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St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) (1) Class 1

  • Distance: 7f 213y
  • Age: 3yo
  • Runners: 13
  • Prize: £350,000
Mr A. D. G. Oldrey & Mr G. C. Hartigan silk
No. 2 Draw 13

Progressive sort who was completing a hat-trick in 1m Newmarket handicap (good to firm) on reappearance. Good third behind Mostahdaf and Highland Avenue at Sandown since and not to be underestimated.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
20/05/21 Sandown Park 3/7 Hector Crouch Flat 1m Heavy 9st 0lbs
15/04/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 1/10 Hector Crouch Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 7lbs
11/11/20 Kempton Park 1/13 Rob Hornby Flat 7f Slow 9st 6lbs
10/10/20 Chelmsford City 1/8 Hector Crouch Flat 7f Slow 9st 3lbs
16/09/20 Sandown Park 2/7 Rob Hornby Flat 7f Good 9st 5lbs
Mr Michael Pescod silk
No. 3 Draw 8

Smart colt who was a Group 2 winner at 2. Made a winning return in Greenham and far form disgraced when fifth in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket (didn't look comfortable on the undulations). Respected.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
01/05/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 2000 Guineas 5/14 Pat Dobbs Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
18/04/21 Newbury Greenham Stakes 1/11 Pat Dobbs Flat 7f Good 9st 0lbs
10/10/20 Newmarket (Rowley) Dewhurst 9/14 Pat Dobbs Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs
12/09/20 Doncaster 1/7 Pat Dobbs Flat 7f 6y Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
25/07/20 Ascot 1/10 Pat Dobbs Flat 7f Gd/Frm 9st 3lbs
05/07/20 Doncaster 1/8 Pat Dobbs Flat 7f 6y Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
Mrs J. S. Bolger silk
No. 11 Draw 7

Emulated his sire with victory in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Excuses in French Guineas but quickly bounced back with narrow defeat in Irish 2000 Guineas. Tough sort and the one to beat on form.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
22/05/21 Curragh Irish 2000 Guineas 2/11 K. J. Manning Flat 1m Soft 9st 2lbs
16/05/21 Longchamp 6/12 K. J. Manning Flat 7f 210y Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs
01/05/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 2000 Guineas 1/14 K. J. Manning Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
11/04/21 Leopardstown 2000 Guineas Trial 1/12 K. J. Manning Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
17/10/20 Leopardstown 1/7 K. J. Manning Flat 7f Soft 9st 5lbs
10/10/20 Newmarket (Rowley) Dewhurst 10/14 K. J. Manning Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs
23/03/20 Naas 1/7 K. J. Manning Flat 5f Heavy 9st 7lbs
Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier silk
No. 1 Draw 2

Won the Chesham (at this meeting) and Vintage Stakes last summer. Went off favourite for the Guineas at Newmarket on return but didn't look at home on track. Well worth another chance. Tongue tied.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
01/05/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 2000 Guineas 13/14 Frankie Dettori Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
06/11/20 Keeneland 2/14 Ryan Moore Flat 1m Good 8st 10lbs
28/07/20 Goodwood 1/10 Ryan Moore Flat 7f Good 9st 1lbs
18/06/20 Ascot Chesham Stakes 1/8 Ryan Moore Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 3lbs
08/06/20 Naas 5/18 W. M. Lordan Flat 6f Gd/Frm 9st 2lbs
Zhang Yuesheng silk
No. 6 Draw 11

Ready winner of Group 1 at the Curragh last summer and returned with a bang when close third to Poetic Flare in 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Not so good in Irish Guineas but that was on soft ground.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
22/05/21 Curragh Irish 2000 Guineas 4/11 Shane Foley Flat 1m Soft 9st 2lbs
01/05/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 2000 Guineas 3/14 Shane Foley Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
26/09/20 Newmarket (Rowley) Middle Park Stakes 2/8 Shane Foley Flat 6f Good 9st 0lbs
13/09/20 Curragh 5/10 Shane Foley Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
09/08/20 Curragh 1/10 Shane Foley Flat 6f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
18/07/20 Curragh 2/7 Shane Foley Flat 6f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
08/06/20 Naas 1/18 Shane Foley Flat 6f Gd/Frm 9st 2lbs
Mrs John Magnier,Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith silk
No. 10 Draw 3

Useful colt but plenty to find at this level. Possible pacemaker.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
06/05/21 Chester 7/7 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f 70y Gd/Sft 9st 0lbs
14/04/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 3/7 Ryan Moore Flat 7f Gd/Frm 9st 7lbs
17/10/20 Leopardstown 5/7 Seamie Heffernan Flat 7f Soft 9st 5lbs
03/10/20 Tipperary 2/7 Emmet McNamara Flat 7f 100y Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
26/09/20 Newmarket (Rowley) Royal Lodge 2/5 Ryan Moore Flat 1m Good 9st 0lbs
22/08/20 Curragh 3/8 W. M. Lordan Flat 7f Soft 9st 5lbs
01/08/20 Galway 1/7 W. M. Lordan Flat 1m 73y Soft 9st 7lbs
05/07/20 Fairyhouse 2/4 M. C. Hussey Flat 7f Soft 9st 7lbs
08/06/20 Naas 10/18 M. C. Hussey Flat 6f Gd/Frm 9st 2lbs
H.H. Shaikh Nasser Al Khalifa & F. Nass silk
No. 9 Draw 10

