Coral Gold Cup Day 2 | It’s all Below Management

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On the time of writing, motion at Newbury is doubtful over an impending surge of chilly climate forward of the second day of the Coral Gold Cup Assembly.

Regardless of this, there are a couple of horses I need to carry on my facet on Saturday and if frozen floor does scupper any probabilities of racing, there’s no hurt achieved from a betting perspective. 

✅ KANDOO KID stays on properly to the road to win for @BestOfBetsUK readers at 7/2.

Impressed by his endurance over a visit that’s on the sharp facet for him.

Yet another left to run 👇#HorseRacing

— Ash Symonds Journalism (@ASymondsJourno) December 1, 2023

After yesterday’s worthwhile day, hopefully racing does go forward tomorrow as a result of if it does, listed here are my predominant fancies.


11:55 Newbury – Manimole @ 2/1 with William Hill – 2pt Win 

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Beginning with the primary race of the day at Newbury, course winner Manimole appears to be like like a worthy favorite for the Nigel Twiston-Davies crew. 

🏆 The CSP Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race 🏆

🥇 Manimole
🥈 Telepathique
🥉 Break My Soul

A cushty win for Manimole – beneath @GavinSheehan92 for @NigelTwistonDav – who eased clear within the closing phases 👍

— Newbury Racecourse (@NewburyRacing) November 9, 2023

The six-year-old by Sulamani put in a career-best effort on the monitor earlier this month to win by 15 lengths. 

Though this was shocking, coach Twiston-Davies described the efficiency as “unbelievable” and her as a “correct horse”. 

🔎 Two standout Newbury performances in the present day:

– “He was in a special gear and, I’ve acquired to say, a special league!”
– “He jumped very properly and was slick when he wanted to be.”
– “It was unbelievable – she’s a correct horse!”

Learn extra @GlosLiveOnline 👇

— Ash Symonds Journalism (@ASymondsJourno) November 9, 2023

Because of the victory, she carries a three-pound penalty towards her rivals, although there isn’t a lot within the race that scares me aside from Mighty Moth who completed third to Jango Baie and Tellherthename at Ascot last-time-out. 

Though that type appears to be like helpful on paper, she was 13 lengths behind the runaway pair and may very well be barely flattered for it. 

So, with this in thoughts, Manimole is my thought of the seemingly winner. 


1:40 Newbury – Off To A Flyer @ 15/2 with BoyleSports – 1pt EW 

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Admittedly, Jet Powered may very well be chucked in for the Coral Racing Membership Handicap Hurdle, however there’s no getting away from Off To A Flyer in my eyes at 8/1. 

The six-year-old is enhancing for Joe Tizzard and blew the cobwebs off at Cheltenham simply over two weeks in the past. 

Earlier than that, he completed final season with a pleasant win at Ayr over three miles and each the second, Aramax, and third, Fast Draw, have improved by 15 and eight kilos respectively. 

Off To A Flyer sprouts wings within the 3m½f handicap hurdle @ayrracecourse 🏇

The 9-2f was pulled up in Graded firm @Sandownpark final time however was a lot to good over this longer journey.@TizzardRacing | @brendanp1995

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 21, 2023

Moreover, the gelding by Shirocco ran properly when collared late-on by The Carpenter at Exeter in February; the winner has since received two extra races and is now rated 134. 

With the hope that Tizzard has him 100% prepared for a race price £40,000, he appears to be like well-handicapped and situations ought to swimsuit. 


2:15 Newbury – Below Management @ 13/8 with William Hill – 3pt Win 

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For individuals who have adopted my posts on X in current weeks, you’ll know that Below Management for the Gerry Feilden Handicap Hurdle has been a long-term hope of mine. 

The type of her final race at Sandown is figuring out very properly because the second, Iberico Lord, received the Greatwood Hurdle two weeks in the past, the third, Arqoob, received at Sandown earlier this month and the fourth, Common Medrano, has received twice over fences and improved his score by 17 kilos. 

Below Management places up a gutsy run to win the bet365 Novices’ Championship Remaining Handicap Hurdle beneath @NdeBoinville . 🥇#ITVRacing | @Sandownpark | @sevenbarrows

— ITV Racing (@itvracing) April 29, 2023

As type goes, there isn’t a lot better than that and Nicky Henderson has had this race in thoughts for a very long time. 

Moreover, the boss of Seven Barrows has an extended and illustrious historical past with the Gerry Feilden having first received the race in 1999 with Bacchanal

Since that success, Seven Barrows has produced eight additional winners together with Epatante in 2019 earlier than her Champion Hurdle success two begins later. 

Henderson has at all times thought loads of Below Management and regardless of a racing weight of 11-13, quite a bit suggests she ought to win this race. 


2:50 Newbury – Ga Regulation @ 25/1 with BetVictor – 1pt EW 

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Lastly, with the abandonment of Newcastle’s card on Saturday, all roads result in the Coral Gold Cup for Jamie Snowden’s Ga Regulation to take his likelihood at Newbury. 

Though he failed to finish within the Grade 1 Alder Hey Aintree Bowl Chase at Aintree, final season’s Paddy Energy Gold Cup winner remains to be unexposed at over prolonged distances having regarded a probable winner earlier than falling within the Sky Guess Handicap Chase in January. 

Ga Regulation will get as much as win the Paddy Energy Gold Cup

It was going so properly for French Dynamite#ITVRacing

— ITV Racing (@itvracing) November 12, 2022

His Aintree disappointment got here lower than a month after he completed a staying-on fifth within the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase on the Cheltenham Pageant behind Envoi Allen, Shishkin, Hitman, and French Dynamite. 

Previous to that, Snowden briefly talked about in regards to the Grand Nationwide for his enhancing seven-year-old, so connections appear to assume he has a giant engine over staying journeys. 

In what’s a compact handicap, Ga Regulation is an aesthetic horse and will proceed to progress in a race like this particularly with a run beneath his belt for race health. 

Author: Patrick Thomas