Today's racecards

Ascot

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

  • Winner £151,702 2nd £57,514 3rd £28,784 4th £14,338
  • Going: Soft (Round Course: Soft (Heavy in places))
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.32s
  • Off time: 14:55:15
14:55 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sapphire (IRE) 5/2
2nd Shirocco Star 10/1
3rd Dancing Rain (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 215110- Emerald green, red epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, red cap Dancing Rain (IRE) 342
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 W J Haggas J P Murtagh 117 7/18.00
2 (8) 5-33124 Black, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Red cap Jehannedarc (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 A de Royer-Dupre A Hamelin 107 25/126.00
3 (1) 6-11210 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap La Pomme D'amour 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 A Fabre M Guyon 8/19.00
4 (4) 321-121 Black, White sleeves, Red cap, Black star Sapphire (IRE) 76
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 D K Weld P J Smullen 112 5/23.50
5 (10) 1120-05 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Testosterone (IRE) 105
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 E A L Dunlop L Dettori 112 14/115.00
6 (3) 5-11116 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Great Heavens 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 J H M Gosden William Buick 117 5/23.50
7 (9) 380961 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Semayyel (IRE) 31
Nag me
3 8-10 b C E Brittain Freddie Tylicki 98 100/1101.00
8 (2) 223242 Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Shirocco Star 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 H Morrison K Fallon 112 10/111.00
9 (7) 11466 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Vow 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-10 W J Haggas R Hughes 109 16/117.00
10 (5) 1-31433 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Was (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 A P O'Brien R L Moore 113 10/111.00

Verdict

The 2011 winner Dancing Rain makes her belated return to action. She handles soft ground and will presumably adopt her usual tactic of taking the lead but may only succeed in setting up the race for GREAT HEAVENS. John Gosden's filly faded a furlong out in the Arc last time, her first outing since July, but she should be a lot sharper today and a repeat of her Irish Oaks victory when beating Shirocco Star and the Epsom Oaks winner Was would probably see her back to winning ways. Testosterone is struggling for form and also has something to find with the selection as does French raider La Pomme D'Amour on collateral form. Vow is another with a bit to prove now but the progressive Sapphire, a Group 3 winner at Cork last time, should go well though Jehannedarc and Semayyel are more difficult to fancy in this company.