Talking Horses: Bank on King Frankel to lift London Gold Cup

By: Greg Wood Saturday 15 May 2021

The selection’s winning time at Pontefract was strong and odds of around 10-1 could prove to be very generous

The Lockinge Stakes is the Group One feature of the Newbury card but the London Gold Cup is the race most punters will want to crack and King Frankel (3.00) – a son of the brilliant Lockinge winner in 2012 – could be the answer.

Mark Johnston’s colt must have set a real puzzle for the handicapper, having won a three-runner maiden by a remarkable 32 lengths at Pontefract on 28 April. Despite the small field, though, his winning time was strong and suggests that an opening mark of 82 – and odds of around 10-1 could prove to be very generous.

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