3rd August, 2012 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off
Lady Rothschild’s highly progressive handicapper Trade Commissioner will definitely bid to justify his long-time position as ante-post market leader in horse racing betting tips at the valuable Betfred Mile at Glorious Goodwood on Friday, following a pleasing workout on his home gallops at the weekend.
The Rothschild’s have been enjoying a stunning mid-summer run of success with the likes of Eclipse winner Nathaniel and his Group1-winning full sister Great Heavens, who landed the Irish Oaks in mid-July, and in Trade Commissioner the general view is that they have a horse who is probably already capable of holding his own in pattern race company.
The four-year-old has done really well this season having failed to make it to a racetrack until this term, but he has made up for lost time in spectacular fashion, following his debut third at Kempton in March with a cheeky half-length success at Sandown in May to break his maiden tag.
Third on his handicap bow shortly after the son of Montjeu has gone from strength-to-strength in the last month, dropping back to a mile to win by more than four lengths at Salisbury in June, then off a 12lb higher mark of 98 beating Vainglory to land a big prize in the Coral Charge Handicap at Sandown to present his credentials for a tilt at another significant pot in the big Goodwood handicap coming up later this week.
Gosden was upbeat after his charge had worked in pleasing fashion on the Limekilns on Saturday and has no qualms about his horse remaining at a mile even in this higher grade. A win for Trade Commissioner would most likely spell a step up into Group company for a horse who, although a four-year-old, is still relatively unexposed, and who several of the best racing odds setters reckon could well win a very nice prize before the end of the campaign.