Ascot Gold Cup Betting Odds - Royal Ascot Tips 2017
The Ascot Gold Cup – technically just called the Gold Cup – is synonymous with Royal Ascot and it is the most prestigious flat race for stayers in the business. Run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs, the race is a real challenge to runners and riders who have to remain focussed throughout, judging when to make a break for the winning post – if they’ve got the stamina of course!
Here we bring you the latest Gold Cup betting tips and predictions along with the latest live betting odds comparison to make sure you get the best possible odds whichever horse you choose.
The early favourite for Gold Cup glory at Royal Ascot is the DK Weld-trained five-year-old, Forgotten Rules. Priced at best betting odds of just 7/2 with Bet365 and others, Forgotten Rules has only run three times, only one of which was a Group race (the Group Two British Champions Cup at Ascot in October). But he has won all three and connections have seen enough promise to have faith in him for this massive race. We think it might be a step too far, however, and we’ll instead be seeking something a little further down the betting.
One option – available at betting odds of 8/1 with William Hill – is Brown Panther who was third in the Gold Cup in 2014 but who has since won both a Group One and a Group Two race. With 11 victories from 26 runs to date, the seven-year-old might have enough in the tank to challenge here.
A solid each way prediction comes in the form of Panama Hat, who is priced at attractive odds of 25/1 with Paddy Power and others. With five wins and a second from his last six races – albeit at a lower class than the Gold Cup – we suggest he could be on something of a roll and those odds are certainly big enough to allow us to take a punt on what looks an outsider with a real chance of upsetting the odds.