Coral Gold Cup Assembly Day 1 | Child’s Time to shine

Cheltenham November Meeting

The Coral Gold Cup – or Hennessy for these classic racing followers – is an occasion that I get pleasure from for a lot of causes. 

Firstly, the function contest is normally a aggressive betting warmth with loads holding robust claims; secondly, the supporting card on each day one and day two is prime class. 

Coral Gold Cup Newbury Gallops Morning 2023

Beneath Management, Hermes Allen, Ga Legislation, Sail Away, Monbeg Genius, Jeriko Du Reponet and extra on the right track.

Loads of stars out on the turf this morning; ought to be a superb day.@NewburyRacing | #HorseRacing

— Ash Symonds Journalism (@ASymondsJourno) November 21, 2023

From Graded motion to fascinating maiden hurdles, novice occasions to intriguing handicaps, these two days at Newbury have loads to supply. 

With this in thoughts, three horses have caught my consideration for Friday’s card on the Berkshire observe, so let’s dive in. 


12:40 Newbury – Persian Time @ 9/4 with William Hill – 1pt Win 

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Nicky Henderson’s current strike fee speaks for itself because of 10 winners from his final 33 runners, and with Structure Hill set to present him a nervous few nights of sleep, hopefully, Persian Time may also help settle any pre-Preventing Fifth jitters within the 12:40 at Newbury on Friday. 

Owned by the McNeill and Stone Household, the five-year-old is making his debut over fences on Friday and is the selection of steady jockey Nico de Boinville over the extra skilled Russian Ruler. 

Once we final noticed Persian Time, he completed second to Paul Nicholls’ Hugos New Horse at Ayr when wanting just like the winner for almost all of the race. 

Double tops @ayrracecourse for @PFNicholls and @CobdenHarry 🎯

The prolific Hugos New Horse, within the well-known Stewart household colors, wins for simply the FIFTH time this season within the 2m4½f novices’ hurdle @ayrracecourse 🏇

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 21, 2023

Arguably, hitting the entrance on the third-last was a bit too quickly because the winner handed him late on when A P Heskin’s mount began to fade. 

Though he didn’t win, the Califet gelding confirmed nice promise having pulled up within the Grade 1 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle one month prior. 

This race, in addition to two earlier runs, had been over two-and-a-half miles, although this drop again to 2 miles appears like a smart choice as this horse isn’t in need of velocity and a stiff check round Newbury ought to play to his strengths. 

Drama at @Ascot! Persian Time will get off the mark on guidelines debut, after @NigelTwistonDav’s Grasp Chewy fell on the final when clear in entrance! @adrianheskin @sevenbarrows

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) November 18, 2022

Due to this fact, if he takes to fences nicely – which may solely be assumed if Henderson is working him in a novice handicap chase on his seasonal reappearance – then he ought to be a giant participant. 


2:25 Newbury – Kandoo Child @ 7/2 with William Hill – 1pt Win 

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In a current Racing Publish steady tour, Paul Nicholls stated that he hadn’t “scratched the floor” but with Kandoo Child who makes his third begin over fences within the 2m4f handicap chase. 

The seven-year-old by Kapgarde has good course and distance type because of his second-place effort earlier this month to Galop De Chasse; the pair pulled 32 lengths away from the third, Our Jet, who received at Kempton on Monday. 

fifth win for 7yo g GALOP DE CHASSE (Boris de Deauville) @Shanequinlan20 in 20f handicap chase @NewburyRacing yesterday for @VenetiaWRacing

— Steven Cargill (@Steven_Cargill) November 10, 2023

Wanting again on final season, the gallant gray completed a superb third to Persian Time at Ascot when giving 5 kilos away to the winner and impressively beat Shallwehaveonemore, a horse who received at Sandown by 20 lengths on his subsequent begin earlier than his second to Aucunrisque within the 2022 Grade 2 Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle, at Ascot in October 2021. 

The ever-quickening Newbury floor can be high quality having received on good to agency at Taunton on his hurdling debut and with just a few of his rivals needing to show they’re well-handicapped to win, Kandoo Child ought to be shut on the end. 


3:35 Newbury – Hoe Joly Smoke @ 11/2 with William Hill – 1pt EW 

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Final week, Beat The Bat and Welcome To Cartries placed on a superb duel at Ascot with the previous popping out on prime. 

Previous to this success, Harry Fry’s thrilling novice began his season with a second at Chepstow in October behind the spectacular Masaccio and this weekend, the third from that contest, Hoe Joly Smoke, is seeking to get a primary win below guidelines. 

Cracking battle! Masaccio grinds it out within the @Chepstow_Racing opener for @tomcannon2, Alan King and @McNeill_Family – the entrance two pulling nicely clear on the line…

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) October 31, 2023

Dan Skelton’s point-to-point winner has good type from his novice hurdling season because of his second to Makin’yourmindup, a Grade 2 Status Novices’ Hurdle winner in February, at Chepstow in October 2022. 

The five-year-old then completed second to Doyen Star, an unexposed Evan Williams-trained five-year-old, on the identical course three months later with Crebilly, a horse who has improved 11 kilos since and appeared a probable winner at Cheltenham over fences earlier this month, in second. 

Nonetheless unbeaten! Level winner Doyen Star makes it two from two over hurdles, beating the well-backed Crebilly at @Chepstow_Racing for @Adamkwedge and @EWilliamsRacing…

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) February 3, 2023

Moreover, his expertise round Chepstow places him in good condition for the problem of Newbury and this step as much as three miles is welcomed because of his huge galloping nature. 

Consequently, Hoe Joly Smoke appears like a superb each-way wager within the fortunate final. 

Author: Patrick Thomas