London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap, a race run over 1m2f at Newbury.

London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Preview

The London Gold Cup is a Heritage Handicap that is run at Newbury in May of each year, the race is restricted to runners who are three and is contested over a distance of one mile and two furlongs.

The race usually attracts a decent field and carries a valuable prize fund for the three-year-olds early in the flat season, however, the race is more often than not won by one of the fancied runners towards the head of the market.

London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Information:

We also have a dedicated Newbury tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Newbury Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2013 when the race had an over-round of 105%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 136%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap, the over-round has been 120%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £120 which is bet.

London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap next time out then you would have backed a total of 7 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +3.71. Whilst we wait for the 2024 London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2003 renewal when Prince Nureyev from Rod Millman under the guidance of Steve Drowne, won in a time of 2:20.64, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Headman, trained by Roger Charlton and ridden by Jason Watson set the quickest time of 2:05.33 in the 2019 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2019 - Headman (2:05.33)
  • 2018 - Communique (2:05.43)
  • 2010 - Green Moon (2:05.45)

London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Past Winners

Here are the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:09.47
Bertinelli (USA)
3yo 9-5 (10 of 14) 9/2
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2022
2:05.80
Israr (GB)
3yo 9-5 (12 of 12) 3/1F
Jim Crowley
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
2021
2:09.24
Bay Bridge (GB)
3yo 8-10 (8 of 10) 11/4F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2019
2:05.33
Headman (GB)
3yo 9-7 (14 of 15) 12/1
Jason Watson
Roger Charlton (GB)
2018
2:05.43
Communique (IRE)
3yo 8-4 (3 of 11) 7/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Mark Johnston (GB)
2017
2:14.57
Defoe (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (1 of 13) 8/1
Andrea Atzeni
Roger Varian (GB)
2016
2:08.13
Imperial Aviator (GB)
3yo 8-13 (3 of 15) 7/2F
Oisin Murphy
Roger Charlton (GB)
2015
2:07.64
Time Test (GB)
3yo 8-12 (3 of 13) 7/2F
Ryan Moore
Roger Charlton (GB)
2014
2:06.80
Cannock Chase (USA)
3yo 9-4 (7 of 8) 11/4F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
2013
2:10.12
High Troja (IRE)
3yo 8-2 (2 of 7) 25/1
Paul Hanagan
Ed Dunlop (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap have been based:

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 39 placings from 234 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 3 runners
  • QA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Roger Charlton who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Al Kazeem (2011), Time Test (2015), Imperial Aviator (2016) and Headman (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap are Mark Johnston (3 wins), Sir Michael Stoute (3 wins) and Ed Dunlop (2 wins). There are two trainers who have not had the best of times over the last 20 renewals in the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap, Richard Hannon has sent a total of 13 runners to the race without recording any wins whilst Mick Channon has sent out 11 without a winner.

Here are some of the top London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
Roger Charlton 6-4-4 +21.50 +12.58
Mark Johnston 21-3-9 -3.00 +1.34
Sir Michael Stoute 13-3-9 +0.00 +2.67
Ed Dunlop 7-2-4 +21.50 +14.01
Andrew Balding 14-1-3 -6.00 -6.43
Roger Varian 6-1-2 +3.00 +1.13
Rod Millman 2-1-1 +19.00 +11.50
John & Thady Gosden 2-1-1 +2.00 +0.88
Harry Dunlop 1-1-1 +11.00 +6.88
A P O'Brien 1-1-1 +4.50 +2.81

London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap over the last 20 renewals is Ryan Moore who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Cannock Chase (2014), Time Test (2015), Bay Bridge (2021) and Bertinelli (2023).

Here are some of the top London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Ryan Moore 15-4-8 +2.50 +0.70
Frankie Dettori 11-1-2 +1.00 -2.21
Andrea Atzeni 8-1-3 +1.00 +1.31
Jamie Spencer 7-1-3 +5.00 +3.58
Silvestre De Sousa 7-1-3 +1.00 +0.89
Oisin Murphy 6-1-3 -1.50 -1.00
Jim Crowley 5-1-3 -1.00 +1.06
Paul Hanagan 4-1-1 +22.00 +12.63
Joe Fanning 3-1-3 +2.00 +3.00
Jason Watson 1-1-1 +12.00 +7.50

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 4, 3, 6, (3, 4), 6, 3, 1, 7, 5, 5, 2, (1, 2), 1, 1, 2, 4, 2, 1, 1, 8

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (76%) - No bigger than 10/1 (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (77%) - Within the first 9 of market
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - No bigger than 25/1
  • 20 / 20 (84%) - Made 2 - 6 starts (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Fewer than 2 starts (30 Days)
  • 19 / 20 (78%) - Carried 116 - 131lbs (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (80%) - No bigger than 10/1 (Career Win)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Carried 116 - 131lbs (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (84%) - Ran over 7f - 1m2f (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (85%) - Placed within last 2 starts
  • 19 / 20 (87%) - Furthest Won 7f - 1m3f
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - Not in a LST/Cl6 (Last Win)
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - Highest Won is not LST/Cl6
  • 19 / 20 (89%) - Not in ITA/QAT/SCO (Last Win)
  • 18 / 20 (85%) - Won within last 3 starts

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Newbury racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap. If there is anything that you do not understand in this blog, please do leave a comment or alternatively, head over to the Horse Racing Terms and Abbreviations article which is available in the OLBG Betting School section.

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London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +25.50 is when runners had 0 career starts in Handicap races. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 2 starts in the past 30 days, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-34.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 10 (14,16) [14 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 12 (8,13) [12 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 8 (4,10) [10 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 14 (6,16) [15 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 3 (11,1) [11 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap is Sandown, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Sandown last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Newmarket (Rowley), Newbury and Leicester, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 232 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 8 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap:

  • Dubawi (2 Wins)
  • Red Ransom (2 Wins)

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap, that stallion is Dansili who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was High Troja in 2013, winning for Ed Dunlop at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Paul Hanagan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 6 winning favourites in the race. Remember to use the best racing tipsters along with the information on this page to find you a bet on the 2024 London Gold Cup Heritage Handicap.

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