Stradivarius put on a phenomenal display to claim his third consecutive Ascot Gold Cup triumph, destroying the field to finish double-digit lengths clear under Frankie Dettori.
There’s still plenty of action to come on day 3 of Royal Ascot 2020 and we’ve got all the results fastest here, as well as all the places we’re paying on all races further down the page.
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Essential reading for Today’s Royal Ascot action
- Paddy’s Pundits’ cheat sheet for Royal Ascot Day 3
- Check out our traders’ NAPs for Thursday at Royal Ascot
- Watch: Paddy’s panel discuss if anyone can stop Stradivarius – and how the rain might effect the Ascot Gold Cup
- MC YeeHaa’s super 7 for Royal Ascot on Thursday
Highland Chief held his nerve to fend off Tritonic in the day’s opener. Pre-race favourite Global Storm could only manage third with HMS President finishing in fourth. We paid out on the top 5 and Grand Rock came home in fifth place.
Mountain Angel went early and held off the late challenge from favourite Ser Dragonet who was held in second once again. Royal Reality nipped into third place from Prince Eiji who had hit the front but couldn’t hold on. We’re offering your money back as a free bet if your horse came 2nd, 3rd or 4th in this race.
Molatham pipped Monarch of Egypt to take this one as the second-placed horse came from the back of the field to just fade right at the death. Symbolize claimed third, going off at 40s and Ropey Guest took the last place that Paddy’s paying on the 14.25.
Pre-race favourite Battleground dominated for Aidan O’Brien and won comfortably from March Law in second. Seattle Rock started at 80/1 and put on a good show to take third with Golden Flame in fourth.
Stradivarius demolished the field to win by 10 lengths in the Ascot Gold Cup, exploding from fourth to win with ease down the straight. Frankie Dettori paid homage to the legendary stayer at the finish line as Stradivarius made it three wins on the trot in this race. Nayef Road was some way back in second and he still had plenty of distance between himself and the third-placed Cross Counter who came in ahead of Withhold.
Khaloosy battled it out with SP favourite Finest Sound in the final furlongs, eventually easing out the 11/4F by a couple of lengths. Both were clear of the pack which came home in the order of Cherokee Trail, Enemy and Toro Strike. We’re paying six places on this race and are donating all proceeds to Covid 19 charities.
Onassis put in a sterling performance under Hayley Turner to come round the outside and win quite comfortably, despite a terrible draw. The much fancied African Dream was nowhere as Waliyak finished second. Dubai Love rounded off the top three with 100/1 shot Tiritomba finishing a very credible 4th.
Royal Ascot Results today; Thursday’s confirmed finishing places
13.15 Golden Gates Handicap 1m1f (1.15pm)
1: 16. Highland Chief 20/1
2: 7. Tritonic 9/2
3: 9. Global Storm 7/2F
4: 5. HMS President 33/1
5: 17. Grand Rock 14/1
13.50 Wolferton Stakes 1m1f (1.50pm)
1: 10. Mountain Angel 9/1
2: 7. Ser Dragonet 2/1 F
3: 12. Regal Reality 13/2
4: 16. Prince Eiji 22/1
14.25 Jersey Stakes 7f (2.25pm)
1: 5. Molatham 11/2
2: 6. Monarch of Egypt 4/1
3: 14. Symbolize 40/1
4: 1. Ropey Guest 33/1
15.00 Chesham Stakes 7f (3pm)
1: 6. Battleground 11/4F
2: 8. March Law 18/1
3: 3. Seattle Rock 80/1
4: 5. Golden Flame 5/1
15.35 Gold Cup 2m3f (3.35pm)
1: 2. Stradivarius 4/5F
2: 1. Nayef Road 11/1
3: 6. Cross Counter 7/1
4: 7. Withhold 40/1
16.10 Britannia Handicap 1m (4.10pm)
1: 19. Khaloosy 9/2
2: 17. Finest Sound 11/4F
3: 2. Cherokee Trail 16/1
4: 21. Enemy 6/1
5: 26. Toro Strike 66/1
6: 20. Great Ambassador 14/1
16.40 Sandringham Handicap 1m (4.40pm)
1: 1. Onassis 33/1
2: 18. Waliyak 4/1
3: 11. Dubai Love 8/1
4: 13. Tiritomba 100/1