Ascot Gold Cup Odds
Horses featuring in the Ascot Gold Cup betting odds will need to have stamina in abundance if they are to taste success over the five-day festival. The Ascot Gold Cup is the longest of the 30 Royal Ascot races and takes place over the extended distance of 2m4f. The Ascot Gold Cup is also the only Group One showdown to take place on the third day of Royal Ascot and is considered to be the most prestigious staying race on the flat across Britain.
The Ascot Gold Cup represents the first leg of the Triple Crown for stayers, with the other races involved being the Goodwood Cup and the Doncaster Cup. However, not since Double Trigger in 1995 has one horse triumphed in all three of these staying races. Meanwhile, Yeats is the most successful horse in the history of the Ascot Gold Cup thanks to his four victories between 2006 and 2009.
Fame And Glory hard to oppose in the Ascot Gold Cup odds
Although Yeats has now retired after his successful Ascot Gold Cup career, O’Brien has wasted little time in locating another superstar stayer. Fame And Glory won the most recent renewal of the Ascot Gold Cup and followed up with a victory in the Long Distance Cup on British Champions Day also at Ascot. He is likely to be a leading contender in the Ascot Gold Cup odds again in the future.
Even for punters not fancying Fame And Glory not repeating his success, he should be opposed with another Irish-trained horse. English-trained horses are certainly best avoided. Runners with a preference for being towards the front of the field tend to run best in the Ascot Gold Cup, alongside those to have already proven themselves over a distance of 2m or further.