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Old rivals both backed for Long Distance Cup success

Order Of St George, 6-5 (from 5-4), and Big Orange, 4-1 (from 9-2), have both been backed for Saturday’s QIPCO Long Distance Cup with Coral today, with the pair now clear of Stradivarius, 6-1 (from 5-1), at the head of the Ascot betting.

“Although Order Of St George is a strong favourite to gain revenge over Big Orange for his Ascot Gold Cup defeat, the latter has also been popular with punters, and it’s odds-on one of the pair comes out on top on Saturday,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

Changing codes, last season’s Gold Cup runner-up, Minella Rocco, is 16-1 with Coral to go one better next March, ahead of his reappearance at Punchestown tomorrow, where Road To Respect, 25-1 for the Gold Cup, is among his opponents in the Grade 3 Chase.

**QIPCO Long Distance Cup
6-5 Order Of St George, 4 Big Orange, 6 Stradivarius, 8 Desert Skyline, 10 Dartmouth, 12 Duretto, 14 Renneti, 16 Sheikhzayedroad, 20 Dal Harraild, Idaho, Montaly, Seventh Heaven, Torcedor, 33 Bar

**2018 Timico Gold Cup
5 Thistlecrack, 6 Sizing John, Yorkhill, 8 Might Bite, Our Duke, 12 Native River, 16 Djakadam, Minella Rocco, Coneygree, 20 Acapella Bourgeois, 25 American, Disko, Empire Of Dirt, Road To Respect, Tea For Two, Whisper

**QIPCO Champion Stakes
3 Cracksman, 10-3 Ulysses, 4 Barney Roy, 8 Brametot, Churchill, 9 Poet’s Word, 10 Cliffs Of Moher, Highland Reel, 14 Rhododendron, 16 Bar

**QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
9-4 Ribchester, 4 Beat The Bank, Churchill, 5 Al Wukair, 14 Roly Poly, Thunder Snow, 16 Persuasive, Zonderland, 20 Lightning Spear, 25 Here Comes When, Lancaster Bomber, Sir John Lavery, 33 Bar

**QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares
3 Journey, 4 Bateel, 6 Coronet, Hydrangea, 8 Eziyra, Rhododendron, 12 Seventh Heaven, 14 Juliet Rose, 20 Alyssa, 12 Left Hand, 20 Horseplay, 25 The Black Princess, 33 Smart Call, 40 Bar

**QIPCO British Champions Sprint
11-10 Harry Angel, 4 Caravaggio, 13-2 Quiet Reflection, The Tin Man, 10 Tasleet, 12 Librisa Breeze, 14 Brando, 22 Washington DC, 25 Danzeno, 50 Bar

**Balmoral Handicap
3 Zabeel Prince, 5 Lord Glitters, 8 The Grape Escape, 12 Raising Sand, 14 Accidental Agent, Speculative Bid, 16 Century Dream, Dark Red, GM Hopkins, Khamaary, Qassem, Stamp Hill, 18 Mjjack, 20 Bar

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438