THE £4 million Flat season finale is finally here.

Ascot hosts a star-studded six-race card on QIPCO British Champions Day, with four mouth watering Group 1s to get stuck into.

The meeting was launched in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength, and this year it will be the scene for Baaeed's career swansong.

The unbeaten four-year-old will be a long odds-on to end his career with a perfect record in the Champion Stakes – just as Frankel did 10 years ago.

Frankie Dettori has a big chance of a poignant Group 1 winner with Inspiral well-fancied for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

And the likes of Trueshan, Eldar Eldarov, Creative Force and Emily Upjohn add further spice to a huge day of racing.


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Champion Stakes runners, riders, draw and odds

Stall 1 Baaeed (1-4f)

Trainer: William Haggas

Jockey: Jim Crowley

2 Helvic Dream (100-1)

Trainer: Noel Meade

Jockey: Oisin Orr

3 Stone Age (66-1)

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Jockey: Ryan Moore

4 Bay Bridge (12-1)

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

5 Mac Swiney (100-1)

Trainer: Jim Bolger

Jockey: Kevin Manning

6 Adayar (9-2)

Trainer: Charlie Appleby

Jockey: William Buick

7 My Prospero (25-1)

Trainer: William Haggas

Jockey: Tom Marquand

8 Royal Champion (33-1)

Trainer: Roger Varian

Jockey: Jack Mitchell]

9 Dubai Honour (33-1)

Trainer: William Haggas

Jockey: James Doyle


Who else is running at Ascot?

Multiple Group 1 winner Inspiral will take on eight rivals in the QEII Stakes, including Modern Games and The Revenant.

St Leger hero Eldar Eldarov will clash with top stayer Trueshan in the Long Distance Cup.

Creative Force is the favourite for the Sprint, which could also see a Royal Group 1 winner in the shape of King's Lynn.

Emily Upjohn, who was an unlucky loser in the Oaks earlier in the year, takes on star Aussie mare Verry Elleegant in the mares race.

What is the latest going for Ascot on Saturday?

The ground at Ascot is currently described as Good to Soft, Soft in places.

There was 4.2mm of rain overnight into Thursday but the weather is set to be mainly dry between now and the first race, bar the small risk of a shower on Friday morning.

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When is British Champions Day 2022?

British Champions Day kicks off with race one at 1.25pm on Saturday, October 15.

The Long Distance Cup is the opening contest of six, with the feature Champion Stakes at 4pm.

What channel is the British Champions Day on?

British Champions Day will be broadcast live on ITV main channel and Sky Sports Racing.

ITV coverage will be live from 1-5pm.

Sky Sports Racing (channel 415) will have all the build-up and coverage of all six races.

British Champions Day racecard

1.25 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup

2.00 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes

2.40 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes

3.20 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

4.00 Qipco Champion Stakes

4.40 Balmoral Handicap


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