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Diamond Jubilee Stakes �V Form Comments

23/06/2017

G1 - 1200m – Turf

 

1

Aclaim

Has won five of his ten starts though they have been over as far as 1600m. He won a 1400m G2 at Newmarket last October but never threatened in a G1 on his sole start this season and is back to sprinting here.

2

Comicas

Progressive of late and second in a valuable G1 at Meydan and also third in a 12-runner G2 at York last time. He tends to sit close to the pace, is ideally suited by this distance but, though he has won on fast ground, prefers slower conditions.

3

Finsbury Square

His last two runs have been over 1000m but he won a G3 over this distance at Deauville last year. After a dismal run at Meydan this French-trained gelding has put up two good runs in France. Probably at his best on good or slower ground.

4

Growl

Last of 13 in the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint last December and two starts since suggest that he hasn't yet returned to top form. Last October he had finished only 1L behind The Tin Man when second in a G1 here.

5

Kachy

Second in a G1 over this course and distance at this meeting last year and he might have gone close to winning there had he not hung badly left towards the stands' rail. Two good sprinting efforts over shorter earlier this season.

6

Librisa Breeze

Was one of last season's big improvers leaping 21lb in the ratings in less than six months. Much of his success came over further than this including a memorable last-to-first surge in a handicap over 1400m here. First start for 252 days.

7

Limato

The likely favourite though supporters will badly want the ground to stay fast. He was the outstanding sprinter of last season when twice a G1 winner including a hugely impressive strike over this distance at Newmarket. Ryan Moore takes over.

8

Long On Value

A former 1600m horse this US-trained raider has done well since switching to sprinting and his flying finish almost gave him a G1 success over this distance at Meydan in March. A strongly run race will help his stamina to kick in.

9

Magical Memory

Started favourite for this last year and was only beaten 1/2L in a thrilling five-way finish. A couple of disappointments followed but he was back near his best when a runner-up in a G2 at York on his 2017 return and probably even fitter now.

10

Mobsta

His four career wins - including a G2 at The Curragh last year- have all taken place on soft ground. Not at his best so far this year and rain is really needed to help.

11

Suedois

Beaten only 3/4L in fifth in this dash last year and unlucky to come up against Limato at his best when runner-up in a G1 at Newmarket last July. Reasonable efforts this season, but he may continue to struggle to win at this level.

12

Tasleet

Dropping back down to this trip on soft ground and with cheekpieces added resulted in a clear career best when he won a York G2 last month, always travelling strongly and gaining an easy victory against many of his rivals here.

13

The Right Man

A really classy French-trained sprinter who has been cleverly campaigned and held off his rivals when winning a huge G1 prize over this distance on an easy surface at Meydan back in March. Chances provided predicted faster ground is OK.

14

The Tin Man

A G1 winning sprinter who goes well on this track even though he disappointed in this last year when racing too keenly. Fifth in a York G2 last time- a sprint that often has a bearing on this -  a good effort on ground much softer than ideal.

15

Tupi

Ended a 15-race losing sequence when scoring over a similar distance to this on slow ground at Doncaster in April. Not so good last time and, as his rating suggests, he looks vulnerable.

16

Windfast

Down to this sprint trip for his last two starts, winning a Listed event at Newmarket and then returning from a lengthy break to finish quite an encouraging third of six there in April. Plenty to find on ratings but fast ground would help.

17

Al Jazi

Has raced over further but she's got plenty of speed for this trip as she showed when winning a Listed event at Maisons-Laffitte last time. And this French raider's only other start in the UK resulted in a G3 success at Goodwood, over 1400m.

18

Dancing Star

Would be a surprise winner but this race has produced some shock results. Her five career wins have all come over this distance and her close second in a Listed contest at Windsor last time suggested that she is in good form.

19

Kassia

A tough filly who has won six of her 13 starts including a defeat of 12 rivals in Listed company at Newmarket last October. She made a brief forward move which she could not sustain in a G3 at Newmarket in April, a fair start to 2017.

 

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