GBI RACING

Star sprinter Harry Angel on track for Champions Day at Ascot

Harry Angel

Harry Angel remains on course to try to land a third successive top-level victory of the season in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

The Clive Cox-trained three-year-old is one of 14 remaining horses in the six-furlong Group One contest as he bids to follow up his victories in the July Cup and Sprint Cup.

A third clash with Caravaggio looks on the cards for Cox's stable star.

The son of Scat Daddy was one of four confirmations, alongside Intelligence Cross, Washington DC and Alphabet, made by Aidan O'Brien.

Last year's winner The Tin Man, from the yard of James Fanshawe, and the Karl Burke-trained Quiet Reflection are also in the frame.

The John Gosden-trained Journey could attempt to register back-to-back wins in the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

She could be joined in the final field by stablemates Coronet and The Black Princess.

Seventh Heaven, Hydrangea, Rhododendron and Wild Irish Rover are all in contention for O'Brien.

Bateel,Left Hand and The Juliet Rose are interesting French challengers in the Group One, which has received 15 confirmations.

Park Hill winner Alyssa, trained by Ralph Beckett, has been supplemented.

Big Orange and Order Of St George, the first two home in the Ascot Gold Cup, could renew rivalry in the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup.

The former, trained by Michael Bell, has not been seen since he finished second in the Goodwood Cup behind the Gosden-trained Stradivarius, who also features amongst 19 confirmations.

Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George is one of three possible runners for O'Brien, who has also left in Idaho and Seventh Heaven.

Last year's winner Sheikhzayedroad is the sole representative for trainer David Simcock, while Doncaster Cup scorer Desert Skyline could also be involved for the David Elsworth team.

Royal runner Dartmouth, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, has been supplemented for the race.

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