Ascot

  • 15:45 Gold Cup 2m 4f

  • Winner £198,485 2nd £75,250 3rd £37,660 4th £18,760
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.51s
  • Off time: 15:45:34
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Estimate (IRE) 7/2
2nd Simenon (IRE) 5/1
3rd Top Trip 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 18412-1 White, royal blue ball, white sleeves, blue and white quartered cap Altano (GER) 32
7 9-2 t1 Andreas Wohler E Pedroza 112 16/117.00
3 (3) 13739-7 Royal blue Colour Vision (FR) 21
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-2 v1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 114 12/113.00
4 (8) 41235-3 Turquoise, orange rising sun, sleeves and cap Earl Of Tinsdal (GER) 32
5 9-2 Andreas Wohler W Buick 116 20/121.00
6 (13) 1137-42 Red, black star, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, black star Number Theory 21
5 9-2 J R Holt S Sanders 108 50/151.00
8 (6) 9546-57 Yellow, red chevrons, hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 82
5 9-2 t J M Oxx D P McDonogh 112 9/25.50
9 (16) 11655-4 Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Simenon (IRE) 43
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 W P Mullins Johnny Murtagh 108 5/16.00
10 (10) 44711-6 Black, Emerald Green sleeves, striped cap Times Up 21
7 9-2 E A L Dunlop L Dettori 115 11/112.00
11 (14) 32457-1 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Vadamar (FR) 22
5 9-2 M Delzangles J P Spencer 115 16/117.00
13 (18) 2-11133 Orange, Royal Blue hoop and armlets, Check cap El Salvador (IRE) 13
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 105 16/117.00
14 (2) 223-713 Green, Pink epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Last Train 25
Beaten Favourite
4 9-0 A Fabre M Guyon 113 14/115.00
15 (4) 123-143 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Model Pupil 21
4 9-0 C Hills James McDonald 106 33/134.00
16 (17) 2/24446- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Repeater 273
Beaten Favourite
4 9-0 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 106 50/151.00
17 (15) 5546-62 Maroon, Royal Blue chevrons, Maroon sleeves and cap Top Trip 34
Beaten Favourite
4 9-0 F Doumen M Barzalona 113 7/18.00
18 (5) 7/1133-1 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Estimate (IRE) 50
Course Winner
4 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 108 7/24.50
Non runners
1 (9)420961-Aaim To Prosper (IRE)99-2B J MeehanK Fallon112
5 (11)12222-4High Jinx (IRE)59-2J R FanshaweG Lee113
7 (12)1113/1-Rite Of Passage99-2D K WeldP J Smullen113
12 (1)12121-4Biographer49-0D R LaniganT E Durcan103

Verdict

Estimate won the Queen's Vase at this meeting last year and returned to action with victory in the Sagaro Stakes over 2m here last month. This is by far her toughest assignment yet as she takes on last year's winner Colour Vision and third placed Saddler's Rock. 2010 winner Rite Of Passage is also back for another crack while last year's dual Cup winner, Times Up, is another high-class stayer to consider as he has the beating of both High Jinx and Simenon. A strong challenge from France is led by Top Trip, beaten only a nose in the Yorkshire Cup and just preferred to Andre Fabre's Last Train and Vadamar. The latter has a bit to find with Germany's EARL OF TINSDAL on form over middle-distances and Andreas Wohler's charge came up just short trying to give stablemate Altano 4lb over 2m at Hoppegarten on his return. The dual Group 1 winner is taken to reverse running and go close at a big price over today's marathon trip.