15:00 Newbury

Saturday 18 May 2019

All13:5014:2515:0015:4016:1516:5017:25

Al Zubarah London Gold Cup Handicap

Class 2  |   1m 2f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:01  |   Winning time: 2m 5.33s
Weighed In
1st
1
(14)
12/1
T: R CharltonJ: Jason Watson
Raced keenly, held up towards rear, smooth headway over 2f out, led 2f out, stayed on strongly op 14/1
2nd
sh
11
(6)
3/1f
T: W J HaggasJ: Oisin Murphy
Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders went 2nd over 1f out, strong challenge close home, just failed tchd 7/2
3rd
1
9
(16)
6/1
T: A M BaldingJ: S De Sousa
Switched left and dropped in rear after start, good headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden disputing close 2nd over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra towards finish op 8/1
4th
2 ¾
2
(3)
7/2
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on inside, good headway chasing leaders over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong op 4/1 tchd 10/3
5th
¾
3
(9)
33/1
T: M JohnstonJ: James Doyle
Held up in last pair, good headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong
6th
¾
15
(13)
33/1
T: R HannonJ: Thore Hammer Hansen (5)
Pulled hard in mid-division, rapid headway on outside chasing leaders over 6f out, went 2nd 3f out, every chance 2f out, hung left and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
7th
¾
10
(11)
14/1
T: P F I ColeJ: D Tudhope
Held up towards rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer op 16/1
8th
1
14
(7)
38-8
20/1
T: H MorrisonJ: Charlie Bennett
Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out op 25/1
9th
¾
7
(5)
5/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: R L Moore
Tracked leaders on inside, slightly lost place 6f out, pushed along and rallied chasing leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
10th
8
5
(10)
16/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up and always towards rear, never on terms op 20/1
11th
nk
16
(4)
20/1
T: S KirkJ: K T O'Neill
Held up towards rear, never involved op 25/1
12th
sh
6
(1)
10/1
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton
Soon led, headed over 3f out, hung left and weakened over 2f out op 16/1
13th
1
8
(8)
25/1
T: R HannonJ: Jim Crowley
Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out op 33/1
14th
3
12
(15)
25/1
T: B J MeehanJ: Callum Shepherd
Tracked leader after 1f, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon hung left and weakened
15th
14
13
(12)
20/1
T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald
Led briefly, settled 3rd after 1f, weakening when hampered inside final 2f op 25/1

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Non-Runners

4
(2)
Target Zone28
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 3
T: D R C Elsworth  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Sinjaari (3/1), Forest Of Dean (7/2), Solid Stone (5/1), Good Birthday (6/1), War Tiger (10/1), Headman (12/1), Majestic Dawn (14/1), Mackaar (16/1), Korcho (20/1), Htilominlo (20/1), Sky Defender (20/1), Riviera Nights (25/1), Dubai Instinct (25/1), The Trader (33/1), Ritchie Valens (33/1), Target Zone (50/1)

Verdict
Solid Stone represents the connections of 2014 winner Cannock Chase and he must be respected having beaten a pair of his rivals on his last two starts, including Forest of Dean. Sinjarri showed a good turn of foot to score at Windsor and is also shortlisted, but with Hughie Morrison in such good form, it could be worth chancing another Windsor winner in KORCHO, who won despite the track last time, and will be seen to better effect granted an end-to-end gallop on a stiffer track like this.
  1. Korcho
  2. Solid Stone
  3. Sinjaari

Previous Winners

2018
Communique
Weight: 8-4  |Age: 3
Weight: 8-4  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: S De Sousa
  |  
T: M Johnston
7/1
Prize Money
1st: £43,575.002nd: £13,048.003rd: £6,524.004th: £3,262.005th: £1,631.006th: £819.00

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