Ascot

  • 13:50 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup 2m

  • Winner £113,420 2nd £43,000 3rd £21,520 4th £10,720
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 26.50s
  • Off time: 13:50:16
13:50 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fame And Glory 3/1
2nd Opinion Poll (IRE) 12/5
3rd Colour Vision (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 411902 Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 23
Distance Winner
5 9-0 p A M Balding J Fortune 108 33/134.00
2 (5) 39062-8 Royal blue, white cap Darley Sun (IRE) 164
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor W Buick 100 28/129.00
3 (2) 5-11124 Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, pink and emerald green quartered cap Fame And Glory 35
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-0 A P O'Brien J P Spencer 120 3/14.00
4 (8) 2/71023 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Nehaam 23
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-0 J H M Gosden R Hills 105 12/113.00
5 (10) 342112 Royal blue Opinion Poll (IRE) 36
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 116 12/53.40
6 (1) 411231 Black, Emerald Green sleeves, striped cap Times Up 23
Distance Winner
5 9-0 J L Dunlop E Ahern 111 10/34.33
7 (7) 32-9313 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Motrice 36
4 8-11 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 107 12/113.00
8 (9) 245433 Yellow, Royal Blue diamond Polly's Mark (IRE) 37
Course Winner
5 8-11 C G Cox G Mosse 105 28/129.00
9 (4) 248513 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Colour Vision (FR) 7
Distance Winner
3 8-3 M Johnston S De Sousa 109 10/111.00
10 (6) 357204 Light Blue, Light Blue and White check sleeves, White cap Eternal Heart (IRE) 15
3 8-3 M Johnston J Fanning 99 50/151.00

Verdict

The stayers kick off an historic day in British racing with the outcome likely to revolve around the performance of Fame And Glory. The Ascot Gold Cup winner appeared set for a period of long-distance dominance after that impressive Royal meeting success but two subsequent sub-standard efforts cast a considerable shadow of doubt upon his chances here. In contrast, Opinion Poll, the Gold Cup runner-up has emerged as a paragon of consistency this term in top staying contests and seems sure to go well again for a Godolphin team ending the season with its customary flourish. However, let's take both on with TIMES UP, handled with masterly intelligence by John Dunlop. He has done nothing but improve with time and distance and was massively impressive at Newmarket over this trip last time. He may well be a leading candidate in top staying contests for some time to come.