14:45 Ascot

Saturday 19 October 2019

All13:3514:1014:4515:2016:0016:40

Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1)

Class 1  |   1m 3f 133y  |   Soft  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:48  |   Winning time: 2m 28.48s
Weighed In
1st
11
(11)
7/4f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Took keen hold, chased leaders, effort from 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on well towards finish op 15/8
2nd
sh
5
(2)
20/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Led, ridden over 2f out, hard pressed from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, just held op 16/1
3rd
1
2
(12)
25/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: Jim Crowley
Mid-division, headway when bumped over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, soon close up, no extra towards finish op 28/1
4th
nk
6
(5)
9/2
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, hampered over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, not able to challenge after but stayed on well
5th
2 ½
1
(7)
28/1
T: W J HaggasJ: James Doyle
Held up in mid-division, headway on outside and bumped slightly over 2f out, no extra final 100 yards tchd 33/1
6th
sh
4
(10)
8/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, hanging right over 1f out, no impression op 7/1
7th
2 ¼
9
(3)
66/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: S M Levey
Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out
8th
¾
8
(9)
16/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: P C Boudot
Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms op 20/1
9th
1 ¼
12
(8)
38-13
10/1
T: D K WeldJ: C D Hayes
In touch in mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon beaten op 8/1
10th
sh
7
(4)
38-13
80/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Awkward start, held up in rear, no impression final 3f op 66/1
11th
2 ¼
3
(1)
6/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: W Buick
Slipped up stepping on to course from paddock, raced keenly in close 2nd, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten op 11/2
12th
9
10
(6)
14/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: Oisin Murphy
Slow to break, held up towards rear, ridden and no impression from 2f out op 22/1

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Betting

Forecast

Star Catcher (7/4), Fleeting (9/2), Anapurna (6/1), Antonia De Vega (8/1), Tarnawa (10/1), Sparkle Roll (14/1), Pink Dogwood (16/1), Delphinia (20/1), Sun Maiden (25/1), Klassique (28/1), South Sea Pearl (66/1), Nausha (80/1)

Verdict
John Gosden has a strong hand in this contest and it can't have been a straightforward decision for Frankie Dettori to ride STAR CATCHER over Anapurna but the filly is still unexposed and proved that both this track and soft ground are to her liking in the Ribblesdale earlier this year. The aforementioned Oaks winner is an obvious threat after her French Group 1 success last time out while this venue ought to suit Fleeting who is sure to arrive late on the scene once again and holds each-way claims for a yard with a fine record in this.
  1. Star Catcher
  2. Anapurna
  3. Fleeting

Previous Winners

2018
Magical
Weight: 8-13  |Age: 3
Weight: 8-13  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: R L Moore
  |  
T: A P O'Brien
5/1
Prize Money
1st: £311,905.002nd: £118,250.003rd: £59,180.004th: £29,480.005th: £14,795.006th: £7,425.00

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