Royal Ascot - At The Races

15:40 Ascot 23 Jun 2017

Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) (Class 1) (3YO only)

Winner £226,840 - 12 ran

3

6f

Good to Firm (Watered)

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Weighed In

Last year’s race

Quiet Reflection
  • Winner: Quiet Reflection
  • Jockey: D C Costello
  • Trainer: K R Burke
  • Owner: Ontoawinner, Strecker & Burke
  • Age: 3 Weight: 9st 0lb
  • Starting Price: 7/4f
  • Season Form Figures: 11
  • Previous Best: 1st - Sandy Lane Stakes (Group 2), Haydock (May 2016)

This is the only the third running of this Grade 1 race over 6f for three-year-olds which proved to be such a hit so far. In the first year it was won by the Champion Sprinter, Muhaarar, beating Limato into second place. Last year wasn’t quite as high quality but the winner, Quiet Reflection, went on to also add the Group 1 Haydock Park Sprint.

Yes, it is likely to have a negative impact on the overall quality of the Jersey Stakes for three-year-olds over 7f but I can handle that for the sake of another high-quality Group 1 race at the meeting to bolster what was considered a weakish Day 4 in comparison to the other four days. 

Previous Winners - COMMONWEALTH CUP

YearWinnerTrainerJockeyAge/WtSPRnrs
2016Quiet ReflectionK R BurkeD C Costello3 9-07/4f10
2015MuhaararC HillsDane O'Neill3 9-310/118