Ascot

  • 14:20 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes 6f

  • Winner £141,775 2nd £53,750 3rd £26,900 4th £13,400
  • Going: Soft (Round Course: Soft (Heavy in places))
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.99s
  • Off time: 14:23:06
14:20 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maarek 5/1
2nd Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 25/1
3rd Sirius Prospect (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 710509 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Elusivity (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 9-0 B J Meehan E Ahern 103 33/134.00
2 (9) 357100 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 J S Goldie G Lee 107 25/126.00
3 (13) 032129 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Imperial Guest 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 G G Margarson T P Queally 104 50/151.00
4 (5) 222051 Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Jimmy Styles 55
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 p C G Cox L Dettori 109 33/134.00
5 (4) 112917 Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Libranno 7
Distance Winner
4 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 114 20/121.00
6 (12) 613132 RED, white spots, white cap Maarek 6
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 D P Nagle J P Spencer 114 5/16.00
7 (14) 553408 Dark blue, grey star and armlets, hooped cap Medicean Man 105
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 p J Gask P Cosgrave 109 40/141.00
8 (11) 582256 Terracotta, Black cap Royal Rock 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 C F Wall G Baker 107 33/134.00
9 (6) 763033 Black, orange star, orange and black diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Sirius Prospect (USA) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 p1 D K Ivory S W Kelly 103 12/113.00
10 (7) 00-3531 Black, Red, White and Blue sash and hooped cap Society Rock (IRE) 42
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 J R Fanshawe K Fallon 117 7/24.50
11 (15) 202320 Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap The Cheka (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 v Eve Johnson Houghton N Callan 109 14/115.00
12 (2) 21-1211 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Slade Power (IRE) 97
Distance Winner
3 8-13 E Lynam W M Lordan 108 7/18.00
13 (1) 101187 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Van Ellis 29
Distance Winner
3 8-13 M Johnston J Fanning 107 33/134.00
14 (8) 510261 Emerald Green, Orange epaulets and armlets, White cap, Orange star Wizz Kid (IRE) 13
4 8-11 p1 Robert Collet O Peslier 4/15.00
15 (3) 1-47356 Yellow, White sleeves, Yellow cap Restiadargent (FR) 55
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-10 H A Pantall M Guyon 8/19.00

Verdict

Deacon Blues came good in this for James Fanshawe last year and SOCIETY ROCK has leading claims this time around if the ground rides no worse than soft. His latest victory in the Group 1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock could hardly have worked out any better with runner-up Gordon Lord Byron and sixth-placed Wizz Kid subsequently winning Group 1 events on Arc day at Longchamp. He's taken to confirm running with the latter and go in again. Irish raider Maarek has a shout on his defeat of Starspangledbanner at the Curragh last month and Group 2 7f winner Libranno won't be too inconvenienced by the drop back in trip, although today's going could prove a problem. Jimmy Styles popped up in a Group 3 race at Deauville last time and Frankie gets the leg-up today while the consistent Slade Power should run his usual game race.