It’s Gold Cup Day At Ascot

Horse 7The Gold Cup provides the feature on the third day of action at this year’s Royal Ascot Festival. There’s two other Irish challengers in the feature – 2013 runner-up Simenon and the Aidan O’Brien-trained “Kingfisher”. The opening race of the day at Ascot is at half-past two with the feature at 4.20 The Going at Ascot is Good to Firm. Elsewhere, Ripon is Good with a 2.10 start. Chelmsford is Standard and off at 2.20 Lingfield is Standard with a 5.40 start. Leicester is Good, good to firm in places and away at 6pm Ffos Las is Good to Firm, good in places with a 6.05 start. === There’s also action here at Leopardstown this evening. There’s a seven-race card on offer, with the Group 3 Ballychorus Stakes providing the highlight. The opening race will go to post at 5.50pm with the going Good to Firm.