & T Gosden| OR:  91
7/1
Looked a useful prospect when off the mark at the third attempt on his turf debut in 4-runner novice at Ripon (12f) last month. Into handicaps now and will go on improving.
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4
(8)
Bay Bridge38
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: R L Moore| T: Sir Michael Stoute| OR:  90| D
11/4
Continued his run-to-run progression when off the mark in impressive style in 5-runner novice at Newcastle (10.2f) on return 38 days ago. Will go on improving and one to keep on side.
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6
(9)
Dubawi Sands21
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-6| J: Andrea Atzeni| T: R Varian| OR:  86| D
13/2
Overcame some lingering greenness to get off the mark in 4-runner novice at Ripon (9.8f) 3 weeks ago. Type to keep on improving.
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7
(6)
Fountain Cross13
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-5| J: M Dwyer| T: R Hannon| OR:  85
66/1
Fairly useful performer who wasn't disgraced when 3 lengths third of 6 to River Alwen at Newmarket (10f) 13 days ago, but remains vulnerable to less-exposed sorts.
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8
(4)
King Frankel17
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-2| J: J Fanning| T: M Johnston| OR:  82| D
7/1
Recorded a fast time when off the mark in 3-runner maiden at Pontefract (10f) 17 days ago. Enters handicaps on a fair mark judged on that and one to take seriously.
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9
(2)
Oz Legend26
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-2| J: K T O'Neill| T: H Palmer| OR:  82
7/1
Built on debut promise to land 1m maiden at Newcastle in December with bit in hand. Posted good third in 10f novice at Windsor 5 months on and has more to offer at this trip.
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10
(3)
Dejame Paso8
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-1| J: Hayley Turner| T: A M Balding| OR:  81
28/1
Improved by the run at 2 yrs and had a good bit in hand when off the mark at Lingfield in October. Progressed again when a close third on second handicap start at Ascot last week. Up in trip.
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11
(1)
Greystoke16
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-0| J: S De Sousa| T: M R Channon| OR:  79| D
17/2
In really good heart at present, following up his Wolverhampton success in 8-runner handicap at Redcar (10f) 16 days ago. Has more on his plate here, though.
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Non-Runners

5
(7)
Dingle22
Weight: 8-8|  Age: 3
T: R Hannon  J: S M Levey
NR

Forecasts

Bay Bridge (11/4), Tamborrada (13/2), Dubawi Sands (13/2), King Frankel (7/1), Oz Legend (7/1), Highland Rocker (7/1), Greystoke (17/2), River Alwen (12/1), Dingle (14/1), Dejame Paso (28/1), Fountain Cross (66/1)

Verdict

HIGHLAND ROCKER was well on top of a subsequent winner at Ripon last month and, with his previous form proving strong, he makes plenty of appeal. Bay Bridge, Tamborrada and King Frankel are a trio of others to take seriously in what promises to be an informative renewal of the London Gold Cup.

  1. HIGHLAND ROCKER (FR)
  2. BAY BRIDGE
  3. TAMBORRADA

Prize Money

1st: £25,770.002nd: £12,085.003rd: £6,045.004th: £3,020.005th: £1,510.006th: £755.00

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