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15:20 Ascot

Good To Soft

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored By Qipco) (Group 1) (British Champions Mile)

  • Prize money: £655709.37
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored By Qipco) (Group 1) (British Champions Mile)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £39.05
  • Place: £6.00

Form: 3-0741 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Third in two juvenile Group 1s last October and he was a Listed winner in first-time blinkers at Sandown (1m, soft) last month; he's unexposed in the headgear but needs a clear career best if he's to threaten here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

6

(7)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Ascot

Bayside Boy

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Roger Varian

slowly away, in rear, shaken up and good headway over 1f out, ran on well and led towards finish

16/1

1st

5

(1)

14th Sep 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Bayside Boy

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, towards rear, switched to near side 3f out, shaken up and carried head awkwardly over 2f out, went second over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

9/4

5

(4)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:45 Haydock

Bayside Boy

9st 0lb

J: William Buick

T: Roger Varian

Edged out Reach For The Moon to win Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster (7f, good to soft) last September; seemed to run close to his best when 2l seventh in the Group 1 St James's Palace at Royal Ascot but he looked an awkward ride when beaten favourite in a 1m Glorious Goodwood Group 3 since (both good to firm); has blinkers added now and ought to be bang there if putting his best foot forward; any rain would be in his favour.

5/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -13521 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Ran well behind Baaeed in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood (1m, good to firm) in July and bolted up in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile (firm) in Canada last month; also seems to be effective on soft/good to soft ground; faces sterner opposition here than was the case last time out but he has to be respected given his dominance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(8)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Modern Games

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch with leaders

15/8

1st

8

(13)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Modern Games

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

High-class colt who has gained four top-level wins on international soil, most recently in the 2022 Breeders' Cup Mile; appeared to have too much to do in relation to the winner on latest US start (eventually stayed on for second); threatening to win a Group 1 on home soil, having finished second in last year's Sussex Stakes (good to firm) and QEII (good to soft); strong contender.

3/1

2nd

8

(8)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Ascot

Modern Games

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and went second post

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.25

Form: /3-111 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Reappeared this year having been gelded and he's 3-3 for the season, with 1m Group 2 wins at Goodwood (good to soft) and Leopardstown (soft) the last twice; faces a tougher assignment here but this progressive 4yo had 4l to spare last time and could enjoy the run of the race in front this afternoon.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

4

(1)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Jadoomi

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Gelded prior to a solid 2022 campaign that comprised a hat-trick of wins (including two Group 2s) and a creditable front-running third in the QEII (finished lame); doesn't need to dominate; major player provided he returns in similar form and gets ideal conditions (seems best on slow ground).

8/1

3rd

2

(2)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Ascot

Jadoomi

9st 6lb

J: James Doyle

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

led, ridden over 1f out, kept on well but headed towards finish, lost second post, finished lame (vet said gelding was lame right fore)

7/1

1st

2

(5)

10th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

16:20 Leopardstown

Jadoomi

9st 10lb

J: Christophe Soumillon

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

prominent, soon disputing lead, led narrowly after 2f, pushed along 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won going away

15/8

Form: 102713 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Made it 3-6 when winning a Group 3 at Deauville (1m, good) in August and ran to a similar level when third in Group 2 at Longchamp (1m, very soft) a fortnight ago; however, he was behind The Revenant (runner-up) last time and that rival is not the only one with whom he has something to find.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(7)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Checkandchallenge

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

Ran some good races in defeat last season prior to Listed win at Newmarket (1m2f, heavy) in November; won a Group 3 in France in 2022 (1m, good); could have a part to play if fully tuned up for this reappearance.

10/1

1st

1

(5)

4th Nov 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

15:22 Newmarket

Checkandchallenge

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Knight

in rear, shaken up and headway from 3f out, led over 1f out, idled inside final 110yds, just held on

7/2

4th

2

(11)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Checkandchallenge

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: William Knight

Yet to win above Group 3 level; fourth in this race last year (also ran well on very soft in France the time before) but the balance of his 2023 form, latterly over 1m2f, suggests that effort is far from certain to be repeated; came up short in the Lockinge when last seen over 1m.

50/1

33/1

Form: 0426-2

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Won the Listed Dee Stakes at Chester (1m2f, good to soft) last term before some respectable Group-race form; made belated reappearance in the Group 2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket (1m, good) last month and was a close second; this lightly raced 4yo could build on that last run but has plenty to find.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 1

13:50 York

El Drama

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Below par in a couple of Listed races at the start of the summer but back on track at the first time of asking for new trainer Karl Burke when going down by only a neck in a Haydock Group 3 (extended 1m2f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, collared in the final strides after travelling strongly and quickening to the front inside the final furlong; this shorter trip looks a help if anything (peak RPR achieved over 1m1f) and he looks the chief threat to Nostrum.

