Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:05 Qipco Champion Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner £737,230 2nd £279,500 3rd £139,880 4th £69,680
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.02s
  • Off time: 16:12:50
16:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Farhh 11/4
2nd Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 6/4
3rd Ruler Of The World (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 542511 Grey, Maroon braces, Striped sleeves and cap Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 Mme C Barbe C Soumillon 123 6/42.50
2 (5) 32222-1 Royal blue Farhh 154
Nag me
5 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 124 11/43.75
3 (2) 117630 Royal blue, white cap Hunter's Light (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 hv Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 113 25/126.00
4 (10) 5-32433 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Main Sequence (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 p D R Lanigan T E Durcan 111 66/167.00
5 (4) 25-1231 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mukhadram 84
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 W J Haggas P Hanagan 123 14/115.00
6 (8) 21/1341 White, Purple stripe, check cap Parish Hall (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 113 50/151.00
7 (6) 1-22134 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Hillstar 59
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R Hughes 119 14/115.00
8 (7) 1-26272 Yellow, emerald green chevron, red cap Morandi (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 J C Rouget C P Lemaire 116 10/111.00
9 (9) 111527 Dark Blue Ruler Of The World (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 p A P O'Brien R L Moore 120 13/27.50
10 (1) 14-1318 Emerald Green, Maroon chevron, Maroon cap Triple Threat (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 A Fabre M Guyon 114 20/121.00

Verdict

Cirrus Des Aigles won this in 2011 and found only the mighty Frankel too good in last year's renewal. But he's struggled to attain his former heights all season despite winning a couple of lesser Group races and may be worth taking on. Farhh won the Lockinge back in May on his only start of the year so far and is a leading contender, but stablemate Hunter's Light is hard to fancy on recent form. Mukhadram beat Main Sequence earlier but has come up short behind Al Kazeem in a couple of subsequent Group 1 events while the likes of Parish Hall, Hillstar and Morandi are others with something to prove at this level. Derby winner, Ruler Of The World, failed to get involved in the Arc, though had finished ahead of TRIPLE THREAT over 1m4f in the Prix Neil Arc trial earlier. But that was the latter's first race since July and it could prove significant that Andre Fabre decided to give the Arc a miss and aimed his Monsun colt at this shorter distance instead. He gets a speculative vote to go close at a big price.