The Ascot Gold Cup (4000m) is one of the show piece races at Royal Ascot and the 2019 edition rolls around this Thursday night, where Stradivarius is favourite with Sportsbet.com.au for the feature.
He is a drifter though, with a wet track on the cards, something that takes away his turn of foot, which did worry trained John Gosden leading into the Carnival. Still, he is the clear favourite at $2.20.
His only danger looks to be the Melbourne Cup winner Cross Counter, who is a $4.50 chance and has been best backed. If there is one at value to look out for, especially with a wet track, it’s Magic Circle, a $19 chance.