By Andrew Atkinson
FRANKIE Dettori will love Ladies Day at Royal Ascot 2019 in showcasing his ride Stradivarius in the Gold Cup on June 20 (4.25pm) (5.25pm Spain).
Favourite to repeat last year’s success at the Royal Ascot meeting Stradivarius will take all the beating in the 2 miles 4 furlongs race – one of the longest races of the Flat season.
The Group 1 race for four year olds and above has a prizefund of £375,000: “Stradivarius is the best stayer I’ve ever trained – and he’s a street fighter”, said trainer John Gosden.
The Ascot Gold Cup on Ladies Day is deemed as the highlight of the five day meeting that gets underway on June 18.
“Stradivarius is in great order and has had good preparation. The Ascot Gold Cup will be a real ‘ding dong’,” said Gosden.
Stradivarius won the Yorkshire Cup in May – a victory that saw the odds of winning the Gold Cup slashed from 5-2 to 7-4.
“Stradivarius was a bit rusty – but there was only going to be one winner. He’s a fighter,” said Italian ace jockey Dettori.
The 2019 Royal Ascot Gold Cup odds: Stradivarius 7-4, Cross Counter 5-1, Kew Gardens 7-1, Dee Ex Bee 6-1, Southern France 12-1, Flag of Honour 14-1, Capri 20-1, Magic Circle 16-1, Called To The Bar 20-1, Thomas Hobson 20-1, Falcon Eight 25-1, Master of Reality 25-1, Holdthasisgreen 25-1. 33-1 bar. *updated runners and latest news and prices at: fromthehorsesmouth.tips
The Norfolk Stakes (2.30) over 5 furlongs G2 race has noted entries in Ventura Rebel, 10-1; Pistoletto, 8-1; and Monarch Of Egypt 6-1.
The Hampton Court Stakes (3.05) over 1m 2f G3 race entries and odds will be on fromthehorsesmouth.tips
The Ribblesdale Stakes (3.40) G2 over 1m 4f has leading entries Pink Dogwood, 5-1; Queen Power, 6-1 and Mehdaayih, 5-1.
The Britannia Stakes (5.00) over 1 mile sees Velorum, 10-1, Beat Boxer, 14-1 and Good Birthday, 14-1, leading entries at the 10 day declarations stage. The King George V Stakes (5.35) over 1m 4f.
*Royal Ascot news, articles and latest betting odds at: fromthehorsesmouth.tips
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