Talent leads the entries for £500,000 QIPCO Fillies & Mares Stakes
7 Aug 2013
The 1-2-3 finishers from both this season’s English and Irish Oaks have been entered among a star-studded line-up of 43 entries for the most valuable race of its kind in Europe.
Talent triumphs in the Investec Oaks at Epsom and she’s set to lock horns again with the placed horses on British Champions Day. Image copyright of Racingfotos.com
The Epsom Oaks front three of Talent, Secret Gesture and The Lark are amongst a 43-strong entries list for the QIPCO Fillies and Mares Stakes on QIPCO British Champions Day in October.
The Group 2 contest, which was elevated to Group 1 status in 2013 doubling in prize money to £500,000, has been well supported by the best-rated fillies and mares in training and also includes the front three home in the Irish Oaks, Chicquita, Venus De Milo and Just Pretending.
Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Just The Judge has been entered, following her run last week in the Artemis Goodwood Cup at Glorious Goodwood, with the filly that finished third in that race, Hot Snap, also being aimed at the British Flat finale on Saturday 19th October.
Hot Snap’s stablemate Riposte, who won the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot in June – providing her trainer Lady Cecil with her first winner at the royal meeting, has been included in the entries list.
Last year’s winner Sapphire, who has not run since her Champions Day victory, has been entered by Dermot Weld to make back-to-back successes at Ascot. The 2012 runner-up, Shirocco Star, has also been added to the line-up.
German trainer Peter Schiergen has intriguingly entered Nymphea, who finished a tight second at Haydock in June before comfortably winning a very valuable Group 1 in Germany last month.
Other entries include, the Lancashire Oaks champion Emirates Queen, 2012 Nassau Stakes winner The Fugue and the highly-thought of Irish runner Alive Alive Ohh.
If you want to be at Ascot on Saturday 19 October to witness these stars doing battle, then make sure that you secure your tickets today via the racecourse website!
Full entries are:
Alive Alive Oh (GB) 3 Mrs S. A. Foley T. Stack
Ambivalent (IRE) 4 Mr Ali Saeed Roger Varian
Chicquita (IRE) 3 Mr P. Makin A. de Royer Dupre
Dalkala (USA) 4 H.H. Aga Khan A. de Royer Dupre
Elik (IRE) 3 Mr Nurlan Bizakov Sir Michael Stoute
Emirates Queen (GB) 4 Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Luca Cumani
Ferevia (IRE) 3 H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani C. Laffon-Parias
Galvaun (IRE) 4 Ballylinch Stud A. Fabre
Harasiya (IRE) 3 H.H. Aga Khan John M. Oxx
Hot Snap (GB) 3 Mr K. Abdullah Lady Cecil Igugu (AUS) 6 Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum M. F. de Kock
Just Pretending (USA) 3 Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Aidan O’Brien
Just The Judge (IRE) 3 Qatar Racing Limited & Sangster Family Charles Hills
Lady Nouf (GB) 3 Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar William Haggas
Loredana (FR) 3 H.H. Aga Khan M. Delzangles
Magical Dream (IRE) 3 Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith Aidan O’Brien
Mila (FR) 3 H.H. Aga Khan A. de Royer Dupre
Moment In Time (IRE) 4 Mrs Julia Annable David Simcock
Nymphea (IRE) 4 Stall Nizza P. Schiergen
Orion Love (GB) 3 Mr H. Rapp H. Pantall
Our Obsession (IRE) 3 Mr A. E. Oppenheimer William Haggas
Pacific Rim (IRE) 3 Wildenstein Stables Limited M. Delzangles
Pagera (FR) 5 Mr Guy Pariente H. Pantall
Penelopa (GB) 3 Litex Commerce Ad M. G. Mintchev
Pirika (IRE) 5 Mr Teruya Yoshida A. Fabre
Pomology (USA) 3 H. R. H. Princess Haya of Jordan John Gosden
Ribbons (GB) 3 Elite Racing Club James Fanshawe
Riposte (GB) 3 Mr K. Abdullah Lady Cecil
Rock Choir (GB) 3 Cheveley Park Stud William Haggas
Sabor A Triunfo (CHI) 4 O.T.I. Racing Ed Dunlop
Sapphire (IRE) 5 Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd D. K. Weld
Say (IRE) 3 Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Aidan O’Brien
Scintillula (IRE) 3 Miss K. Rausing J. S. Bolger
Seal of Approval (GB) 4 Mr T. R. G. Vestey James Fanshawe
Secret Gesture (GB) 3 Qatar Racing Ltd & Newsells Park Stud Ralph Beckett
Shirocco Star (GB) 4 Helena Springfield Ltd Hughie Morrison
Talent (GB) 3 Mr J L Rowsell & Mr M H Dixon Ralph Beckett
Temida (IRE) 5 Litex Commerce Ad M. G. Mintchev
Tempest Fugit (IRE) 4 Mr A. E. Oppenheimer John Gosden
Testosterone (IRE) 5 Mr Nurlan Bizakov Ed Dunlop
The Fugue (GB) 4 Lord Lloyd-Webber John Gosden
The Lark (GB) 3 Lady Bamford Michael Bell
Venus de Milo (IRE) 3 Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith Aidan O’Brien
Verema (FR) 4 H.H. Aga Khan A. de Royer Dupre
Waila (GB) 3 Sir Evelyn De Rothschild Sir Michael Stoute
Wild Coco (GER) 5 K I Farm Corporation Lady Cecil
Yellow And Green (GB) 4 H.H. Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Thani N. Clement
Zardaka (IRE) 3 H.H. Aga Khan A. de Royer Dupre