About the Ascot Gold Cup
The Ascot Gold Cup is the signature race of Royal Ascot and one of the world’s most prestigious flat races for stayers. The Group 1 race is run over a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs and is open to 4-year-old and above thoroughbreds. The race is also the first leg of the British Stayers’ Triple Crown, and horses who do well in the race may also be entered into Australia’s Melbourne Cup.
Betting on the Ascot Gold Cup
The Ascot Gold Cup attracts attention from the general public and tends to produce underpriced favourites who complicate matters by having a strong record of winning or placing in the race. Winners tend to have won or taken second over 2 miles or more in the previous race, so if you’re looking for value in the field keep an eye out for horses who were picking up steam when they placed in their previous race over 2 miles.
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