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Bookies welcome Champions Day fields despite ground concerns

Cirrus Des Aigles heads Coral’s betting for Saturday’s Qipco Champion Stakes at 6-4, following the final declarations for the Ascot showpiece card today. The 2,000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder is 9-4 favourite for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, G Force heads the market for the Sprint at 3-1, while the Ascot Gold Cup winner Leading Light is 9-4 favourite for the Long Distance Cup.

“Despite the heavy rainfall that Ascot has experienced in recent days, the final fields for the fourth British Champions Day have held up extremely well as far as we’re concerned, with all the races providing competitive, interesting and quality betting action, with the all important each-way terms of first three home in every Group contest, and as a result we have little doubt the card will prove a hit with punters this weekend, ” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Qipco Champion Stakes
6-4 Cirrus Des Aigles, 3 Free Eagle, 9-2 Noble Mission, 8 Ruler Of The World, 14 Western Hymn, 16 Pether’s Moon, 20 Sheikhzayedroad, Al Kazeem, 66 Ayrad

**Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
9-4 Night Of Thunder, 11-4 Charm Spirit, 11-2 Integral, 8 Custom Cut, 9 Tullius, 11 Top Notch Tonto, 14 Captain Cat, 16 Toormore, 25 Kingsbarns, 66 Brendan Brackan, Graphic

**Qipco British Champions Sprint
3 G Force, 6 Gordon Lord Byron, Jack Dexter, Maarek, 7 Viztoria, 10 Gregorian, Tropics, 16 Absolutely So, Baccarat, 20 Eton Forever, Intibaah, 25 Alben Star, 33 Lucky Kristale, 100 An Saighdiur, Gathering Power, 125 Humidor, Joey’s Destiny

**Qipco Fillies & Mares Stakes
5 Chicquita, Silk Sari, 11-2 Hadaatha, Seal Of Approval, 6 Albasharah, Cubanita, 9 Madame Chiang, 10 Tasaday, 16 Pollyanna, 40 We’ll Go Walking,

**Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup
9-4 Leading Light, 4 Forgotten Rules, 5 Estimate, 6 Pallasator, 10 Flying Officer, Whiplash Willie, Big Orange, 16 Marzocco, 25 Biographer,

**Balmoral Handicap
7 Chatez, 10 Levitate, Russian Realm, 12 Baraweez, Cornrow, 14 Buckstay, Heaven’s Guest, 16 Dream Walker, Velox, 20 Abseil, Bronze Angel, Jack’s Revenge, 25 Almargo, Belgian Bill, Chil The Kite, Empire Storm, Fort Bastion, Hawkeyethenoo, Heavy Metal, Maverick Wave, Piri Wango, Sirius Prospect, 33 Bold Thady Quill, Gabrial’s Kaka, Georgian Boy, Tigers Tale, 40 Farlow, 50 Askaud

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438