Ascot Gold Cup Betting Trends

Gold Cup favourite Order Of St George in action

The Gold Cup has been raced since 1807 when Master Jackey took home the 100 Guineas first prize, and is one of the highlights for many of the Royal Ascot meeting. Raced over two and a half miles it is a real stamina test and one of the longest races of the flat season but it is still a Group One contest, and part of the British Champions Series. There is a huge sense of history about this race which is the highlight of Ladies Day, but can the trends point us in the direction of a likely winner?

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  • Age – 19 of the last 21 winners have been aged four to six.
  • Odds – Not a single winner in the last 21 runnings has started at odds bigger than 20/1.
  • Official Ratings – 18 or the last 21 winners have been rated 117 or above.
  • Previous run – 18 of the last 21 winners had finished in the first four home on their previous outing.
  • Previous races – 18 of the last 21 winners competed in the Henry II Stakes, the Sagaro Stakes, the Vintage Crop Stakes, or the Saval Beg Stakes.

Trends – All Runners

Max Dynamite –✅❌❌❌❌

Order Of St George –✅✅✅✅✅

Scotland – ❌❌❌❌❌

Sheikhzayedroad – ❌✅❌❌✅

Torcedor ✅✅❌ ✅✅

Vazirabad ✅✅✅✅❌

Desert Skyline ✅✅❌✅✅

Mount Moriah – ❌❌❌✅✅

Stradivarius – ✅✅✅✅❌

Trends Analysis

The race of the day without a doubt but it looks as if the bookmakers have it spot on with Order Of St George a very worthy favourite when you look at the trends. He comes put on top here with five out of five unlike any other runner and when you add in his course and distance form there is a lot to like about his chances.

Three of his eight rivals tick four of the five boxes with their path to this event the only one missing for a full-house, and it does look likely that they will also get involved in the finish. French raider Vazirabad has some top class efforts to his name and no doubt Christophe Soumillon will try to produce him as late as possible over this marathon trip while young pretender Stradivarius is only a four-year-old (an age group responsible for nine of the last 21 winners, more than any other), and he does look a very serious danger.

At a bigger price, Jessica Harrington’s Torcedor is the third with four brownie points with his official rating figure the only downfall, and only by two pounds at that. He was very impressive when taking the Sagaro Stakes here over two miles staying on strongly on a far softer surface and if he handles the firmer going he is another who could get in to the finish here.

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