World Trophy Stakes 2019 Analysis
13:45 at Newbury on 21st Sept
cond. It would be no surprise if Shine So Bright landed favouritism, but Turjoman still has the potential to make up into a serious horse. He’s a three-time winner at this distance and, having just been collared by subsequent Group 2 winner Duke Of Hazard over a mile last time, this long-striding sort is taken to relish the return to seven furlongs at this galloping track.
The World Trophy Stakes is a Group 3 for horses aged three and older and it is run over 5 furlongs and 34 yards.
Nine of the last 10 winners had run in the last 21 days. No winner in the last decade has come from stalls one or two, whilst only one winner carried any kind of penalty. Six winners had won their previous race and the last 10 winners were returned at 8/1 or less.
This doesn’t look the strongest renewal of the World Trophy Stakes, but the three recent winners Judicial, Equilateral, and Dakota Gold are all decent fits for the stats.
The improving Dakota Gold has won his last four but, on a line through Danzeno, he has nothing in hand of Judicial. There is also little between Judicial and Equilateral on a form-line involving Queen’s Gift, who both beat into second when winning their last race. Equilateral finished in front of Judicial when the pair were fourth and fifth in last year’s renewal of this race, but Judicial is 4lb better off this time.