3:00pm Newbury Racecard & Odds - Al Zubarah London Gold Cup Handicap - 18/05/2019
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18 May 2019
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Al Zubarah London Gold Cup Handicap (Class 2)

  • Channel: ITV
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good
Newbury
Runners
15

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Stalls
Inside

Weather
Cloudy

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(14)
Silk colours for Headman
Headman
J: Jason Watson
T: Roger Charlton
Well-bred Kingman colt who justified prohibitive odds to land a novice race at Newcastle on his debut in November. He has recorded regressive RPR’s in his two starts since, however, and looks up against it now handicapping off this mark.
Weak 9-1, failed to settle when only sixth of nine in a conditions stakes over C&D (soft)
12-6
Age: 3
Weight: 9-7
OR: 95
Days: 36
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Apr 19 Nby Newbury 10f Sft 33y 9-2 6/9 King Ottokar (13½L) 9/1 - 82
21 Nov 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 7f St/Slw 52yNv 9-9 2/13 Zakouski (2L) 4/9F - 91
1 Nov 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 8f St 42yNv 9-2 1/5 Repaupo (3¾L) 8/13F - 93
2
(3)
Silk colours for Forest Of Dean
D
Forest Of Dean
J: Frankie Dettori
T: John Gosden
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 7 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (25%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 14 wins from 52 in the last 14 days (27%)
A progressive colt who continued his upward curve when landing a handicap at Doncaster last time out; had Ritchie Valens over three lengths behind. Up eight pounds for that success, however, which demands more today.
Surged on over 2f out to beat Ritchie Valens in ten-runner handicap at Doncaster (1m2f)
42-121
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 93
Days: 22
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
26 Apr 19 Don Doncaster 10f Gd 43yHc 9-7 1/10 Ritchie Valens (3¼L) 7/4F 85 99
8 Apr 19 Red Redcar 10f Gd 43yHc 9-7 2/9 Sameem (1¼L) 3/1C 83 91
28 Feb 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 10f St/Slw 53yNv 9-2 1/8 Almost Midnight (4L) 11/8 83 81
7 Nov 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 7f St 42yNv 9-2 2/5 Solid Stone (nk) 5/1 - 81
26 Oct 18 Don Doncaster 7f GS 52yMd 9-5 4/12 Ernest Aldrich (3¼L) 6/5F - 71
31 Aug 18 San Sandown 7f GS 52yMd 9-5 8/10 Rajinsky (10½L) 9/2 - 55
3
(9)
Silk colours for The Trader
The Trader
J: James Doyle
T: Mark Johnston
Recorded a career-best RPR when second at Chelmsford on his seasonal reappearance nine-days-ago. Up three pounds for that, which looks fair, but his favoured front-running tactics will be harder to deploy in this field.
Very good front-running second of five at Chelmsford (1m2f, AW) nine days ago
1147-2
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 92
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 10f St 23yHc 8-12 2/5 Fox Premier (½L) 10/1 89 95
15 Sep 18 Don Doncaster 8f Gd 22yHc 9-7 7/8 Leroy Leroy (8¼L) 9/2 91 81
18 Aug 18 Nby Newbury 7f Gd 2yL 9-1 4/5 Boitron (9L) 9/2 91 81
5 Aug 18 Chs Chester 7f Gd 42yNv 9-5 1/9 Wild Edric (4½L) 4/6F - 87
7 Jul 18 Bev Beverley 7.5f GF 52yNvAc 9-1 1/7 Prince Elzaam (3L) 5/2 - 80
30 Jun 18 Nmk Newmarket (July) 7f GF 42yNv 9-2 4/4 World Famous (4¾L) 10/1 - 74
5
(10)
Silk colours for Mackaar
D
Mackaar
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: Roger Varian
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Had subsequent 2000 Guineas runner-up King Of Change behind in a Wolverhampton novice last November. Limitations seemingly exposed in a Listed race at Epsom last time, however, and he needs improvement on that run to feature here.
Two AW wins before put firmly in his place in 1m2f Listed race at Epsom; needs better
41-14
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 92
