15:35 Royal Ascot

Thursday 18 June 2020

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:40
  • Gold Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
  • Class 1  |   2m 3f 210y  |   Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:39  |   Winning time: 4m 32.6s
1st
4
(2)
4/5f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Mid-division, headway going well over 3f out, went 2nd on bit over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, quickened smartly and immediately clear, impressive op 10/11 tchd 8/11
2nd
10
7
(1)
11/1
T: M JohnstonJ: R L Moore
Raced keenly, led, got more lit up when pressed 10f out, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, stayed on op 14/1
3rd
8
1
(6)
7/1
T: C ApplebyJ: James Doyle
Got warm before race, slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with winner op 10/1
4th
3
5
(7)
40/1
T: R CharltonJ: Jason Watson
Chased leader, challenged over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, no chance with winner over 1f out, one pace and lost 3rd inside final furlong op 50/1
5th
2 ¼
2
(4)
59-2
33/1
T: J A OsborneJ: Jim Crowley
Started slowly, held up in rear, some headway over 3f out, no impression and well beaten final 2f op 22/1
6th
4
3
(8)
33/1
T: C FellowesJ: Andrea Atzeni
Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out op 40/1
7th
2 ½
8
(5)
4/1
T: M MeadeJ: Oisin Murphy
Raced in 6th, pushed along over 6f out, driven over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out op 10/3 tchd 11/4 and tchd 9/2
8th
nk
6
(3)
10/1
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
Raced in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, no chance with winner over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 11/1

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Betting

Forecast

Stradivarius (4/5), Technician (4/1), Cross Counter (7/1), Moonlight Spirit (10/1), Nayef Road (11/1), Mekong (33/1), Prince Of Arran (33/1), Withhold (40/1)

Verdict

STRADIVARIUS seems to hold the aces in his bid to become the third three-time winner of this great event. John Gosden's star stayer has lost his veneer of invincibility after successive defeats but his Coronation Cup run recently was a perfect prep for this. He's 5-5 racing beyond two-miles and can break the will of his rivals late on. Four-year-olds have won six of the last eight Gold Cups and Nayef Road took another step forward when winning the Sagaro at Newcastle recently. He's a lively player, while Moonlight Spirit can also get in the scrap for places. The third of that generation, Technician, would have his claims enhanced by any moisture that gets into the ground.
  1. Stradivarius
  2. Nayef Road
  3. Moonlight Spirit

Previous Winners

2019
Stradivarius
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: L Dettori
  |  
T: J H M Gosden
1/1

Prize Money

1st: £148,000.002nd: £55,975.003rd: £27,975.004th: £13,975.00

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