4 Total Updates since October 18, 2012
7 months ago Video 9 comments
Frankel rolls home to win the final race of his career.
7 months ago Article 0 comments
Frankel received a stern test from the French Cirrus Des Aigles, an excellent soft ground horse, but remains undefeated after winning the Group 1 2012 British Champions Stakes at Ascot.
7 months ago Update 20 comments
|8:45a||Long Distance Cup||Rite of Passage (GB)||8/1
|9:20a||Sprint Stakes||Maarek (GB)||5/1|
|9:55a||Fillies' & Mares' Stakes||Sapphire (IRE)||5/2|
|10:30a||Champions Mile (QEII Stakes)||Excelebration (IRE)||10/11|
|11:05a||Champions Stakes||Frankel (GB)||2/11|
The top ranked horse in the world, Frankel (GB), will make his final start in today's Group 1 British Champions Stakes at Ascot in England, part of the 2012 British Champions Day card.
Today's British Champions Day action will be televised by TVG with video streaming provided by the usual ADW outlets: DRFBets.com, TwinSpires.com, TVG.com and Expressbet.com.
A steady rainfall all week at Ascot Racecourse has left the turf rated as "Soft" on the straight course, and "Soft, Heavy in places" on the round. The current GoingStick readings from TurfTrax are below.
You'll note that the round course has gone from yesterday's 6.0 reading to a current rating of 5.6, a indication that the course has received even more water in the last 12 hours.
7 months ago Update 0 comments
It's going to be a wet one at Ascot on Saturday, the only question is: "how wet'? The current going stick rating for Ascot is Soft (straight) and "Soft, Heavy in places" (Round). From the Turftrax website:
The British Champions Stakes featuring Frankel will be run on the round course and that 6.0 GoingStick number doesn't exactly instill a lot of confidence that the ground will be anything but Soft to Heavy on Saturday afternoon.
According to a report in the Racing Post, if the conditions are deemed "unsafe" by his connections following an inspection of the course tomorrow morning, it is possible he could be scratched from the race.
Below is the GoingStick map and the legend. As you can tell from the map, the heaviest part of the round course is right where the 10 furlongs races begin, while much of the rest of the course is rated as soft. Continued rain, however, could deteriorate the other portions of the ground. Current forecasts call for an 80% of participation tonight.