It’s Champions Day at Ascot today for many bringing the curtain down on the flat Season for 2017, yes there are other decent races to be run but this is it really before the jumpers take centre stage.
5 Group races and a smasher of a handicap you will certainly get your moneys worth if you are in attendance and though there is always the argument that this is too late in the year for a Flat Champions day it should still be fantastic entertainment.
The first race may will be the best of the whole day and it’s the 1.25 the British Champions long Distance cup a group 2 over 2 miles. The odds on fave here is the admirable Order of St George who was last seen finishing fourth in the Arc behind enable. That’s great form and he will take the World of beating BUT lets take him on with a horse who is still improving.
John Gosden’s Stradivarius was last seen in the St Leger where he finished third, before that he won the Goodwood Cup beating the mighty big Orange who he faces again today.
This one is all about stamina and the Leger trip was too short for him. He will relish the extra distance here and at 8/1 is an outstanding each way bet. As a 3 year old he gets weight and that will be the key to him winning this.
It’s going to be a fantastic day and for one lets hope a fiddle is successful in racing (see what I did there).