QIPCO Champion Stakes
Group 1, Ascot
£1,300,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 1f 212y, Class 1   
Saturday 20th October 2018

Juddmonte International winner primed for success

August 22 Coral's traders have cut Roaring Lion to 7/4 favourite for the QIPCO Champion Stakes, following his impressive victory in this afternoon’s Juddmonte International

The John Gosden-trained thoroughbred beat favourite Poet’s Word at York and is now is favourite for victory at Ascot.

Roaring Lion
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Roaring Lion
Coral ’s David Stevens said; “Having added the Juddmonte International to his Coral-Eclipse victory, Roaring Lion has confirmed his position as the season’s leading ten furlong performer, and as a result he’s a worthy favourite for the QIPCO Champion Stakes,”

The American bred, has won three out of his last four races and is primed to do well again in the big race in October.

His challengers will be the much-fancied Poet’s Word as well as last year’s Champion Stakes winner Cracksman.

It will be a competitive field but one where the lion can continue to roar.

**QIPCO Champion Stakes
7-4 (from 5-1) Roaring Lion, 4 Poet’s Word, 5 Cracksman, 7 Crystal Ocean, 10 Enable, Saxon Warrior, 12 Capri, 14 Monarchs Glen, 16 Laurens, Magic Wand, Mirage Dancer, Study Of Man, 20 Bar

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

Qipco Champion Stakes 2017
(British Champions Middle Distance) (Group 1)
£1,300,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 1f 212y, Class 1
10 ran
Going: Soft (Heavy down the hill to Swinley Bottom)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (4) Cracksman 13/8f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (7) 7 Poet's Word (IRE) 7/1 Andrea Atzeni
Sir Michael Stoute 4
3rd (9) nk Highland Reel (IRE) 17/2 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 5
4th (6) 1 Recoletos (FR) 14/1 O Peslier
C Laffon-Parias 3
5th (8) Desert Encounter (IRE) 33/1 S M Levey
D M Simcock 5
6th (3) 5 Brametot (IRE) 11/2 C Demuro
J C Rouget 3
7th (1) s.h Cliffs Of Moher (IRE) 10/1 J A Heffernan
A P O'Brien 3
8th (5) 1 Maverick Wave (USA) 100/1 R Havlin
J H M Gosden 6
9th (2) 1 Barney Roy 9/2 James Doyle
R Hannon 3
10th (10) 25 Success Days (IRE) 40/1 S Foley
K J Condon 5

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