- Ancestral data backs Harrison, Endless Time and Order Of St George for Gold Cup glory
- Report uses ancestry of all the Royal Ascot Gold Cup runners to predict race winner
Harrison, Endless Time and Order Of St George are the top 3 favourites to claim victory in the Royal Ascot Gold Cup, according to brand new research by MyRacing.com.
Looking through the ancestry of all the Royal Ascot Gold Cup runners, the team at My Racing wanted to explore whether a strong family history of horse racing success, can help predict a modern day race winner.
40 years of Ascot Gold Cup history
Taking into account all major race wins, the Ascot Ancestry web app analyses four previous generations of the Ascot Gold Cup starting field and ranks which is most likely to win based on the number of major race winners in the family tree.
With a grand total of 92 ancestor wins, Harrison is the surprise favourite.
The four-year-old is closely followed by Endless Time in second with 86 ancestor wins and the bookies firm favourite, Order Of Saint George in third also with 86 ancestor wins.
Order Of Saint George is placed below Endless Time due to an inferior win record: Endless Time has 11 graded race wins to Order Of St George’s 8.
Ascot Gold Cup long outsiders
At the other end of the scale, Sweet Selection is ranked as the least likely to win, with only 43 ancestor wins, followed by She Is No Lady, with 47 ancestor wins and Sheikhzayedroad, with 48 ancestor wins.
“Should Harrison triumph in the Royal Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday, we’ll expand our utilisation of ancestral data when researching our tips and predictions.”
James Prosser, Co-founder of My Racing
The complete list of competitors ranked by their ancestor’s wins is as follows:
- Harrison 92
- Endless Time 86
- Order Of St George 86
- Nearly Caught 81
- Big Orange 80
- Simple Verse 78
- Trip To Paris 76
- Prince Of Arran 73
- Quest For More 66
- Harbour Law 61
- Torcedor 60
- Sheikhzayedroad 48
- She Is No Lady 47
- Sweet Selection 43
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