Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:35 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.62s
  • Off time: 16:35:09
16:35 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Danedream (GER) 9/1
2nd Nathaniel (IRE) 5/2
3rd St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 1522-41 Turquoise, dark blue cap Brown Panther 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 Tom Dascombe K Fallon 117 20/121.00
2 (2) 111-332 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Dunaden (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 M Delzangles Craig Williams 118 8/19.00
3 (5) 8110-73 Black, Yellow cap Masked Marvel 49
Nag me
4 9-7 J H M Gosden L Dettori 119 25/126.00
4 (3) 12115-1 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Nathaniel (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 J H M Gosden William Buick 126 5/23.50
5 (9) 310-374 White, royal blue stars and sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Reliable Man 31
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 t A de Royer-Dupre O Peslier 118 20/121.00
6 (1) 434360 Dark Blue Robin Hood (IRE) 31
Nag me
4 9-7 v A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 99 100/1101.00
7 (6) 1132-11 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Sea Moon 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 124 2/13.00
8 (8) 351-221 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 124 5/16.00
9 (4) 1116-14 Orange, dark blue chevron, orange and white striped sleeves,white cap, dark blue tassel Danedream (GER) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-4 P Schiergen A Starke 128 9/110.00
10 (7) 1-2231 Black, red cross belts, black and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Deep Brillante (JPN) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 Y Yahagi Y Iwata 118 20/121.00

Verdict

Nathaniel attempts to post back-to-back successes in this prestigious event and though he does not enjoy the weight-for-age allowance that he had last year, John Gosden's colt arrives on the back of a tenacious victory in the Eclipse. Sea Moon and Dunaden met in the Hardwicke Stakes last month with the former coming out on top and connections of the latter have flown Craig Williams over from Australia to attempt a reversal. Masked Marvel and Brown Panther, first and second in last year's St Leger, have been ignored in the betting after patchy seasons so far; whilst Arc winner Danedream, Prix Niel protagonist Reliable Man and Japanese Derby victor, Deep Brillante, ensure it's a truly global affair. Aidan O'Brien has won this three times in the past and will be hoping that ST NICHOLAS ABBEY can add to that tally. Despite winning two Coronation Cups and a Breeders' Cup Turf in the last 18 months, he's never quite captured the imagination of the public in the manner that some of his more illustrious stablemates have, but that could change here. This is undoubtedly a tougher assignment than he faced at Epsom last time but were he to arrive in the same frame of mind, it would take a very good horse to beat him.