14:35 Ascot

Saturday 16 October 2021

All13:2514:0014:3515:1015:5016:30

    Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 3f 211y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 2m 34.05s
1
(6)
Horse silk
Albaflora58
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Rossa Ryan| T: R M Beckett| OR:  110| CD
3/1
Smart performer who bolted up in a C&D listed event on return. Failed to match that next 3 starts but back to form when 4 lengths second to Snowfall in Yorkshire Oaks in August. Should be thereabouts.
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2
(7)
Horse silk
Tribal Craft37
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5| J: Oisin Murphy| T: A M Balding| OR:  104| D
20/1
Improved performer at 5, landing York Group 3 (13.8f) prior to solid second in Lillie Langtry in July. Better than distance beaten suggests when fifth in Park Hill latest and place claims back at 1½m.
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3
(8)
Horse silk
Eshaada58
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: Jim Crowley| T: R Varian| OR:  108
16/1
Took big strides forward from 2 to 3 yrs, winning listed event on return prior to a solid second in the Ribblesdale. Not on her game in Yorkshire Oaks but type to do better on back of just 4 starts.
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4
(2)
Horse silk
Invite35
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: J F Egan| T: A M Balding| OR:  103| D
7/1
Easy winner of a Doncaster handicap (10.2f) in May prior to a good fifth in Italian Oaks (final start for Marco Botti). Back to winning ways in Chester listed event latest and she may do better again.
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5
(1)
Horse silk
Lady Hayes66
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: Andrea Atzeni| T: R Varian| OR:  103
50/1
Useful filly who ran best race to date when runner-up in Lancashire Oaks (11.8f) at Haydock in July. Not in same form in Salisbury listed race in August though and this looks a tough enough ask.
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6
(4)
Horse silk
La Joconde8
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: Hollie Doyle| T: A P O'Brien| OR:  109
28/1
Smart performer at best but remains with just a maiden win to her name and has been found out in top-level company when tried this season. Feasible to think she will be used as a pacemaker here.
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7
(5)
Horse silk
Mystery Angel22
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: B A Curtis| T: G Boughey| OR:  100
50/1
Bagged Pretty Polly Stakes in May prior to finishing distant second to Snowfall in the Oaks. Largely respectable efforts have followed but looks out of her depth for win purposes again here.
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8
(3)
Horse silk
Snowfall13
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13| J: R L Moore| T: A P O'Brien| OR:  120| D
8/11
English/Irish Oaks heroine who had little fuss in landing 4-timer in Yorkshire Oaks in July. Not in same form since, sixth in the Arc latest but she's the obvious form choice back against her own sex.
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Forecasts

Snowfall (8/11), Albaflora (3/1), Invite (7/1), Eshaada (16/1), Tribal Craft (20/1), La Joconde (28/1), Lady Hayes (50/1), Mystery Angel (50/1)

Verdict

SNOWFALL hasn't quite scaled the same heights of late that saw her complete the English/Irish Oaks double, yet she was far from disgraced when finishing sixth in the Arc at the start of the month and this looks a good opportunity for her to resume winning ways back against her own sex. Albaflora, runner-up to the selection at York in August, and improving Invite can also feature.

  1. SNOWFALL (JPN)
  2. ALBAFLORA
  3. INVITE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Wonderful Tonight
Weight: 8-13  |Age: 3
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £283,550.002nd: £107,500.003rd: £53,800.004th: £26,800.005th: £13,450.006th: £6,750.00

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