Ascot

  • 13:45 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.09s
  • Off time: 13:45:09
13:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Diamond (IRE) 20/1
2nd Harris Tweed 8/1
3rd Eye of The Storm (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 122212 Royal blue Ahzeemah (IRE) 34
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-7 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 113 15/28.50
2 (2) 1442-60 White, Emerald Green hoop Aiken 34
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-7 p1 J H M Gosden R Hughes 107 12/113.00
3 (9) 21-4274 Black, Yellow cap Biographer 36
Course Winner
4 9-7 p1 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 109 16/117.00
4 (6) 1-21941 Pink, White sleeves Caucus 23
Distance Winner
6 9-7 J H M Gosden W Buick 110 14/115.00
5 (7) 03-2311 White, Red braces, Black cap Harris Tweed 56
6 9-7 p W J Haggas G Baker 115 8/19.00
6 (11) 222-425 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star High Jinx (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
5 9-7 t J R Fanshawe James Doyle 110 16/117.00
7 (4) 321215 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Royal Diamond (IRE) 34
7 9-7 J P Murtagh Johnny Murtagh 112 20/121.00
8 (8) 6-57803 Yellow, red chevrons, hooped cap Saddler's Rock (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
5 9-7 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 112 25/126.00
9 (1) 1-60313 Black, Emerald Green sleeves, striped cap Times Up 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-7 E A L Dunlop C Soumillon 112 20/121.00
10 (3) 1133-11 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Estimate (IRE) 121
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 114 2/13.00
11 (12) 4/115-17 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Pale Mimosa (IRE) 34
4 9-4 D K Weld P J Smullen 109 14/115.00
12 (10) 13-2211 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Eye of The Storm (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
3 8-11 A P O'Brien W J Lee 112 13/27.50

Verdict

ESTIMATE has plenty going for her in the opener. Sir Michael Stoute's progressive filly won the Sagaro Stakes over track and trip before landing the Gold Cup here in June, goes well fresh and handles soft ground. Saddler's Rock has something to find with the likely favourite but finished ahead of Royal Diamond and Pale Mimosa in the Irish St Leger when just behind runner-up Ahzeemah. The Godolphin runner has decent claims on his Lonsdale Cup victory at York where he beat Caucus while the latter's stablemate and last year's runner-up, Aiken, can figure if back to his best. Times Up beat High Jinx and Biographer to land the Doncaster Cup and also makes more appeal than the in-form Harris Tweed over today's distance and the three-year-old Eye of The Storm may well be capable of further progress having won a Listed event over 2m at the Curragh last month.