3/1

2nd

3

(3)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 100y

Class 1

15:00 Haydock

El Drama

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

took keen hold, prominent, led over 1f out, headed towards finish

12/1

4th

3

(4)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 192y

Class 1

15:35 York

El Drama

9st 9lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

raced in second, pushed along and challenging 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong

11/8

OUR TIP

Form: 11-121 C

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Lost her unbeaten record when turned over at 1-7 in the Falmouth Stakes in July but bounced back from that blip to win the Prix Jacques Le Marois against males at Deauville in August (1m, good to soft; unraced on softer); has now won three Group 1s (including here) and the Deauville third Erevann beat The Revenant to win a Group 2 next time out; leading claims.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:15 Newmarket

Inspiral

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

She's not ultra-reliable and hasn't been at her very best on three of her last six starts; however, she's won four 1m Group 1s (good to soft/good to firm; including C&D), the most recent the Prix Jacques le Marois in August on her latest start, and holds leading claims if at the top of her game.

10/11

5th

4

(6)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Inspiral

9st 7lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

bumped start, took keen hold, raced in third, went second halfway, disputed lead over 3f out, against near rail from over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

7/2

9/2

Form: 4-1132 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Fine record in this race, finishing second in 2019 (on heavy), first in 2020 (soft) and fourth last year (good to soft); close to best when second in Group 2 at Longchamp (1m, very soft) a fortnight ago and the softer the ground the better it will be for this highly admirable French-trained 7yo.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(6)

15th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Ascot

The Revenant

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: F-H Graffard

midfield, ridden and lost position over 1f out, well held final furlong

9/2

4th

5

(2)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Ascot

The Revenant

9st 4lb

J: Olivier Peslier

T: F-H Graffard

Second in this race in 2019 and won it on soft last year when Palace Pier admittedly had an excuse; strong-finishing second in Longchamp Group 2 (back from a break) on latest start during a light 2021 campaign, and that tees him up nicely for another crack at this prize; should go well again.

8/1

8th
3 (4)
Raadobarg

100/1

Form: 184455 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won a handicap and a conditions race in Ireland this spring on his first two starts for his current yard; however, he's been no better than fourth in five Group/Listed races since and is up against it once more.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

1

(9)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 2

14:05 Leicester

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; smart performance when third of 21 in the Irish Lincolnshire on Curragh reappearance (1m, heavy) and enough in last weekend's Newbury Spring Cup seventh to think he's still in form; respected back in slightly calmer waters.

4/1

7th

1

(14)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Newbury

Raadobarg

9st 12lb

J: William Buick

T: George Boughey

Suited by ground softer than good; successful in notable 1m handicaps for previous yards; 0-9 for current stable but has a fighting chance, provided he builds on Curragh reappearance effort (ran well, close third).

10/1

3rd

1

(15)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Raadobarg

10st 0lb

J: David Egan

T: George Boughey

Won this off 7lb lower in 2022 on his seasonal debut when with Johnny Murtagh; that was on yielding but he handles heavy; no wins for this yard last term but lots of creditable runs in Listed and Group company.

8/1

16/1

Form: 231113 CD BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

6yo who is lightly raced for his age and has been better than ever this year for a new yard, winning a C&D handicap in July and two Group 3s in August before a trouble passage proved costly when third in the Group 2 Joel Stakes; can give another good account but may find a few too good in this field.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Tempus

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Archie Watson

Ran respectably behind a few of these rivals over C&D two starts ago but is likely set for another supporting role; the oldest contestant and losing spell goes back to summer 2022.

12/1

4th

1

(4)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 2

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Tempus

9st 12lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

pressed leader

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £1822.00
Straight Forecast £1538.80
Tricast £13189.40
Trifecta £11139.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Inspiral

POSTDATA:

Modern Games

NEWMARKET:

El Drama

LAMBOURN:

Tempus

Daily Express:

The Revenant

The Guardian:

Modern Games

The Sun:

Modern Games

The Star:

Modern Games

Daily Record:

Modern Games

RP Ratings:

Inspiral

TOPSPEED:

Inspiral

The Times:

Inspiral

Telegraph:

Inspiral

Daily Mail:

Inspiral

Daily Mirror:

Inspiral