Ascot

  • 14:00 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes 6f

  • Winner £358,691 2nd £135,988 3rd £68,057 4th £33,902
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.21s
  • Off time: 14:01:43
14:00 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sands Of Mali (FR) 28/1
2nd Harry Angel (IRE) 4/1
3rd Donjuan Triumphant (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (12) 314-140 Pink and purple (quartered), halved sleeves Bacchus 76
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 B J Meehan W Buick 110 1001
2 (14) 124282 Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Brando 42
Distance Winner
6 9-2 K A Ryan J P Spencer 116 1001
3 (7) 552494 Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Donjuan Triumphant (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
5 9-2 A M Balding James Doyle 112 1001
4 (4) 553222 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Dream Of Dreams (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 110 1001
5 (13) 114-106 Royal blue Harry Angel (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 C G Cox A Kirby 123 1001
6 (5) 21-9948 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Librisa Breeze 63
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 D K Ivory R Winston 113 1001
7 (11) 000111 Dark Green, Black chevron, White cap Limato (IRE) 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 H Candy Harry Bentley 114 1001
8 (9) 335231 White, Dark Blue armlets and cap Projection 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-2 R Charlton K Shoemark 111 1001
9 (6) 141195 Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star Sir Dancealot (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 9-2 D R C Elsworth G Mosse 117 1001
10 (3) 274521 RED, white star, hooped sleeves, white cap, red star Son Of Rest 28
Distance Winner
4 9-2 b J A Stack C D Hayes 111 1001
11 (1) 2022-38 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tasleet 42
Distance Winner
5 9-2 bt W J Haggas Jim Crowley 114 1001
12 (8) 35-1431 Dark Blue, Maroon epaulets, striped sleeves The Tin Man 42
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 J R Fanshawe Oisin Murphy 117 1001
13 (10) 112005 White, Purple cap Sands Of Mali (FR) 42
Distance Winner
3 9-1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 112 1001
14 (2) 1-23017 Red, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves Speak In Colours 42
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-1 t J P O'Brien D O'Brien 111 1001

Verdict

The Tin Man won this in 2016 and arrives in fine form having landed the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock in testing ground. He narrowly beat Brando that day with Donjuan Triumphant, Sands Of Mali, Harry Angel, Tasleet and Sir Dancealot all further behind and it would be no surprise if James Fanshawe’s charge came out best once again. But he was beaten, along with several of the above, in last year’s renewal by LIBRISA BREEZE. The latter has his ground for the first time since landing this prize and Dean Ivory’s sprinter may prove a bit of value today given his failure to win so far this season. Harry Angel is a dual Group 1 winner but has developed an aversion to the starting stalls of late while Limato has been winning lower grade contests and beat Projection at Newmarket before the latter won a Group 3 here with Dream Of Dreams not far behind. Son Of Rest went close in a Group 1 sprint over 5f at the Curragh before landing the Ayr Gold Cup but this is tougher.