Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 16:20 King George Vi And Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 27.91s
  • Off time: 16:25:15
16:20 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) 7/10
2nd Papal Bull 14/1
3rd Youmzain (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 4/112-15 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap Ask 38
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 119 10/111.00
2 (4) 423-111 Dark Blue Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) 38
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-7 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 126 7/101.70
3 (7) 411-061 White, Emerald Green hoop Lucarno (USA) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 J H M Gosden J Fortune 116 8/19.00
4 (6) 36-7131 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Macarthur 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 119 14/115.00
5 (8) 1137-42 Red and Beige diabolo, Red cap, Beige diamond Papal Bull 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute O Peslier 120 14/115.00
6 (2) 0-03683 Pink and White check Petara Bay (IRE) 16
Nag me
4 9-7 T G Mills Jim Crowley 105 661/1067.10
7 (5) 0223-30 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Red Rock Canyon (IRE) 38
Nag me
4 9-7 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 115 628/5126.60
8 (1) 242-521 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Youmzain (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 M R Channon R Hughes 125 4/15.00

Verdict

The time has come for YOUMZAIN to step up the plate and seize an overdue Group 1 success on home shores. Duke Of Marmalade and Macarthur will be formidable opponents, while Lucarno arrives here on the crest of a wave after a length defeat of Papal Bull in a Group 2 at Newmarket. And he can at least uphold that form. Quite whether last year's St Leger winner can again resist all-comers at the highest level is debatable, though. Macarthur has a bit to find with the selection on the Coronation Stakes form at Epsom. But he has thrived since and, having shown his mettle to win here at the Royal meeting, the son of Montjeau will be a live danger to them all. Duke Of Marmalade is chasing a fourth Group 1 of the season and has to merit the utmost respect. His part in Aidan O'Brien's current domination of racing at this level has been a momentous achievement already and he is sure to make this a thrilling encounter. However, Youmzain is as gutsy an individual as you will find on the present scene and Mick Channon's five-year-old is a solid fancy to stall the Ballydoyle juggernaut, for the time being at least.