Review of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Grade I) at Ascot

The “Win and You’re In” qualifying races start on Saturday with the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Grade I) at Ascot  is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races with the winner qualifying for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade I).

Race 4:  KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES (Class 1) . For three- year- old and up at 1 ½ miles. Purse $1,687,5000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Cracksman R Havlin John Gosden 3/1
2 Crystal Ocean W Buick Michael Stoute 2/1
3 Desert Encounter A Atzeni David Simcock 50/1
4 Poet’s Word James Doyle Michael Stoute 2/1
5 Salouen S De Sousa Sylvester Kirk 20/1
6 Coronet O Peslier John Gosden 10/1
7 Hydrangea R L Moore Aidan O’Brien 12/1
8 Rostropovich J A Heffernan Aidan O’Brien 20/1

Cracksman suffered a defeat at Royal Ascot last month. He needs rain to have a chance of winning.

Crystal Ocean won the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot was one of the best performances in that race in recent years. He should be able to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes .

Poet’s Word should provide Crystal Ocean a major threat. He has finished  runner-up on three occasions. The distance is likely to suit him. He should finish in the top three.

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Crystal Ocean
  • Poet’s Word
  • Cracksman

 

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