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13:35 Ascot

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

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £583,130 added
  • Winner: £330,693
  • 2nd: £125,373
  • 3rd: £62,745
  • 4th: £31,256
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 16.43s
  • Off Time: 13:37:51
  • 17 Ran
1(12)
Silk - Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap

Brando

42 D
25/1
  • Form 371724
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 116

held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, soon driven and edged left, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish

2(8)
Silk - Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap

Cape Byron

14 CCD
9/1
  • Form 7-11031
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 113

tracked leaders, not much room over 1f out, soon hampered, weakened inside final furlong

3(4)
Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
  • Form 624862
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 107

mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, repeatedly hampered over 1f out until switched left and got gap entering final furlong, ran on well, led towards finish and won going away

4(13)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots
20/1
  • Form 0-11208
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 118

mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon short of room and beaten, well held over 1f out

5(14)
Silk - Grey, light green seams, hooped sleeves, light green cap

Keystroke

14 t D
66/1
  • Form 103643
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 109

behind, not clear run over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well final 100 yards, nearest finish

6(17)
Silk - Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star
16/1
  • Form 94808-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 113

held up towards rear, driven over 1f out, no impression

7(16)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 111211
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 111

chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra close home

8(3)
Silk - White, orange stars on sleeves, orange cap
12/1
  • Form 051-630
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 116

pressed leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

9(9)
Silk - Red, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves

Speak In Colours

13 t DCD
22/1
  • Form 414413
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 111

held up towards rear, not much room over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous

10(11)
Silk - Dark Blue, Maroon epaulets, striped sleeves

The Tin Man

42 DCD
10/1
  • Form 17-3672
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 117

mid-division, ridden and effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

11(2)
Silk - White, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, orange star

Advertise

76 b DCD
4/1
  • Form 12-0121
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 119

chased leaders, not much room when ridden over 1f out, not able to get on terms

12(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap
  • Form 21-4131
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 118

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, eased

13(6)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

Khaadem (IRE)

42 BFD
50/1
  • Form 1-17210
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 116

chased leaders, hampered over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, no extra

14(15)
Silk - Red, Red cap, White spots
28/1
  • Form 134465
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 112

held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, some headway final furlong, never dangerous

15(10)
Silk - Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap

One Master

13 CD
4/1
  • Form 8-43251
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 115

held up towards rear, ridden and effort 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out and switched left, ran on and every chance inside final furlong, held close home

16(7)
Silk - Orange, white diamond, diamonds on sleeves, orange cap, white diamond
  • Form 7-51207
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 112

mid-division, switched left over 2f out, soon closed, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, headed towards finish

17(1)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
33/1
  • Form 583922
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 111

tracked leaders, lost place from over 2f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

It was soft ground when Sands Of Mali made all to win last year’s renewal beating several of these in the process including previous winners The Tin Man and Librisa Breeze as well as Donjuan Triumphant, Brando, Speak In Colours and Dream Of Dreams. Cape Byron won a Group 3 over track and trip earlier in the month but the progressive Irish raider and Listed winner Make A Challenge makes more appeal on today’s heavy going. Mabs Cross struggled in France last time but One Master repeated last year’s success in the Prix de la Foret over 7f at Longchamp having earlier fallen victim to Advertise in a Group 1 at Deauville. The latter also beat HELLO YOUMZAIN in the Commonwealth Cup over course and distance in June but Kevin Ryan’s charge is fancied to reverse running on this surface having subsequently landed the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock when beating a few of these including The Tin Man and So Perfect.

Formwatch

Brando 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Hello Youmzain (9-1) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.

Cape Byron 13-8fav (9-2) Tracked leaders and always going well, 2nd on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, quickened clear, easily, won at Ascot 6f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Oct beating Donjuan Triumphant (9-2) by 2l, 10 ran.

Donjuan Triumphant (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tried to anticipate start hit gate and started slowly, behind, headway 2f out, chased leaders and flashed tail under pressure over 1f out ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Cape Byron (9-2) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Oct.

Dream Of Dreams (IRE) 9-2cfav (9-3) Awkwardly away in rear, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 4 3/4l behind Hello Youmzain (9-1) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.

Keystroke 12-1 (9-5) Held up and behind, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong no chance with winner, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Cape Byron (9-2) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 stks (1) sft in Oct.

Librisa Breeze 16-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, good headway far side of group tracking leaders over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, stayed on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Glorious Journey (9-6) at Newbury 7f Grp 2 stks (1) sft in Aug.

Make A Challenge (IRE) 9-4jfav (9-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to press leader 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, quickened clear inside final furlong, drifted right close home, won at Curragh 6f lst stks (1) Soft - Heavy in Oct beating Downforce (9-6) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.

Sands Of Mali (FR) 16-1 (9-3) Never nearer than mid-division far side of group, weakened over 2f out, 16th of 17, 17l behind Blue Point (9-3) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Speak In Colours (9-2) 3rd of 12, 4l behind One Master (8-12) at ParisLongchamp 7f Grp 1 sft in Oct.

The Tin Man 7-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to press winner towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Hello Youmzain (9-1) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.

Advertise (8-12) won at Deauville 6f Grp 1 stks gd in Aug beating Brando (9-3) by nk, 15 ran.

Hello Youmzain (FR) 9-2cfav (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, won at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep beating The Tin Man (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Khaadem (IRE) 9-2cfav (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 11, 10l behind Hello Youmzain (9-1) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.

Mabs Cross (9-7) 5th of 16, 4 1/4l behind Glass Slippers (9-7) at ParisLongchamp 5f Grp 1 sft in Oct.

One Master (8-12) won at ParisLongchamp 7f Grp 1 sft in Oct beating City Light (9-2) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Forever In Dreams (IRE) (8-10) 7th of 12, 6 1/4l behind One Master (8-12) at ParisLongchamp 7f Grp 1 sft in Oct.

So Perfect (USA) (9-7) 2nd of 16, 3l behind Glass Slippers (9-7) at ParisLongchamp 5f Grp 1 sft in Oct.