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Good To Firm

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £567100
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 16 runners
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Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

50/1 (Won)

Form: 9-0603 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Smart in his prime, with a Stewards' Cup, a Newmarket Group 3 and a Goodwood Group 2 to his name; wasn't beaten far by Run To Freedom in Listed race at Salisbury last time, but he has been found wanting in eight Group 1s (unplaced each time) and is unlikely to make it ninth time lucky.

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5th

3

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Khaadem

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

Everything fell right when given a tremendous hold-up ride by Jamie Spencer to win at 80-1 in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot in June; that may prove to be a one-off but he kept on for a fair seventh over York's speedy 5f in the Nunthorpe and he should get a suitably strong pace in this big field now back up in trip; not ruled out.

25/1

7th

2

(10)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Khaadem

9st 13lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Charles Hills

Given a tremendous hold-up ride to win the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot which was the only time he's been ridden by today's jockey Jamie Spencer; won 5f Group 2 at Goodwood last July and good to soft ground probably wasn't ideal when fifth in the July Cup last time; however, whether Spencer will be able to repeat the Royal Ascot tactics successfully over this speedy 5f is questionable; fourth in this race last year.

20/1

7/1

Form: 5612-1

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Gifted mare with Listed, Group 3 and Group 2 wins over 7f, looking at least as good as ever with an easy reappearance AW success at Lingfield six weeks ago; that should have put her spot-on for a second attempt at this race (beaten only 1l into fifth on reappearance last year when she got going just too late to land a blow); considered best on good ground or firmer; big shout.

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15th

14

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Sacred

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Not quite at best in York Group 2 a fortnight ago but it was same story in that race 12 months earlier; two starts ago she was beaten just a neck by Khaadem in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) and it will be no surprise to see a prominent showing in first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

5th

7

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Sacred

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Only sixth of nine when favourite for this race last year but she hasn't looked back since, winning a Listed race and a Group 3 over this trip and running a cracker when beaten a neck in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot in June; goes well fresh; key player.

4/1

2nd

15

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Sacred

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Gifted mare with Listed, Group 3 and Group 2 wins over 7f, looking at least as good as ever with an easy reappearance AW success at Lingfield six weeks ago; that should have put her spot-on for a second attempt at this race (beaten only 1l into fifth on reappearance last year when she got going just too late to land a blow); considered best on good ground or firmer; big shout.

7/1

Form: 336-14 D

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Top-class performer, third in this race (good to firm; finished strongly, beaten under a length) and the July Cup last summer; even better back in Australia this year, achieving a career-best RPR when winning the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (6.5f, good to soft) in March; close fourth in 7.5f Group 1 two weeks later; has very solid credentials and unlikely to be far away.

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4th

2

(8)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Artorius

9st 5lb

J: James McDonald

T: Anthony & Sam Freedman

towards near side, prominent on far side of group, edged right over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, 2nd of 9 in group

4/1

3rd

1

(12)

9th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:25 Newmarket (July)

Artorius

9st 8lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Anthony & Sam Freedman

dwelt start, held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway from over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on well but always held

9/2

3rd

2

(2)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Artorius

9st 5lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Anthony & Sam Freedman

raced centre, steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, hard ridden and headway over 1f out, not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, ran on, forced dead-heat for third post, joint-2nd of 15 in group

9/1

Form: 37-113 BF

Last run: 91 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Better than ever as a 6yo, quickening well to win two 7f events at Meydan early this year, the first of them a Group 2; showed he's at least as good over 6f with a close third of 15 in Group 1 there (good ground; also handles good to firm and soft) when last seen in March; unexposed at this trip and represents the winning stable from 2019 and 2022; high on the list.

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6th

1

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Al Suhail

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Back to his best at Meydan early this year, winning twice over 7f, including a Group 2; has possibilities on that form but he was only sixth of 16 in a 6f Group 1 at Royal Ascot last time and had no obvious excuses when fifth of nine behind Kinross in this race last year.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 366-81 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Burst on to the scene as a 3yo, when his wins included the Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap at this meeting, and he's still capable of very smart form three years on, bolting up in a Group 2 at the Curragh (6f, good) four weeks ago; however, he is 0-9 in Group 1s and was only eighth of 18 to Kinross in last autumn's Champions Sprint over this C&D.

