John Gosden’s exciting handicapper, Trade Commissioner, stands head and shoulders above his rivals in the horse racing betting tips on Bet365 (http://www.bet365.com/news/en/betting) for the forthcoming Betfred Mile Handicap at Glorious Goodwood, early next month, after putting up an impressive series of performances this season, writes Elliot Slater.
The Lady Rothschild-owned son of Montjeu never got to a racecourse last term, and made his belated bow as a four-year-old at Kempton in March, shaping with promise to come home third to Glen Moss in a Kempton maiden.
Having his first outing on turf a few weeks later at Sandown, Trade Commissioner showed the benefit of his initial outing and stayed on bravely to hold Mawaqeet in a 10 furlong maiden, then kept on steadily, (after running freely through the early part of the contest), when a respectable third to John Louis on his handicap debut at Newmarket, in June.
The Gosden-trained gelding has really come into his own though, in recent weeks. He turned a seemingly competitive Salisbury handicap into a procession, when slamming Shamaal Nibraas by four-and-a-half-lengths.
He then defied a 12lb higher mark and an official rating of 98, in cleverly beating Vainglory by three-quarters-of-a-length to win the valuable Coral Charge handicap at Sandown over a mile on Eclipse day at the Esher track.
Raised a further 7lbs to a new mark of 105, Trade Commissioner already stands on the verge of listed class, and the fact that his tremendously shrewd handler has given him an entry in the Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood is a clear indication that Gosden expects there will be more to come from a horse who is clearly ‘making hay’, having made such a late start to his Flat career.
9/2 is currently the best ante-post offer available for the Sandown winner, for fans interested in a bet on racing (http://www.bet365.com/news/en/betting/racing), with most firms betting 12/1, bar the one.Share on Facebook