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The Revenant returns for QIPCO British Champions Day glory

17 Oct 2020

He was an unlucky loser in this race time last year but The Revenant returned a year later to claim victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

The Revenant continued France’s great record at QIPCO British Champions Day as Pierre-Charles Boudot guided him Group 1 glory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

The unbeaten Palace Pier was one the day’s really strong favourites alongside Stradivarius, however it proved to be a tough day for Messrs Gosden and Dettori as their unbeaten miler lost a shoe and could only finish third.

Second in the race last year, The Revenant only appeared once prior to this year’s race in which he looked a very good winner at Longchamp just two weeks ago. However, he certainly wasn’t short of race fitness as he battled through the autumnal conditions to win a maidan British Group 1.

Throughout the race he never looked hugely fazed by the occasion, settling early before turning on the after burners when necessary. Challengers came in the force of Palace Pier and the outsider, Roseman but he was not for beating and in the end, he took the prestigious race with plenty in hand.

Another brilliant day for the French raiders and a fantastic day for Pierre-Charles Boudot who claims his first ever British Champions Day winner.