Royal Ascot 2018: Gold Cup day – live!

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My regular reader will know one of the themes has been the dreadful travel by train for racegoers this week. Our own racing correspondent has suggested it might be a good idea for South Western trains to ink in the dates for next year’s Royal Ascot now:

Hello @SW_Help Since you’re blaming Ascot for the dangerous overcrowding today, would it help if I tweeted you to remind you, say, 9 months in advance what the dates are next year? Then it might not come as quite such a surprise.

Those of you who take an interest in trainer form will surely be having a close look at Sir Michael Stoute’s runners for the rest of the week. Having won with all three of his runners yesterday, including two here at Ascot, the Newmarket knight is on a 24% strike-rate for June after pottering through the previous two months on 14%. He runs Zaaki (3.05), Sun Maiden (3.40) and Moqarrar (5.00) at Ascot today. Other trainers who would like to be in similar form are Charlie Hills (1/39 in the past fortnight), Clive Cox (3/42) and Ralph Beckett (2/31).

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Written by Tony Paley, with Chris Cook and Greg Wood at Ascot
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