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 (Round Course: Soft (Heavy in places))
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.22s
  • Off time: 16:11:13
16:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frankel 2/11
2nd Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 78-4645 Green, Pink sash, White sleeves, Green cap Bullet Train 59
Nag me
5 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 113 100/1101.00
2 (1) 5-211D1 Grey, Maroon braces, Striped sleeves and cap Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 Mme C Barbe O Peslier 130 9/25.50
3 (3) 11-1111 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Frankel 59
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 140 2/111.18
4 (2) 233181 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Master Of Hounds (USA) 48
Nag me
4 9-3 W J Haggas R L Moore 115 80/181.00
5 (6) 115-122 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Nathaniel (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 126 9/110.00
6 (5) 471131 White, orange star, orange sleeves, white armlets, orange cap Pastorius (GER) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 M Hofer L Dettori 33/134.00

Verdict

All eyes will be on FRANKEL as he takes centre stage for the last time. Sir Henry Cecil's colt is simply a class apart and is fully expected to keep his unbeaten record intact, recording his ninth successive Group 1 victory in the process. Nathaniel has come closer than any other horse to beating him though that was back in 2010 when both were making their racecourse debuts. The latter has also turned into a high-class colt, adding the Eclipse earlier in the season to last year's victory in the King George, but last year's winner Cirrus Des Aigles may handle today's going better given he's at his best with plenty of cut. Pastorius may surprise a few as the German Derby winner has won twice since with a close-up third to the superb filly Danedream in between. He'll also relish the likely soft ground but Master Of Hounds looks up against it and Bullet Train is here to ensure a decent pace for his phenomenal stable companion.