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Apr 19 Eps Epsom 10f Gd 3yL 9-1 4/7 Cape Of Good Hope (7¼L) 11/1 92 93
6 Apr 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 10f St 53yNv 9-9 1/4 Damon Runyon (1½L) 4/5F - 94
17 Nov 18 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 9.5f St 52yNv 9-2 1/8 King Of Change (shd) 4/1 - 80
6 Nov 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 52yNv 9-2 4/11 Nivaldo (8¼L) 7/1 - 60
6
(1)
Silk colours for War Tiger
War Tiger
J: Tony Hamilton
T: Richard Fahey
Gained successive wins over an extended 1m1f at Wolverhampton prior to finding Solid Stone too strong on his turf debut at Newmarket last month. Up five pounds for that effort, and he needs more to reverse form with Ryan Moore’s mount today.
Hat-trick bid came up short by half a length against Solid Stone at Newmarket (1m2f)
4-3112
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 91
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Apr 19 Nmk Newmarket 10f GF 33yHc 8-12 2/5 Solid Stone (½L) 3/1 86 93
21 Feb 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 9.5f St 43yHc 9-7 1/4 Gantier (¾L) 8/11F 82 88
21 Jan 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 9.5f St 53yNv 9-2 1/5 Kinver Edge (3½L) 3/1 - 87
6 Jan 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 10f St/Slw 53yNv 9-2 3/9 One Vision (3L) 11/2 - 79
17 Nov 18 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 9.5f St 52yNv 9-2 4/8 Mackaar (1½L) 16/1 - 76
7
(5)
Silk colours for Solid Stone
D
Solid Stone
J: Ryan Moore
T: Sir Michael Stoute
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Upwardly mobile sort who made a winning handicap debut at Newmarket last month, beating War Tiger by half a length. That race has produced some smart winners down the years, and this colt looks sure to have improvement still to come.
Got the better of War Tiger in good scrap for five-runner handicap at Newmarket (1m2f)
421-1
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 91
Days: 32
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
16 Apr 19 Nmk Newmarket 10f GF 33yHc 8-11 1/5 War Tiger (½L) 9/4F 85 93
7 Nov 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 7f St 42yNv 9-2 1/5 Forest Of Dean (nk) 2/7F - 82
26 Oct 18 Don Doncaster 7f GS 52yMd 9-5 2/13 Reeves (nk) 4/6F - 84
22 Sep 18 Nby Newbury 7f Sft 42yNv 9-2 4/13 King Ottokar (4¾L) 10/1 - 75
8
(8)
Silk colours for Riviera Nights
Riviera Nights
J: Jim Crowley
T: Richard Hannon
Justified favouritism to land a handicap at Ripon on his final start of 2018. Held at Kempton on his return to action though, and he is eight pounds above his last winning mark now back in handicap company; has his stamina also to prove today.
Front-runner over 7f/1m, with 1m2f a plausible option judged on his AW third this term
3311-3
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 91
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 23y 9-5 3/7 Name The Wind (2½L) 12/1 91 96
29 Sep 18 Rip Ripon 8f Gd 42yHc 9-6 1/7 Dark Thunder (2¾L) 2/1F 83 89
10 Sep 18 Bri Brighton 7f GF 52yNv 9-2 1/8 Barbarosa (3L) 4/9F - 82
25 Aug 18 Nmk Newmarket (July) 6f GF 42yNv 9-2 3/11 Jash (5¾L) 11/2 - 82
1 Aug 18 Lei Leicester 6f GF 42yNv 9-2 3/9 Sparklealot (1¾L) 11/4 - 71
9
(16)
Silk colours for Good Birthday
C
D
Good Birthday
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Andrew Balding
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Has recorded progressive RPR’s in his four starts to date; returning from a break to score by just under two lengths at Doncaster in March. Up eight pounds for that, but he looked value for further than the winning margin that day; each-way player.
Looked green when in front at Doncaster (1m2f) and there was more in the tank; up 8lb
721-1
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 90
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 10f Gd 33yHc 9-6 1/9 Red Bond (1¾L) 7/2 82 89
26 Oct 18 Nby Newbury 8f GS 42yNv 9-2 1/14 Qarasu (nk) 10/1 - 82
