Ascot

  • 14:20 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes 6f

  • Winner £207,856 2nd £78,803 3rd £39,438 4th £19,646
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.79s
  • Off time: 14:20:51
14:20 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Slade Power (IRE) 7/1
2nd Jack Dexter 5/1
3rd Viztoria (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 432451 Red, white sleeves, red seams, red and white striped cap Balmont Mast (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
5 9-0 E Lynam Johnny Murtagh 112 8/19.00
2 (9) 271160 BLACK, royal blue sash, royal blue cap, black spots Cape Of Approval (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-0 T Stack W J Lee 107 12/113.00
3 (3) 190008 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Excellent Guest 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 G G Margarson T P Queally 95 66/167.00
4 (1) 650840 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, white cap Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-0 J S Goldie R Hughes 106 16/117.00
5 (11) 700383 Pink, black cross belts, pink sleeves, black stars Hoof It 14
Distance Winner
6 9-0 M W Easterby K Fallon 107 20/121.00
6 (8) 740308 Light blue, light blue and purple diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, purple diamond Humidor (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 pt George Baker P Cosgrave 98 66/167.00
7 (13) 106413 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Jack Dexter 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 J S Goldie G Lee 110 5/16.00
8 (10) 529011 RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 B Lalor D P McDonogh 114 7/24.50
9 (12) 025001 Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Mass Rally (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 9-0 hb M Dods P McDonald 108 16/117.00
10 (5) 245542 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Racy 21
Distance Winner
6 9-0 B Ellison F Tylicki 101 33/134.00
11 (4) 010150 Black, orange star, orange and black diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Sirius Prospect (USA) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 h D K Ivory R Winston 105 20/121.00
12 (6) 713102 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Slade Power (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
4 9-0 E Lynam W M Lordan 115 7/18.00
13 (2) 410041 Pink, Light Green cross belts, White sleeves, Light Green cap Heaven's Guest (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-13 R A Fahey R L Moore 104 11/112.00
14 (14) 12-1616 Red, yellow stripe, black sleeves, red and yellow striped cap Viztoria (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 8-10 E Lynam P J Smullen 112 5/16.00

Verdict

MAAREK beat Hawkeyethenoo and Sirius Prospect with Slade Power well behind when landing last year's renewal. Barry Lalor's sprinter arrives fresh from his recent heroics in the Prix de l'Abbaye and looks the one to beat once again. Cape Of Approval couldn't live with the selection at Longchamp last time and Viztoria was also well beaten over 7f at the Arc meeting, albeit by the brilliant Moonlight Cloud. Another Eddie Lynam runner in Balmont Mast scored at the Curragh recently but soft ground is a worry for him and Hoof It would also prefer a faster surface. Jack Dexter will be more at home on today's going and won over 7f at last year's meeting. He makes more appeal than the useful handicappers Heaven's Guest, Mass Rally and Racy.