07:33 24 June 2013
Estimate, the four-year-old filly, wins the gold cup. This is the first in history that a reigning monarch’s horse won the race.
Estimate was trained by Sir Michael Stoute and was ridden by Ryan Moore. The horse faced challenges inside the final furlong but emerged as the winner when she stuck her neck out gamely for a famous success.
Estimate is no stranger to success. Last year, she also won in the Queen’s vase and competed in the Sagaro Stakes before she was promoted towards the head of the Gold Cup market.
Her trainer, Michael Stoute, has always urged caution about her chances of winning. He suggested that her form did not entitle her to be the favourite.
He said: "She had to show a lot of courage as she had to beat one and then stave off another.
He added, as quoted by The Independent: "He (Moore) always had her in a good position and she switches off so well.
"I really felt it was a seriously tough task for her, I couldn't be confident at all taking on the boys that are proven over this trip and she can be a pain in the backside at times."
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