15:50 Ascot

Saturday 21 October 2017

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Qipco Champion Stakes (Group 1)

Class 1  |   1m 1f 212y  |   Soft (Heavy down the hill to Swinley Bottom)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:01  |   Winning time: 2m 11.75s

1st
9
(4)
13/8f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Well placed tracking leaders, 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, came clear final 2f, stayed on strongly, impressive op 7/4 tchd 6/4
2nd
7
4
(7)
7/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd 2f out until over 1f out, 2nd again towards finish, never any chance with impressive winner tchd 13/2
3rd
nk
2
(9)
17/2
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Tracked leader, taken wide to race alone on far side rail over 6f out, re-joined main group leaders approaching straight, ridden and edged right when unable to quicken 2f out, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner op 11/1 tchd 8/1 and tchd 14/1
4th
1
10
(6)
14/1
T: C Laffon-PariasJ: O Peslier
Held up in last trio, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, 2nd over 1f out until no extra lost 2 places and slightly hampered towards finish tchd 12/1 and tchd 16/1
5th
1 ½
1
(8)
33/1
T: D M SimcockJ: S M Levey
Switched right start, held up last, headway and plugged on 2f out, hung right and weakened final furlong op 40/1
6th
5
7
(3)
11/2
T: J C RougetJ: C Demuro
Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f tchd 7/1
7th
sh
8
(1)
10/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f op 8/1 tchd 11/1
8th
1
3
(5)
100/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin
Tracked leaders, 2nd 4f out until pushed along and hung right 3f out, weakened over 2f out
9th
1
6
(2)
9/2
T: R HannonJ: James Doyle
Held up towards rear, ridden and no response 2f out, never involved tchd 4/1
10th
25
5
(10)
40/1
T: K J CondonJ: S Foley
Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, chased winner until 2f out, soon weakened

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Betting

Forecast

Cracksman (13/8), Barney Roy (9/2), Brametot (11/2), Poet's Word (7/1), Highland Reel (17/2), Cliffs Of Moher (10/1), Recoletos (14/1), Desert Encounter (33/1), Success Days (40/1), Maverick Wave (100/1)

Verdict
With fears over the ground for several runners, it may be worth siding with BRAMETOT. The French Derby winner got back on track with a good fifth in the the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe last time out and the yard landed this contest last year with champion three-year-old Almanzor. Cracksman brings strong form into the race and there's a suspicion we are yet to see the best of him but there's question marks whether this drop in trip will suit. Success Days and Recoletos are two that will appreciate conditions and could be considered for each-way purposes.
  1. Brametot
  2. Cracksman
  3. Success Days

Previous Winners

2016
Almanzor
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: C Soumillon
  |  
T: J C Rouget
11/8
Prize Money
1st:
£737,230.00
2nd:
£279,500.00
3rd:
£139,880.00
4th:
£69,680.00
5th:
£34,970.00
6th:
£17,550.00

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