Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:35 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored By Qipco 1m

  • Winner £567,100 2nd £215,000 3rd £107,600 4th £53,600
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.45s
  • Off time: 15:41:59
15:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frankel 4/11
2nd Excelebration (IRE) 6/1
3rd Immortal Verse (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 10655-7 Green, Pink sash and cap, White sleeves, white cap Bullet Train 184
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 106 150/1151.00
2 (5) 149171 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Dick Turpin (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 Richard Hannon C Soumillon 122 14/115.00
3 (1) 19-2073 Royal blue Poet's Voice 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 t Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 114 33/134.00
4 (8) 311314 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Side Glance 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 115 50/151.00
5 (3) 226414 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Dubawi Gold 34
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-0 Richard Hannon J P Murtagh 117 28/129.00
6 (7) 1-21311 Grey, Emerald Green inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Excelebration (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 M Botti J P Spencer 126 6/17.00
7 (2) 11-1111 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Frankel 80
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 135 4/111.36
8 (6) 2-40111 White and Dark Green hoops, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, hooped cap Immortal Verse (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 Robert Collet G Mosse 7/18.00

Verdict

This is no time to desert FRANKEL as the unbeaten superstar seeks to make it nine from nine. The dynamic 2000 Guineas winner demolished Canford Cliffs in the Sussex Stakes in a manner suggesting the colt has developed into a more relaxed, mature individual and the only possible negative is that he's been on the go since winning at Newbury back in April. However, he remains hard to oppose on all available evidence. Excelebration has enjoyed an excellent season and his latest success in France was achieved with the minimum of fuss and in the style of an improved performer, although it's hard to compile a convincing argument as to why he should reverse Royal Ascot form with Frankel, especially as the latter was arguably not at his best that day. Immortal Verse has developed into Europe's top three-year filly over a mile and success in the Coronation Stakes before toppling Goldikova with a degree of comfort at Deauville last time read extremely well should the favourite fail to deliver.