Holland Cooper Coronation Cup
Group 1, Newmarket 15:10
 £425,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus,
1m 4f, Class 1   
Friday 31st May 2024


1 Luxembourg 9/4
2 Hamish 4/1
3 Feed The Flame 6/1
5 ran Distances: 1l, 6l, 3½l
Time: 2m 42.12s (slow by 6.92s)

Under the astute front-running guidance of jockey Ryan Moore, Aidan O’Brien’s Luxembourg demonstrated his prowess over the mile-and-a-half distance.

The small field of five runners set off at a leisurely pace in the Group One contest at Epsom. Luxembourg, always well-positioned, bided his time until the crucial moment. As they turned for home, Moore asked the five-year-old to accelerate, and he responded with determination. Charging toward the finish line, Luxembourg held off the pursuing Hamish, crossing the wire with a one-length advantage.

Notably, this win marked Luxembourg’s first triumph over the mile-and-a-half distance in three attempts. Aidan O’Brien praised Moore’s masterful ride, emphasizing the jockey’s ability to control the race. Luxembourg’s versatility and affinity for fast ground make him an exciting prospect for future races, including the King George.

Meanwhile, the 7-4 favorite, Emily Upjohn, finished outside the top three, but trainer John Gosden expressed confidence that this outing would benefit her run. Expect to see more from both Luxembourg and Emily Upjohn as the season unfolds.

Coronation Cup
 £425,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus, 1m 4f, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good to Soft

1 (3)    Luxembourg 5 9-2 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 9/4
2 (4)
1 Hamish 8 9-2 William Haggas Tom Marquand 4/1
1 (5) 6 Feed The Flame 4 9-2 P Bary Cristian Demuro 6/1
4 (2)
Emily Upjohn 5 8-13 John & Thady Gosden Kieran Shoemark 7/4F
5 (1)
13 Time Lock 8-13 Harry Charlton William Buick 12/1