Today there is a huge amount of racing on around the country, in Ireland and Internationally but all eyes will surely be on Royal ascot for Champions Day. Kicking off at 1.25 with the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup Stakes, enter stage left Order of St George, stepping back up to his prime trip, even after a few disappointing performances, he will be tough to beat today. Odds this morning are Evens with most bookmakers like Bet365.
Then on to 2.00pm, the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes, where KR Burke’s Quiet Reflection will no doubt steal the show. Odds are 4/1 with William Hill.
Moving on to 2.35 and the Qipco British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes, where Seventh Heaven takes pride of place as the bookies favourite, with odds this morning of 13/8 with Coral.
At 3.10pm we see the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, with two Aidan O’Brien runners and Minding being the favourite. Odds on Minding this morning are 9/4 with BetVictor and don’t rule out the other stellar runners, such as Awtaad, Ribchester and Galileo Gold. This will be a stunning race today where there is plenty of incentive left to make the competition fierce.
At 3.45 we have the Qipco Champion Stakes (Middle Distance) where we see another O’Brien horse as favourite; Found will be doing his best to pick up another win for his trainer and jockey, with US Army Ranger running side by side with his stablemate, it could be a glorious day for O’Brien if they get a 1-2. Odd for Found are 11/4 with Ladbrokes.
The last race is a class 2 race, so we’ll head over to Ireland now where Ballydoyle has horses in action at Cork racetrack. In the 3.25 O’Brien has three runners in the Annual Ticket 2017 Nursery Handicap. Starting with Galilean this two-year-old is today’s favourite, with three starts under its belt and two third places, they will be hoping for improvement today and running with stablemates Tang Dynasty and Circus Ring should help raise their game. All three have competitive prices this morning at 11/4 with Paddy Power for Galilean, 14/1 for Tang Dynasty with Ladbrokes and Circus Ring is 8/1 with Skybet.
Good Luck today.