A notable absence will be made by Kyprios at Ascot on Saturday because the star stayer was not included in the British Champions Day confirmations.

After Kyprios won the Prix du Cadran, trainer Aidan O’Brien left the Qipco Long Distance Cup (1.25) as an option for the four-year-old, but he’ll probably send him back to Longchamp for the Prix Royal-Oak on October 23.

There are now 14 competitors in Ascot’s 2m race, led by Trueshan, who is going for a hat-trick in the Group 2.

With ten horses confirmed for Britain’s richest race, the Qipco Champion Stakes (4.00), Baaeed and Adayar are still in the running.

Following his second-place finish in the Arc, Vadeni, who was a general 17-2 third favourite before confirmations on Monday, was not confirmed for Saturday’s competition. Next year, the Aga Khan colt will compete as a four-year-old.

With ten horses confirmed for the mile race, Vadeni’s trainer Jean-Claude Rouget will also be without short-priced favourite Erevaan on Saturday in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (3.20).

Jadoomi, trained by Simon and Ed Crisford, could compete against market leader Inspiral, French rival The Revenant, and Godolphin’s international Group 1 star Modern Games.

There were 19 entries for the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (2.00), with Ascot specialist Rohaan and last year’s victor Creative Force expected to compete.

Hugo Palmer relied on Group 2 winner Brad The Brief in place of the Hugo Palmer-trained horses Ebro River and Flaming Rib, who were both scratched from the race.

The Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (2.40) could still feature 17 horses, with leading favourites Emily Upjohn and Mimikyu confirmed by John and Thady Gosden.

Winner of Group 1 Above The Curve, a 7-1 outsider for Joseph O’Brien, was not officially confirmed for the 1m4f race.

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