Ascot Gold Cup Tips & Predictions

DateThursday June 20, 2019
TrackRoyal Ascot
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeHandicap

{Internationally-experienced runners have won the last three Ascot Gold Cups.

{Follow the form from the previous year as there have been 20 repeat winners.}

The Ascot Gold Cup is the only Group 1 on Day 3 of the Royal Ascot festival.

The staying event is the most prestigious non-jumping staying event in the UK and it always attracts plenty of money with bookmakers.

Big crowd numbers have been attributed to the Ascot Gold Cup in years gone by.

Ascot Gold Cup day betting card 2019

Day 3 of the Royal Ascot festival features the Ascot Gold Cup and three other group races.

The Ribblesdale Stakes is a good undercard betting opportunity.

Race No.
Race Name
1Norfolk Stakes
2Hampton Court Stakes
3Ribblesdale Stakes
4Ascot Gold Cup
5Britannia Stakes
6King George V Stakes

Ascot Gold Cup betting selections & tips

Ascot Gold Cup history

The Ascot Gold Cup is the biggest staying race during the Royal Ascot festival.

Established in 1807 in the presence of King George III and Queen Charlotte, the first running was taken out by Master Jackey as a three-year-old.

There were many three-year-old winners in the early stages of the Gold Cup, but the race is now only open to horse four years old and above.

1844 winner The Emperor was unnamed when winning the Ascot Gold Cup, but was named after Nicholas I of Russia, who was in attendance.

The Emperor would again win a year later to make it a winning double.

Estimate gave Queen Elizabeth II a win in 2013 as an owner. A massive roar of the crowd was heard when the four-year-old crossed the line first.

Champion stayer Yeats won the Ascot Gold Cup on four straight occasions. The Aidan O'Brien-trained runner received a big ovation when winning his fourth and he has been immortalised with a statue in the parade ring.

Lestor Piggott has the record for most wins with 11. The jockey won his first in 1957 with Zarathustra and his last in 1982 with two-time winner Ardross.

Aidan O'Brien is the leading trainer. He has saddled up Yeats, Fame and Glory, Leading Light and Order of St George to victory.

Ascot Gold Cup betting guide

Big Orange, Order of St George and Trip to Paris are all recent winners and all three have gone on to win on the world stage.

Big Orange was able to upset 5/6 favourite and 2016 champion Order of St George in 2017, winning at odds of 5/1 for trainer Michael Bell.

Order of St George had won in 2016 at an odds-on quote with bookmakers.

Included in the 2016 field were Melbourne Cup entrants Tiberian and Max Dynamite, so the quality of the field was high and considered one of the best Ascot Gold Cup fields in history.

Trip to Paris scored for trainer Ed Dunlop in 2015. The world class runner scored at 12/1 before running well in the Melbourne Cup later in his career.

Estimate won as the 7/2 favourite in 2013 and was disqualified in 2014.

The Queen's horse finished second behind 10/11 favourite Leading Light but was disqualified after testing positive to a prohibited substance.

The controversy rocked Royal Ascot and the each way punters which took the 8/1 on offer were left to lick their wounds.

The 20/1 odds around Rite Of Passage was good value for punters in 2010, but most of the money was on Ask at 11/4.

Yeats paid 7/1 when winning his first Ascot Gold Cup. He started at 8/13, 11/8 and 6/4 in his three subsequent wins and bettors were happy with the better than odds-on prices for his last two wins.

Recent Ascot Gold Cup winners

Race Winner
2017Big Orange
2016Order of St George
2015Trip to Paris
2014Leading Light
2012Colour Vision
2011Fame and Glory
2010Rite of Passage
2003Mr Dinos
2002Royal Rebel
2001Royal Rebel
2000Kayf Tara
1998Kayf Tara
1996Classic Cliche
1995Double Trigger
1994Arcadian Heights
1993Drum Taps
1992Drum Taps
1991Indian Queen