Cold Case Solves Commonwealth Cup Trial Riddle At Ascot

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s 3-year-old colt Cold Case (GB) (Showcasing {GB}–Killermont Street {Ire}, by Dream Ahead) closed his six-race juvenile campaign with victories in Doncaster’s £300,000 Weatherbys 2-Year-Old S. and Redcar’s Listed Two-Year-Old Trophy and came back off a 214-day break to register a game success in Wednesday’s G3 British Racing School 40th Anniversary Commonwealth Cup Trial S. at Ascot. The 5-1 chance was in the squat position as the gates flew open and recovered to race on the front end after the initial strides. Scrubbed along when headed by G2 Coventry S.-winning ‘TDN Rising StarBradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) approaching the quarter-mile marker, he rallied gamely under a drive to subdue that rival inside the final 100 yards and claimed an ultimately comfortable 1 1/2-length tally from 125-1 outsider The X O (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}), who nailed Bradsell by a short-head on the line for second.

Pedigree Notes
Cold Case, full to a yearling colt, is the second of three foals and lone scorer produced by a multiple-winning half-sister to G3 Cornwallis S. victrix Ponty Acclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}). The January-foaled bay shares his second dam Leopard Creek (GB) (Weldnaas) with MGSP Listed Prix Francois Mathet winner Talk Or Listen (Ire) and three-time stakes placegetter Roussel (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}). His second dam Leopard Creek (GB) (Weldnaas) is a full-sister to MGSP three-time stakes winner Astonished (GB) and a half to G3 Prix du Petit Couvert victor Bishops Court (GB) (Clantime {GB}).

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