15:35 Ascot

Saturday 24 July 2021

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:45
  • King George VI And Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)
  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 3f 211y  |   Good to Firm (Firm in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:38  |   Winning time: 2m 26.54s
1
(2)
Horse silk
Broome20
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-7| J: W M Lordan| T: A P O'Brien| OR:  116| BF| D
14/1
Enjoying very good year, winning 3 times in Ireland in spring. Fine second to Wonderful Tonight in Hardwicke over C&D before making breakthrough at Group 1 level in France last time.
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2
(5)
Horse silk
Mishriff21
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7| J: David Egan| T: J & T Gosden| OR:  122| D
13/2
French Derby winner at 3 who improved again when landing 2 very valuable pots in Middle East at start of 2021. Off 3 months, shaped as if just needing run in Eclipse recently. Should be spot on now.
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3
(6)
Horse silk
Love38
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4| J: R L Moore| T: A P O'Brien| OR:  122| C| D
13/8
Developed into a high-class filly last term, unbeaten in 1000 Guineas, Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks. Battled well to make it 4 Group 1s in a row in Prince of Wales's here (1¼m) on return.
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5
(4)
Horse silk
Adayar49
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: W Buick| T: C Appleby| OR:  121| D
9/4
Much improved for a truly-run 1½m when an impressive 4½-length winner of Derby at Epsom (good to soft) in June. Bidding to become the first since Galileo in 2001 to complete Derby/King George double.
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6
(1)
Horse silk
Lone Eagle28
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: L Dettori| T: M Meade| OR:  119
7/2
Finished 4 lengths behind Adayar in Sandown Classic Trial but much improved since, taking Goodwood listed before collared in the only dying strides by Hurricane Lane (pair clear) in the Irish Derby.
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Non-Runners

4
(3)
Horse silk
Wonderful Tonight35
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 4
T: D Menuisier  J: Oisin Murphy
NR

Forecasts

Love (13/8), Adayar (9/4), Lone Eagle (7/2), Mishriff (13/2), Wonderful Tonight (12/1), Broome (14/1)

Verdict

An intriguing renewal, not least as the Derby winner takes part for only the second time in the last 10 years, and it's Epsom-hero ADAYAR who gets the nod, with this year's Blue Riband boosted by the subsequent Group 1 successes of third-placed Hurricane Lane. Love is feared most if the ground stays on the quick side, but if the heavens do open Wonderful Tonight could provide the main threat.

  1. ADAYAR (IRE)
  2. LOVE (IRE)
  3. WONDERFUL TONIGHT (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Enable
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 6
4/9

Prize Money

1st: £496,212.002nd: £188,125.003rd: £94,150.004th: £46,900.005th: £23,538.006th: £11,812.00

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