King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO
Group 1, Ascot 15:40
£1,250,000 added, 3yo plus,
1m 3f 211y, Class 1   
Saturday 27th July 2019

James Doyle is “absolutely ecstatic” after picking up the plum ride on Crystal Ocean.

The son of Sea The Stars is unbeaten in three starts this season – completing his hat-trick with an impressive victory in last month’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes in the hands of Frankie Dettori.

With the popular Italian set to partner the brilliant dual Arc heroine Enable – and Ryan Moore likely to be committed to ride for Aidan O’Brien – the ride on Crystal Ocean was going begging and Doyle is thrilled to have been called up.

“Any sort of ride you pick up in a big race is always nice, but to pick up a ride on a horse like him in a race like a King George – I’m absolutely ecstatic,” the jockey told Sky Sports Racing.

“I’m going to sit on him on Saturday morning and I can’t wait really.

“He looks an absolute dream to ride. He looks very uncomplicated, which is always nice.”

Crystal Ocean is a best priced 3-1 to provide Sir Michael Stoute with a record seventh King George success, with the John Gosden-trained Enable the 4-6 favourite to follow-up her impressive comeback victory in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes
(Sponsored By Qipco) (British Champions Series) (Group 1)
£1,250,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 3f 211y, Class 1
18 remaining entries
Five-day confirmations and £80,000 supplementary entry stage July 22, final declarations 10am July 25.

NO. HORSE AGE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER
1 2443-2 Cheval Grand 7 9-7 Yasuo Tomomichi
2 22-111 Crystal Ocean 5 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute
3 2-4211 Defoe 5 9-7 Roger Varian
4 334446 Hunting Horn 4 9-7 A P O'Brien
5 131-56 Masar 4 9-7 Charlie Appleby
6 20-132 Mirage Dancer 5 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute
7 21-184 Morando 6 9-7 Andrew Balding
8 69-137 Salouen 5 9-7 Sylvester Kirk
9 455-13 Waldgeist 5 9-7 A Fabre
10 322-41 Coronet 5 9-4 John Gosden
11 /111-1 Enable 5 9-4 John Gosden
12 23-163 Lah Ti Dar 4 9-4 John Gosden
13 -11122 Magical 4 9-4 A P O'Brien
14 -25322 Magic Wand 4 9-4 A P O'Brien
15 39-112 Anthony Van Dyck 3 8-10 A P O'Brien
16 1-4311 Japan 3 8-10 A P O'Brien
17 4-2893 Norway 3 8-10 A P O'Brien
18 3-2301 Sovereign 3 8-10 A P O'Brien