Newbury

  • 15:05 Blue Square London Gold Cup Handicap1m 2f 6y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.32s
  • Off time: 15:05:51
15:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Expense Claim (IRE) 7/1
2nd Hajras (IRE) 11/2
3rd Clayton 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 21-11 Pink, White hooped sleeves, White cap Rewarded 14
3 9-7 J A R Toller R Havlin 89 5/16.00
3 (12) 16- Royal blue Al Saham 215
Beaten Favourite
3 9-6 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 88 25/126.00
4 (5) 13 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Clayton 15
3 9-5 K A Ryan N Callan 87 16/117.00
5 (2) 637114- Red, Black chevrons, Black sleeves, Red seams, Red and Black quartered cap Poetic Lord 213
3 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 87 14/115.00
6 (9) 01- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Thomas Chippendale (IRE) 221
3 9-4 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 86 2/13.00
7 (14) 573-11 Light Blue, Dark Blue braces and armlets Expense Claim (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 85 7/18.00
8 (8) 44333-9 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Humungosaur 31
3 9-2 R Hannon P J Dobbs 84 50/151.00
9 (3) 11 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Hajras (IRE) 30
3 9-2 M Johnston T P O'Shea 84 11/26.50
10 (11) 62-1 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Almuftarris (USA) 38
Distance Winner
3 9-2 E A L Dunlop Jim Crowley 84 11/112.00
11 (7) 34213-8 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Tidal Way (IRE) 26
3 8-11 M R Channon M Davies 79 40/141.00
12 (1) 31 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Icelander (USA) 80
3 8-11 M Johnston K Fallon 79 14/115.00
13 (4) 2-1 Emerald green, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green and white quartered cap Hurricane In Dubai (IRE) 19
3 8-7 D J Coakley J P Fahy 75 12/113.00
14 (13) 2166-78 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Mcvicar 31
3 8-2 M R Channon K T O'Neill 70 40/141.00
Non runners
2 (10)31-6Trader Jack39-6R CharltonJames Doyle88

Verdict

Plenty with claims in a highly competitive handicap but we'll play safe and plump for REWARDED. Handed a walkover at Sandown last month, he was effectively making his seasonal debut when scoring at Newmarket a fortnight ago and will appreciate today's extra distance. Others arriving on the back of a win include the returning Thomas Chippendale and the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned pair Hajras and Almuftarris while Hurricane In Dubai and Expense Claim were both narrow margin winners last time. Trader Jack and Al Saham disappointed on their latest starts but recent Musselburgh third Clayton can be thrown into the mix in a wide-open affair.