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Gold Cup - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 22/06/2017

After his victory in this race last year, Order of St George should attract plenty of attention from punters once again. And of course, trainer Aidan O`Brien has a ridiculous record in this event. However, the 2016 champ has not been entirely convincing since then and may start a little short in the market.

One horse that may give him a run for his money while offering much better value is Big Orange. The front-runner had a mixed winter overseas but came back with a bang at Sandown and will love the conditions here. If he can run his race, he stands a big chance of crossing the line first but at a price of 8/1, he offers decent each-way value regardless.

Those looking for a big money pick in his race should take a glance at Endless Time. She showed decent form when finishing second to the highly-rated Vazirabad at Saint-Cloud last year and was leading 2f out before the soft ground took its toll at York last time out. She should enjoy a better run here and offers great each-way value.

Betting odds and tips

Order of St George is a worthy favourite but Big Orange could cause an upset here and is available a very generous price of 8/1.

You can back Big Orange at a price of 8/1 with Bet365, while Endless Time can be backed each-way at 28/1 with the same bookmaker.

Remember, Bet365 are offering guaranteed best odds on all Royal Ascot races and a 100% deposit bonus up to £200 for new accounts.

Gold Cup - Last three years:

2014: Leading Light - Joseph O’Brien (Aidan O`Brien)

2015: Trip to Paris- Graham Lee (Ed Dunlop)

2016: Order of St George - Ryan Moore (Aidan O’Brien)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 22/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (22/06/2017 10:45:45) but are subject to change.