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1st

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Art Power

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Fourth, fourth and eighth in the last three runnings of this event; showed himself as good as ever with Irish Group 2 wins in May (6f, good) and July (5f, soft) but he's been subdued since and is now 0-14 at the top level.

20/1

Form: 13-172

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Very smart US colt whose ascent through the ranks last season included a six-timer; showed he's up to the highest level when a close second of 14 in Grade 1 at Belmont (6f, firm; unraced on softer) two weeks ago; tends to do his best work late on and Ascot's stiff 6f could suit him well; has to be seriously considered.

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0

4

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Big Invasion

9st 5lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Christophe Clement

raced centre, towards rear, edged left and weakened 2f out, 6th of 6 in group

16/1

Form: 43-130

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won a Group 3 handicap at Rosehill (5.5f, good) on debut for this yard in March but has come up short in Group 1s since, finishing last of 17 in Tuesday's King's Stand; now swaps blinkers for cheekpieces; others have far more obvious claims.

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0

5

(4)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Cannonball

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Peter & Paul Snowden

reared badly start, detached when unseated rider start

40/1

17th

2

(15)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Cannonball

9st 7lb

J: Brett Prebble

T: Peter & Paul Snowden

Vulnerable in Group races for previous stable but he never looked in serious danger from the front in a Group 3 handicap at Rosehill on debut for this yard in March (extended 5f, good); unable to improve on that, with different tactics, in a Group 1 handicap over that C&D seven days later but has worked favourably with Coolangatta on a straight track since and connections are full of hope; the less rain the better.

12/1

Form: 1231-9 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

One of the best French sprinters, his peaks including a close third in the Group 1 Abbaye (5f, very soft) and a win in a Chantilly Group 3 (6f, soft) last autumn; had an excuse for a below-par reappearance run (short of room several times) but he would need to hit a new high to make an impact here and fast ground would be an unknown on his first run outside France.

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0

6

(5)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Coeur De Pierre

9st 5lb

J: Tony Piccone

T: M Delcher Sanchez

raced centre, prominent, lost position when hung right over 1f out, soon no extra, 5th of 6 in group

28/1

Form: 11113- CD

Last run: 231 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Tough, high-quality performer who won his last four races in Europe last season (6f/7f on ground ranging from good to firm to very soft), notably the Group 1 Foret at Longchamp and Champions Sprint over this C&D; rounded off 2022 with a fine third from a wide draw in the Breeders' Cup Mile; leading contender if ready to do himself full justice after nearly eight months off.

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2nd

2

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Kinross

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Admirable campaigner from 6f-1m whose hat-trick of successes last autumn included a clearcut victory in this race; has continued the excellent work this season, winning the Lennox and City Of York (both 7f Group 2s) in August and arguably unlucky not to add a second Group 1 Foret three weeks ago to his haul; handles all types of ground and once more looks the one to beat.

13/8

1st

4

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Kinross

9st 8lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Splendidly tough 6yo who won this race on quick ground last year, beating five of today's rivals, and saw off Isaac Shelby by a neck in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) this month; gets on well with Frankie Dettori and represents a stable in fine form; leading contender.

13/8

1st

4

(1)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Kinross

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Record of 6-11 on softer than good, compared to just 1-11 on good/faster; completed a notable hat-trick last autumn, including Group 1 wins over 7f and 6f; last month's third in July Cup shows he retains plenty of ability; won this race in 2021 and nearly completed a Lennox double (neck second; best of those held up) last year; leading claims back here.

6/5

10/1

Form: 7314-8 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Comes alive at Ascot and won back-to-back runnings of the Wokingham in 2021 and 2022; showed he's well worth his place in Group 1 events with fine fourths in Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville and Champions Sprint over this C&D (first home on unfavoured far side) in the second half of last year; presumably rusty when well below form behind Run To Freedom at Salisbury on reappearance; handles all types of ground; big player on his best form.

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5th

2

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Rohaan

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Top-notch sprint handicapper with two Wokinghams on his CV; 2023 started quietly but he returned to form in the autumn, beaten under 2l in the Ayr Gold Cup before running out the well-backed winner of a 6f handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; encouraging seasonal return at Lingfield in March and wouldn't judge him harshly on latest Kempton fourth; handicapped to go well and shaped with promise in one run on the Rowley course.

