Newbury

  • 15:15 Betfred London Gold Cup 1m 2f 6y

  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.80s
  • Off time: 15:15:34
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cannock Chase (USA) 11/4
2nd Windshear 11/4
3rd Extra Noble 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 21216-2 dark blue, gold lightning bolt, dark blue sleeves, gold armlets with white stripe, gold cap Extra Noble 29
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 92 8/19.00
2 (6) 51-1 Purple, Red star, Red cap Aussie Valentine (IRE) 30
3 9-6 P D Deegan C D Hayes 91 12/113.00
3 (8) 1-21 Maroon, black seams and armlets, black and maroon quartered cap Windshear 22
Distance Winner
3 9-6 R Hannon R Hughes 91 11/43.75
4 (7) 2-1 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Cannock Chase (USA) 40
Distance Winner
3 9-4 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 89 11/43.75
5 (4) 322-126 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Arantes 24
3 9-3 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 88 40/141.00
6 (3) 1 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Satellite (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-1 W J Haggas L Dettori 86 4/15.00
7 (2) 4142-1 Royal Blue, White spots, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and spots on White cap Master Of Finance (IRE) 15
3 8-12 M Johnston K Fallon 83 14/115.00
8 (5) 901-12 Light Blue, Dark Blue braces and armlets Collaboration 22
3 8-11 t A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 82 8/19.00

Verdict

A surprisingly low turnout given the prize money and MASTER OF FINANCE might just be able to steal this under an enterprising ride. Joe Fanning did exactly that at Musselburgh earlier in the month and, though others have far stronger profiles, Mark Johnston's charge receives plenty of weight. Cannock Chase confirmed the positive impression of his debut at Kempton to score on reappearance at Windsor and he can go on to better things in time. Windshear and Collaboration fought out a thriller over 1m2f at Sandown last month and Andrew Balding's charge gets the chance to reverse that form at significantly better terms. Satellite took time to get going at Ripon but he broke his maiden in the style of a horse that will have learned plenty.