Ascot

  • 15:50 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £603,962 2nd £228,975 3rd £114,594 4th £57,084
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Good on Straight Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.13s
  • Off time: 15:54:30
15:50 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taghrooda 7/2
2nd Telescope (IRE) 5/2
3rd Mukhadram 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 09-6825 White, Purple stripe, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 37
Nag me
4 9-7 pt J S Bolger R P Whelan 107 100/1101.00
3 (4) 91-6122 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Magician (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 t A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 124 9/25.50
4 (1) 315-241 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Mukhadram 21
Nag me
5 9-7 W J Haggas Dane O'Neill 121 12/113.00
5 (2) 121-221 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Telescope (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 123 5/23.50
6 (6) 1223-32 Royal blue Trading Leather (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 J S Bolger K J Manning 119 8/19.00
7 (8) 141 MAROON Eagle Top 36
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 J H M Gosden William Buick 118 4/15.00
8 (5) 3123 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Romsdal 49
Nag me
3 8-9 J H M Gosden R Hughes 115 12/113.00
9 (7) 1-11 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Taghrooda 50
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 116 7/24.50
Non runners
1 (9)1148-25Flintshire49-7A FabreNon Runner119

Verdict

An exciting renewal in store with the three-year-olds looking to have a real chance of breaking the older horses' recent stranglehold. Magician leads the Irish contingent and finished ahead of Mukhadram when runner-up here in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes over 1m2f. The latter went on to beat last year's runner-up Trading Leather in the Eclipse at Sandown three weeks ago. Well-touted last season, Telescope finally delivered a high-class performance to land the Hardwicke. He should go close again but John Gosden unleashes a trio of unexposed three-year-olds. Beaten in a handicap in April, Eagle Top romped home in a Group 2 here last month. William Buick prefers him to Derby third Romsdal, but TAGHROODA won the Oaks at Epsom in a most convincing manner. The Sea The Stars filly looked something special when leaving her rivals for dead in the final two furlongs and can remain unbeaten by taking this.