Six Declared For Ascot's King George


Emily Upjohn | PA Media

All six contenders stood their ground for Saturday's G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Qipco S. at Ascot as final declarations were confirmed Thursday morning. Juddmonte's G1 Irish Derby hero Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB} and G1 Oaks runner-up Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), set to make her first start in the Watership Down silks, will take on their elders with the advantage of a sizeable weight allowance afforded the Classic generation in the £1.25 million 12-furlong test. They have drawn gates six and three, respectively. Prince Faisal's globetrotting Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), runner-up last year and a fast-finishing second in Sandown's G1 Coral-Eclipse earlier in the month, is set to be partnered by James Doyle for the first time and has been allocated box two for his bid to register a first win of the campaign. Gestut Auenquelle's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) regained the winning thread in Hamburg's G2 Grosser Hansa Preis during this month's Deutsches Derby meeting and will exit stall five. Last year's fourth Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}) and last month's G1 Coronation Cup second Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}) complete the set and have been allocated posts one and four, respectively.

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