15:50 Ascot

Saturday 16 October 2021

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

    Qipco Champion Stakes (Group 1)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 1f 212y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:50  |   Winning time: 2m 8.31s
1
(1)
Horse silk
Addeybbp105
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-5| J: Tom Marquand| T: W J Haggas| OR:  125| CD
8/1
Winner of 3 Group 1s in Australia and suited by testing ground when ready winner of this last year. Not seen since runner-up in the Eclipse (neck in front of Mishriff) and rain will increase chance.
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2
(5)
Horse silk
Al Aasy28
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Jim Crowley| T: W J Haggas| OR:  118| BF
16/1
Much improved in 2021, landing pair of 1½m Newbury Group 3s in the spring. However, seemingly outbattled next 3 starts and this by far his stiffest examination back down in trip.
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3
(7)
Horse silk
Euchen Glen28
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-5| J: P Mulrennan| T: J S Goldie| OR:  114| C| D
150/1
Smart veteran who has been a terrific servant to connections, but even his best form leaves him with plenty to find at this level.
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4
(2)
Horse silk
Mishriff59
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: David Egan| T: J & T Gosden| OR:  127| D
13/8
Top-class colt who recorded a third Group 1 when powering away from his rivals in Juddmonte at York. Found Adayar too strong in King George prior to that but fancied to come out on top at this trip.
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5
(9)
Horse silk
Adayar13
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: W Buick| T: C Appleby| OR:  127| C
5/2
Much improved when emphatic winner of Derby and confirmed himself top class when following up in King George, proving too strong for Mishriff close home. Respectable fourth in Arc since. Big shout.
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7
(10)
Horse silk
Dubai Honourt14
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: James Doyle| T: W J Haggas| OR:  116| D
6/1
Highly-progressive 3-y-o who's won his last 3 starts, including when defying a penalty in Group 2 Prix Dollar at Longchamp 2 weeks ago, again coming from off the pace. Worth a shot in a Group 1 now.
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8
(4)
Horse silk
Foxes Talesb128
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: S De Sousa| T: A M Balding| OR:  111| CD
40/1
Easy winner of a Royal Ascot handicap over C&D and has continued on the upgrade since, landing Group 3 at Haydock before just edged out in similar event at Newbury. Plenty to find here, though.
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9
(6)
Horse silk
Mac Swiney35
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: K J Manning| T: J S Bolger| OR:  115| BF
40/1
Edged out stablemate Poetic Flare in the Irish 2000 Guineas in testing ground at the Curragh but has struggled to repeat that form since. Unlikely to be good enough.
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10
(3)
Horse silk
Sealiway13
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: M Barzalona| T: C E Rossi| OR:  114
12/1
Sluiced through the mud to land the Grand Criterium as a 2-y-o and back to that sort of form when second in French Derby. Excellent fifth in Arc at Longchamp 2 weeks ago so holds each-way claims.
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Non-Runners

6
(8)
Horse silk
Bolshoi Ballet28
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 3
T: A P O'Brien  J: R L Moore
NR

Forecasts

Mishriff (13/8), Adayar (5/2), Dubai Honour (6/1), Addeybb (8/1), Sealiway (12/1), Al Aasy (16/1), Bolshoi Ballet (33/1), Mac Swiney (40/1), Foxes Tales (40/1), Euchen Glen (150/1)

Verdict

MISHRIFF found Adayar too strong when the pair met in the King George at this course back in July, but there must be a good chance the tables will be turned over this shorter trip. There isn't much between the pair judged on their peak efforts and Mishriff seems to have had the better preparation, arriving here on the back of an emphatic victory at York. Last year's winner Addeybb can place.

  1. MISHRIFF (IRE)
  2. ADAYAR (IRE)
  3. ADDEYBB (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Addeybb
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 6
9/1

Prize Money

1st: £714,546.002nd: £270,900.003rd: £135,576.004th: £67,536.005th: £33,894.006th: £17,010.00

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