Today's racecards

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 Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 24.60s
  • Off time: 15:51:37
15:50 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Novellist (IRE) 13/2
2nd Trading Leather (IRE) 9/2
3rd Hillstar 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 11D12-5 Grey, Maroon braces, Striped sleeves and cap Cirrus Des Aigles (FR) 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-7 Mme C Barbe C Soumillon 131 6/42.50
2 (2) 202-31S Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ektihaam (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 R Varian Dane O'Neill 115 10/111.00
3 (3) 1241-11 Yellow, dark blue stars and sleeves, yellow cap Novellist (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 Andreas Wohler J P Murtagh 119 13/27.50
4 (7) 81-2389 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Cadeaux 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 E A L Dunlop G Lee 116 25/126.00
5 (4) 211131 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Universal (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 115 14/115.00
6 (5) 11-1113 MAROON, WHITE spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Very Nice Name (FR) 119
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 A De Mieulle O Peslier 118 14/115.00
7 (8) 41-221 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Hillstar 36
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 111 5/16.00
8 (6) 15-2311 White, Purple stripe, check cap Trading Leather (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 J S Bolger K J Manning 118 9/25.50

Verdict

A multiple Group 1 winner including the Champion Stakes here in 2011, CIRRUS DES AIGLES is a cut above these. He needed last season's pipe-opener and that proved to be the case again this year when he finished behind the German challenger Novellist at Saint Cloud last month. He can reverse running with the latter and has the beating of compatriot Very Nice Name on collateral form. Ektihaam is likely to make this a true test having slipped up when attempting to make all in the Hardwicke here last month though Universal also likes to race prominently and made every yard at Newmarket last time. Hillstar landed a Group 2 at the Royal meeting and Trading Leather had Derby winner Ruler Of The World back in fifth when landing the Irish equivalent at the Curragh last time. However, the much travelled Red Cadeaux could prove the main danger if back to his best though it's difficult to see any of these getting the better of the high-class French raider.