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Minding new favourite for QE11

Minding is the 2-1 (from 3-1) favourite with Coral for the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, ahead of Ribchester at 9-4 (from 2-1), following the final declarations for the Champions Day card today.

In the QIPCO Champion Stakes, Almanzor heads the betting at 11-8, with Found next at 11-4, while Quiet Reflection is the 5-2 favourite for the British Champions Sprint after Limato was ruled out of the Ascot Group One by connections.

The day’s fourth Group One is the QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ & Mares’ Stakes, for which the Aidan O’Brien-trained Seventh Heaven heads Coral’s betting at 5-2, while her stablemate Order Of St George is 4-5 favourite for the QIPCO Long Distance Cup.

“With Minding spearheading Aidan O’Brien’s QE II challange, the filly has replaced Ribchester at the head of the betting, while Limato’s absence means Quiet Reflection is once again favourite for the Sprint,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“With just one or two exceptions, most of the season’s stars will be lining up at Ascot, and with such quality on show, and six highly competitive contests for punters to get stuck into, turnover on Saturday’s card should compare favourably with previous British Champions Days,” added Stevens.

**Aidan O’Brien to train 26 or more Group One winners in 2016 Evens

**QIPCO Champion Stakes
11-8 Almanzor, 11-4 Found, 9-2 Fascinating Rock, 14 Jack Hobbs, Midterm, 16 My Dream Boat, 20 Racing History, US Army Ranger, 40 The Grey Gatsby, 66 Gabrial, 100 Maverick Wave,

**QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
2 Minding, 9-4 Ribchester, 4 Galileo Gold, 8 Jet Setting, 9 Awtaad, 12 Lightning Spear, 20 Hathal, 25 Hit It A Bomb, Stormy Antarctic, 33 Breton Rock, Mitchum Swagger, 66 Adaay, 200 Barchan

**QIPCO Long Distance Cup
4-5 Order Of St George, 5 Simple Verse, 8 Forgotten Rules, Quest For More, 12 Litigant, Sheikhzayedroad, 16 Nearly Caught, 50 Sandro Botticelli, 66 Suegioo, 100 Gold Prince

**QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ & Mares’ Stakes
9-4 Seventh Heaven, 11-4 Zhukova, 6 Journey, 9 Speedy Boarding, 10 Queen’s Trust, 16 Bateel, Even Song, 20 Architecture, Pretty Perfect, 33 Bocca Baciata, California, Promising Run, 50 Maleficent Queen,

**QIPCO British Champions Sprint
5-2 Quiet Reflection, 11-2 Mecca’s Angel, Shalaa, 6 The Tin Man, 7 Twilight Son, 10 Brando, Librisa Breeze, 14 Signs Of Blessing, 33 Donjuan Triumphant, Don’t Touch, 40 Mr Lupton, 50 Mobsta, 66 Growl, Jack Dexter

**Balmoral Handicap
6 Morando, 7 Yuften, 8 Afjaan, Firmament, 10 Third Time Lucky, 11 GM Hopkins, 12 Mutarakez, Remarkable, 14 Sea Wolf, 16 Donncha, 20 Dream Walker, Here Comes When, 25 Bronze Angel, Emell, Highland Colori, Instant Attraction, Master The World, Tullius, Zhui Feng, 33 Chil The Kite,
*Reserves 14 Silent Attack, 20 Dutch Law, 25 Dinkum Diamond

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438