The Queen’s horse Estimate is looking to make history again by winning the Royal Ascot Gold Cup two years in a row.
The Queen is a regular attendee of the Royal Ascot Meeting
Speaking of Estimate, trainer Michael Stoute said “she’s made some progress in the last month. The Gold Cup’s a tough assignment this year, but I expect her to run very well”
There is some concern however, as Estimate has run only once since the win because of a muscle injury.
The young horse who also a won a race at Royal Ascot in 2012, trailed to the finish on Champions Day in October.
Stoute added “She’s not been straightforward. She’s had a muscle problem in her right hind [leg], and that’s why she hasn’t had a prep run.
“She’s made some progress in the last month. The Gold Cup’s a tough assignment this year, but I expect her to run very well.”
Estimate is currently the third favourite on the betting markets to take the £375,000 prize. The horses favourable over her are last year’s St Leger winner, Leading Light, and Brown Panther.
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