16:20 Royal Ascot

Saturday 18 June 2022

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    Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   6f  |   Good to Firm  |   24 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:21  |   Winning time: 1m 12.17s
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(27)
Horse silk
A Case Of Yout28
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: R P Whelan| T: A McGuinness| OR:  117| BF| D
22/1
2021 Abbaye winner who struck again at the top level in Dubai in March, seeing off Happy Romance. Not so good under a penalty in Group 2 at the Curragh 4 weeks ago though and was well beaten in last year's Commonwealth Cup.
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2
(2)
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Artoriusb198
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: J P Spencer| T: A & S Freedman| OR:  112| D
17/2
Smart performer in Australia, successful in Group 1 3-y-o sprint in February 2021. Plenty of good runs since, including in Flemington handicap in March when last seen, but more to find with the principals here.
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3
(1)
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Creative Force84
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: W Buick| T: C Appleby| OR:  118| CD
12/1
Won on both his visits to Ascot last year, namely the Jersey, and Champions Sprint over C&D (kept on well from Glen Shiel and Minzaal). Ran poorly in Meydan when last seen in March but no surprise to see a revival back here.
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4
(14)
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Diligent Harry84
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: A Kirby| T: C G Cox| OR:  109| BF| D
50/1
Quickly made up into a smart sprinter last year, winning 3 times on AW. Fair return in listed race at Doncaster, headed close home, but plenty to find to feature at this level.
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5
(19)
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Dragon Symbol21
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: David Egan| T: R Varian| OR:  110| BF| D
33/1
Won his first 4 starts over 5f/6f last season and admirably consistent in the top sprints after, first past the post in the Commonwealth Cup here. Better run on second start for new yard at Haydock but that form still short of last year's best and he needs more.
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6
(7)
Horse silk
Emaraaty Ana84
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-5| J: Andrea Atzeni| T: K A Ryan| OR:  116| D
33/1
Won the Haydock Sprint Cup in September but proved very disappointing in a couple of outings in Dubai earlier this year. First run at Ascot and needs a revival.
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7
(16)
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Garrus38
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-5| J: R L Moore| T: C Hills| OR:  110| D
66/1
Smart sprinter who bagged his second success of 2021 in Group 3 at Deauville in August. Just failed behind Double Or Bubble in the Abernant at Newmarket in April but ran poorly in blinkers (removed here) behind Highfield Princess at York latest. Hard to fancy.
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9
(26)
Horse silk
Great Ambassador273
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5| J: R Kingscote| T: E Walker| OR:  108| BF| D
28/1
One of the most progressive sprinters of last season for new yard, winning 3 times and running a blinder in the Ayr Gold Cup (second to Bielsa who raced solo on opposite side of the track). Goes well fresh and could have even more to offer.
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10
(4)
Horse silk
Grenadier Guardsh183
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: C Demuro| T: Mitsumasa Nakauchida| OR:  116
50/1
Smart Group 1 performer over 7f/1m in Japan. Not seen to best effect on return in 6f Group 1 in March but probably has his work cut out here. Hood fitted.
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11
(23)
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Gustavus Westonh10
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-5| J: G F Carroll| T: J G Murphy| OR:  106| D
125/1
Won Group 2/3 sprints at the Curragh last season. Yet to fully fire this term and up against it even getting back to his best.
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(17)
Horse silk
Home Affairst198
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: James McDonald| T: C J Waller| OR:  120| D
5/2
High-class sprinter in Australia, successful for the second time in a Group 1 when edging out stablemate Nature Strip at Flemington in February. That one was an emphatic winner of the King's Stand here on Tuesday under this rider and everything looks in place for a big run.
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14
(21)
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King's Lynn4
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5| J: David Probert| T: A M Balding| OR:  111| BF| D
33/1
Better than ever when landing Temple Stakes at Haydock last month from Twilight Calls, who was second in Tuesday's King's Stand. Not best placed in that same race and backs up quickly for the second year running (close third in the Wokingham last season after running in the King's Stand).
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15
(6)
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Kinross21
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5| J: L Dettori| T: R M Beckett| OR:  112| BF
40/1
Did well last term, winning Group 2/3s over 7f and shaping well in the Champions Sprint final start (only run over this trip). Should have come on for last month's Haydock return and could hit the frame.
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16
(3)
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Minzaalp138
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Jim Crowley| T: Owen Burrows| OR:  113| BF| D
12/1
Not seen much since his Gimcrack win in 2020 but no doubting he's a very good sprinter, third behind Creative Force over C&D on Champions Day in October and shaping well behind Highfield Princess at York on his return. Should come on plenty for that and set to go well in first-time cheekpieces.
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17
(20)
Horse silk
Naval Crown84
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: James Doyle| T: C Appleby| OR:  112
33/1
Group 2 winner over 7f in Dubai in January and back to form behind A Case of You and Happy Romance on first go over 6f there 12 weeks ago, keeping on from wide draw. Unexposed as a sprinter and wouldn't dismiss.
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18
(13)
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Run To Freedom33
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-5| J: Dane O'Neill| T: H Candy| OR:  103| D
100/1
Proved at least as good as ever to open his account for the season in 6f listed Windsor event last month. This is a whole different test.
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19
(9)
Horse silk
Alcohol Free35
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: Rob Hornby| T: A M Balding| OR:  114| BF| C| D
18/1
Very smart filly who won the Coronation Stakes at this meeting last year and landed her third Group 1 in the Sussex in July. Well below that level since however, including in 2 runs over 1m this season. Drop back to sprint trip an interesting move but still easy enough to have doubts.
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20
(15)
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Campanelle63
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: Irad Ortiz Jr| T: Wesley Ward| OR:  113| CD
10/1
Defending an unbeaten record at Royal Ascot following victories in the 2020 Queen Mary and 2021 Commonwealth Cup (promoted at the expense of Dragon Symbol). Warmed up with a ready win at Keeneland 9 weeks ago and couldn't be dismissed for all she has a bit to find with an on-song Home Affairs.
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21
(8)
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Double Or Bubble66
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-2| J: Jack Mitchell| T: C F Wall| OR:  108| C| D
28/1
Better than ever when landing Group 3 Abernant over this trip at Newmarket on return in April, just holding on from Garrus. Unlikely to have finished her winning for the year but this is surely a bridge too far.
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22
(12)
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Happy Romance84
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon| OR:  110| D
25/1
Smart filly who produced yet another likeable display when chasing home A Case of You in Meydan Group 1 in March, doing best of those drawn low. Plenty of winning form in big-field sprints and will relish conditions if they stay quick. Place claims.
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23
(5)
Horse silk
Highfield Princess38
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-2| J: Jason Hart| T: J J Quinn| OR:  113| C| D
7/1
Really likeable mare who took a huge step forward when easily winning York Group 2 last month, everything falling into place but still quickening clear impressively. She'll need to pull out even more to follow up in this.
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24
(10)
Horse silk
Sacredt308
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: Tom Marquand| T: W J Haggas| OR:  113
15/2
Classy 3-y-o, successful in the Nell Gwyn and Hungerford Stakes over 7f. Remains relatively lightly raced and returns over sprint trip after 10 months off. Was second to Campanelle in the 2020 Queen Mary and she's interesting first time back.
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25
(11)
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Umm Kulthum49
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: C T Keane| T: R A Fahey| OR:  108| D
66/1
Smart 2-y-o and back to winning ways in 6f listed fillies' Newmarket contest on return 7 weeks ago, puttings things to bed in good style. Still relatively lightly raced but this demands a good deal more.
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(25)
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Vadream38
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-2| J: D Tudhope| T: C Fellowes| OR:  108| CD
40/1
Likeable filly who did well on her 3 visits to Ascot last year, third behind Creative Force and Naval Crown in the Jersey, then winning Group 3 over C&D from King's Lynn and fifth in the Champions Sprint. Worked up before low-key York comeback run and can do better.
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Non-Runners

