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14:25 Ascot

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

  • Prize money: £301271.87
  • 1m 3f 211y
  • Class 1
  • 14 runners
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Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

1st
4 (10)
Poptronic

33/1 (Won)

Form: -33189 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) in July; below form last time on her first start on good to soft (unraced on worse) but that was also 1m6f which seemed to be a key problem after she led 2f out; this free-going filly needs a career best.

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1st

4

(10)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Poptronic

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

started quickly, raced wide early, took keen hold

33/1

8th

3

(7)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Poptronic

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Still races freely but better than she was in this race last year and won the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock (1m4f, good to firm) on latest start, racing in second most of the way, going on over 2f out and rallying to see off the strong challenge of Sea Silk Road; needs better still but respected on the back of that career-best performance.

25/1

1st

6

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

Poptronic

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Won Group 3 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) last June and she's been a creditable third in Group 2 and Group 3 races on her two runs this season, over C&D (good to firm) most recently; unraced on slow ground; holds place possibilities but she has about 2l to make up on Sea Silk Road from last time.

14/1

7/1

Form: -23242 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Third in Group 2 Ribblesdale over C&D on third start and runner-up in Irish Oaks at the Curragh (1m4f, soft), in the latter held up, leading 1f out but losing out to a powerful finish; never quite got to grips with the principals when creditable fourth in the Yorkshire Oaks but it was a little disappointing that she failed to go on and win after leading over 1f out in Listed race at Chester on latest outing; cheekpieces are enlisted and she's well capable of a prominent finish.

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2nd

8

(11)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Bluestocking

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold

7/1

2nd

5

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 1

14:05 Chester

Bluestocking

8st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Successful on sole 2yo start; very consistent this season and brings Group 1 form, having performed well in the Irish Oaks (soft; close second) and Yorkshire Oaks (good to firm; fourth) the last twice; back down sharply in grade, has a great chance of opening her 2023 account.

4/6

4th

7

(1)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Bluestocking

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

dwelt start

9/2

7/2

Form: 250122

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Won a heavy-ground maiden on debut; her Royal Ascot assignment was the 1m Sandringham Handicap, when a well-beaten co-favourite but she's bred for further than that; much better last three starts, including a soft-ground Group 3 win (1m1f) and running the hot favourite to a neck in Group 1 Prix de l'Opera at Longchamp (1m2f); major player if she stays this new trip and there's a pretty good chance of that judged on pedigree as well as performance.

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3rd

9

(9)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Jackie Oh

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced wide early, took keen hold

7/2

2nd

6

(7)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Jackie Oh

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear

11/4

1st

9

(11)

29th Jul 2023

Soft To Heavy

1m 1f 0y

14:30 Gowran Park

Jackie Oh

9st 0lb

J: Colin Keane

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, pressed leaders when switched left over 2f out, keeping on when switched right and ridden over 1f out, led and ran on inside final furlong

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 713236

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Can front-run; peak ratings have been in France on good to soft and very soft and that is among the best form in this line-up; however, she's spent the big majority of her career at about 1m2f and fading into sixth of eight in the 1m4f Vermeille last time does not augur well; first headgear.

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4th

1

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Above The Curve

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

pushed along soon after start

9/1

2nd

1

(5)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Above The Curve

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Acts on soft; French Group 1 winner early last season and better form on four occasions since, most notably perhaps when dictating the pace and never seriously threatened in Group 2 at Saint-Cloud in May, when Nashwa failed to fire in fourth; respectable third in Group 1 at the Curragh on latest start; looks set for another prominent finish.

9/1

3rd

1

(9)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Above The Curve

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Group 1 winner in the Prix Saint-Alary early last season and Group 2 scorer over C&D in the Blandford Stakes, beating Insinuendo by a neck; top-level form also included close-up third in the Prix de l'Opera; bounced back from disappointing C&D return when making almost all for Group 2 win at Saint-Cloud; Ryan Moore deserts Never Ending Story.

5/2

Form: -15420 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft ground but floundered on heavy at Goodwood three starts back; peak form when beaten a head in the Yorkshire Oaks at York next time, before well held facing a stiff task in the Arc de Triomphe; back against her own sex and would be a leading player if bouncing back again.

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5th

2

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Free Wind

9st 7lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start

7/2

2nd

2

(3)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Free Wind

9st 9lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

in rear, switched left against near rail soon after start

9/2

4th

1

(8)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Free Wind

9st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Overcame severe interference to win the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock (1m4f, soft) on sole run last season and followed up in another Group 2 at York (1m2f, good) this May; rather disappointing when 6-4 favourite for the Group 2 Hardwicke at Royal Ascot but she is the one to beat if returning to form and won easily over a similar trip to this in 2021.

6/5

Form: 909915

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Second to Jackie Oh in a heavy-ground maiden in March; tongue tied when front-running at the Curragh on last two starts, landing a 1m1f Group 3 (good) and creditable fifth in a 1m2f Group 2 (good to yielding); heavy defeats in the Oaks and C&D Ribblesdale when she tried 1m4f in June; in much better form lately but still needs to show something very new.

