Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:45 Gold Cup 2m 4f

  • Winner £154,698 2nd £58,642 3rd £29,348 4th £14,633
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 37.51s
  • Off time: 15:47:15
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fame And Glory 11/8
2nd Opinion Poll (IRE) 16/1
3rd Brigantin (USA) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (15) 2831-54 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-2 B J Meehan R L Moore 100 22/123.00
2 (6) 875-316 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Askar Tau (FR) 34
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-2 v M P Tregoning G Baker 106 66/167.00
3 (10) 44/2-621 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
9 9-2 D O'Meara D Tudhope 111 11/112.00
4 (12) 22410-1 Pink, White sleeves Duncan 34
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-2 J H M Gosden William Buick 119 8/19.00
5 (3) 1115-11 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Fame And Glory 18
Nag me
5 9-2 A P O'Brien J P Spencer 124 11/82.38
6 (9) 125133/ Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Geordieland (FR) 643
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 9-2 J A Osborne R Hughes 109 25/126.00
7 (2) 15216-3 Royal blue Holberg (UAE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 111 10/111.00
8 (4) 653-413 Yellow, Light Blue hoop, armlets and cap Kasbah Bliss (FR) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-2 F Doumen T Thulliez 16/117.00
9 (8) 52573-3 Burgundy, Yellow rising sun, Burgundy cap Manighar (FR) 34
Nag me
5 9-2 L M Cumani K Fallon 114 14/115.00
10 (1) 43-2234 Royal blue, white cap Opinion Poll (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-2 M Al Zarooni M Barzalona 112 16/117.00
11 (11) 86241-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tastahil (IRE) 43
Nag me
7 9-2 B W Hills R Hills 115 16/117.00
12 (5) 9342-14 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 50
Nag me
6 9-2 A King Hayley Turner 103 40/141.00
13 (13) D16-941 Emerald Green, Maroon chevron, Maroon cap Brigantin (USA) 25
Nag me
4 9-0 A Fabre P C Boudot 16/117.00
14 (7) 6611-34 Emerald green, yellow chevrons and armlets Fictional Account (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-13 V C Ward F M Berry 103 20/121.00
15 (14) 111332- White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Motrice 243
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-11 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 108 22/123.00

Verdict

This revolves around whether FAME AND GLORY stays the trip. Aidan O'Brien's Irish Derby and Coronation Cup winner warmed up for this over 1m6f at Leopardstown, the same race Yeats won before gaining the second of his four Gold Cup victories. Yeats was also untried beyond that trip before coming here in 2006 and the Ballydoyle team have been preparing Fame And Glory for this all year. His class should see him through in what looks a below average year. Duncan had Blue Bajan and Manighar just behind when landing the Yorkshire Cup but he's another untried at anywhere near this trip. The runner-up has since taken advantage of softer ground at Sandown to land the Henry II Stakes over 2m when Holberg was only third and any ease in the going should see him competitive, a remark that also applies to Manighar. The veteran Kasbah Bliss was sixth a year ago in what looked a much stronger renewal and can get closer this time, while Motrice and Tastahil could repay each-way support at big odds as neither were stopping behind Samuel in last year's Doncaster Cup over 2m2f. Geordieland, placed three times behind Yeats in this, returns after a very long break but don't rule out a big effort as he is the one runner guaranteed to stay the trip. Brigantin improved to land a Longchamp Group 2 last time but will need more here.