Saturday’s feature race at Ascot, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) features a well-matched field of eight, including 2010 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) winner Dar Re Mi. Most recently fourth in the Coral Eclipse Stakes (G1) at Sandown, well beaten by Twice Over, Dar Re Mi looks to rebound against the boys once again, over the twelve furlong, undulating trip.
The classy field is led by a triumverate of Sir Michael Stoute-trainees, including Investec Derby (G1) winner Workforce, the rapidly improving Harbinger, stepping into top class company for the first time, and Confront. Irish Derby (G1) victor Cape Blanco represents one of two for Aidan O’Brien as Mick Channon’s game Youmzain, a three-time runner in the Dubai Sheema Classic, appears as well. Alain Royer-Dupre brings his Hong Kong Vase (G1) winning filly, Daryakana.