Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:30 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored By Qipco 1m

  • Winner £567,100 2nd £215,000 3rd £107,600 4th £53,600
  • Going: Soft (Round Course: Soft (Heavy in places))
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.33s
  • Off time: 15:33:25
15:30 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Excelebration (IRE) 10/11
2nd Cityscape 5/1
3rd Elusive Kate (USA) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 134-124 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Carlton House (USA) 91
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 119 7/18.00
2 (4) 2-10423 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Cityscape 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 R Charlton J Doyle 124 5/16.00
3 (6) 12-1221 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Excelebration (IRE) 69
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 125 10/111.91
4 (2) 75-2493 Dark Blue, White stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White Stars on cap Indomito (GER) 48
Nag me
6 9-3 Andreas Wohler T P Queally 50/151.00
5 (3) 313322 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Side Glance 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 115 20/121.00
6 (1) 13-0107 Orange and White (quartered), Orange sleeves Most Improved (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 v1 B J Meehan R Hughes 116 14/115.00
7 (8) 219128 White, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Sovereign Debt (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-0 M L W Bell J P Spencer 111 25/126.00
8 (5) 18-2132 Black and yellow stripes, red sleeves Elusive Kate (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 J H M Gosden William Buick 119 11/26.50

Verdict

If Frankel's not around, the scenario is that EXCELEBRATION wins. He's suffered five defeats at the hands of racing's superstar, including in this contest last year, but he's won every start in between. The Ballydoyle colt beat Cityscape and Elusive Kate, Group 1 winners in their own right, in the Jaques Le Marois at Deauville last time and another deserved victory at the highest level should come his way in this. German raider Indomito and St James's Palace Stakes winner Most Improved finished well behind in the same race in France. It's hard to know what to expect from the latter these days as he was also beaten by the much more reliable Side Glance when Andrew Balding's charge went close in a Group 2 at this track last time. Carlton House failed to land the odds in a lesser contest when dropped back to a mile on his latest start and is hard to fancy as is Sovereign Debt.