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4:30 Ascot 23 Jul 2011

King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored By Betfair) British Champions' Series (Group 1)

(Class 1) (3yo+) (1m3f211yds) 1m4f Good To Soft
1st £611,123.64 2nd £236,137.12 3rd £121,756.12 4th £64,246.12


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (3)  
3 89 115 82 127
b c Galileo (IRE) - Magnificient Style (USA) (Silver Hawk)
Took keen hold, reluctant leader and set slow pace for 2f, chased leader after, closed on leader over 3f out, ridden and quickened to lead over 2f out, hung left under pressure 1f out, ran on strongly (tchd 5-1 and 6-1 and 13-2 in places)
2 (4)
4 97 128 80 126
b c King's Best (USA) - Soviet Moon (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Took keen hold, held up in touch, allowed leaders to go clear 8f out, closed 4f out, ridden to chase winner well over 1f out, driven and hung left over 1f out, 1 length down 1f out, continued to hang across course and lost all chance final furlong (vet said colt was struck into) (tchd 11-10 and 5-4 in places)
3 (2) [4]
4 97 123 78 121
b c Montjeu (IRE) - Leaping Water (Sure Blade)
Took keen hold, held up in touch, allowed leaders to go clear 8f out, ridden and effort just over 2f out, kept on same pace and no real impression on winner (op 10-3 tchd 4-1)
4 (5) 20 [24]
5 97 113 45 110
bb h Diesis - Opera Comique (FR) (Singspiel)
Took keen hold, with leader until led and crossed to rail 10f out, went clear 8f out, ridden and headed 2f out, driven and dropped to last over 1f out, beaten and rider looking around for stablemate 1f out, soon eased (op 66-1 tchd 100-1 in places)
F (1)  
4 97 127
b c Tiger Hill (IRE) - Darara (IRE) (Top Ville)
Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in last, closed over 3f out, disputing 4 lengths 4th and ridden when broke leg and fell 2f out, fatally injured (op 7-2)
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