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3:50 Ascot 20 Oct 2018

Qipco Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance) (Group 1)

(Class 1) (3yo+) (1m1f212yds) 1m2f Soft
1st £737,230 2nd £279,500 3rd £139,880 4th £69,680 5th £34,970 6th £17,550

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (8)  
4 95 b1 125 98 131
b c Frankel - Rhadegunda (Pivotal)
Chased leading trio, pushed along briefly after 3f, stoked up from 3f out and responded with swift move to lead over 2f out, soon ridden well clear, rider waving whip in celebration last 100yds (op 10/11)
2 (1) 6
4 95 129 86 118
b c Sea The Stars(IRE) - Crystal Star (Mark Of Esteem)
Looked well, tracked leading pair, effort 3f out but winner soon left him behind, took 2nd well over 1f out, one pace after and no impression (op 5/2)
3 (7) ¾ [6¾]
6 95 108 84 116
b g Shamardal(USA) - Sub Rose(IRE) (Galileo)
Tall, held up in last pair, shaken up 3f out, progress 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd final 100yds
4 (5) ¾ [7½]
4 95 118 82 115
gr c Galileo(IRE) - Dialafara(FR) (Anabaa)
Pushed up to press leader, shaken up over 3f out, upsides when winner shot past over 2f out, one pace after and lost 3rd last 100yds (op 9/2 tchd 5/1)
5 (2) ¾ [8¼]
4 92 115 77 110
b f Galileo(IRE) - Halfway To Heaven(IRE) (Pivotal)
Held up in midfield, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, pressed for a place over 1f out, no extra final furlong (tchd 20/1)
6 (6) [9¾]
3 91 112 77 111
b c Vocalised(USA) - Lonrach(IRE) (Holy Roman Emperor)
Looked well, held up in midfield, shaken up and no real progress over 2f out, well beaten after (op 16/1)
7 (3) [11¼]
4 95 h 118 74 107
b g Frankel - Mirabilis(USA) (Lear Fan)
Steadied start, held up in last until progress to chase leading quartet halfway, ridden and no progress over 2f out, faded over 1f out
8 (4) 5 [16¼]
7 95 100 64 97
ch h Elusive Quality(USA) - Misty Ocean(USA) (Stormy Atlantic)
Pushed up to lead, headed and weakened quickly over 2f out
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