16:20 Royal Ascot

Thursday 20 June 2019

All14:3015:0515:4016:2017:0017:35

Gold Cup (Group 1)

Class 1  |   2m 3f 210y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in Places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:20  |   Winning time: 4m 30.88s

1st
4
(2)
1/1f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Tracked leaders on inside, going well when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, quickened to lead over 1f out, always comfortably doing enough to hold rivals after tchd 11/10
2nd
1
8
(8)
7/2
T: M JohnstonJ: S De Sousa
Led, pushed along over 3f out, headed over 2f out, held by winner final furlong, stayed on, took 2nd post op 5/1
3rd
nse
10
(9)
66/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Disputed lead 2f, close 2nd until led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, held by winner final furlong, stayed on, lost 2nd post tchd 80/1
4th
¾
6
(4)
4/1
T: C ApplebyJ: James Doyle
Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, went 4th and edged right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never quite able to challenge tchd 7/2
5th
5
9
(5)
11/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Mid-division, effort and switched left over 2f out, ridden and beaten over 1f out, well held 5th final 100 yards op 12/1
6th
1 ¼
2
(7)
59-2
16/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Tracked leaders, ridden and close up 2f out, one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 20/1
7th
nk
11
(10)
40/1
T: R HannonJ: J P Spencer
Held up in rear, ridden and switched left over 1f out, some progress but never threatened
8th
½
1
(1)
20/1
T: Mme P BrandtJ: Oisin Murphy
Held up rear of mid-division, headway when not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong op 14/1
9th
3
3
(6)
25/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Jim Crowley
Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, well held from over 1f out tchd 22/1
10th
45
5
(3)
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Andrea Atzeni
Mid-division, took keen hold, headway on inside over 4f out, driven over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off op 20/1
11th
19
7
(11)
66/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Held up in rear, ridden and well behind over 2f out, tailed off

Video Replay

Betting

Forecast

Stradivarius (1/1), Dee Ex Bee (7/2), Cross Counter (4/1), Flag Of Honour (11/1), Capri (16/1), Called To The Bar (20/1), Magic Circle (25/1), Thomas Hobson (25/1), Raymond Tusk (40/1), Master Of Reality (66/1), Cypress Creek (66/1)

Verdict
STRADIVARIUS picked up where he left off last season in the Yorkshire Cup, a race he won en route to Gold Cup glory last year, and he's sure to be hard to beat in his bid for a seventh straight Group success and third Group 1 win. Several rivals have stamina to prove at this new trip but Cross Counter makes most appeal of the remainder having won the Melbourne Cup in fine style before a cosy success in the Dubai Gold Cup last time. Called To The Bar is an interesting French raider who won well last time and generally gives his running.
  1. Stradivarius
  2. Cross Counter
  3. Called To The Bar

Previous Winners

2018
Stradivarius
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-1  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: L Dettori
  |  
T: J H M Gosden
7/4
Prize Money
1st:
£283,550.00
2nd:
£107,500.00
3rd:
£53,800.00
4th:
£26,800.00
5th:
£13,450.00
6th:
£6,750.00

Next Race Off

Racing Tips

Most Followed