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2021 King George at Ascot: the runners, the odds, the verdict

Top mare Enable wins her third King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes in 2020
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One of the Flat season's midsummer highlights, Ascot's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes has witnessed some epic performances over the years. Can Mishriff give the Gosdens another winner following three wins in the last four years with Enable?

3.35 Ascot Saturday: King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes racecard and betting

1 Broome

Ultra-consistent this term; made all in French Group 1 last time; this is a harder task

Trainer:Aidan O'Brien
Jockey:Wayne Lordan

2 Mishriff

Has looked high class in foreign races; record on home soil is less impressive

Trainer:John and Thady Gosden
Jockey:David Egan
Odds: 17-2

3 Love

Outstanding filly last season; won at Royal Ascot on reappearance; massively respected

Trainer:Aidan O'Brien
Jockey:Ryan Moore
Odds:2-1 favourite

4 Wonderful Tonight

Well suited by soft/heavy; won the Hardwicke here on seasonal debut; improving

Trainer:David Menuisier
Jockey:Oisin Murphy

5 Adayar

Stayed on strongly to win the Derby at Epsom seven weeks ago; more to offer; big player

Trainer:Charlie Appleby
Jockey:William Buick

6 Lone Eagle

Progressive; clear second in the Irish Derby last time; looks a Group 1 winner in waiting

Trainer:Martyn Meade
Jockey:Frankie Dettori

The verdict

Love commands the utmost respect butAdayar(nap), in receipt of 8lb, is taken to follow up his emphatic Derby success.

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