Talking Horses: Dubai Honour can upset favourites on Champions Day

By: Greg Wood Saturday 16 October 2021

Ascot showpiece may not end up being a head-to-head between Mishriff and Adayar in tussle for £1.2m prize fund

The race for the Flat jockeys’ title appeared to be over this time last week, but William Buick’s late rally to challenge the defending champion, Oisin Murphy, adds another subplot to what was already the most engrossing and competitive Champions Day in the meeting’s 11-year history.

From the Group Two stayers’ race at the top of Saturday’s Ascot card – which is a Group One in all but name – to the £1.2m Champion Stakes at 3.50, this promises to be a Champions Day that more than lives up to its name.

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