8 Oct 18 Wdr Windsor 8f Sft 52yNv 9-2 2/11 Surrey Thunder (hd) 14/1 - 75
13 Sep 18 Ffo Ffos Las 7.5f Gd 52yNv 8-13 7/8 Thorn (10½L) 9/4 - 50
10
(11)
Silk colours for Majestic Dawn
C
Majestic Dawn
J: Daniel Tudhope
T: Paul Cole
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 14 wins from 57 in the last 14 days (25%)
Got off the mark at the third attempt when making all to land a 1m3f maiden here by six lengths last month. Drop back to this trip should not be an issue, but this looks a tough assignment for his handicap debut.
Front-runner on all three starts, dominant in maiden here (1m3f, good to soft) last time
221
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 90
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
13 Apr 19 Nby Newbury 11f GS 33yMd 9-5 1/8 Pianissimo (6L) 12/1 - 88
6 Mar 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 53yNv 9-2 2/10 Ebury (2¾L) 3/1 - 75
3 Jan 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 8f St 43yNv 8-9 2/7 Originaire (1¾L) 2/1 - 74
11
(6)
Silk colours for Sinjaari
D
Sinjaari
J: Oisin Murphy
T: William Haggas
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Broke his maiden tag at the third attempt; second for this yard, when scoring at Windsor last time out. Will need more to feature here on handicap debut, but he is going the right way. Expected to find at least a couple too strong this afternoon, however.
Strong at the finish on all three starts, winning 1m2f Windsor maiden; very promising
5-21
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 89
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Apr 19 Wdr Windsor 10f Gd 5Md 8-11 1/16 Global Heat (2½L) 11/10F - 88
8 Apr 19 Red Redcar 10f Gd 5Nv 8-9 2/14 Private Secretary (½L) 5/2 - 79
15 Jun 18 San Sandown 7f GF 52yMd 9-5 5/11 Julius Limbani (5¼L) 33/1 - 66
12
(15)
Silk colours for Dubai Instinct
D
Dubai Instinct
J: Callum Shepherd
T: Brian Meehan
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 24 in the last 14 days (0%)
Fourth in a Doncaster maiden on his seasonal reappearance; form has worked out exceptionally well since. Built on that performance to score at Nottingham last time out. This demands significantly more from him, however.
Won maiden at Nottingham (1m2f, good to firm) from the front, staying on well
6-41
Age: 3
Weight: 8-12
OR: 86
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Not Nottingham 10f GF 53yMd 9-5 1/8 First In Line (1¾L) 7/1 - 85
30 Mar 19 Don Doncaster 10f Gd 53yMd 9-5 4/17 Bangkok (12½L) 20/1 - 76
31 Aug 18 San Sandown 7f GS 52yMd 9-5 6/10 Rajinsky (4¾L) 14/1 - 69
13
(12)
Silk colours for Sky Defender
D
Sky Defender
J: P J McDonald
T: Mark Johnston
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Gained one win from his five starts as a juvenile; returned from a break to land a five-runner handicap at Bath earlier this month. Up just four pounds for that success, but improvement is needed to threaten the market principles this afternoon.
Won from the front again in five-runner handicap at Bath (1m2f, firm) 12 days ago
9173-1
Age: 3
Weight: 8-12
OR: 86
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 May 19 Bat Bath 10f Fm 43yHc 9-7 1/5 Entertaining (2L) 11/8F 82 90
31 Oct 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 62yNvAc 9-7 3/9 Ideological (4¼L) 7/2 85 74
9 Oct 18 Cat Catterick 7f Gd 32yHc 9-7 7/9 Artistic Rifles (7½L) 14/1 88 71
7 Sep 18 Mus Musselburgh 7f Gd 42yNvAc 8-13 1/9 Lonely Boy (nk) 8/11F - 73
24 Aug 18 Yor York 7f GF 22yMd 9-5 9/11 Commanding Officer (11L) 7/4F - 56
4 Aug 18 Goo Goodwood 7f GF 22yMd 9-0 2/8 Duke Of Hazzard (½L) 7/1 - 85
14
(7)
Silk colours for Korcho
D
Korcho
J: Charlie Bennett
T: Hughie Morrison
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Steadily progressive last year, and he continued his upward curve when landing a Windsor handicap on his reappearance last month. The assessor has marked him up six pounds for that success, however, which looks a shade harsh.
