15:40 Ascot

Saturday 17 October 2020

All13:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:15

Qipco Champion Stakes (Group 1)

Class 1  |   1m 1f 212y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:43  |   Winning time: 2m 12.29s
Weighed In
1st
1
(11)
9/1
T: W J HaggasJ: Tom Marquand
Led 1f, tracked leader, led again going well 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, ran on strongly, impressive
2nd
2 ¼
7
(1)
13/2
T: J ReynierJ: P C Boudot
Mid-division early, headway on inside tracking leaders in 3rd 8f out, went close 2nd and every chance inside final 2f, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner
3rd
½
8
(6)
15/8f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, soon switched back right towards inside, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, went 3rd final furlong, stayed on towards finish, no chance with winner
4th
3 ½
11
(5)
18/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: W Buick
Slowly into stride, pushed along to lead after 1f, quickened 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, lost 3rd and weakened final furlong
5th
2 ½
2
(8)
150/1
T: D M SimcockJ: Jim Crowley
Held up in last pair, some headway and hung right from inside final 2f, never on terms
6th
nk
3
(3)
33/1
T: R CharltonJ: Hollie Doyle
Wore hood to post, steadied start, pulled hard in last pair, some late minor headway, never on terms
7th
2
10
(4)
16/1
T: W R MuirJ: M Dwyer
Raced keenly, always towards rear, never a factor
8th
½
9
(9)
4/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Raced keenly tracking leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and every chance, weakened over 1f out
9th
¾
4
(2)
49-5
22/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: C T Keane
Held up and always towards rear, never involved
10th
1 ¼
5
(7)
11/2
T: J H M GosdenJ: James Doyle
Held up in mid-division out wide, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f

Video Replay

Non-Runners

6
(10)
San Donato28
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 4
T: R Varian  J: Andrea Atzeni

Betting

Forecast

Magical (15/8), Mishriff (4/1), Lord North (11/2), Skalleti (13/2), Addeybb (9/1), Pyledriver (16/1), Serpentine (18/1), Japan (22/1), Extra Elusive (33/1), San Donato (100/1), Desert Encounter (150/1)

Verdict

MAGICAL has the best form and hardly ever puts a foot wrong, so she's difficult to oppose as she bids to go back-to-back in this event. Lord North quickened up smartly to land the Prince of Wales's Stakes in June, so he's feared along with Addeybb, who has a terrific record when there's cut in the ground.

  1. MAGICAL (IRE)
  2. LORD NORTH (IRE)
  3. ADDEYBB (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Magical
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: D O'Brien
  |  
T: A P O'Brien
1/1

Prize Money

1st: £425,325.002nd: £161,250.003rd: £80,700.004th: £40,200.005th: £20,175.006th: £10,125.00

Next Race Off

Racing Tips

Most Followed