Order Of St George is a hot favourite to retain Gold Cup crown at Royal Ascot

Thursday 22nd June - 4:20pm Royal Ascot - Gold Cup

Order Of St George was a stunning winner of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last season, and the Aidan O'Brien-trained star will aim to emulate the mighty Yeats on Thursday, as he attempts to record back-to-backs wins of this Group 1 marathon, and currently a short-priced favourite with the bookmakers it's hard to not see the Ballydoyle star do the business.

  • Order Of St George won this race last year
  • Big Orange won the Henry II Stakes with aplomb last time
  • Two former St Leger winners (Simple Verse & Harbour Law) line up here

Thursday 22nd June - 4.20pm OddsWon/LostBet
Gold Cup    
Tips Endless Time (each way)    Best Bet @ 20 / 1  

Order Of St George Is A Hot Favourite

A comfortable three-length winner of this race 12 months ago, Order Of St George then went on to run a mighty race in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, as he was third to stablemate Found, and having been last seen winning a Listed event at Leopardstown last month, then it's no surprise to see him installed as a best-priced Evens favourite with Paddy Power for this race.

He stalked his rivals off the pace in last year's running of this Group 1 showpiece before unleashing his challenge on the outside, and he eased clear of his rivals in the closing stages, so Ryan Moore is sure to adopt similar tactics again on Thursday, as he will try to stay out of trouble before trying to breeze clear again.

The ground will be a lot quicker in this year's race, as he won in soft ground last year, but he has winning form on good to firm ground, and providing he can produce his best then it's hard to not see him storming to victory once again, but at short odds is it worth looking elsewhere for a bet.

Main Dangers

The last two St Leger winners will take their chance, but while last year's champion Harbour Law is as big as 25/1 with Betfred to land this prize, it's Ralph Beckett's 2015 St Leger winner Simple Verse that is possibly one of the biggest dangers to Order Of St George, as she warmed up for this race with a fine second in the Yorkshire Cup, and at 8/1 with Betfred could be a cracking each-way bet.

Michael Bell's Big Orange has been one of the stars of the staying division over the last couple of years, and he breezed to victory in the Henry II Stakes at Sandown Park last time out, and he is sure to be on the front end for most of the contest, and has to be considered.

However, the 8/1 chance with Paddy Power may set the race up for a horse held up, and he may just struggle to maintain the gallop in the closing stages of race that is jam-packed with dour stayers, and he maybe worth ignoring in this event.

Endless Time The Selection

The Godolphin operation have had a fine Royal Ascot, having bagged a tremendous treble on the opening day, and the boys in blue could have a lively outsider in this event, as Endless Time has shown some top form on fast going, and at 20/1 with bet365 is a superb each-way bet.

A winner of the Lancashire Oaks last year, she wasn't disgraced when fourth in the Yorkshire Cup on softish going last time out, and she could be one to relish the step up in trip, and at 20/1 is a cracking bet to at least grab a place, if not challenge the Ballydoyle hotpot for victory.

2017 Gold Cup Odds

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1 10/11 1 10/11 10/11 10/11 11/10 10/11 10/11
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
66 50 66 66 66 66 66 66 66
50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66
50 66 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66

Posted: Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Author: Steve Chambo

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