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British Champions Day: Top tips for all six Ascot races

There will be another thrilling finale to the Flat season at Ascot and we’ve got British Champions Day tips for all six races, with each contest covered live by ITV.

The jockey’s title will also be decided, as little separates Oisin Murphy and William Buick and the battle for top spot in the weighing room could go right down to the last race.

1.25 Long Distance Cup (Group 2)

Although winning this in 2018, Stradivarius has been a beaten favourite the last two years and it is hard to see how he reverses Longchamp form with TRUESHAN.

Alan King’s five-year-old, who thrives with cut in the ground, was an impressive seven-and-a-half length winner of this 12 months ago and accounted for a top-class cast when taking the Prix Du Cadran earlier this month.

2.00 Sprint Stakes (Group 1)

No favourite has won this since 2015 and we’ll side with GLEN SHIEL to follow up last year’s shock 16/1 success in the race.

Likely to be a similar price this time, Archie Watson’s seven-year-old rarely runs a bad race at this venue and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes runner-up will appreciate getting his toe in the ground, with first-time blinkers tried.

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2.35 Fillies and Mares Stakes (Group 1)

The favourite has won this two years running and it would be no surprise to see SNOWFALL make it a hat-trick for the jollies now switched to much calmer waters.

The daughter of Deep Impact claimed both the Oaks and Irish Oaks by a combined 24 lengths earlier in the summer and easily accounted for second favourite Albaflora when pushed out hands and heels to score in the Yorkshire Oaks.

3.10 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Group 1)

PALACE PIER has the perfect opportunity to bow out with victory and atone for his defeat in this last season.

He lost a shoe on that occasion in what is the only blip in an impressive career, winning nine of his 10 starts.

Unbeaten in four this term, the Kingman colt has reeled off three-straight Group One victories and won impressively over C&D in the Queen Anne at the Royal meeting earlier in the summer.

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3.50 Champion Stakes (Group 1)

Last year’s winner Addeybb has been kept fresh to defend his crown and although he finished a neck ahead of Mishriff when the pair finished second and third respectively in the Eclipse, both could struggle to pass ADAYAR.

The Derby winner stormed clear of Mishriff in the King George earlier this summer and although John Gosden’s charge is both 7lb better off and arguably the fresher horse this time, the Godolphin colt is backed to prevail once again.

Dropping back in trip is no bad move for Charlie Appleby’s classic winner, having pulled away his chance in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, and if settling better in the early stages, he can surge clear of the pack once again.

Elsewhere in the race, Sealiway could be the each-way value, having finished only a place behind the selection in Paris.

4.30 Balmoral Handicap

John Gosden looks to hold all the aces here when saddling three entries, including the top two in the market.

Sunray Major is the mount of Frankie Dettori and looks sure to be all the rage, carrying a 6lb penalty for his 7f course victory earlier this month.

However, KING LEONIDAS made a pleasing reappearance at Newbury last month and there could be plenty more to come from the 750,000gns son of Kingman, who is just 1lb higher this time.

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