There was plenty of drama at London Zoo this week, as a gorilla made a bolt for the door and escaped the enclosure. Luckily the 29-stone beast Kumbuka was tranquilised and apparently is doing well following his bid for freedom.

There’ll be no monkeying around this weekend, especially when it comes to our racing pundits, as we go ape for a thrilling weekend of action. Champions Day at Ascot is the pinnacle of the flat season and with an eye-watering £4.2 million on offer to some of the best horses and jockeys from across the globe, we’re all geared up for an outstanding afternoon in front of the box.

Gallop over to all the latest betting on PP.com

Mick, Paddy, Tom and new entrant Frank ‘that let me down at Chester for six figures’ Hickey go through the six-race card to nab us some bananas. Or money. Whatever’s easier.


Ascot
1.25pm
Order of St George
Class Act
Forgotten Rules
At the Prices
Forgotten Rules
At the Prices
Simple Verse e/w
At the prices

Ascot
2pm
The Tin Man
Improver
Quiet Refelection
Class Horse
Mecca’s Angel
Cut in the ground
Twilight Zone e/w
Solid Option

Ascot
2.35pm
Seventh Heaven
Top Class
Seventh Heaven
Form Horse
Seventh Heaven
Class Act
Zukhova
Improver

Ascot
3.10pm
Ribchester
Still Improving
Minding
Class Act
Minding
Fillies Allowance
Hit It A Bomb e/w
Finish Fast

Ascot
3.45pm
Fascinating Rock
Style of Racing
US Army Ranger
At the Prices
Jack Hobbs e/w
Dark Horse
Almanzor
Class Act

Ascot
4.25pm
Donncha
Consistency
Sea Wolf
Improver
Third Time Lucky
Eye Catcher
Remarkable
Well H’capped