20
Jun
2013

2013 Gold Cup Betting Preview

The Gold Cup is the feature staying event of the Royal Ascot Festival and this year’s field includes a number of Europe’s top stayers.

The Gold Cup is easily the most open Group 1 race of the entire 2013 Royal Ascot Festival, with very little separating the leading contenders.

Estimate (6/1) is the current favourite in the 2013 Gold Cup betting market at Bet365 Bet365 followed by Simenon (7/1), Rite of Passage (13/2) and Saddler’s Rock (8/1).

This is one of the most difficult betting races of the entire meeting so our team of horse racing experts have analysed the form guide facts and the history of the race to come up with their top 2013 Gold Cup betting tips.

2013 Gold Cup Form Guide Facts

– The 2012 Gold Cup was won by Saeed Bin Suroor-trained Colour Vision who was ridden by Frankie Dettori.

– Colour Vision is back to defend his crown and will be ridden by Silvestre De Sousa while Dettori will partner Times Up.

- Aaim To Prosper, Altano, Rite of Passage, Vadamar and Estimate are all last start winners.

– Aaim To Prosper, Colour Vision, Rite of Passage, Simenon, Biographer and Estimate have previously won at Ascot.

– Colour Vision, Earl of Tinsdal and Rite of Passage have been successful at Group 1 level.

- Yeats is the only stayer in the last sixty-eight years to win the Gold Cup as a seven-year-old or older. Aaim To Prosper, Altano, Rite of Passage and Times Up are all seven-year-olds or older.

– Irish-trained horses have won the Gold Cup in six of the last seven years. Rite of Passage, Saddlers Rock, Imperial Monarch and Simenon are the leading Irish chances this year.

– The Henry II Stakes is a key lead-up race to the Gold Cup. Number Theory finished second in the race ahead of Times Up and Colour Vision.

2013 Gold Cup Trifecta Tip

Number Theory (50/1) from Rite of Passage (13/2) and Model Pupil (50/1)

This is an extremely difficult betting race so we have looked for some horses at longer odds that are still capable of running a big race. Number Theory has form around some of the best stayers in Europe in recent years and is well over at the odds at 50/1. The Halling-five-year-old made his Group racing debut in the Henry II Stakes last month and impressed with a strong second place finish behind Gloomy Sunday. Number Theory is a progressive stayer who will continue to improve, making him the best each-way bet in this race.

Although he is now nine-years-old Rite of Passage looks the best chance of the fancied hopes. The Giant’s Causeway gelding has not be seen at the races since his victory in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot last year but he races well fresh and has had past success in this race.

Model Pupil is another stayer that is well over the odds in this race. The four-year-old-colt has been a consistent performer this season and has never run a bad race in his career. Although this is a step-up in class he should be finish strongly and is a good each-way bet.

You can find the best odds 2013 Gold Cup odds at Bet365 Bet365.

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