QIPCO British Champions
Long Distance Cup
Group 2, Ascot
£350,000 added,
3yo plus, 1m 7f 209y,
Class 1   
Saturday 21st October 2017

Ralph Beckett hopes to have Simple Verse ready in time for a second shot at the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot.

Simple Verse
© Racehorse Photos

Simple Verse
The 2015 St Leger winner has not been seen since trailing home last in the Ascot Gold Cup at the Royal meeting in June after she met with a setback in the build-up to last month's Goodwood Cup.

Plans are now in place to send the five-year-old daughter of Duke Of Marmalade straight to the two-mile Group Two contest on October 21, in which she finished third 12 months ago.

Beckett said: "Simple Verse won't appear until the race on Champions Day she is entered in.

"She has just taken a while to get over the muscular issue she picked up in the run-up to the Goodwood Cup.

"There is really little point trying to rush her. She won't be ready for the Cadran as that is only a few weeks before.

"It is a shame, but we have got just under six weeks to get her ready for Ascot."

Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup (Group 2)
£350,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 7f 209y, Class 1
60 entries
Going: N/A

Form Horse Age Wgt Trainer
13120/4- Agent Murphy 602 6 9-7 B J Meehan
1101-03 Alyssa 105 4 9-4 R M Beckett
2/11001- Arch Villain (IRE) 441 8 9-7 Mrs A J Perrett
30-4112 Big Orange 81 6 9-7 M L W Bell
545472- Burmese 369 5 9-7 M P Tregoning
Cap'n (IRE) 6 9-7 G Webb
13-4361 Capri (IRE) 112 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
57-6993 Clever Cookie 98 9 9-7 P D Niven
3-152 Count Octave 120 3 8-13 A M Balding
131-616 Dal Harraild 119 4 9-7 W J Haggas
1-23623 Desert Skyline (IRE) 81 3 8-13 D R C Elsworth
131-5F2 Doha Dream (FR) 76 4 9-7 A Fabre
54-2175 Douglas Macarthur (IRE) 112 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
02251-3 Duretto 162 5 9-7 A M Balding
6111/36- Flying Officer (USA) 492 7 9-7 J H M Gosden
161-13 Flymetothestars 112 4 9-7 Sir Mark Prescott
2-11 Game Starter (IRE) 78 3 8-13 S bin Suroor
124/350 High Jinx (IRE) 81 9 9-7 T D Easterby
21-2210 Higher Power 81 5 9-7 J R Fanshawe
1U5-613 Idaho (IRE) 84 4 9-7 A P O'Brien
131022 Khalidi 77 3 8-13 J H M Gosden
12380/0 Kingfisher (IRE) 210 6 9-7 A P O'Brien
0/111-45 Laws Of Spin (IRE) 85 4 9-7 W P Mullins
232-152 Marmelo 99 4 9-7 H Morrison
7212/30- Max Dynamite (FR) 79 7 9-7 W P Mullins
22-1113 Melodic Motion (IRE) 79 3 8-10 R M Beckett
4/5081-1 Ming Dynasty (FR) 123 5 9-7 M Delzangles
3200-12 Montaly 105 6 9-7 A M Balding
421-113 Mount Moriah 77 3 8-13 R M Beckett
3-11624 Natural Scenery 79 4 9-4 S bin Suroor
35-3291 Nearly Caught (IRE) 105 7 9-7 H Morrison
1258/ Ooty Hill 742 5 9-7 C Fellowes
234-212 Order Of St George (IRE) 121 5 9-7 A P O'Brien
4228-56 Pallasator 81 8 9-7 Sir Mark Prescott
4-35280 Prince Of Arran 81 4 9-7 C Fellowes
114906 Prize Money 83 4 9-7 S bin Suroor
14-2341 Raheen House (IRE) 100 3 8-13 B J Meehan
42-6574 Red Verdon (USA) 112 4 9-7 E A L Dunlop
10-1401 Rekindling 111 3 8-13 Joseph P O'Brien
0010-51 Renneti (FR) 78 8 9-7 W P Mullins
1154-21 Seventh Heaven (IRE) 168 4 9-4 A P O'Brien
201-345 She Is No Lady 81 5 9-4 R M Beckett
11-3367 Sheikhzayedroad 81 8 9-7 D M Simcock
4713-20 Simple Verse (IRE) 121 5 9-4 R M Beckett
8-3219 Spanish Steps (IRE) 99 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
1130-22 St Michel 134 4 9-7 Sir Mark Prescott
2254-4V Stars Over The Sea (USA) 93 6 9-7 H de Bromhead
41-1211 Stradivarius (IRE) 81 3 8-13 J H M Gosden
30-1308 The Anvil (IRE) 112 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
1211/12 Thomas Hobson 119 7 9-7 W P Mullins
121-315 Time To Study (FR) 120 3 8-13 M Johnston
570-115 Torcedor (IRE) 121 5 9-7 Mrs J Harrington
21-2322 Twilight Payment (IRE) 85 4 9-7 J S Bolger
7-52111 Uae King 85 3 8-13 R Varian
2-31103 Venice Beach (IRE) 99 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
451-174 Western Hymn 100 6 9-7 J H M Gosden
310-424 Wicklow Brave 81 8 9-7 W P Mullins
731153 Wild Irish Rose (IRE) 74 3 8-10 A P O'Brien
61-2150 Winning Story 119 4 9-7 S bin Suroor
52 World Stage (IRE) 84 3 8-13 A P O'Brien