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14:35 Ascot

Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 3f 211y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £500,000 added
  • Winner: £283,550
  • 2nd: £107,500
  • 3rd: £53,800
  • 4th: £26,800
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 34.05s
  • Off Time: 14:35:23
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
16/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    3/1

      3rd
      Silk -
      1(6)
      Silk - White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap

      Albaflora

      58 CD
      3/1
      • Form 2-14532
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 110

      held up tracking leaders in 4th, closer 3rd out wide over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and every chance throughout final furlong, just failed

      2(7)
      Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap
      20/1
      • Form 215295
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 104

      steadied and switched right start, held up off the pace in last pair, never involved

      3(8)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

      Eshaada

      58
      16/1
      • Form 1-127
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 108

      tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, led entering final 2f, ridden and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, stayed on gamely

      4(2)
      Silk - Emerald Green, Red chevron, Red cap
      7/1
      • Form 1-22151
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 103

      steadied start, held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never involved

      5(1)
      Silk - Dark blue and yellow stripes, white sleeves, dark blue cap
      • Form 15-4225
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 103

      held up in 5th, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out

      6(4)
      Silk - Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
      • Form 016330
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 109

      raced keenly, pressed leader until led 7f out, went clear 4f out until pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, 4th and beaten over 1f out

      7(5)
      Silk - White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star
      • Form 424364
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 100

      led until 7f out, chased leader, ridden and weakened quickly over 2f out

      8(3)
      Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
      8/11
      • Form 111126
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 120

      held up off the pace in 6th, headway out wide chasing leaders over 2f out, 3rd and edging right inside final 2f, ridden and held when hung right over 1f out

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      SNOWFALL should have the measure of these. A respectable sixth given the heavy going in the Arc earlier in the month, the Ballydoyle filly rattled-up three Group 1 wins in fine style earlier in the year including at York when beating both Albaflora and a below par Eshaada. Much better is expected from the latter on her earlier second in the Ribblesdale here and she’s preferred to Andrew Balding’s duo Invite and Tribal Craft though stablemate Lady Hayes could also go well having finished runner-up in Lancashire Oaks at Haydock in July when ahead of Mystery Angel. La Joconde will ensure a decent pace for the selection.

      Formwatch

      Albaflora 16-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, chased clear winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Snowfall (8-12) at York 1m 4f Grp 1 fll (1) gd in Aug.

      Tribal Craft 14-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up last, headway towards inside chasing leaders over 2f out, 3rd and one pace over 1f out, weakened into 5th close home, 5th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Free Wind (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gf in Sep.

      Eshaada 18-1 (8-12) Keen early, in touch, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 36 3/4l behind Snowfall (8-12) at York 1m 4f Grp 1 fll (1) gd in Aug.

      Invite (IRE) 5-1 (8-4) Held up, headway 2f out, switched wide entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chester 1m 4f lst stks (1) gs in Sep beating Alounak (9-3) by 2l, 9 ran.

      Lady Hayes (IRE) 10-3 (8-8) Mid-division, nudged along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 100yds, 5th of 7, 6 1/4l behind Lilac Road (8-8) at Salisbury 1m 2f lst fll stks (1) gd in Aug.

      La Joconde (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 15, 9 1/2l behind Ville De Grace (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gs in Oct.

      Mystery Angel (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 6 1/4l behind Forbearance (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in Sep.

      Snowfall (JPN) 4-1 (8-9) Mid-division, hampered making headway 2f out, stayed on one pace, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Torquator Tasso (9-5) at ParisLongchamp 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) hvy in Oct.