Much improved when dominating handicaps at Musselburgh and Sandown both starts this season, showing smart form when winning by 6 lengths at latter track. Can progress again and worth a crack at this.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
23/04/21 Sandown Park 1/9 Ben Curtis Flat 1m Good 9st 7lbs
03/04/21 Musselburgh 1/7 Ben Curtis Flat 1m 2y Good 9st 7lbs
19/10/20 Pontefract 6/7 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 6y Heavy 9st 3lbs
22/09/20 Beverley 1/7 Joe Fanning Flat 7f 96y Good 9st 2lbs
13/09/20 Wolverhampton 2/12 P. J. McDonald Flat 7f 36y Slow 9st 5lbs
Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier silk
No. 13 Draw 4

Smart form when runner-up in the National Stakes and Dewhurst as a 2-y-o but has disappointed in English/Irish Guineas both starts this season, so bit to prove all of a sudden. Tongue strap fitted.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
22/05/21 Curragh Irish 2000 Guineas 11/11 Ryan Moore Flat 1m Soft 9st 2lbs
01/05/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 2000 Guineas 11/14 Ryan Moore Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
10/10/20 Newmarket (Rowley) Dewhurst 2/14 Ryan Moore Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs
13/09/20 Curragh 2/10 W. M. Lordan Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
18/08/20 Roscommon 1/7 Seamie Heffernan Flat 7f 80y Heavy 9st 7lbs
27/07/20 Galway 2/10 W. M. Lordan Flat 7f Soft 9st 5lbs
18/07/20 Curragh 2/9 W. M. Lordan Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
28/06/20 Curragh 3/9 P. B. Beggy Flat 7f Good 9st 2lbs
Juddmonte silk
No. 7 Draw 9

Well-bred colt who probably hasn’t progressed as expected, but he has some useful form this season and has been shaping as if this drop back to 1m will suit. Needs to improve a fair bit, though.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
06/05/21 Chester 2/7 Richard Kingscote Flat 1m 2f 70y Gd/Sft 9st 0lbs
16/04/21 Newbury 2/7 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f Good 9st 4lbs
10/10/20 Newmarket (Rowley) 8/10 Oisin Murphy Flat 1m Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs
11/09/20 Sandown Park 1/9 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m Good 9st 5lbs
23/08/20 Sandown Park 2/16 Ryan Moore Flat 7f Good 9st 5lbs
18/07/20 Newbury 2/15 Ryan Moore Flat 7f Good 9st 5lbs
Godolphin silk
No. 4 Draw 12

Dubawi colt who improved another chunk when completing hat-trick in Feilden at Newmarket. Good second behind Mostahdaf in Heron Stakes at Sandown since, conceding 3 lb to winner. More to come.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
20/05/21 Sandown Park 2/7 William Buick Flat 1m Heavy 9st 3lbs
13/04/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 1/8 James Doyle Flat 1m 1f Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
03/03/21 Kempton Park 1/6 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m Std/Slow 9st 5lbs
30/01/21 Kempton Park 1/7 Tom Marquand Flat 1m Slow 8st 8lbs
09/12/20 Kempton Park 2/9 James Doyle Flat 7f Std/Slow 9st 5lbs
Mrs C. C. Regalado-Gonzalez silk
No. 12 Draw 6

Looked potentially high-class when overcoming trouble to beat Wembley in National Stakes in September. Possible excuses when behind that rival in Dewhurst but flopped in 2000 Guineas on return.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
01/05/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 2000 Guineas 14/14 Declan McDonogh Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
10/10/20 Newmarket (Rowley) Dewhurst 3/14 Declan McDonogh Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs
13/09/20 Curragh 1/10 Declan McDonogh Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
09/08/20 Curragh 1/11 Declan McDonogh Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 7lbs
Godolphin silk
No. 5 Draw 5

Won 7f maiden here and Newmarket Group 3 at 2 and returned with cracking effort in Craven at latter track. Ground against him in Irish Guineas. Suspect he has more to offer, possibly a good deal.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
22/05/21 Curragh Irish 2000 Guineas 6/11 William Buick Flat 1m Soft 9st 2lbs
15/04/21 Newmarket (Rowley) Craven 2/10 James Doyle Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
24/10/20 Saint-Cloud 5/6 James Doyle Flat 7f 210y Heavy 9st 0lbs
24/09/20 Newmarket (Rowley) 1/6 William Buick Flat 7f Good 9st 0lbs
04/09/20 Ascot 1/12 James Doyle Flat 7f Good 9st 5lbs
Shadwell Estate Company Ltd silk
No. 8 Draw 1

Highly progressive colt who has won all 3 starts, beating Highland Avenue by ½ length when completing hat-trick in Heron Stakes at Sandown. Yard has won this 3 times since 2014. Respected.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
20/05/21 Sandown Park 1/7 Jim Crowley Flat 1m Heavy 9st 0lbs
05/04/21 Kempton Park 1/5 Robert Havlin Flat 1m Std/Slow 9st 2lbs
16/03/21 Newcastle 1/13 Robert Havlin Flat 7f 14y Slow 8st 13lbs