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14:30 Ascot

Good To Firm

Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £425325
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 12 runners
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Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £35.05
  • Place: £7.45

Form: 11/17- D

Last run: 262 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Frankel colt who isn't fully exposed, despite a Group 2 defeat at Longchamp when last seen 262 days ago; has registered his wins in small-field events at Haydock and the most recent was a fairly weak Group 3, therefore has something to find and prove in this scenario; however, could perform well as he's lightly raced and remains open to further improvement.

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

1st

11

(11)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Triple Time

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, prominent on near side of group, led 2f out, soon ridden, briefly disputed lead inside final furlong, kept on well, gamely

25/1

12

(10)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Triple Time

9st 2lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Kevin Ryan

Frankel colt who isn't fully exposed, despite a Group 2 defeat at Longchamp when last seen; however, has done his winning in small-field events at Haydock and the most recent was a fairly weak Group 3; something to prove in this competitive Group 1 race.

20/1

1st

8

(2)

3rd Sep 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:45 Haydock

Triple Time

9st 0lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Kevin Ryan

took keen hold, slowly away, in rear but in touch with leaders, smooth headway on outer 3f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, comfortably

6/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.55

Form: /1216- C BF

Last run: 248 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Highly talented filly whose only two defeats can be excused to some extent, latest in the 2022 QEII over C&D when hindered by a very tardy start; very impressive in the Coronation Stakes at this meeting last year when making a belated reappearance; beat Light Infantry in the Marois later in the summer; acts on good to firm and good to soft ground (unraced on soft/heavy); strongly respected on seasonal debut, bearing in mind her dazzling display here 12 months ago.

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

2nd

12

(6)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Inspiral

8st 13lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

slowly into stride, in rear, headway on far side of group from 3f out, went second then pressed leader over 1f out, disputed lead inside final furlong

15/8

16/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 26-372

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Yet to race on ground firmer than good; has form figures of 1222 on soft/good to soft, including a neck second behind Inspiral in last year's Marois and similarly close second in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp (1m1f) on latest start; behind several of these rivals in his other two races this season, both on good going; ideally needs rain.

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

2nd

4

(5)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

13:50 Haydock

Light Infantry

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

No win since his 2yo days but that doesn't really tell the story as he's regularly performed well at the very highest level, including when third to Inspiral in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville (1m) last month; raced only on good or softer so drying ground a slight concern but he's the one to beat on form with his sights lowered.

7/4

3rd

5

(2)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Light Infantry

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

led, headed 2f out, lost second over 1f out

16/1

7th

6

(11)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Light Infantry

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

Lightly raced colt; Newmarket reappearance (behind Mutasaabeq) didn't pan out ideally; this looks more suitable and he's 1-1 at Newbury (soft-ground Group 3 win as a 2yo); good second in two Group 1 races at Deauville (7f/1m, good to soft) last summer; capable of a big run.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 121-21 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

High class, a globetrotter who is a top-flight winner in four countries, most recently landing the Lockinge at Newbury (1m, good) where he swept past Chindit in the last half-furlong and took his overall Group/Grade 1 form figures to 1135212121; unraced on heavy, acts on any other ground; very reliable performer who holds rock-solid and leading claims.

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

Form: 64-113 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 113 since being gelded, winning a couple of major AW prizes then good third (behind Modern Games and Chindit) in the Lockinge at Newbury back on grass; however, now 0-4 at Group 1 level and needs further progress if he's to record a first turf success since landing the Coventry on this card in 2021.

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

6th

4

(5)

1st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Berkshire Shadow

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: Andrew Balding

raced far side, prominent, weakened over 1f out

4/1

5th

2

(1)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Berkshire Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

prominent

25/1

3rd

1

(7)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Berkshire Shadow

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

In good form, having justified favouritism in a couple of notable AW races since being gelded; turf record includes a success in the Coventry as a 2yo and two good efforts at Group 1 level last year; however, needs a clear career-best performance to land this prize.

33/1

6th
4 (12)
Chindit

12/1

Form: 168-12 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Acts on good to firm and good to soft ground; has won several notable prizes; only 8l fourth in this race 12 months ago; posted a career-best RPR, as well as showing an aggressive side, in this year's Lockinge at Newbury where he tried to bite Modern Games when headed (still finished a good second); that bare form puts him in the mix but he's no certainty to go one better (now 0-8 at Group 1 level).

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

4th

2

(5)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Chindit

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Couple of notable 7f wins early in career but raced mainly at 1m since; successful three times this term and ran respectably in the Joel Stakes here most recently; not crying out for this drop back in trip; below-par third in this race two years ago.

3/1

3rd

2

(6)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Chindit

9st 6lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

In top form this month, comfortably winning the Group 3 Superior Mile at Haydock (1m, good) and following up under a penalty in a Listed race at Sandown (1m, soft); he's a leading contender today.

100/30

1st

1

(9)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Chindit

9st 11lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Second in the Group 1 Lockinge at Newbury in May and comfortable winner of a Group 3 at Haydock on latest start; one of the leading contenders on form, even with his penalty, but he has plenty to prove on soft and peak efforts have been on good or firmer.

9/4

50/1

Form: 95-261 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Impressive record (5-6) on going softer than good, including two French Group 1 wins (7f/1m) as a 2yo and Listed success at Haydock (7f) latest outing; only 1-7 on good/firmer, the win gained at mere novice level; underfoot conditions aside, he faces a tough task on ratings back at the top level.

