Ascot British Champions Long Distance Cup Racing Odds & Tips – 16th October 2021

Trueshan can deliver the odds in a superb Long Distance Cup renewal at Ascot

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This is the first race of the day from Ascot on Saturday and the Long Distance Cup racing odds sees TRUE SHAN heading the market.

But there are some big players behind him with the likes of staying great STRADIVARIUS and the up-and-coming HAMISH.

This should be a cracking opener for a tremendous day of Ascot racing betting on Saturday. We look at the key contenders.

Ascot British Champions Long Distance Cup Racing Odds

Trueshan 7/4
Stradivarius 7/2
Hamish 4/1
Baron Samedi 6/1
Princess Zoe 12/1
The Mediterranean 16/1
Berkshire Rocco 18/1
Roberto Escobarr 40/1
Master Of Reality 40/1
Tashkhan 50/1
Nicholas T 150/1
* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on April 27th, 2021 at 888sport)

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Trueshan 7/4 FAV in Ascot British Champions Long Distance Cup Racing Odds

TRUESHAN has nothing to prove to anyone really and moved to the top of the division with a convincing victory last time out.

That was in the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp two weeks ago. In it, Trueshan just had too much class and power in the home stretch for Stradivarius.

It’s been back to back wins for him now, the victory in France coming after success in the Goodwood Cup.

It has been a light year for action for Trueshan.

The ground hardening will be a touch of concern for Trueshan’s chances. But he won this 12 months ago and has a big chance of following up.

Trueshan is a quote of 7/4* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on April 27th, 2021 at 888sport).



Can Stradivarius turn the tables on Trueshan?

The manner of defeat for STRADIVARIUS at Longchamp on his latest wasn’t particularly encouraging for the staying great.

Having dominated this realm for the last five years, Stradivarius has been tested more than ever this season as a 7-year-old.

There have however, been three wins in five efforts from the legend and he still can’t be written off.

Stradivarius took a win at Ascot on his reappearance in the Sagaro Stakes and the other two wins of the campaign have been at Group 2.

There were no excuses for him at Longchamp. He just wasn’t good enough against Trusehan and was beaten by more than four lengths.

Stradivarius is a quote of 4/1 to bank the success* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on April 27th, 2021 at 888sport).

Hamish could upset the field

It’s not just STRADIVARIUS that needs to be brought into the main picture of the Long Distance Cup racing betting on Saturday.

HAMISH looks like a huge threat as he is on the up at the moment for Willie Haggas.

There is a quote of 4/1 on Hamish landing the win on Saturday* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on April 27th, 2021 at 888sport).

He was an impressive winner of the September Stakes at Kempton 42 days ago. The runner up in that race has since gone on to bolt up for a score.

Hamish has had this race in his sights and we expected to be readily primed for this one. The move to a 2m trip looks like being a good move.

The conditions underfoot are likely going to give Hamish an edge as well.

Berkshire Rocco is no forlorn hope

If any of the big three do falter on Saturday at Ascot, BERKSHIRE ROCCO could be the one to capitalize as he has some place claims.

He scored a Listed victory in 2020 here at Ascot and has been lightly worked in 2021. Berkshire Rocco has had two runs, seven months apart.

The most recent of those was at Salisbury last month and he should be that much fitter for the outing.

Berkshire Rocco moves to the 2m trip and will have the cheekpieces on for the first time.

He may not be totally out of this as an 18/1 each way poke* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on April 27th, 2021 at 888sport).

Baron Samedi is worth a look

Earlier this season BARON SAMEDI collected a win in the Belmont Gold Cup. That completed an astonishing seven-timer.

It’s been two runs for Baron Samedi without success since then. But he still ran well in defeat at the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and the Irish St Leger.

He will have the cheekpieces on for the first time on Saturday.

On the back of all that and being match fit as well, Baron Samedi piques some horse racing betting interest at 6/1* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on April 27th, 2021 at 888sport). T

Rest of the runners

MASTER OF REALITY lacks consistency but retains plenty of potential. He was poor in the Irish St Leger on his latest.

MORANDO doesn’t look to be in the greatest of form. The 8-year-old looks to be past his very best at the moment.

NICHOLAS T has no form behind him since winning the Northumberland Plate in June. This looks like being too much for him and was poor in the Cesarewitch on his latest.

ROBERTO ESCOBARR won a Listed mixture in June at York and has carried on in the respectable form. He found only Nayef Road too good for him last time out, which is no disgrace.

PRINCESS ZOE has not taken a win in 2021 despite a busy year. She was fifth to Trueshan at the Prix du Cadran on her latest.

TASHKHAN comes up in class and looks to have a lot on his plate. He has been improving well, but this is a great deal to ask of him.

THE MEDITERRANEAN has been in the frame in each of his last three. The pic of the form was a third at the St Leger. He looks as if he needs to unlock more to land this.

Predictions & Tips for Ascot British Champions Long Distance Cup Racing Odds

TRUESHAN just has to take preference. His dominating victory over the great Stradivarius last time out says it all.

That was a score by a wide margin and was a class above that rival in the run for home.

So it’s Trueshan that gets the nod at 7/4* (odds recorded at 21:09 GMT on April 27th, 2021 at 888sport).

HAMISH actually has more appeal for the Long Distance Cup betting than Stradivarius. Hamish looked impressive in shrugging off a long absence to score the September Stakes.

The final shortlist contender is BERKSHIRE ROCCO who warrants a place on the shortlist. He gets new equipment and looks like a lively outsider here on the move to a 2m trip.