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  • 15:10 London Gold Cup Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • £30,000 added 3yo 8 ran
  • Winner £18,693 2nd £5,598 3rd £2,799 4th £1,401
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 9.02s
  • Off time: 15:10:20

Full result

15:10 Newbury Result 14th May 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (1) Al Kazeem 9-4 S J Drowne R Charlton 3 9/2
Made all, quickened 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £1800-£400
2nd (6) Labarinto 8-10 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3 7/2
Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, ran on, always held opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £2000-£500
3rd (9) Fulgur 8-6 (+1) K Fallon L M Cumani 3 13/2
Held up in rear, took keen hold, switched right over 1f out, ran on final furlong, edged left and went 3rd 100 yards out, not able to trouble front pair opened 6/1 touched 13/2
4th (8) 2 Rastaban 8-0 Catherine Gannon W J Haggas 3 22/1
Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression opened 20/1 touched 22/1
5th (7) 1 Dominant (IRE) 9-3 N Callan R Varian 3 13/8f
Held up towards rear on outside, took keen hold, headway 5f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and unable to quicken, soon beaten opened 6/4 touched 7/4 £1400-£800 £1050-£600 £700-£400
6th (5) hd State Opera 8-9 R Hills M Johnston 3 25/1
Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, soon beaten opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th (2) General Synod 8-6 (+1) J P Spencer R Hannon 3 10/1
With winner until ridden 2f out, edged left and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 8/1 touched 10/1
8th (4) ½ Norse Blues 8-3 David Probert S Kirk 3 33/1
Held up, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no impression when hung left over 1f out opened 33/1 touched 40/1
NR (3) Loving Spirit 9-7 T P Queally J A R Toller 3

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.80,£1.40,£1.70
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£2.80 2&3:£3.60 1&3:£4.70

Jackpot: £17,045.99 carried forward to Ripon, 15th May
Placepot: £27.20, Pool: £154451.31, 4144.69 winning tickets
Quadpot: £14.30, Pool: £7998.83, 411.11 winning tickets


A textbook piece of front-running jockeyship here from Steve Drowne as AL KAZEEM didn't see another rival. Smartly into stride from his rails-side pitch, Roger Charlton's unexposed colt was allowed to set his own fractions out in front, and after Drowne had stacked up his rivals in-behind, he then kicked clear with two furlongs to run, pinching a length. After that decisive move he never looked like being caught, and his jockey wasn't hard on him late in the day. He'll go up for this commanding performance, and whilst it's remembering that he got an uncontested lead, he is very much a horse on the up and may have his sights raised again, to Listed class or higher; he's now also two out of two at the track. Labarinto finished second, having been held up off the gallop. Ryan Moore had to bid his time before unleashing his mount, again challenging down the centre of the track rather than dashing left at the cutaway, and he plugged on without ever really threatening to pick up the winner. The race worked against him today but when getting a stronger gallop he'll be hard to beat wherever he goes next. Catching the eye massively in third was Fulgur, who like the winner, had already won at the track. He certainly got the longer trip fine and deserves plenty of credit for making up significant ground from off the pace having been far too keen in the first half of the race. He was under pressure a long way out but seemed to run about under pressure; he may be mentally fragile. Fourth home was Rastaban who just looked to be found out for a turn of foot where it mattered. Dominant raced too freely on the outside of the field and could have done with a lot more cover than he got, whilst General Synod was prominent throughout, and therefore in a good place to strike, but failed to pick up having travelled well. State Opera was another who held every chance turning in but the response when let down was disappointing, although his jockey wasn't hard on him once he was beaten.