Leading the betting for Ascot Gold Cup at 8/11

15 runners are set to go to post for today’s Ascot Gold Cup with the Aidan O’Brien trained Leading Light heading the betting at 8/11.

Estimate, who won the race last year, is priced at 9/1 to repeat her success, with the Tom Dascombe trained Brown Panther also priced at 6/1 to provide former footballer Michael Owen with Royal Ascot success.

Johnny Murtagh who was narrowly denied as a jockey on Simenon (16/1) in the race last year will train Royal Diamond in a bid for success this year with Richard Hughes booked to ride the eight year old son of King’s Best who is priced at 16/1.

Dermot Weld last won the race with Rite of Passage in 2010 and Thursday’s race sees him represented by Pale Mimosa who is priced at 10/1, whilst Michael Winters will saddle Missunited (33/1).

Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “Leading Light is by far our worst Ante post result having been supported in from 9/4 to his current price of 6/4 that continues to attract support.”

He added “The Royal filly, Estimate, is proving a popular each way bet at 6/1 to retain her Gold Cup crown with Dermot Weld’s Pale Mimosa also nibbled into 10/1 from 12/1.”

Ascot Gold Cup 

o. Silks Horse Jockey/Trainer Previous Odds
10(14)   Leading LightForm: 11110-1 J P O’BrienA P O’Brien 5/6, 10/11, 5/6 8/11
3(4)   Brown PantherForm: 1158-11 R KingscoteT Dascombe 15/2, 7/1, 13/2 11/2
13(6)   EstimateForm: 133/117- R L MooreS M Stoute 8/1, 9/1, 10/1 9/1
2(1)   AltanoForm: 53518-1 E PedrozaA Wohler 14/1, 12/1, 14/1 12/1
5(13)   Royal DiamondForm: 12151-2 R HughesJ P Murtagh 16/1, 14/1 16/1
7(15)   SimenonForm: 405-506 L DettoriW P Mullins   20/1
1(7)   AhzeemahForm: 22129-6 K FallonS B Suroor 20/1 25/1
14(10)   MissunitedForm: 123-341 J CrowleyM Winters 40/1, 33/1, 40/1 33/1
6(9)   Saddler’s RockForm: 035-006 W BuickJ M Oxx   40/1
4(5)   Oriental FoxForm: 5016-37 J FanningM Johnston 50/1 66/1
11(2)   Ralston RoadForm: 1-74051 R P WhelanJ P Shanahan   6


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