Horse Racing Royal Ascot By Jon Ivan-Duke

Clever Chester Winner in line for Ascot

Clever Cookie proved to be a strong performer on the rain-softened ground at Chester and William Hill were impressed as he landed the Ormonde Stakes, getting the better of Tac De Boistron.

William Hill are 14-1 from 25-1 for Clever Cookie for the Ascot Gold Cup.

“Clever Cookie has done the business on a dank day at Chester, but maybe he can mix it with the big boys on better ground at Ascot,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Ascot Gold Cup: 3-1 Forgotten Rules, 8-1 Brown Panther, Mizzou, 10-1 Tac De Boistron, 12-1 Romsdal, 14-1 Biographer, Clever Cookie, Kingfisher, Vent De Force, Winter Thunder, 16-1 Alex My Boy, 20-1 Answered, Bathyrhon, Fly With Me, High Jinx, Panama Hat, Scotland, Simenon, Spiritjim, 25-1 Big Orange, Forever Now, Pallasator, Trip To Paris (needs to be supplemented, 33-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)