Confirmed runners for the Champion Stakes and QEII Stakes

Nine horses will go to post for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday and they include classy filly Magical, a winner on the card last year.

Magical going to the start in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, photo Liesl King

She meets Addeybb, Regal Reality, Coronet, Deirdre, I Can Fly, Fox Tal, Pondus and Mehdaayih.

Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot also features the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and 16 were declared for that on Thursday morning.

They are Accidental Agent, Benbatl, Century Dream, Imaging, Lord Glitters, Raising Sand, Safe Voyage, The Revenant, Happy Power, King Of Change, King Of Comedy, Magna Grecia, Mohaather, Move Swiftly, Phoenix Of Spain and Veracious.

Imperious stayer Stradivarius is another headline act on the bill and he has been confirmed for the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup, although trainer John Gosden will check conditions on Saturday in the hope they are not too testing.

Sands Of Mali, last year's Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes winner, is back for more and will be ridden for the first time by Danny Tudhope when he faces 16 rivals, including Advertise, who landed the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

Irish Oaks heroine Star Catcher was one of 12 horses declared for the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

Champion Stakes field

Addeybb James Doyle
Regal Reality Jim Crowley
Coronet Frankie Dettori
Deirdre Oisin Murphy
I Can Fly Seamie Heffernan
Magical Donnacha o'Brien
Fox Tal Silvestre de Sousa
Pondus Daniel Muscutt
Mehdaayih Robert Havlin