Bateaux London Gold Cup

Grade 3, Ascot 15:15
£100,000 guaranteed,
4yo plus,
2m 7f 180y, Class 1    
Saturday 29th October 2022


1 Our Power 11/2
2 Danny Kirwan 12/1
3 Tea Clipper 5/1F
13 ran Distances: 2l, ½l, 12l
Time: 5m 57.22s (slow by 2.22s)

Trainer Sam Thomas is plotting a tilt at Newbury's Coral Gold Cup next month for Our Power after he stayed on best of all to win here.

The seven-year-old won twice over fences as a novice last term and ended the campaign finishing fifth to Corach Rambler in the Ultima at Cheltenham in March. Resuming from a 2lb lower mark, the popular 11/2 chance stuck to the task admirably under jockey Charlie Deutsch to win by two lengths from Danny Kirwan who had taken up the running a long way from home.

Third went to Tea Clipper, half a length further back, while Full Back was fourth and Poppa Poutine fifth.

Thomas said: "We had a few runners earlier in the week but didn’t really know how today would pan out.

“But we had to run, because off 139 he wouldn’t have got into the Hennessy (Coral Gold Cup).

“The cheekpieces help him travel, but he came off the Flat and will never win by too far.

“He’s streetwise and won’t over-exert himself. We haven’t been overly hard on him and he will improve a stack on what he’s done today."


Bateaux London Gold Cup Handicap Chase
£100,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus, 2m 7f 180y, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

1     Our Power 7 11-2 Sam Thomas Charlie Deutsch 11/2
2 Danny Kirwan 9 10-13 Paul Nicholls Lorcan Williams 12/1
½ Tea Clipper 7 11-11 Tom Lacey Stan Sheppard 5/1F
12 Full Back 7 11-5 Gary Moore Jamie Moore 14/1
2 Poppa Poutine 6 10-11 Nigel Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 8/1
Kitty's Light 6 11-8 Christian Williams Ellis Collier 11/1
Good Boy Bobby 9 12-0 Nigel Twiston-Davies Daryl Jacob 14/1
nse Annsam 7 11-5 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 7/1
Rapper 8 11-7 Henry Daly Richard Patrick 40/1
hd Major Dundee 7 10-12 Alan King Tom Cannon 13/2
20 Regal Encore 14 11-2 Anthony Honeyball Richie McLernon 16/1
PU Mister Malarky 9 11-13 Richard J Bandey David Bass 14/1
PU Up The Straight 8 10-12 Richard Rowe James Davies 11/1

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