Almanzor heads Champion Stakes betting as Ascot fields take shape

Almanzor is 13-8 favourite with Coral for Saturday’s QIPCO Champion Stakes, ahead of the Arc heroine Found at 7-2 and last year’s winner Fascinating Rock, 5-1, following the latest entry stage for the Group One showpiece.

In the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Ribchester heads the betting at 9-4, with Minding next at 3-1, while the latter’s stablemates Order Of St George and Seventh Heaven are evens and 5-2 respectively for the QIPCO Long Distance Cup and QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ & Mares’ Stakes.

Finally, recent Chantilly winner Limato is Coral’s 2-1 favourite for the QIPCO British Champions Sprint, ahead of Quiet Reflection at 7-2.

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**QIPCO Champion Stakes
13-8 Almanzor, 7-2 Found, 5 Fascinating Rock, 6 Minding, 10 Highland Reel, 16 Hawkbill, Jack Hobbs, Midterm, US Army Ranger, 20 My Dream Boat, One Foot In Heaven, 25 Bar

**QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
9-4 Ribchester, 3 Minding, 4 Galileo Gold, 8 Awtaad, Jet Setting, 10 Lightning Spear, 12 Alice Springs, 20 Hathal, 25 Cougar Mountain, Hit It A Bomb, Stormy Antarctic, 33 Breton Rock, Mitchum Swagger, 66 Bar

**QIPCO Long Distance Cup
Evs Order Of St George, 4 Simple Verse, 7 Forgotten Rules, Quest For More, 10 Sheikhzayedroad, 16 Nearly Caught, Pallasator, 20 Litigant, 33 Trip To Paris, 40 Burmese, 50 Sandro Botticelli, 66 Bar

**QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ & Mares’ Stakes
5-2 Seventh Heaven, 3 Zhukova, 6 Journey, Minding, 8 Speedy Boarding, 10 Queen’s Trust, Simple Verse, 14 Endless Time, 16 Architecture, Pretty Perfect, 20 Bateel, Even Song, 25 Furia Cruzada, 33 Bar

**QIPCO British Champions Sprint
2 Limato, 7-2 Quiet Reflection, 6 Mecca’s Angel, 7 Shalaa, The Tin Man, Twilight Son, 10 Librisa Breeze, 12 Brando, Washington DC, 16 Signs Of Blessing, 20 Bar

**Balmoral Handicap
5 Morando, 7 Castle Harbour, Firmament, 10 Very Talented, 12 Ballet Concerto, Murad Khan, Remarkable, Sea Wolf, Silent Attack, Third Time Lucky, 14 Afjaan, Can’t Change It, Dutch Law, God Willing, Mutarakez, Yuften, 16 Bar


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