by Hayley Turner, GBI Racing
October 20, 2017
GBI Racing Ambassador, Hayler Turner, gives her views on Saturday's QIPCO British Champions Day card.
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Race 3 - 9:40AM ET - QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1)
#2 Bateel (3/1)
I am close to the Francis Graffard yard and the horse is in really good form. She prefers soft ground so a bit of rain after the first would be ideal.
Race 4 - 10:15AM ET - Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored By QIPCO) (Group 1)
#8 Beat The Bank (4/1)
He has been stepping up in grade slowly and won his last two races nicely, the latest by five lengths. This would be a perfect end to a great season for his trainer Andrew Balding.
Race 5 - 10:40AM ET - QIPCO Champion Stakes (Group 1)
#9 Cracksman (9/5)
It was a shame he didn’t run in the Arc but he has clearly taken a long time to get ready. I feel he is really progressing now and coming into the race in peak form.
Race 6 - 11:30AM ET - Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored By QIPCO)
#4 George William (20/1)
Won last time out and Hollie Doyle is taking a valuable 3lb off here. He was a very close second over course and distance earlier in the year.