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

7th

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Two Group 1 wins on French soil as a 2yo; led close home in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood eight weeks ago, taking record on going softer than good to 6-8; faces a stiffer task in this field but slow ground would boost his chance.

25/1

1st

2

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Goodwood

Angel Bleu

9st 6lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

midfield, waiting for room over 2f out, ridden and switched left against near rail 1f out, headway final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish

10/1

4th

3

(4)

15th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:20 Ascot

Angel Bleu

9st 3lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Added to his good record on softer than good when resuming winning ways in 7f Haydock Listed race last month; shaped better than the result after meeting trouble when seventh of 12 in the Queen Anne over the straight 1m here (good) at the Royal meeting; big run on the cards if the ground eases.

9/2

Form: 2135-2 D BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Yet to race on ground worse than good to yielding; champion 2yo in 2021 and bagged Classic honours, namely in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, last term; had wind surgery prior to finishing 3l second (below best) behind Mutasaabeq, who had the run of the race, at Newmarket on 2023 reappearance; likely to get a better tactical scenario in this contest and, based on past achievements, he's one of the main contenders.

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

8th

9

(4)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Native Trail

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Charlie Appleby

dwelt start, midfield

13/2

2nd

5

(4)

5th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Native Trail

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Form dipped in the 2022 International when last seen (had wind surgery since); very solid and high-class performer otherwise, and was champion 2yo in 2021; has form figures of 1112 on the Newmarket tracks, most recently second in last year's 2,000 Guineas; subsequently won the Irish version and ran well in the Eclipse; strongly respected.

6/5

5th

7

(4)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Native Trail

9st 1lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent in chasing group, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

15/2

16/1

Form: /23-24 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

All turf starts on good ground; ran very well in last year's Classic Trial at Sandown (1m2f) but failed to get home back over that C&D on latest start; good second to Chindit in the Queen Anne Stakes Trial (Listed) here on his most recent 1m attempt; that effort augurs well for today and he's still comparatively unexposed having raced only five times; interesting.

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

9th

3

(9)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Cash

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: David Simcock

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear

16/1

4th

1

(3)

25th May 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

19:42 Sandown

Cash

9st 2lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

Could do with settling better in his races but he's smart, having pushed the top-class Westover close in last season's Group 3 Classic Trial over C&D and there was nothing with his return at Ascot (1m, good) in finishing within a length of last weekend's Lockinge runner-up Chindit; the potential is lurking to rate higher, perhaps a lot higher; by no means dismissed lightly.

8/1

2nd

1

(6)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Ascot

Cash

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: David Simcock

steadied start, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, went second towards finish

12/1

66/1

Form: 217-00 D

Last run: 87 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Oldest horse in the field; formerly a very useful miler and ran respectably (finished fifth) in this contest two years ago; however, has gained last four wins over 7f; down the field in good races at Riyadh (7f) and Meydan (6f) this year; returned to home soil, this high-mileage 7yo is readily opposed back up in distance.

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

10th

6

(10)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Pogo

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Charles Hills

Excellent second to Kinross in this race 12 months ago but hasn't hit the same heights this year, running badly in the Hungerford at Newmarket last weekend; seems on the downgrade and difficult to recommend.

25/1

14/1

Form: 241-15 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Acts on any ground; has been frustrating at times; 2-3 since wearing blinkers, the wins gained from the front in Group 2 events at Newmarket where he has a particularly good record; only fifth in the Lockinge returned to a bigger field and he's yet to score in a race that has more than seven runners; again doesn't have the ideal scenario.

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

1st

1

(2)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Mutasaabeq

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Made all in this last year (good) and did likewise on reappearance in another C&D Group 2 in May (good); below par at Royal Ascot and York the last twice and carries a 3lb penalty today, but five runs on the Rowley Mile have yielded four wins and he could bounce back to his best now returned here.

7/2

7th

5

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Mutasaabeq

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charles Hills

Does most of his racing at 1m and made all in small fields for Newmarket Group 2s last autumn and this spring; has found the higher grade of the Lockinge at Newbury and Queen Anne at Royal Ascot beyond him since; now drops back in distance; enough to prove.

8/1

11th

8

(10)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Mutasaabeq

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, towards rear

14/1

12th
6 (3)
Lusail

20/1

Form: 75-646

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Has failed to score since his productive 2yo campaign that included two Group 2 wins; posted a huge effort, beaten narrowly having made the running, in the St James's Palace Stakes on this card 12 months ago; however, can be opposed on this year's form, which includes defeats behind several of these opponents the last twice.

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

12th

6

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Lusail

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

prominent

20/1

6th

7

(9)

20th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newbury

Lusail

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Richard Hannon

Productive 2yo campaign included wins in the July Stakes and the Gimcrack; has failed to score since and his Group 1 form last summer (placed twice) has not been repeated subsequently; fourth to stablemate Chindit at Listed level most recently; opposed.

33/1

4th

3

(1)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Ascot

Lusail

9st 5lb

J: James Doyle

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong

15/2

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Payout
Exacta £3133.00
Straight Forecast £1192.60
Tricast £14179.00
Trifecta £24020.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Inspiral

POSTDATA:

Modern Games

D Express:

Native Trail

LAMBOURN:

Mutasaabeq

Daily Mail:

Modern Games

Daily Mirror:

Modern Games

The Sun:

Modern Games

The Star:

Modern Games

RP RATINGS:

Inspiral

TOPSPEED:

Inspiral

NEWMARKET:

Inspiral

The Times:

Inspiral

Telegraph:

Inspiral

The Guardian:

Inspiral

Daily Record:

Inspiral