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Confirmed runners and riders for the Ascot Gold Cup

The runners and riders have been confirmed for the Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday 20th June.

The two-and-a-half-mile stamina test is the ultimate endurance race for the best stayers and has been won by the great and the good, with four-time winner Yeats the benchmark after he dominated from 2006-2009.

His trainer, Aidan O'Brien, has won the race a record eight times and will be aiming to make that nine with 2022 hero Kyprios now back for another tilt at the prize.

2024 Ascot Gold Cup Runners and riders

There are 10 confirmed runners for the 2024 Ascot Gold Cup.

  • Coltrane (Oisin Murphy)
  • Enemy (Richard Kingscote)
  • Kyprios (Ryan Moore)
  • Prydwen (Callum Shepherd)
  • Sweet William (Robert Havlin)
  • Trawlerman (William Buick)
  • Trueshan (Hollie Doyle)
  • Vauban (Colin Keane)
  • Gregory (James Doyle)
  • Caius Chorister (Benoit de le Sayette)


Justified favouritism to win this prize in 2022 as a four-year-old, showing lots of guts and determination to hold off Mojo Star and Stradivarius as the latter attempted to bag a fourth win in the race.

Swept all before him that season, winning 6-6, four of them Group 1s, but missed this race last summer after a setback and failed to win either start afterwards. He's 2-2 this season and seemingly the one to beat again for top connections.


The son of Golden Horn was unbeaten in three when he won the Queen's Vase over 1m6f at this meeting 12 months ago. He's 0-3 since, including when fifth in the St Leger at Doncaster last season.

Began this term with a staying on third in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup last month at York and the Gosdens colt will be exploring new reserves of stamina here.


After a jumps season in which Willie Mullins redefined the boundaries of what is possible, winning the trainers' championships in Ireland and Britain, the Closutton chief has his sights on a first Ascot Gold Cup.

Vauban rocked up in the Copper Horse Handicap (1m6f, good) at this meeting last summer off a mark of 101.

Beaten favourite in the Melbourne Cup afterwards, he started this term chasing home Giavellotto in the Yorkshire Cup last month - a race his trainer anticipates plenty of improvement from.

Caius Chorister

An upwardly mobile Golden Horn mare who signed off last season with a Group 3 win at Saint-Cloud (1m6f, very soft) and has enhanced her credentials with slender defeats in the Sagaro Stakes here and the Henry II Stakes at Sandown this season, both over 2m.

Closely matched with Coltrane and Sweet William on those efforts, the Davis Menuisier-trained inmate is venturing into the unknown stamina-wise but is clearly on good terms with herself.


A course and distance winner in 2022 at this meeting and second to Courage Mon Ami in this contest 12 months ago,

Coltrane boasts Ascot figures of 121251. Disappointed in the Dubai Gold Cup in March, but was right back on it when winning the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes here in May. Quickening ground a plus.

Sweet William

Third in the Sagaro Stakes here on comeback in May, but has since overturned form with runner-up Caius Chorister in the Henry II Stakes at Sandown over 2m (soft).

The 2023 Ebor runner-up handles faster conditions and remains fairly low-mileage for a five-year-old, while the Sea The Stars gelding is in top hands.

Ascot Gold Cup

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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