Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 14:55 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £300,563 2nd £113,950 3rd £57,028 4th £28,408
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.09s
  • Off time: 14:55:27
14:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seal Of Approval 16/1
2nd Belle de Crecy (IRE) 10/1
3rd Talent 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 211241 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Belle de Crecy (IRE) 35
Nag me
4 9-3 J P Murtagh J P Murtagh 110 10/111.00
2 (9) 5-41931 Green, red epaulets Dalkala (USA) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 A de Royer-Dupre C Soumillon 115 7/24.50
3 (6) 1-36582 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Igugu (AUS) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 M F De Kock P Cosgrave 109 10/111.00
4 (8) 24-1213 Silver and lilac diagonal halves with silver and lilac sash, lilac sleeves, quartered cap Nymphea (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 P Schiergen A Starke 115 8/19.00
5 (2) 21-11F Red, Yellow hooped sleeves and cap Seal Of Approval 37
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 h J R Fanshawe G Baker 99 16/117.00
6 (5) 1-1932 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Hot Snap 35
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 Lady Cecil James Doyle 111 7/24.50
7 (4) 31-1172 Grey and White stripes, Red cap Talent 35
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 114 7/24.50
9 (1) 7-151 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Waila 91
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 110 13/27.50
Non runners
8 (3)41-3351The Lark38-10M L W BellJ P Spencer107

Verdict

Today's likely going is a concern for some of these and that includes the German filly Nymphea, a Group 1 winner on good ground in July. Belle de Crecy beat Hot Snap at the Curragh last month and is another who may prefer a faster surface, but TALENT has posted her best efforts with some cut in the ground. One of those was when landing the Oaks at Epsom with subsequent Park Hill winner The Lark back in third and she also ran a terrific race when runner-up in the St Leger last month. Ralph Beckett's filly gets the nod ahead of the French raider Dalkala. The latter is not the most consistent, but high-class on her day, as she proved when landing the Prix de l'Opera last time. Waila and Seal Of Approval are both progressive but untested at this level and Igugu may prove a bigger threat as she's unexposed over today's distance.