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2020 Ascot Gold Cup - Stradivarius looking to continue hot streak

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2020 Ascot Gold Cup Tips and Predictions

The Ascot Gold Cup is one of the biggest races at Royal Ascot and we have tips and predictions for the 2019 edition this June.

Stradivarius and Cross Counter could provide punters with a classic match race down the Ascot straight and it should make for compelling viewing.

2020 Ascot Gold Cup Best Bet - Stradivarius @ 2.50

The Ascot Gold Cup is going to be one of the more intriguing races during the Royal Ascot Festival and Stradivarius will play his part. 

He’s a quality five-year-old which has recorded 10 wins from 15 starts. He comes into this riding a six-run winning streak and that includes two Group 1 wins. 

His most recent defeat came all the way back in 2017 when Order of St George won the British Champions Long Distance Cup. 

Since then, he has Group 1 wins in the 2018 Gold Cup and the Goodwood Cup Stakes. 

He hasn’t been putting big margins on his rivals but the son of Sea The Stars is a real staying talent. 

2020 Ascot Gold Cup Best Each Way - Cross Counter @ 5.50

Cross Counter hasn’t done a whole lot of racing over the last year but he’s a horse in form. The Charlie Appleby-trained gelding won the 2018 Melbourne Cup in Australia before backing up and winning the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan. 

That run came in March, so he hasn’t had a run for three months but European stayers can go a long time between runs and race like a fit horse. 

He’s a quality son of Teofilo which has won six from nine starts and punters are getting great each-way odds of 5.50 to enjoy. 

With some solid support come race day, Cross Counter could start a lot shorter in the betting, so take the odds on offer now. 

Cross Counter
Cross Counter winning in Dubai

2020 Ascot Gold Cup Best Roughie - Flag of Honour @ 13.00 

Aidan O’Brien lines up the four-year-old which has a good record of five wins from 15 starts. The four-year-old colt might not have the appeal of the two fancied runners, but he could provide punters with some value. 

His most recent run came in the Tattersalls Gold Cup when running second behind Magical. That form might be franked earlier in the festival but he was seven lengths behind the quality filly. 

He hasn’t won since September last year but he’s rarely too far away from the prize and punters could be looking for an upset runner in this race. 

Looks good enough to run Stradivarius and Cross Counter close if he gets all the breaks in the run. 

Best Bet: Stradivarius - 2.50 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Cross Counter - 5.50 @ bet365
Best Roughie: Flag of Honour - 13.00 @ bet365

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