Today’s market movers with Betfred, official bookmaker of Ascot Racecourse

Betfred’s trading team said: “When the best horses turn up, the money turns up. The biggest names are here, and it’s been a busy morning with plenty of horses being backed across the card. 

“The QIPCO Champion Stakes is the highlight, and the market has a great shape to it from our point of view, with two of the top-rated horses in the world set to slug it out.  However, the early money suggests an upset could be on, with Dubai Honour and Sealiway’s price contracting all morning.

“Away from the big race, The Mediterranean is popular for the opener, The Revenant seems well-fancied for a repeat win in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, while the cash keeps on coming for Sunray Major in the last, pushing his price down to a skinny-looking 2/1.”

1.25pm QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (Group 2)

The Mediterranean 10/1 from 20/1

2.00pm QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 1)

Art Power 7/2 from 5/1

Kinross 15/2 from 11/1

Highfield Princess 33/1 from 80/1

2.35pm QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1)

Albaflora 9/2 from 6/1

3.10pm Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) (Group 1)

The Revenant 7/1 from 10/1

3.50pm QIPCO Champion Stakes (Group 1)

Dubai Honour 13/2 from 8/1

Sealiway 9/1 from 14/1

4.30pm Balmoral Handicap (sponsored by QIPCO)

Sunray Major 2/1 from 3/1

Aldaary 4/1 from 9/1


The going at Ascot is now Good to Soft, Soft in places following 2.5mm of rain on Saturday morning.


1.25pm QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (Group 2)

5 Morando (Going)

10 Princess Zoe (Vet’s Cert – Lame)