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Britannia Stakes (Handicap) �V Form Comments


1600m – Turf


Above N Beyond

Quite high in the handicap for a colt who has won only once. However he is a real enthusiast who likes to go from the front, as he did when a close third last time.


Sea Of Flames

His four wins from eight starts have all come on an all-weather surface. He has been tried in Group company on turf on his last two starts but has been well beaten each time. Hard to assess.



Lightly raced and progressive having won two of his three starts. He rallied strongly to justify favouritism in a 1200m Newmarket handicap last time and his running style suggests 1600m should be OK.



Won twice as a two-year-old including an enterprising trip to Qatar where he easily won a valuable 1400m event. He hasn't been seen since February and must meet lots of battle-hardened rivals here.



A progressive colt from the UK's major stable, he made a fair start to 2016 when third in a Listed event on an all-weather track back in April. The form of that race has not been enhanced so far.


Zhui Feng

His two wins have come over 1200m but he was tried over 1600m for a G1 two starts back where he failed to make an impact but was not disgraced. Suited by soft ground.



Has won two of his three starts including on his only 2016 start when whipping his rivals over this distance on softish ground at Newmarket in April. He was penalized 9lb for that, but he may improve plenty more.



An Irish raider from a small stable, he tried to lead all the way in a 1400m Listed event at Naas last month, keeping on for third. Those tactics will be difficult to adopt here.


Speed Company

Has moved up in distance this season, winning a 2000m Newmarket handicap in April. Beaten a long way in Listed company last time but that was probably too bad to be true.



A typical classily bred colt from Ireland's top stable. He gained his first win when easily defeating a big field of maidens over 1400m last month despite veering violently left near the end. 


Chief Whip

Almost won a good handicap over this distance last time, showing real guts under pressure but just held by today's rival Garcia. Very happy on easy ground.



Only 3 lengths behind Awtaad on his penultimate start and that colt went on to G1 glory subsequently. Pacodali still hasn't won a race but there doesn't seem much wrong with his attitude.



Has improved dramatically in three maiden runs latterly when beating 14 rivals by 6 lengths and upwards over this distance. Into hot handicap company but he has been well touted for this.



Twice a winner during a good first season but he has been struggling in 2016 though he has been tried at a high level. He might well be capable of much better off his current handicap mark.



Has won two of his four starts, is well proven at this distance and comes here fresh off a comfortable handicap win at Doncaster despite suddenly swerving violently to his right near the end.



Has won both starts this season and accelerate strongly from midfield to narrowly overcome today's rival Chief Whip in a hot handicap at Haydock last month. Slow ground is ideal.



On his penultimate start he broke fast and dominated to win at Doncaster over the straight 1600m – useful experience for here at Ascot. Not nearly so good last time.


King’s Pavillon

Found some other rivals just stealing first run on him at Sandown last week, but he did finish strongly in that 1613m handicap. He had won at Epsom previously and is tough and consistent.


Abe Lincoln

His first three starts were on all-weather tracks but was strongly backed to win on his turf debut in a 1400m handicap last month. He ran fifth of 20 after getting a poor trip.


Oh This Is Us

He landed some decent bets for connections when winning a 1400m Goodwood handicap last time, his third straight win of the season. Despite a soaring handicap mark he is really progressive. No ground worries.


Out And About

The stable won this with a well fancied contender a few years ago and this guy is also likely to be well fancied after a smooth 1400m handicap win last month. More improvement very possible, especially up to this distance.



From a small stable but a half-brother to a G1 winner and he came with a strong surge to win a 1613m Sandown handicap last time. Some of the defeated horses have boosted the form by winning since.



Will do much better when he is quicker from the gates, though he still managed to win at Doncaster two starts back when the slow pace enabled him to catch up. Both turf wins came on soft ground.


Storm Rising

Ran very poorly at Epsom last time - perhaps that track didn't suit. Fourth at Newmarket previously was much better especially as he would have got closer had he not had a poor passage.


Wall Of Fire

Won a 1200m maiden here at Ascot on his debut, happy on the easy ground there. Made just a fair return to 2016 action but is from a stable doing really well and with an interesting jockey booking.



Three good runs out of three, including making good late headway to finish third of twenty when moving up to 1400m last time. A big strong colt whose pedigree hints that 1600m will be within his grasp.


Fighting Temeraire

From a smallish stable with a good recent strike-rate and this colt ran another decent race when only just behind today's rival Out And About over 1400m last time. Trying Ascot's famous straight 1600m now.



Made late headway to finish third to today's rival Folkswood in a handicap over Newmarket's straight 1600m back in April. And he can meet that rival on notably better weight terms today.


Taurean Star

He has won both his starts here at Ascot, latterly when coming from the back to land a handicap over this straight 1600m. Given a great ride by Jamie Spencer though he has decided to ride Defrocked here instead.



Has a small win to his credit last season but was soundly beaten on his only start this season.






Improved from his two-year-old starts to run a close second in a handicap over this distance at Doncaster last month. Will need to progress further to feature loudly in this super competitive affair.


Kingston Kurrajong

His trainer won this two years ago but this colt looks unlikely to feature here after two modest starts this year.



One of only a few in this event who are proven over further than this, just beaten over 1998m last time. He had also ran a cracker when second over this straight 1600m previously. Will be suited by the expected blistering pace.


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