London Gold Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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Contested over a distance of 1m2f is the London Gold Cup which is scheduled to take place at Newbury. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the London Gold Cup.

London Gold Cup Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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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.

2025 London Gold Cup 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 Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Newbury tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? 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 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, the over-round has been 120%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £120 which is bet.

London Gold Cup 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 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. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks daily.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Kings Gambit, trained by Harry Charlton and ridden by William Buick who set the fastest winning time in the London Gold Cup, the runner won the race in a time of 2:04.36 when winning the race in 2024. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Luca Cumani and jockey Frankie Dettori with Pukka who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:20.00 in the 2004 renewal.

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

  1. Kings Gambit (2:04.36) in 2024
  2. Headman (2:05.33) in 2019
  3. Communique (2:05.43) in 2018

London Gold Cup Past Winners

Here are the London Gold Cup 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 the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the London Gold Cup as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Kings Gambit (IRE)
3yo 9-3 (2 of 13) 7/2F
William Buick
Harry Charlton (GB)
Bertinelli (USA)
3yo 9-5 (10 of 14) 9/2
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
Israr (GB)
3yo 9-5 (12 of 12) 3/1F
Jim Crowley
John & Thady Gosden (GB)
Bay Bridge (GB)
3yo 8-10 (8 of 10) 11/4F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
Headman (GB)
3yo 9-7 (14 of 15) 12/1
Jason Watson
Roger Charlton (GB)
Communique (IRE)
3yo 8-4 (3 of 11) 7/1
Silvestre De Sousa
Mark Johnston (GB)
Defoe (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (1 of 13) 8/1
Andrea Atzeni
Roger Varian (GB)
Imperial Aviator (GB)
3yo 8-13 (3 of 15) 7/2F
Oisin Murphy
Roger Charlton (GB)
Time Test (GB)
3yo 8-12 (3 of 13) 7/2F
Ryan Moore
Roger Charlton (GB)
Cannock Chase (USA)
3yo 9-4 (7 of 8) 11/4F
Ryan Moore
Sir Michael Stoute (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

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

  • GB: 19 winners with an additional 38 placings from 233 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 1 placing from 4 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 Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the London Gold Cup 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 are Sir Michael Stoute (3 wins) and Ed Dunlop (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the London Gold Cup, Richard Hannon has sent a total of 14 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top London Gold Cup 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):

Roger Charlton5-4-4+22.50+13.58
Sir Michael Stoute13-3-9+0.00+2.67
Ed Dunlop6-2-4+22.50+15.01
Andrew Balding14-1-3-6.00-6.43
Roger Varian6-1-2+3.00+1.13
John & Thady Gosden3-1-1+1.00-0.12
A P O'Brien2-1-2+3.50+2.81
Harry Dunlop1-1-1+11.00+6.88
Harry Charlton1-1-1+3.50+2.19
Richard Hannon14-0-3-14.00-7.90

London Gold Cup Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the London Gold Cup 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 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):

Ryan Moore16-4-9+1.50+0.70
Frankie Dettori11-1-2+1.00-2.21
Jamie Spencer8-1-3+4.00+2.58
Andrea Atzeni8-1-3+1.00+1.31
Silvestre De Sousa8-1-3+0.00-0.11
Oisin Murphy6-1-3-1.50-1.00
Jim Crowley5-1-3-1.00+1.06
Joe Fanning4-1-3+1.00+2.00
William Buick3-1-2+1.50+1.94
Jason Watson1-1-1+12.00+7.50

London Gold Cup Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +16.25 is when runners had 3 career starts. The worst performing factor that 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 0-32.

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

  • 2024: Winner in 2 (10,12) [13 Runners]
  • 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]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the London Gold Cup are Newbury and Sandown, there has been a total number of 4 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 233 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 7 runners.

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

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

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the London Gold Cup despite multiple attempts:

  • Dansili (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Galileo (0 Wins 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 have been 7 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2025 London Gold Cup remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this London Gold Cup Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for Flat Racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for flat racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful flat racing blogs for OLBG.

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