Sodexo Gold Cup

Grade 3, Ascot 15:35
£100,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 7f 180y, Class 1    
Saturday 3rd November 2018

1 Traffic Fluide 4/1
2 Art Mauresque 14/1
3 Go Conquer 11/4F
9 ran NR: Ramses De Teillee Distances: ½l, 5l, ¾l
Time: 5m 54.90s (slow by 11.90s)

Gary Moore has the Grand National in mind for Traffic Fluide

Traffic Fluide
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Traffic Fluide

Traffic Fluide rallied well to forge back past Art Mauresque on the run in to score by half a length and earn a 50-1 quote with certain bookmakers for the Aintree Grand National.

Trainer Gary Moore said: “It was amazingly satisfying for a very big owner and it’s great to train a big winner like that for them. The plan had gone right for once. 

“We tried a bit of everything last season and, thank God, it worked and came good in the end. 

“I will train him for the Grand National. I’ve never trained a National horse in my life, but I’m getting older and I will ask all the experts and see how it works out.”

Victory for the 4-1 shot was also a first winner at the track in more than eight years for the winning rider, and trainer’s son Joshua .

He said: “My very first ride here was a winner when I beat Ruby Walsh as an amateur, but I’ve struggled since. It’s good to start off the season with a win like this.”

Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase
£100,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 7f 180y, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Traffic Fluide (FR) 4/1 Joshua Moore
11-12
G L Moore 8
2nd ½ Art Mauresque (FR) 14/1 Mr L Williams (5)
11-11
P F Nicholls 8
3rd 5 Go Conquer (IRE) 11/4f Sam Twiston-Davies
11-10
N A Twiston-Davies 9
4th ¾ Adrien Du Pont (FR) 13/2 H Cobden
11-7
P F Nicholls 6
5th 8 Kings Lad (IRE) 7/1 R Johnson
11-1
C L Tizzard 11
6th 16 Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 18/1 Harry Skelton
10-12
D Skelton 7
7th 5 Geordie Des Champs (IRE) 3/1 B J Geraghty
11-1
Miss R Curtis 7
8th 20 Solighoster (FR) 33/1 R T Dunne
11-0
N P Mulholland 6
9th 36 Play The Ace (IRE) 18/1 Sean Bowen
10-11
P Bowen 9
NR Ramses De Teillee (FR) T Scudamore
11-4
D Pipe 6

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