Freddy Tylicki previews the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot

Sky Sports Writers Freddy Tylicki has Now Learnt the candidates to the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

The one-mile is really a race is among the attractions on Qipco Champions Day and steeped deeply in rushing folklore.
The Group 1 contest over the right mile was particularly kind to Saeed bin Suroor who saddles Benbatl for this renewal and he has previously won the race five occasions by Mark Of Esteem (1996), Dubai Millennium (1999), Summoner (2001), Ramonti (2007) and Poets Voice (2010).
Aidan OBrien is one behind the Godolphin coach with George Washington (2006), Rip Van Winkle (2009), Excelebration (2012) and Minding (2016), along with the Ballydoyle genius brings 2000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia for his first run since finishing fifth at the Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh afterwards in May.
John Gosden matches OBriens tally from the race and has obtained the past two runnings with Roaring Lion (2018) and Persuasive (2017) and further down the line enjoyed success with Ravens Pass (2008) and Observatory (2000). He would Seem to have a hill to climb using Benbatl at Newmarket although gosden looks to King Of Comedy.
Freddy Head was yet another to love back-to-back victories with Charm Spirit (2014) and Solow (2015) and the French challenge this time around is at the hands of Francis Graffard that saddles the likely favorite, The Revenant.
Benbatl is his trainer and a horse Bin Suroor has a superb record in the race. He had been coming back from almost a year off when hammering King Of Comedy five spans in the end of September in the Group two Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket and then if this kind line rings true then he would be a major danger to most contenders.
He proceeded be defeated only two lengths in the Cox Plate and also won a Group 1 as he comes here a horse that was brand new and that could count contrary to many whove experienced long and busy seasons for something.
Dubawis son is a horse in his own right, gets ridden very and the fear is that one of his only performances was as a three-year-old on heavy ground at Haydock.
He is lightly-raced and has just had three starts this season. He conducted a race completing runner-up and when beginning at 66-1, beaten lengths to Magna Grecia at the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and dropped his maiden tag in April.
King Of Change was not seen out until winning a listed race over a mile in Sandown in September and can be currently stepping back up in course once more.
Hes unproven on the floor so it could well suits him, but then again is by a lot of his own progeny relish earth and also Farrh and he is still unexposed. He is up to 115 but may not be completed yet when beating Cirrus Des Aigles a throat and his sire Farrh won the Champions Stakes in 2013.
As he has had the misfortune to get bumped into Circus Maximus at the St Jamess Palace Stakes then out time at Newmarket he had to compete with Benbatl king Of Comedy is just a bit unfortunate.
He ran the race of life of his life in the St Jamess Palace Stakes however you would be hard pushed to make a case because of him putting the placings.
The concern would be the floor because he had been defeated as a two-year-old at Redcar at odds-on at a novice race and therell be no hiding place in this race. He is likely a horse who will not locate the floor in his favour also has it to perform.
He has been a superstar for relations, and he loves the right mile in Ascot. He went in the race June when beating the ill-fated Conquer The Bank a neck and ended runner-up to Accidental Agent in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes.
When finishing sixth to Roaring 16, he was not disgraced in this race last year either and that he does not have any problem with the ground.
Lord Glitters might be there or thereabouts again, because he won the Queen Anne which race could have been targeted to get him.
If he had stood his ground and the simple fact that Grecia speaks volumes are relied on by OBrien circus Maximus could have been my thought of the winner. He looked like he can take all before him and seemed an absolute tool of a horse in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on his reappearance when beating King Of Change two-and-a-half spans.
He managed easy ground when beating Phoenix Of Spain a head at the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Doncaster last October and even though he has not been seen out since finishing fifth to the same rival in the Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh which wouldnt put you off as he has won first time out a two-year-old and when winning the 2000 Guineas.
Because we have already saidn OBrien is a genius and there isnt any greater person for becoming one ready on daily and theres been lots of support in the market due to him.
He is when he comes in the form and the horse which has to be respected and if he is the one they all have to beat.
He had been brilliant when creating Too Darn Hot to be beaten by all three lengths in the Irish 2000 Guineas in the end of May but has struggled to accomplish that level of form since.
When anticipated to Circus Maximus and Too Darn Hot had issues reversing the Curragh when in sixth place, placing the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood in a race that was creditable Of Spain ran in the St Jamess Palace Stakes.
When he finished fifth to it and Circus Maximus tough to see where he is going to discover the kind to come out on top 39, it was narrative from the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp at September.
He has done nothing but enhance this season after being gelded at the end of the season and has won his four starts.
His most remarkable performance was out last time above a mile in Longchamp on Arc weekend at the Group 2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein and he certainly relished the soft earth. His trainer Francis Graffard is a force in racing that is early, and he delivered Watch Me into Royal Ascot to acquire the Coronation Stakes and obviously knows the time of day.
He has not raced in Group 1 business but gave Olmedo at Longchamp to 2lb to last years French 2000 Guineas winner and we understand the earth will match. He looks short enough in the current market but there is not any denying that he is a horse.
The winner for me personally would be MAGNA GRECIA. He is a high heeled miler and won the 2000 Guineas and then he will take a beating when he is in that sort of shape. I think with all The Revenant being short Id take him for win purposes. Lord Glitters being placed can be seen by me and The Revenant would also must be at both three.

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