|Fame and Glory eyes repeat of Ascot glory|
Fame and Glory's performance in the Ascot Gold Cup was one the highlights of 2011 on the flat calendar.
Aiden O'Brien has dominated the race in the last two decades, mainly due to the incredible Yeats who won the race for four consecutive years between 2006 and 2009.
The Irish-based trainer may have found another horse who he could win the lucrative race on more than one occasion after the Fame and Glory's impressive victory. Those following the Ascot betting online should remember this.
At the age of six, the gelding was untested over the trip of 2m4f. The furthest the he had been before Ascot was 1m6f when he won a Listed race at Leoparstown.
Jockey Jamie Spencer was on board at the Royal meeting and held his mount up in the race before making a charge in the final stages, pulling away from with field with Opinion Poll chasing him down in second place.
Fame and Glory returned to Ascot later in the season in the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup where he got the better of Opinion Poll once again on Champions Day at Ascot.
Although Fame and Glory is now a specialist over the longer trips, he was once regarded as one of the brightest middle distance runners in the UK and Ireland. In 2009 he finished second in the Epsom Derby to the great Sea The Stars. However, he did make up for that by winning the Irish Derby later in the month at the Curragh when going off 8/11 favourite.
The gelding's fourth Group One Success came in the Coronation Cup at Epsom before a step up in trip was decided for the Ballydoyle-owned horse