Sky Sports Writers Hayley Moore guides you through the leading fancies from the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot.
It looks set to be a curtain-raiser that is cracking. The terms look as though theyre likely to be on the testing side thus horses which act on earth on the side, heavy, are the ones to follow.
After winning it in 17, the Tin Man will be searching for another success in the race. Sands seems like he will have. Advertise has experienced a profitable season because being retained in sprinting distances, he has also proven to be flexible on the floor and his album at Ascot is another positive.
A number of the runners have taken each other on many times and undo form with one another so it will be a case of whos in best heart on the day and that will go farther than the six furlongs as theyll really need to see it out.
When the Martyn Meade secure were under a cloud he had been tried after finishing second to Too Darn Hot at the Dewhurst in his start in two but neglected to shape up into a miler. Sprinting has been forced his game.
Showcasings son is edging towards the 1m mark in earnings. Hell face the most intense conditions he has ever lined up on within his nine-race career so far, but there is hope as his mommy Furbelow is by Pivotal hell handle these conditions.
He remained on when the blinkers went on for the very first time and even won the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot on ground. He ran a excellent race in behind a revived Six Sovereigns, who flipped the shape about on ground with Advertise at the July Cup and came out.
Advertise was again right back in the groove at Deauville over six-and-a-half furlongs at August when hammering Brando with a 27, when we last saw him in action.
Connections have needed to prevent this Haydock Sprint Cup and have swerved the Prix de la Foret so hell be viewed to his finest to British Champions Day for this potential race as his final swansong ahead of a stallion career.
Trainer Kevin Ryan is represented with seven-year-old Brando and Hello Youmzain. The son of Pivotal has another fantastic season and is generally consistent. Hes a horse that has decent form on earth without difficulty inside and he runs at Ascot. Like The Tin Man, he is not getting any younger but he is tough.
The stress is that a blood-vessel burst after travelling nicely during the Sprint Cup at Haydock, prior to being beaten for third by Waldpfad, then picked up. Id be concerned off the back of that, although Perhaps he was not right that afternoon.
The son of Shamardal of roger Varian is showing four victories at Ascot a liking to the monitor and three season, he took the Victoria Cup in May over seven furlongs. He won the Wokingham over six furlongs on good to firm. He flopped at Newmarket in the July Cup at the level thats a concern, however, it was off and company from Ascot.
Then he ran from the Group 2 City of York bets for third-place complete before return to winning ways at Ascot from the Group two Bengough Stakes over six furlongs on tender ground. He is a Ascot specialist which could see him be competitive .
Dream Of Dreams lined in the race and beat on one home. Since then he started this season well with wins at Windsor and Chelmsford. It was his third start of the year, in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes where he had been behind Blue Point.
He is by Dream Ahead and has some good form on soft ground but he will require a revival after his most recent series that was nicely and eighth behind Hello Youmzain at Haydock. His conduct after Royal Ascot at Newmarket at the July Stakes never saw him figure. Hopefully Ascot will bring him back.
The son of Kodiac only began racing in August last year and is currently a winner four days from seven starts adding at the highest level when shooting the Haydock Sprint Cup before The Tin Man, when he had been the fifth aspire to win at the race in the last six decades.
He won it in the front and came in to this race fresh. The goal following Haydock was always British Champions Day in Ascot in the expectation he would have his preferred ground.
Hello Youmzain was previously third to market from the Commonwealth Cup – he had been slightly unsettled in the stalls so was slow away and ended up knocking towards the back before showing a good turn of foot to join the leaders however just did not quite have enough kick in the last furlong.
We know he will adore the ground so that he could reverse the form together with Advertise. He is still quite unexposed and runs consistently well to get a sprinter in his career thus far.
Comes into this with recent variant following an extremely comfortable success from the Proper Waterford Testimonial Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday when yanking clear with a four-and-a-half lengths.
A supplementary entrance to the race will see him line up rising through an established liking for analyzing floor conditions and the ranks with an ever-increasing handicap mark.
Make A Challenge began the season will boast a mark of 109 and rated 66. A nicely bred son of invincible soul from Godolphin that cost these links just #.
Heinforms you when buying a racehorse that anyone can dream ands a horse of a life for connections. It would be a fairytale finish when he runs nicely, let alone wins but he will now require a career.
Following a 63-day break we saw her again in activity for William Haggas finished at Longchamp on Arc evening level.
Thankfully, waiting and heading to France was the perfect move as she kept on well to choose the Prix de la Foret ahead of City Light in what was an aggressive renewal to help it become back-to-back successes at the race for this for the daughter of Fastnet Rock.
Soft earth that is very generally brings her very finest performances, so connections are patient as to where she conducts, along with also Saturdays terms are what she relishes.
Clearly 1 Master is thriving at this time and she heads in to the race in fantastic shape after a fantastic season to date (like third in the Queen Anne Stakes and second in the Falmouth Stakes) but her very best run was out time. We know she will continue above the six furlongs.
We have not seen a lot of last years winner this season and for this reason you can back him. But back to Ascot and onto ground which brings the very best of him we can see him bounce back.
After Deacon Blues won in 2011, fourth on his first series in this race as a three-year-old behind Muhaarar and that then he was then successful in the race in 2016 giving coach James Fanshawe his next success in the competition.
He was fifth in 2017 when shipped favourite in the renewal of last year, when Librisa Breeze won and only seventh behind Sands. Hes lining up for the next time in the race and that he comes to it in great shape.
The Tin Man needed to go down in defeat if he couldnt really toss after unsatisfactory in Hello Youmzain on ground at Newbury in July and stumbled out of their stalls in Haydock. The Tin Man has had some practice that is stalls lately so he will be sharper off at Ascot.
Hes a classy sprinter who will relish the requirements , he won the Group 1 Sprint Cup at September 2018 on heavy ground so that the more testing the better and he comes into the race away the rear of a intelligent bit of work about the recently reopened trial ground in Newmarket. Well be seeing winner elect Oisin Murphy was produced late below by him.
Well all year has been running and on earth too fast ideal for her. Last year after she won Longchamp she headed into Churchill Downs where a good race ran defeat for fifth position. This season relations have choices but look eager to attract her to Ascot that I respect. She will need to reverse the form with Brando and Advertise from Deauville however I believe in these conditions that wont be a problem and she will get her Group 1 and she has won at been put.
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