Trainer: John Gosden
Jockey: Frankie Dettori
He is going for third successive Gold Cup and with the absence of his Champions Day conquer, Kew Gardens, this should be a formality for the champion stayer.
He has won at the last three Royal Ascot’s, winning the 2017 Queen Vase before the last two Gold Cups. He has already beaten Cross Counter on a few occasions now, including this race last year and had a preparation in the Coronation Cup.
He will be hard to beat and is a short price for another win.