Fame And Glory defends the Gold Cup as 10/11 fav on Day 3 while John Oxx-trained Saddler’s Rock is next at 4/1. Godolphin storms in next as Colour Vision and Opinion Poll share 5/1.
Fame And Glory is already Hills’ biggest liability and one customer, who placed a £1000 antepost four-fold in January, awaits the result eagerly and could win £66,294.64.
William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes said “There’s no doubting Fame And Glory is a class-act but there are a couple of improvers in the race and a small mortgage riding on him would make anyone sweat”
THE BET – £1000 accumulator
Mares’ Hurdle – Quevega @ 6/4 WON
World Hurdle – Big Bucks @ 4/7 WON
Investec Derby – Camelot @ 7/2 WON
To run on Thursday… Fame And Glory @ 11/4
Total return – £66,294.64.
Ascot Gold Cup: 10-11 Fame And Glory, 4-1 Saddler’s Rock, 5-1 Colour Vision, Opinion Poll, 20-1 Nehaam, 33-1 Askar Tau, Gulf Of Naples, 66-1 Caucus, Bridge Of Gold (EW ¼ 1,2,3)
Fame And Glory to match Ascot Gold Cup record of Yeats (three more needed): 25-1