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14:00 Ascot

Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1)

  • 20 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £531,250 added
  • Winner: £301,272
  • 2nd: £114,219
  • 3rd: £57,162
  • 4th: £28,475
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.79s
  • Off Time: 14:01:49
  • 20 Ran
2nd
Silk -
22/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(14)
    Silk - Red, Red cap, White spots

    Ainsdale

    14 p D
    125/1
    • Form 326844
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 104

    raced centre, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong

    2(20)
    Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
    3/1
    • Form 634851
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 114

    chased leaders in centre, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quite pace of far side leaders

    3(7)
    Silk - Emerald green, red epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, red cap

    Azano

    14 t
    150/1
    • Form 253231
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 103

    chased leaders far side, weakened over 2f out

    4(13)
    Silk - Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap

    Brando

    25 BFD
    33/1
    • Form 287743
    • Age 9
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 112

    slowly into stride, switched right to race far side, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

    5(2)
    Silk - Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap

    Glen Shiel

    14 b BFDCD
    22/1
    • Form 426005
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 113

    overall leader far side, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace

    6(16)
    Silk - Red, white sash, royal blue sleeves, white stars, red cap, royal blue star
    • Form 661216
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 115

    led centre group but never quite on terms with leaders far side, ridden and headed in group over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong

    7(19)
    Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star
    50/1
    • Form 354936
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 111

    towards rear in centre, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final 110 yards

    8(17)
    Silk - Mauve, gold chevron hoop, white sleeves, purple stars, white cap, purple star

    Kinross

    13 BF
    13/2
    • Form 661154
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 114

    raced far side, held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, kept on, never going pace to threaten

    9(5)
    Silk - Royal blue
    • Form 111526
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 113

    close 3rd far side, went 2nd going well 2f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well

    10(3)
    Silk - Turquoise, yellow shoulders, royal blue sleeves, turquoise & royal blue quartered cap, yellow star

    Dragon Symbol

    34 BFD
    7/1
    • Form 222234
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 114

    chased leaders far side, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out

    11(4)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
    16/1
    • Form 4113-2
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 111

    raced far side, held up well off the pace towards rear, headway chasing leaders 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish

    12(12)
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, yellow cap

    Nando Parrado

    42 p CD
    125/1
    • Form 2-44050
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 102

    chase far side leader until 2f out, weakened final furlong

    13(15)
    Silk - Black, orange stars, armlets and stars on cap

    Rohaan (IRE)

    34 DCD
    5/1
    • Form 111095
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 114

    slowly into stride, raced centre, always towards rear

    14(11)
    Silk - Red, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves
    • Form 3-07209
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 110

    raced far side, held up towards rear, never on terms

    15(18)
    Silk - Red, Yellow star
    • Form 113243
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 107

    chased leader in centre, ran on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders far side

    16(8)
    Silk - Black, White disc, striped sleeves and cap
    150/1
    • Form 175934
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 100

    raced far side, raced keenly chasing leaders, weakening when hampered over 1f out

    17(1)
    Silk - Grey
    50/1
    • Form 18-2519
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 106

    chased far side leaders, weakened inside final 2f

    18(6)
    Silk - Dark blue, red braces, dark blue and white striped sleeves
    • Form 150314
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 111

    raced in mid-division far side, closer chasing leaders over 2f out, weakened final 150 yards

    19(9)
    Silk - Emerald green and white (quartered), purple sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap

    Vadream

    14 DCD
    16/1
    • Form 632741
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 107

    raced far side, held up towards rear, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders

    20(10)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
    • Form 320553
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 102

    steadied start, held up in rear far side, headway and switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Glen Shiel had Art Power back in fourth and Happy Power further behind when winning this last year though could only finished third to Vadream in a Group 3 here a fortnight ago. The latter should go well again but the former’s stablemate DRAGON SYMBOL makes more appeal. Archie Watson’s charge finished in front of both Rohaan and Gustavus Weston in the Flying Five at the Curragh last time and was demoted for bumping a rival in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup over track and trip back in June having passed the post in first. Creative Force came up short back over 6f for the Sprint Cup at Haydock having earlier been beaten a neck by Kinross in the Lennox Stakes over 7f at Goodwood. Minzaal placed in last year’s Middle Park over track and trip and has a recent reappearance here under his belt while Brando is still capable at this level on his day and is preferred to Happy Romance.

    Formwatch

    Ainsdale 28-1 (9-2) Always prominent near side rail, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost two places towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Vadream (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 stks (1) hvy in Oct.

    Art Power (IRE) 4-5fav (9-7) Prominent in 2nd, travelling smoothly and on terms from 2f out, led over 1f out, quickly asserted and stayed on well, easily, won at Curragh 6f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Sep beating Twilight Spinner (9-2) by 5l, 9 ran.

    Azano 18-1 (9-0) Led, four lengths clear 3f out, ridden under 2f out, strongly pressed over 1f out, stayed on well, found extra to forge on near finish, won at Redcar 7f lst stks (1) gd in Oct beating Glesga Gal (8-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.

    Brando 5-6fav (9-0) Slowly away, held up last in touch, ridden and headway well over 1f out, kept on, always held, 3rd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Danzeno (9-8) at Beverley 5f stks (2) gd in Sep.

    Glen Shiel 9-4fav (9-2) Quickly away, led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Vadream (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 stks (1) hvy in Oct.

    Gustavus Weston (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, close 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Romantic Proposal (9-3) at Curragh 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Sep.

    Happy Power (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final 75 yards, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Lavender's Blue (9-1) at Goodwood 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.

    Kinross 3-1 (9-2) Help up, headway 2f out, stayed on, 4th of 16, 4l behind Space Blues (9-2) at ParisLongchamp 7f Grp 1 (1) hvy in Oct.

    Creative Force (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, held inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Emaraaty Ana (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Sep.

    Dragon Symbol 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to close 2f out, challenged 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Romantic Proposal (9-3) at Curragh 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Sep.

    Minzaal (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching final 2f, ridden and ran on into 2nd inside final furlong, never going pace to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Tis Marvellous (9-3) at Ascot 5f lst stks (1) sft in Oct.

    Nando Parrado 28-1 (9-1) Raced keenly, mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 11, 8l behind Emaraaty Ana (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Sep.

    Rohaan (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and behind, ridden and closer under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind Romantic Proposal (9-3) at Curragh 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Sep.

    Thunder Moon (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division on inner, ridden 2f out, close 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Real Appeal (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.

    Highfield Princess (FR) 9-4fav (9-3) Pulled hard, led, ridden and ran on gamely when strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind With Thanks (9-0) at Ascot 7f lst fll stks (1) sft in Oct.

    Keep Busy (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Chased leaders out wide, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Tis Marvellous (9-3) at Ascot 5f lst stks (1) sft in Oct.

    Last Empire 33-1 (8-12) Led to 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 6 1/4l behind Space Blues (9-2) at ParisLongchamp 7f Grp 1 (1) hvy in Oct.

    Happy Romance (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway and pushed along over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, went third inside final furlong, lost third final strides, 4th of 11, 3/4l behind Emaraaty Ana (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Sep.

    Vadream 6-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Ascot 6f Grp 3 stks (1) hvy in Oct beating King's Lynn (9-2) by 1l, 12 ran.

    Ventura Diamond (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, off the pace towards rear, headway chasing leaders 2f out, not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well towards finish, not reach leading duo, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Vadream (8-12) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 stks (1) hvy in Oct.