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Champions Day track and going update for Saturday

16 Oct 2019

Round course races moved to Inner Flat course

Due to patches of false waterlogged ground the races scheduled to be held on the Round course will now be run on the Inner Flat Course.
The Going is: Straight Course: Heavy
Inner Flat Course: Good to Soft, Soft in places
In 2016 Champions Day-winning jockeys Ryan Moore and Pat Smullen took to the Inner Flat course and provided us with some great insight into how it rides.

The track has seen 2.5mm rain to 8.30am Wednesday, and it was still raining lightly at 8.30am. Showers are forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The distances are therefore revised as follows:
The Long Distance Cup: 1m 7f 127yds (a decrease of 82yds)
The Fillies and Mares: 1m 3f 133yds (a decrease of 78yds)
The Champion Stakes: 1m 2f
The order of running has been amended to the below:
1.35pm QIPCO Champions Sprint Stakes
2.10pm QIPCO Long Distance Cup
2.45pm QIPCO Fillies & Mares Stakes
3.20pm Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO)
4pm QIPCO Champion Stakes
4.40pm Balmoral Handicap (Sponsored by QIPCO)