Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:25 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes 6f

  • Winner £141,775 2nd £53,750 3rd £26,900 4th £13,400
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.55s
  • Off time: 14:26:40
14:25 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Deacon Blues 5/2
2nd Wizz Kid (IRE) 8/1
3rd Libranno 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 2132-52 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Dafeef 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 W J Haggas R Hills 109 25/126.00
2 (14) 0-21111 Black and White stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Deacon Blues 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 J R Fanshawe J P Murtagh 120 5/23.50
3 (15) 816445 Purple, Grey seams and sleeves, Purple and Grey check cap Genki (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 v R Charlton G Baker 116 14/115.00
4 (10) 903069 Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Jimmy Styles 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 p C G Cox A Kirby 105 66/167.00
5 (6) 211238 Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Medicean Man 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 p J Gask L Dettori 109 16/117.00
6 (11) 000515 Purple, White seams, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, White stars Prime Defender 56
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 C Hills R L Moore 109 66/167.00
7 (7) 309311 Terracotta, Black cap Royal Rock 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 C F Wall N Callan 108 25/126.00
8 (1) 603831 Yellow and blue check, blue sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Silverside (USA) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 A Sanchez-jabardo J Grosjean 66/167.00
9 (2) 7-02126 Black, Red, White and Blue sash and hooped cap Society Rock (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 J R Fanshawe P Cosgrave 117 7/18.00
10 (12) 144017 Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Libranno 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 Richard Hannon K Fallon 112 25/126.00
11 (16) 1-81784 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Hooray 48
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-10 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 109 25/126.00
12 (4) 1-50431 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Ladies Are Forever 99
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 G R Oldroyd S De Sousa 109 20/121.00
13 (9) 4-17211 White, Emerald Green hoop and cap Moonlight Cloud 69
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 F Head T Jarnet 10/34.33
14 (13) 2-11415 White, Emerald Green hoop Night Carnation 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 A M Balding J Fortune 109 25/126.00
15 (3) 116088 Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap Perfect Tribute 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 h C G Cox L Morris 102 66/167.00
16 (8) 42-8155 Emerald Green, Orange epaulets and armlets, White cap, Orange star Wizz Kid (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-10 Robert Collet G Mosse 8/19.00

Verdict

James Fanshawe has a fine Ascot record and arrives double-handed with his two sprinting stars, both of whom scored at Royal Ascot this season. The tough Society Rock landed the Golden Jubilee Stakes and will play a prominent role if repeating that level, although he'll need to improve on his latest sixth in the Betfred Sprint Cup behind Dream Ahead. However, his liking for this track earns him shortlist inclusion. Deacon Blues, a game winner of the Wokingham Stakes, has yet to get on the Group 1 scoresheet but looks a dramatically improved sprinter and it would not surprise to see him take this step up to the top level in his stride. However, the vote goes to Freddy Head's French raider, MOONLIGHT CLOUD. Victory in the Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville never looked in doubt and although she's yet to oblige at this trip, her running style suggests the drop in distance should present no problem. Fellow French raider, Wizz Kid, is another to take careful note of, close-up in the Prix de L'Abbaye last time and still quite lightly-raced.