QIPCO Champion Stakes
Group 1, Ascot 15:45
£1,300,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 1f 212y, Class 1   
Saturday 21st October 2017

Aidan O'Brien remains keen on a tilt at the Qipco Champion Stakes with Churchill despite his disappointing display in the Irish equivalent at Leopardstown on September 10.

Churchill
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Churchill

The Galileo colt has lost his form since winning the English and Irish versions of the 2000 Guineas in the spring, first failing to fire in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Ulysses
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Ulysses
His runner-up finish behind Ulysses in the Juddmonte International at York was a step in the right direction and he was a warm order to return to the winner's circle at Leopardstown, but could only finish seventh after meeting traffic problems.

Churchill looks likely to be given a chance to redeem himself at Ascot on October 21.

"He's good. It was just one of those days and it didn't pan out properly," said O'Brien. 

"He's in good form and we're delighted with him. It was just one of those things. 

"We were thinking of going there (Leopardstown) and going to Ascot after. We'll see how he is, but that was the plan and we didn't see anything on Saturday to change our minds."

Qipco Champion Stakes
(British Champions Middle Distance) (Group 1)
£1,300,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 1f 212y, Class 1
49 entries
Going: N/A

Form Horse Age Wgt Trainer
1-112 Afandem (FR) 97 3 9-1 J C Rouget
11-132 Al Wukair (IRE) 97 3 9-1 A Fabre
311111- Almanzor (FR) 371 4 9-5 J C Rouget
1201-61 Autocratic 149 4 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute
1-1212 Barney Roy 105 3 9-1 R Hannon
132515 Benbatl 84 3 9-1 S bin Suroor
121-03 Best Of Days 91 3 9-1 H Palmer
481802 Best Solution (IRE) 83 3 9-1 S bin Suroor
121-111 Brametot (IRE) 139 3 9-1 J C Rouget
21- Cape Byron 367 3 9-1 R Varian
13-4361 Capri (IRE) 112 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
111-114 Churchill (IRE) 123 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
51-124 Cliffs Of Moher (IRE) 105 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
1-132 Cracksman 112 3 9-1 J H M Gosden
721332 Deauville (IRE) 93 4 9-5 A P O'Brien
116126 Decorated Knight 105 5 9-5 R Charlton
32-1236 Desert Encounter (IRE) 84 5 9-5 D M Simcock
1-1645 Eminent (IRE) 105 3 9-1 M Meade
1-31111 Enable 84 3 8-12 J H M Gosden
21/18-33 Hathal (USA) 84 5 9-5 W J Haggas
3-51361 Hawkbill (USA) 100 4 9-5 C Appleby
12-7114 Highland Reel (IRE) 84 5 9-5 A P O'Brien
0-10334 Hydrangea (IRE) 79 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
1U5-613 Idaho (IRE) 84 4 9-5 A P O'Brien
3/P3-189 Jack Hobbs 84 5 9-5 J H M Gosden
2-44526 Lancaster Bomber (USA) 80 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
22-111 Last Kingdom (USA) 115 3 9-1 A Fabre
0200-48 Maverick Wave (USA) 84 6 9-5 J H M Gosden
54-3247 My Dream Boat (IRE) 84 5 9-5 C G Cox
211012 Permian (IRE) 99 3 9-1 M Johnston
412-121 Poet's Word (IRE) 78 4 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute
111144- Qatari Hunter (IRE) 386 4 9-5 J S Bolger
1114/62- Racing History (IRE) 354 5 9-5 S bin Suroor
9-1113 Recoletos (FR) 139 3 9-1 C Laffon-Parias
131-22P Rhododendron (IRE) 125 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
762211 Roly Poly (USA) 83 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
14-1031 Senga (USA) 125 3 8-12 P Bary
1-114 Shutter Speed 125 3 8-12 J H M Gosden
31-691 Sir John Lavery (IRE) 74 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
1/1113-5 So Mi Dar 79 4 9-2 J H M Gosden
10-2421 Success Days (IRE) 84 5 9-5 K J Condon
7141-11 Taareef (USA) 97 4 9-5 J C Rouget
224469 Taj Mahal (IRE) 105 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
110231 Thunder Snow (IRE) 104 3 9-1 S bin Suroor
24-1312 Ulysses (IRE) 84 4 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute
121-65 War Decree (USA) 139 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
1-21111 Winter (IRE) 79 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
7122-32 Yucatan (IRE) 167 3 9-1 A P O'Brien
3-14251 Zarak (FR) 111 4 9-5 A Royer De Dupre

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