Ascot Gold Cup Betting Guide
Ascot Gold Cup (Group 1) (2m4f)
The third race on Ladies Days has always been the main highlight of the whole five days; The Ascot Gold Cup is steeped in tradition a prize always present by the Queen herself. The race is over 2m4f and therefore the longest Group One race of the season and only ever attracts the very best stayers in training.
The Gold Cup is part of the stayers’ Triple Crown which moves on to the Goodwood Cup and then the Doncaster Cup ends the series. Double Trigger was the last horse to win all three races in 1995.
Down the years we have had many multiple winners of the Gold Cup but the Irish trained Yeats created history in 2009 when winning the race for the fourth time. We had a surprise result in 2010 when Dermot Welds’ Rite Of Passage was successful at 20/1, this was a blot on the trends that say those at the head of the betting usually fight out the finish and many experts have said the event was a sub standard one, but normality was resumed when A P O'Brien continued his dominance of this prestigious race when favourite Fame And Glory took the 2011 Cup.
Aiden O'Brien's Fame And Glory was 4/5f in the 2012 race, but the darling of Ascot, Frankie Dettori, survived a stewards enquiry to win on Colour Vision for Godolphin.
Ascot Gold Cup Previous Winners Since 2001
2012 Colour Vision 6/1 Suroor, Saeed Bin
2011 Fame And Glory 11/8 O'Brien, A P
2010 Rite Of Passage 20/1 Weld, D K
2009 Yeats (IRE) 6/4 O'Brien, A P
2008 Yeats (IRE) 11/8 O'Brien, A P
2007 Yeats (IRE) 8/13 O'Brien, A P
2006 Yeats (IRE) 7/1 O'Brien, A P
2005 Westerner 7/4 Lellouche, E
2004 Papineau 5/1 Suroor, Saeed Bin
2003 Mr Dinos (IRE) 3/1 Cole, P F I f
2002 Royal Rebel 16/1 Johnston, M
2001 Royal Rebel 8/1 Johnston, M
Ascot Gold Cup Trends
Only three 4 year olds have won in the last 13 years
12 out the last 16 winners were placed last time out.
First or Second favourite has won 9 of the last 16 races.
Eleven of the last twelve winners had won at least a Group 2 race previously.
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