Gold Cup (British Champions Series) (Group 1) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 13 runners)
  • Winner £212,662 2nd £80,625 3rd £40,350 4th £20,100 5th £10,088 6th £5,062
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in Places on Round Course
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 21.09s
  • Off time: 16:29:04
Full result
Result 16:25 Royal Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Leading Light 10/11f
2nd 13 Estimate nk 8/1
3rd 14 Missunited s.h 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (7) 22129-6
Royal blue Ahzeemah (IRE) 34
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 22129-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 p Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 111 25/1
2 (1) 53518-1
White, royal blue ball, white sleeves, blue and white quartered cap Altano (GER) 39
  • T:Andreas Wohler
  • J:E Pedroza
  • Form: 53518-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 t Andreas Wohler E Pedroza 117 7/1
3 (4) 1158-11
Turquoise, dark blue cap Brown Panther 21
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 1158-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 115 5/1
4 (5) 5016-37
Royal Blue, White spots, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and spots on White cap Oriental Fox (GER) 21
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 5016-37
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 M Johnston J Fanning 105 50/1
5 (13) 12151-2
Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Royal Diamond (IRE) 32
  • T:J P Murtagh
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 12151-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 J P Murtagh R Hughes 114 12/1
6 (9) 035-006
Yellow, red chevrons, hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 32
  • T:J M Oxx
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 035-006
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2b1
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 b1 J M Oxx William Buick 108 33/1
7 (15) 405-506
Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Simenon (IRE) 50
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 405-506
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 W P Mullins L Dettori 111 14/1
9 (11) 5378-65
White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Havana Beat (IRE) 19
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 5378-65
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 A M Balding David Probert 102 66/1
10 (14) 11110-1
PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Leading Light (IRE) 32
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 11110-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 118 10/11f
11 (2) 1-74051
Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Ralston Road (IRE) 19
  • T:J P Shanahan
  • J:R P Whelan
  • Form: 1-74051
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 J P Shanahan R P Whelan 107 66/1
12 (3) 125-363
Royal Blue, Red epaulets, striped cap Shwaiman (IRE) 19
  • T:J R Fanshawe
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 125-363
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 J R Fanshawe T P Queally 104 50/1
13 (6) 133/117-
Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Estimate (IRE) 243
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 133/117-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 125 8-13 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 112 8/1
14 (10) 123-341
Brown and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 13
  • T:M Winters
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 123-341
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 125 8-13 M Winters Jim Crowley 107 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 (12) 3121-12
Tac De Boistron (FR) 34
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:M Botti
  • J:Martin Harley
  • Form: 3121-12
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 92 M Botti Martin Harley 117 NR
15 (8) 15/174-3
Pale Mimosa (IRE) 32
  • Nag Me
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 15/174-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
5 813 D K Weld P J Smullen 109 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 5 Estimate (IRE)
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
4 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Estimate has reportedly been working well in preparation for the defence of her staying crown. The Queen's mare will love the drying ground but faces high-class opposition including last year's St Leger winner Leading Light, who made a winning reappearance at Navan when easily beating today's rivals Royal Diamond, Pale Momosa and Saddler's Rock. Simenon was only beaten a neck last year but arrives out of sorts and more interesting is German raider ALTANO. He was only fifth 12 months ago but was finishing best of all having trailed entering the straight and would have gone close had he not met interference. He went on to beat the very useful Tac De Boistron over 2m4f in the Prix Du Cadran at Longchamp, though Marco Botti's grey did reverse that form in the Prix Royal-Oak later and has been impressive in both runs this year. Michael Owen's Brown Panther is back to his best but has come up short in Group 1 races in the past, though did beat Ahzeemah and the selection in last year's Goodwood Cup.

Formwatch

Tac De Boistron (FR) 4-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched right to near side well over 1f out, stayed on well to chase winner well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Gospel Choir (9-0) at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in May.

Pale Mimosa (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, closer 3f out, ridden and no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Leading Light (9-8) at Navan 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in May.

Leading Light (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Ran 3rd, closer 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Navan 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in May beating Royal Diamond (9-6) by 3l, 6 ran.

Estimate (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden disputing 3rd over 1f out, no extra and lost 3 places towards finish, 7th of 12, 3l behind Royal Diamond (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.

Missunited (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Made all, pressed and ridden 3f out, went a few lengths clear 2f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gd beating Shu Lewis (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.

Brown Panther 2-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in May beating High Jinx (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.

Simenon (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, driven and outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 7, 23l behind Tac De Boistron (9-9) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.

Oriental Fox (GER) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 7l behind Brown Panther (9-4) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in May.

Altano (GER) (8-13) won at Hoppegarten(GER) 2m Grp 3 (1) gs in May, 8 ran.

Havana Beat (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Towards rear, came centre straight, ridden 2f out, ran on towards finish, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 1 3/4l behind De Rigueur (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.

Shwaiman (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracking leaders on outside, effort near side over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, every chance 1f out, no extra final 100 yads, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Clever Cookie (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gs in May.

Ahzeemah (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, steady headway on outside tracking leaders 6f out, every chance near side 2f out, ridden and still pressing leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Gospel Choir (9-0) at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in May.

Saddler's Rock (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Ran 5th, pushed along approaching straight, in rear and no impression 3f out, no extra, last of 6, 19l behind Leading Light (9-8) at Navan 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in May.

Royal Diamond (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Soon led, 4 lengths advantage halfway, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Leading Light (9-8) at Navan 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in May.

Ralston Road (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, pushed along tracking leaders 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on well, joined post, won at York 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gs in May deadheating with Clever Cookie (9-0), 12 ran.