Thursday brings the banner race from Royal Ascot, with the Ascot Gold Cup the highlight of day four’s action.

And good news: you can back the favourite Stradivarius as massive enhanced odds of 10/1 with 888sport or 7/1 with Paddy Power – see below for the details!

Ascot Gold Cup Betting Offers

888sport – 10/1 Stradivarius to win Gold Cup

888sport Stradivarius 10/1 to win Gold Cup offer.Royal Ascot 2019

This is a great offer on the favourite to win the Gold Cup from 888sport – max bet £5, and though the winning are paid in free bet this is well worth grabbing!

KEY TERMSNew customers only • £10 minimum deposit using promo code “BOOST” required • Qualifying bet must be placed at the normal odds • max bet £5 • Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement • Free bet stakes not included in bet returns • Free bets expire 7 days after credit • This offer may not be combined with any other offer • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • General deposit method,withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply

Paddy Power – 7/1 Stradivarius to win Gold Cup

Paddy Power Stradivarius 7/1 Enhanced Odds Offer.Royal Ascot.June 2019

Paddy’s odds aren’t quite so generous but they allow a max stake of £10, so you can earn more winnings (again in free bets) if Stradivarius does the business.

KEY TERMSNew customer offer, max stake £10, winnings paid in cash at the normal odds and are topped up to the enhanced price in free bets. T&Cs apply.

Ascot Gold Cup Betting Tips and Offers

Ascot Gold Cup Tips and Betting Offers, Ascot, Thursday 20th June 2019

The Gold Cup is synonymous with the Royal Ascot festival, while there’s a stacked list of contenders who are fighting it out for the crown this week. Ahead of this year’s race, you can see the latest betting odds and predictions right here.

Over 200-years from its first run, the Ascot Gold Cup remains the pinnacle race for stayers. The punishing long distance is serious test of endurance for the contenders, who have to cover two miles and three furlongs. That test has made it the opening leg of the Stayers’ Triple Crown, but who can win it?

There are plenty of short priced contenders with Cross Counter at 7/2 with Ladbrokes and Dee Ex Bee priced at 5/1 with Betfred. However, we struggle to see past the favourite; Stradivarius. He comes into this race priced at 6/4 with bet365, but we still think there’s value in those odds.

Trainer John Gosden is expecting a strong run from his five-year-old here, who comes into this race unbeaten since the start of 2018. That run includes a victory at this race last year, while his form has kept up since. He started the year with a victory at the Yorkshire Cup Stakes last month, which marked a sixth straight victory.

He’s started as the favourite through all of those, while we expect him to live up to the tag in this one. We’re backing Stradivarius to retain the Ascot Gold Cup, so we’re backing him for success at 6/4 with bet365.

Gold Cup Betting Verdict

With plenty of contenders in the field, we can look a little further down the list for a bigger priced contender. The problem with many of the outsiders is that they lack any recent form across this distance, so it’s hard to see them having the staying power to finish among the top three. However, we can see a lot of value in Thomas Hobson, who has very recent successes across this distance.

Trainer Willie Mullins has seen him finish inside the top two in his last three outings. That includes a win at Doncaster in September which covered two miles and two furlongs. The other successes were over similar distances, so we have little doubt in Thomas Hobson’s ability to cover the ground. He sits out at 25/1 with bet365 heading into the Ascot Gold Cup, so we’re backing him to contend here. With bet365 paying out on three places in this one, Thomas Hobson looks like a great outside bet.