8/1

4th

2

(2)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Rohaan

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Good 6f performer, especially at Ascot where he is a dual Wokingham winner (off higher marks); close fifth at Lingfield returned to AW on seasonal debut (4-11 in this sphere overall); won over C&D early in career and enters the reckoning.

4/1

5th

2

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Rohaan

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: David Evans

Has been a real money-spinner for this yard, winning two Wokinghams as well as three Group races; made a slow start to last season but he came good in the autumn, justifying strong support in a 16-runner handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; chance on that form but back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him.

7/1

Form: 942-41 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Certainly bred for the job, being a half-brother by 2015 Commonwealth Cup winner Muhaarar to Twilight Son, who won this race for Henry Candy the following year; only tenth at 100-1 in it last year but has improved since, beating all bar Kinross in the Champions Sprint over C&D last autumn and getting up late on in a Salisbury Listed race four weeks ago; equally effective on good to firm and good to soft (unraced on extremes); each-way hopes.

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11th

7

(13)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Run To Freedom

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Twice runner-up at Group 1 level, including in last year's July Cup; lacked consistency otherwise in 2023 but he's a leading player on ratings in this field; luckless fourth, having met traffic issues, in this contest in 2022.

11/1

5th

4

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Run To Freedom

9st 4lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Chased home Kinross when 150-1 for this race last year and showed that was no fluke with a second Group 1 silver medal in this season's July Cup (28-1; Kinross third and Art Power fourth); needs to put a poor run in Haydock's Sprint Cup behind him but he's clearly a contender if performing to his best; unraced on extremes of going.

20/1

11th

6

(15)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Run To Freedom

9st 5lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Henry Candy

Listed winner at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) in May and runner-up to Shaquille in the July Cup at Newmarket (6f, good to soft) last time, which is the second time he's been runner-up in a Group 1; each-way contender.

14/1

Form: -06272 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Australian-trained 7yo; just one win from his last 19 outings but he comes into the reckoning on his head second in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan (6f, good; strong-travelling Al Suhail a close third) in March and wasn't disgraced in a messy 7f Group 3 at Haydock last time out; headgear back on for the first time since last autumn; could make the frame.

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0

12

(6)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

The Astrologist

9st 5lb

J: Damian Lane

T: Leon & Troy Corstens

Australian-trained 7yo; just one win from his last 19 outings but he comes into the reckoning on his head second in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan (6f, good; strong-travelling Al Suhail a close third) in March and wasn't disgraced in a messy 7f Group 3 at Haydock last time out; headgear back on for the first time since last autumn; could make the frame.

50/1

2nd

1

(2)

10th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 37y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

The Astrologist

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Leon & Troy Corstens

soon led

11/4

7th

9

(4)

17th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

The Astrologist

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Leon & Troy Corstens

Australian gelding who comes here en route to a crack at Royal Ascot; smart sort (dual Group 3 scorer) on home soil and went very close, recording a career-best effort, in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan (6f, good; Group 1) most recently; adds spice and looks a big player.

11/2

Form: 139-25 CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won the Albany at this meeting as a 2yo and had her finest hour when beating Kinross a neck to win the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good; handles any ground) last summer; respectable efforts behind Sacred at Lingfield (Group 3) and Run To Freedom at Salisbury (Listed) this season, but she'll need a career best by some way to land this ultra-competitive Group 1.

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9th

9

(15)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Sandrine

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Perked up by a visor on her last two outings and victory in the Group 2 Park Stakes at Doncaster (7f, soft) was a career-best effort; should be just as effective back at 6f under testing conditions and she's closely matched with Kinross on several pieces of form; commands major respect.

10/1

1st

6

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Sandrine

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Won the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good) last season and returned to form when third in the Group 2 City of York (7f, good to firm) last month in a first-time visor (retained); it remains to be seen if slow ground still suits but she could be bang there if handling conditions.

9/2

3rd

8

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Sandrine

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Three-time Group winner and a creditable third behind Kinross here 12 months ago but she hasn't built on a satisfactory reappearance run, only sixth of ten at Deauville three weeks ago; now wears headgear; opposable.

25/1

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Selections

The Times:

Rohaan

NEWMARKET:

Sacred

D Express:

Big Invasion

TOPSPEED:

Kinross

SPOTLIGHT:

Al Suhail

LAMBOURN:

Khaadem

Daily Mirror:

Rohaan

The Star:

Sacred