Got up late on at Windsor (1m2f, good) on reappearance; up 6lb but retains potential
7614-1
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
OR: 82
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
15 Apr 19 Wdr Windsor 10f Gd 43yHc 8-12 1/7 Albert Finney (½L) 15/2 76 83
26 Oct 18 Don Doncaster 8f GS 32yHc 8-5 4/7 Big Baby Bull (1½L) 12/1 76 78
27 Sep 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 62yHc 9-9 1/14 Toybox (hd) 4/1 67 76
5 Sep 18 Ffo Ffos Las 7.5f GF 52yMd 9-5 6/13 Red Desert (4¾L) 25/1 - 67
17 Aug 18 Nby Newbury 7f Gd 42yMd 9-5 7/10 Athmad (9¾L) 20/1 - 65
4 Aug 18 Goo Goodwood 7f GF 22yMd 9-0 7/8 Duke Of Hazzard (12½L) 25/1 - 54
15
(13)
Silk colours for Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens
J: Thore Hammer Hansen 5
T: Richard Hannon
Five-race maiden who finished behind Forest Of Dean in a handicap at Doncaster last month. Now meets that rival on significantly better terms, but he failed to build on that effort when third at Chelmsford earlier this month; tough to recommend here.
Placed behind one of today's rivals on last two starts; hard to make breakthrough in this
55-323
Age: 3
Weight: 8-4
OR: 78
Days: 9
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
9 May 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 10f St 23yHc 8-2 3/5 Fox Premier (3L) 9/2 79 80
26 Apr 19 Don Doncaster 10f Gd 43yHc 8-12 2/10 Forest Of Dean (3¼L) 11/1 76 83
23 Mar 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 8f St 53yNv 9-2 3/8 Mohtarrif (1¼L) 6/1 - 74
26 Jul 18 San Sandown 7f GF 42yMd 9-5 5/9 Beatboxer (4¼L) 6/1 - 69
5 Jul 18 Nby Newbury 6f GF 42yNv 9-0 5/11 Almurr (4½L) 16/1 - 67
16
(4)
Silk colours for Htilominlo
Htilominlo t
J: Kieran O'Neill
T: Sylvester Kirk
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 28 in the last 14 days (4%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 3 wins from 10 in the last 14 days (30%)
Without a win from his five starts to date, but he has looked progressive; beaten just half a length into second at Goodwood last time out. That effort came in Class 5 company, however, and significantly more is needed to feature here.
Progressive placed form, this season when a close second in two 1m2f handicaps
5-4322
Age: 3
Weight: 8-2
OR: 76
Days: 14
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 May 19 Goo Goodwood 10f Gd 53yHc 9-1 2/9 Takumi (½L) 7/2 72 82
28 Apr 19 Sal Salisbury 10f GF 43yHc 9-1 t 2/10 Mayfair Spirit (shd) 7/1 72 78
6 Mar 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 53yNv 9-2 t1 3/10 Ebury (3¾L) 25/1 - 73
30 Jan 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 8.5f St 53yNv 9-2 4/5 Albert Finney (8½L) 100/30 - 50
24 Nov 18 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 8.5f St 52yNv 9-2 5/12 Dal Horrisgle (5¼L) 28/1 - 68
4
(2)
Silk colours for Target Zone
Target Zone
T: David Elsworth
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (0%)
5-2135
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 92
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 23y 9-2 5/7 Name The Wind (4¾L) 7/1 94 88
6 Mar 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 23y 9-5 3/8 Jahbath (2½L) 4/1 83 94
16 Jan 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 53yMd 9-5 1/14 Battle of Paradise (2¼L) 2/1 - 82
5 Jan 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 8f St/Slw 63yNvAc 9-2 2/12 Renegade Master (½L) 7/2 - 80
12 Dec 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 8f St/Slw 52yNv 9-2 5/14 Khuzaam (9¾L) 100/1 - 66
Verdict

While this is stacked with potential, the most exciting looks to be SINJAARI (nap) who was full of running when he won at Windsor.

Verdict silk image
Sinjaari

Betting Forecast:

9/2 Sinjaari,

5/1 Forest Of Dean,

Solid Stone,

7/1 Headman,

8/1 Good Birthday,

12/1 War Tiger,

14/1 Mackaar,

Majestic Dawn,

16/1 Sky Defender,

Korcho,

20/1 Riviera Nights,

Dubai Instinct,

Htilominlo,

25/1 The Trader,

33/1 Ritchie Valens

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