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Punters’ favourites head all star British Champions Day cast

| 17.10.2013

Group One winners Cirrus Des Aigles, Dawn Approach, Estimate, Talent and Maarek head the betting for their respective British Champions Day races, following the final declarations for the Ascot showpiece today.

Cirrus Des Aigles is 11-10 favourite with Coral for the Qipco Champion Stakes, for which his rivals include the Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World at 9-1, the 2,000 Guineas winner Dawn Approach heads the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes market at 15-8, while the Oaks winner Talent is 10-3 favourite for the Fillies’ And Mares’ Stakes.

The day will also see the return to acion of Her Majesty’s Gold Cup winner Estimate, the 2-1 favourite for the Qipco Long Distance Cup, while the recent Prix de l’Abbaye winner Maarek is 5-2 for a repeat success in the Sprint.

“Classic winners, multiple Group One winners, previous Champions Day winners, this Saturday has quality in abundance and more than lives up to its billing, and this should mean a bumper day in terms of betting turnover, with all five Group races extremely competitve and containing more than eight runners,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

Coral are also betting on how many British-trained winners there will be in the five Group races, and make two the 6-4 favourite, with three 5-2, and a blank 20-1.

“British runners may have drawn a blank on Arc day, but we’re not expecting a repeat on Saturday, although as befits Champions Day, there are high-class challengers from Ireland and France to ensure the home team won’t have things all their own way,” added Stevens.

**British Trained Group Winners on Champions Day
6-4 Two, 5-2 Three, 7-2 One, 13-2 Four, 20-1 None, 50-1 Five

**QIPCO Champion Stakes
11-10 Cirrus Des Aigles, 7-2 Farhh, 8 Mukhadram, 9 Hillstar, Ruler Of The World, 14 Triple Threat, 16 Morandi, 33 Hunter’s Light, 40 Parish Hall, 50 Main Sequence

**Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by Qipco)
15-8 Dawn Approach, 9-2 Soft Falling Rain, 5 Olympic Glory, 11-2 Maxios, 10 Gordon Lord Byron, 14 Elusive Kate, Top Notch Tonto, 16 Kingsbarns, 33 Gregorian, 50 Caspar Netscher, 100 Leitir Mor, 150 Burwaaz,

**Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup
2 Estimate, 6 Ahzeemah, 7 Harris Tweed, 9 Eye Of The Storm, Times Up, 14 Aiken, Caucus, High Jinx, 16 Biographer, Saddler’s Rock, 20 Pale Mimosa, Royal Diamond,

**Qipco British Champions Fillies’ And Mares’ Stakes
10-3 Talent, 4 Dalkala, 5 Hot Snap, 7 Waila, 8 The Lark, 10 Belle De Crecy, Igugu, Seal Of Approval, 12 Nymphea,

**QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes
5-2 Maarek, 11-2 Jack Dexter, 13-2 Slade Power, 7 Viztoria, 10 Balmont Mast, 14 Hawkeyethenoo, Heaven’s Guest, Mass Rally, 16 Cape Of Approval, Hoof It, 20 Sirius Prospect, 33 Humidor, Racy, 66 Excellent Guest,


Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438



David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.