8
(18)
Horse silk
Glen Shiel28
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 8
T: A Watson  J: Hollie Doyle
NR
12
(22)
Horse silk
Happy Power21
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 6
T: A M Balding  J: P J McDonald
NR
27
(24)
Horse silk
Ventura Diamond29
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: R A Fahey  J: J Fanning
NR

Forecasts

Home Affairs (5/2), Highfield Princess (7/1), Sacred (15/2), Artorius (17/2), Campanelle (10/1), Creative Force (12/1), Minzaal (12/1), Alcohol Free (18/1), A Case Of You (22/1), Happy Romance (25/1), Double Or Bubble (28/1), Great Ambassador (28/1), Naval Crown (33/1), King's Lynn (33/1), Emaraaty Ana (33/1), Dragon Symbol (33/1), Glen Shiel (33/1), Kinross (40/1), Vadream (40/1), Diligent Harry (50/1), Grenadier Guards (50/1), Happy Power (50/1), Umm Kulthum (66/1), Garrus (66/1), Run To Freedom (100/1), Ventura Diamond (100/1), Gustavus Weston (125/1)

Verdict

HOME AFFAIRS edged out Tuesday's emphatic King's Stand winner and stablemate Nature Strip for his second Group 1 victory in his homeland earlier this year and ran well from a poor position in a handicap next time. A big performance is surely on the way and he can complete a double for Australia. Minzaal should have come on plenty for his York return and is set to go well in first-time cheekpieces. Glen Shiel has a tremendous record over C&D and should be on the premises again.

Previous Winners

Prize Money

1st: £567,100.002nd: £215,000.003rd: £107,600.004th: £53,600.005th: £26,900.006th: £13,500.00

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