• 14:30 Totescoop6 London Gold Cup Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.45s
  • Off time: 14:30:58
14:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Moon (IRE) 11/1
2nd Monterosso 11/2
3rd Doctor Zhivago 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 331146- Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Mingun Bell (USA) 196
3 9-7 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 92 33/134.00
2 (13) 1204-6 White, Pink epaulets Private Story (USA) 29
3 9-6 R Hannon R Hughes 91 18/119.00
3 (10) 21-1 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Verdant 22
Distance Winner
3 9-4 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 89 2/13.00
4 (1) 5-2111 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Monterosso 30
3 9-3 M Johnston L Dettori 88 11/26.50
5 (5) 231- White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Whistleinthewind (IRE) 171
3 9-3 G L Moore G Baker 88 20/121.00
6 (2) 138-7 Orange, purple cross belts Blakey's Boy 22
3 9-2 J L Dunlop W Buick 87 25/126.00
7 (9) 315-2 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Right Step 30
3 9-2 A P Jarvis K Fallon 87 13/27.50
8 (8) 121216 Dark blue, royal blue inverted triangle Exceedthewildman 52
Distance Winner
3 9-1 p J S Moore Johnny Murtagh 86 33/134.00
9 (3) 1-10 Dark green, white cap Doctor Zhivago 31
3 9-1 M Johnston Greg Fairley 86 25/126.00
10 (14) 13034-3 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 15
3 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 83 14/115.00
11 (11) 84-1 Dark Green and Red stripes, Dark Green cap Green Moon (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 8-11 H J L Dunlop J P Spencer 82 11/112.00
12 (12) 31232-4 Red, Purple diamond, striped sleeves, Purple cap Aquarian Spirit 21
3 8-10 R A Fahey T Hamilton 81 33/134.00
13 (15) 7199-12 White, Royal Blue epaulets, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Dromore (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
3 8-9 A M Balding David Probert 80 20/121.00
14 (6) 23192-3 Maroon, Mauve epaulets Bonfire Knight 23
3 8-9 J J Quinn I J Brennan (5) 80 9/110.00
15 (7) 32-6106 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Muwalla 15
3 8-9 C E Brittain D Holland 80 50/151.00


The well-related VERDANT could prove a good deal better than this mark in time and is taken to land the odds at the expense of Monterosso and Green Moon. Sir Michael Stoute's three-year-old did very well to win a competitive race on his return as plenty went against him in running, so the signs are there that he's up to defying a 9lb penalty. It's encouraging that he was entered in the Dante - evidence of the regard in which he's held - and this son of Singspiel is related to several Pattern-class performers, so given that he's in the right hands to progress we're keen to stick with him, especially as the yard's runners are going well. Monterosso is another progressive handicapper representing a top yard and, despite the fact he's got an action that will win few admirers, he may not have stopped improving yet. That said the race he won at Ripon probably wasn't the strongest and the combination of a 5lb rise and step up in trip is enough for us to look elsewhere for the winner. Similar comments apply to Green Moon, although Harry Dunlop's charge is a handicap debutant. This gelding won nicely at Leicester and although the form is modest there's no telling how far he might progress as a son of Montjeu out of a dam who had plenty of speed; this trip is surely ideal. Right Step ran a promising race on his seasonal return in a contest that is beginning to work out so must be taken seriously along with Ingleby Spirit, although this is tougher than the race he took third in last time and the quicker ground may not be ideal. Mingun Bell has disappointed backers a few times already and looks to have it all to do off top weight so we'll return to Verdant.