Diamond Jubilee Stakes report: The Tin Man triumphs in Group 1 sprint

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The Tin Man wins a thriller at Ascot
The Tin Man wins a thriller at Ascot

The Tin Man won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the day five highlight at Royal Ascot. Check out our race report, reaction from connections and free video replay.

1620 Royal Ascot - Diamond Jubilee Stakes result

1st The Tin Man 9/2
2nd Tasleet 7/1
3rd Limato 2/1 fav

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Report

  

The Tin Man came out on top after a thrilling climax to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Successful over the course and distance in the British Champions Sprint, James Fanshawe's five-year-old was one of the leading contenders at 9/2 after finishing fifth on his reappearance in last month's Duke of York Stakes.

Jockey Tom Queally took his time before launching his challenge against the far rail in the final furlong.

The Tin Man responded generously to his rider's urgings and settled down to fight it out with Duke of York winner Tasleet and 2-1 favourite Limato.

The trio pulled nicely clear of the remainder and it was The Tin Man who passed the post in front of Tasleet, with Limato third.

The trio came quite close in the final stages of the race and the stewards deemed it necessary to hold an enquiry - but the result was allowed to stand. 

Reaction

 

Winning trainer James Fanshawe: "I'm a very relieved man and I'm very grateful to The Tin Man for putting up a fantastic performance, to Tom, who gave him a great ride, and everyone back at home.

"He doesn't tell you a thing at home this horse - he doesn't do anything in his homework.

"These are the horses you need. The Tin Man is a star horse and we're lucky to have him.

"There's no place like Royal Ascot and training Group One winners here is great.

"To have a horse of that calibre for the Fred Archer Partnership (owners) is really exciting.

"He's so laid back the horse and when he produces that sort of performance it's absolutely thrilling.

"I'm just enjoying today, but he's in the July Cup so we'll see how he is over the next few days.

"It will be interesting when the four-year-olds meet the three-year-olds, as they looks a good bunch."

Jockey Tom Queally: "It's very hard to get a ride here and it's ever harder to ride a winner.

"I'm riding as good now as I was then (when Frankel was racing) and I will be for a few more years.

"He (The Tin Man) is a good horse in this division and he showed his authority there.

"It's not life or death but it's nice to get a winner here."

Tasleet's trainer William Haggas: "I'm delighted with the way the horse ran.

"To run on fast ground today and soft ground last time (at York) shows that I've been an idiot not running him over six furlongs before now.

"I think in the last furlong it was one of those things. Jim (Crowley) said there was one hell of a headwind and they were blown all over the place. I'll just have to swallow that."

Henry Candy, trainer of Limato: "Ryan just said he ran a brilliant race. He thought he was as good as ever.

"I thought the fact the other two had a better preparation might have made a difference but Ryan didn't think that was a cause.

"It was a high-class race and I'm delighted with the way he ran. Having not run for a long time he will come on for that.

"It will be a toss up between the July Cup and the Lennox Stakes (Goodwood). I think Ryan was rather in favour of the July Cup which is quite surprising as he'll be on Caravaggio.

"I think Ryan takes the view he (Limato) is a sprinter. I know he gets seven as he's won the Foret and been second in the Foret. We'll think about that one."

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