The first horse in our Lucky 15 is the Godolphin owned Cross Counter trained by Charlie Appleby and this four year old although will be tackling his hardest race yet, he looks to have a great chance of landing arguably the feature contest of Royal Ascot.
Although the Gold Cup field will include last season's unbeaten Stradivarius we think Cross Counter is the four year old that can break that duck.
He came on the scene at Goodwood last year setting a course record in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes and from there looked a smart animal.
He was unfortunate to finish a narrow second to stablemate Old Persian in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur at York the time after but from that run he has turned into smarter horse.
In November last year he was put into the Melbourne Cup over 2 miles for the first time at this trip and became the first ever British winner of the Aussie Group 1.
He backed that up in March this season by landing the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup. If being fit, healthy and similar form to these two runs he holds a huge chance in the Ascot Gold Cup.