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6th

10

(2)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Red Riding Hood

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: A P O’Brien

Second to Jackie Oh in a heavy-ground maiden in March; tongue tied when front-running at the Curragh on last two starts, landing a 1m1f Group 3 (good) and creditable fifth in a 1m2f Group 2 (good to yielding); heavy defeats in the Oaks and C&D Ribblesdale when she tried 1m4f in June; in much better form lately but still needs to show something very new.

66/1

5th

10

(6)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

14:25 Curragh

Red Riding Hood

9st 2lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: A P O’Brien

led

10/1

1st

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 0y

17:40 Curragh

Red Riding Hood

9st 0lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

disputed lead early, led clearly after 1f, reminders when faced challenge under 3f out, briefly headed and bit short of room against far rail under 2f out, rallied when led again inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, gamely

8/1

Form: 244311 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won Listed race in France (1m4f, good to soft) last month and better still when she showed ten others a clean pair of heels in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) three weeks ago; heavy ground (14l third at Glorious Goodwood) or soft (went close once last term) ask different questions but she's on a roll.

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7th

7

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Time Lock

9st 7lb

J: William Buick

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

dwelt start, took keen hold

5/1

1st

2

(11)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Time Lock

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Made the breakthrough at Listed level in France four weeks ago (did it smoothly, at 4-5) and 1m4f without extremes of going looks okay; each-way claims on this fourth attempt at a Group race.

6/1

3rd

5

(3)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Time Lock

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Acts on soft; sole win was a 1m4f novice last May but she's run with credit every time in Listed/Group races since; mown down late on by Luisa Casati here on first start this term and fourth of eight in the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock on latest; new trip looks plausible but she probably needs to improve for it if she's to win this.

5/1

Form: -11023

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Just 5-1 when withdrawn from the Oaks (upset in the stalls) and those high expectations were sparked by a 1m2f, soft-ground Listed win the time before; has not encountered soft ground since and nearly 6l adrift of Time Lock when upped to 1m4f in a Newmarket Group 3 last time, failing to prove her stamina, but a return to testing ground might possibly offer some hope.

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8th

12

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Running Lion

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start

18/1

3rd

7

(9)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Running Lion

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

Withdrawn from the Oaks (5-1) when upset in the stalls, then ran as if something was amiss in the French version; those were the low points but she won comfortably here (1m2f, soft) in May and was a creditable second at Salisbury (1m2f, good) on latest start, both Listed races; stays 1m2f well but not sure to get 1m4f on pedigree; one of the top contenders on form.

7/2

2nd

7

(7)

16th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 201y

Class 1

16:30 Salisbury

Running Lion

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

Withdrawn from the Oaks after getting upset in the stalls, then ran as if something was amiss in the French version; otherwise a highly progressive filly and looked particularly smart in the Pretty Polly at Newmarket (1m2f, soft) in May; respected back at Listed level.

11/4

Form: -13144 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Won maiden at Saint-Cloud (1m4f, heavy) in April and Group 2 at Longchamp (1m4f, good to soft) in July; best form when staying-on fourth in the Vermeille but she came from last of 14, despite meeting trouble, when fourth in 1m6f Group 1 at Longchamp three weeks ago; will see the trip out well and looks a big player if getting more luck in running this time.

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9th

11

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Rue Boissonade

9st 1lb

J: Gerald Mosse

T: M Delzangles

Won maiden at Saint-Cloud (1m4f, heavy) in April and Group 2 at Longchamp (1m4f, good to soft) in July; best form when staying-on fourth in the Vermeille but she came from last of 14, despite meeting trouble, when fourth in 1m6f Group 1 at Longchamp three weeks ago; will see the trip out well and looks a big player if getting more luck in running this time.

11/1

Form: 32-521 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Goes well on testing ground and it was soft to heavy when she drew clear in the final 2f of a 1m4f Group 3 at Cork on latest outing; off two months since that career-best effort; needs better to win this but she looks well equipped for a slog.

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10th

6

(13)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Term Of Endearment

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Henry De Bromhead

Goes well on testing ground and it was soft to heavy when she drew clear in the final 2f of a 1m4f Group 3 at Cork on latest outing; off two months since that career-best effort; needs better to win this but she looks well equipped for a slog.

14/1

1st

4

(1)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

17:52 Cork

Term Of Endearment

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, led over 1f out, kept on well

10/1

2nd

6

(11)

23rd Jun 2023

Soft

1m 4f 110y

19:20 Limerick

Term Of Endearment

9st 4lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive filly last term, after winning a Gowran maiden she coped well with rise in class, notably Naas Listed second over 1m4f on soft; encouraging enough seasonal return at Cork in April but absence since a slight concern; conditions to suit here so place claims.

6/1

100/1

Form: 258525

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Stays 1m4f and acts on soft (has never encountered the two together) but this C&D Ribblesdale fifth has plenty to find even on her best form and she ran poorly behind Bluestocking at Chester on latest outing.

