Below are results from British Champions Day at Ascot, with links to the full chart at the Racing Post (when available).
UPDATE: While there were impressive performances in all of the Champions Day races at Ascot today, Frankel's dominance (again) of his rivals was a sight to behold. As pointed out in the comments below, Frankel has won his nine races by a combined 46 lengths.
French runner Cirrus Des Aigles capped off the day by edging out So You Think at the wire of the Champion Stakes.
UPDATE #2: Sectional times were added to Ascot prior to the British Champions Day, which for the firs time allows us to look at some internal splits for Frankel. You can find splits for the entire field on the At The Races website. I've summarized Frankel's splits below.
|Dist.||1/8 Split||1/4 Split|
The ground was rated "Good" at Ascot today, and the final times were pretty quick throughout the day. As you can see by the numbers above, Frankel won the QEII from the 4 furlong mark to the 7 furlong mark. Over those four panels he clicked off 1/8 splits of 11.89, 11.56, 10.99 and 11.93. By the time the field was inside the final furlong the matter had been decided. The 12.75 final clocking might seem a bit slow, but it was almost a 1/2 second faster than any other horse in the field.
That 15 second first
quarter furlong (which was almost the same for every horse in the field; even the pacesetter Bullet Train went 15.01), suggests to me that there wasn't much of a run-up to the first timing mechanism.
|British Champions Long Distance||24.0 (T)||Fame And Glory (GB)
|British Champions Sprint Stakes||6.0 (T)||Deacon Blues (GB)
|British Champions F&M Stakes||12.0 (T)||Dancing Rain (IRE)
|British Champions Mile (QE II Stakes)||8.0 (T)||Frankel (GB)
|British Champions Middle Distance (Champion Stakes)||10.0 (T)||Cirrus Des Aigles (FR)||13/1|