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4th

6

(3)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 1f 219y

Class 1

14:55 Kempton (AW)

Sea Of Roses

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Useful filly whose form last season included creditable efforts at Royal Ascot (Group 2) and Hamilton (Listed); still hasn't added to 2yo maiden win, however, and faces a stiff task on ratings in this field.

33/1

11th

13

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Sea Of Roses

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Andrew Balding

Stays 1m4f and acts on soft (has never encountered the two together) but this C&D Ribblesdale fifth has plenty to find even on her best form and she ran poorly behind Bluestocking at Chester on latest outing.

100/1

5th

7

(5)

16th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 63y

Class 1

14:05 Chester

Sea Of Roses

8st 7lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Soft-ground winner at two; has shown some useful form over middle distances this term, most recently second in Hamilton Listed contest (1m3f); wasn't far behind Bluestocking in the Ribblesdale (1m4f, good to firm) despite failing to settle; likely to go well again.

9/1

Form: 4-112 D BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Made most when winning a 1m2f novice at Newbury (good to soft) and came from off the pace when following up in tidy fashion in a ten-runner Listed race at Newmarket (1m4f, soft); plugged on for second of 11 to impressive Time Lock in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) three weeks ago, which she needs to improve on but it was just her fourth race and she returns to much more testing ground today with first-time headgear; case can be made.

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12th

14

(12)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Sweet Memories

9st 1lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Made most when winning a 1m2f novice at Newbury (good to soft) and came from off the pace when following up in tidy fashion in a ten-runner Listed race at Newmarket (1m4f, soft); plugged on for second of 11 to impressive Time Lock in Group 3 at Newmarket (1m4f, good to firm) three weeks ago, which she needs to improve on but it was just her fourth race and she returns to much more testing ground today with first-time headgear; case can be made.

10/1

2nd

10

(1)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newmarket

Sweet Memories

8st 12lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Half-sister to 2yo 7f Group 1 winner Cursory Glance; sole 2yo run was on AW; made most when she narrowly justified favouritism in a 1m2f novice at Newbury (good to soft) and came from off the pace when taking a ten-runner Listed race in tidy fashion on the Newmarket July course (1m4f, soft); has improved in leaps and bounds and better still is highly likely after just three races, if she goes on the ground; high on the list.

5/1

1st

10

(2)

5th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:40 Newmarket (July)

Sweet Memories

8st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Half-sister to Group 1 winner Cursory Glance and fetched 680,000gns as a yearling; eyecatching sole run last season in an AW race that's worked out well and she was the strongest in the betting when narrowly prevailing in a 1m2f novice at Newbury (good to soft; had the Oaks fourth back in third); highly likely that she's up to this level.

5/1

25/1

Form: 0-5269 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Second in Group 1 Pretty Polly at the Curragh (1m2f, good) and each-way claims on that form, but she wasn't so good in the Yorkshire Oaks or Prix de l'Opera; tongue tied for those last three starts; more to prove at 1m4f (judged on her three attempts at it since a novice win) and on soft ground.

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13th

5

(14)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

Stay Alert

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Hughie Morrison

Second in Group 1 Pretty Polly at the Curragh (1m2f, good) and each-way claims on that form, but she wasn't so good in the Yorkshire Oaks or Prix de l'Opera; tongue tied for those last three starts; more to prove at 1m4f (judged on her three attempts at it since a novice win) and on soft ground.

25/1

6th

6

(8)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:35 York

Stay Alert

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hughie Morrison

dwelt start

11/1

2nd

5

(7)

1st Jul 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:25 Curragh

Stay Alert

9st 10lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Hughie Morrison

Showed improved form and defied trouble in running when winning a 1m3f Group 3 at Newbury last September; reportedly unsuited by the ground (good to soft, soft in places) when tailed off in Ascot Group 1 in October; former tendency to race too keenly resurface when unplaced in 1m2f Group 2 at York on reappearance; tongue-tie may help.

20/1

Form: 3-1316

Last run: 62 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish; won Listed race at Nottingham (1m2f, soft) and Group 3 at Vichy (good to soft; best form) this season for new yard; more to prove at this level, over 1m4f (tried on final start last term) and after her form dipped slightly on very soft last time out; last year's tongue-tie returns.

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14th

3

(4)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

14:25 Ascot

One For Bobby

9st 7lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Hughie Morrison

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, bit short of room after 1f

28/1

3rd

5

(4)

30th Jun 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 1

18:35 Newcastle (AW)

One For Bobby

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hughie Morrison

in rear

7/1

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Payout
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rue Boissonade

RP RATINGS:

Jackie Oh

Telegraph:

Bluestocking

TOPSPEED:

Free Wind

Daily Mirror:

Above The Curve

The Times:

Rue Boissonade

D Express:

Rue Boissonade

The Sun:

Rue Boissonade

The Guardian:

Jackie Oh

Daily Record:

Jackie Oh

Daily Mail:

Bluestocking

The Star:

Bluestocking

POSTDATA:

Free Wind

NEWMARKET:

Free Wind