Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Group 1, Ascot 16:20
£600,000 added,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 1    
Saturday 23rd June 2018

Trainer Clive Cox insists there is no fear factor of Ascot for his star sprinter Harry Angel ahead of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Harry Angel
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Harry Angel

The Godolphin-owned four-year-old is a dual Group One winner having taken the July Cup at Newmarket and the Sprint Cup at Haydock last season.

Harry Angel has won five of his nine career starts, although all four of his reverses have been recorded at Ascot. His best effort at the Berkshire track was a runner-up finish behind Caravaggio in the Commonwealth Cup last summer.

"I don't particularly lose any sleep that he has not got his head in front there, I think it's more coincidence rather than a serious problem," said the trainer.

"Adam (Kirby) gave him a nice introduction first time out and in his second to Blue Point he had a penalty and that race was pretty good form. He was just a bit keen in the Commonwealth Cup.

"When he ran in the Champions Sprint the ground was atrocious. I think his defeats have been a matter of circumstances, whether it be the ground or the way the race has panned out."

Cox is confident that run in the Commonwealth Cup behind Aidan O'Brien's charge was a key moment in his career and he feels the son of Dark Angel has matured again over the winter.

"I was pleased with his run in the Commonwealth Cup and I think it was a turning point in his life, as he took another step forward - not in the race, but after that," he added.

"He carried on at the top of his game after that defeat in the Commonwealth Cup and proved that decisively in the July Cup. He has proved he has progressed with racing and I'd like to think he is more mature this year."

Harry Angel will face 11 rivals on Saturday.

Merchant Navy is a fascinating contender for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore, having proved himself at the highest level in Australia before making a successful Irish debut in last month’s Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh.

The Diamond Jubilee invariably attracts a handful overseas raiders and this year’s renewal is no exception.

Redkirk Warrior beat Merchant Navy in Australia and looks a major player in the hands of Frankie Dettori.

American maestro Wesley Ward claimed this prize in 2015 with Undrafted and this year saddles Bound For Nowhere, who was fourth in the Commonwealth Cup 12 months ago.

City Light represents France, while other leading hopes for the home team include last year’s winner The Tin Man, trained by James Fanshawe, and Dean Ivory’s admirable grey Librisa Breeze, who won the Qipco British Champions Sprint over the course and distance last October.

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Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)
(British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge)
£600,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 1
12 runners
Going: Good to Firm

No Form Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age
1 (1) 114 0-11 Bound For Nowhere (USA) 77 9-3 Joel Rosario Wesley Ward 4
2 (8) 102-111 City Light (FR) 41 9-3 C Soumillon S Wattel 4
3 (4) 5-14 521 D'bai (IRE) 14 9-3 bt W Buick C Appleby 4
4 (5) 121 14-1 Harry Angel (IRE) 38 9-3 A Kirby C G Cox 4
5 (6) 506 10-7 Intelligence Cross (USA) 28 9-3 bt J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 4
6 (3) 6/49 21-9 Librisa Breeze 84 9-3 R Winston D K Ivory 6
7 (11) 101-331 Merchant Navy (AUS) 28 9-3 bt R L Moore A P O'Brien 4
8 (7) 630 2-33 Projection 33 9-3 Kieran Shoemark R Charlton 5
9 (2) 510 0-11 Redkirk Warrior 105 9-3 bt L Dettori David & B Dabernig 7
10 (12) 215-231 Sir Dancealot (IRE) 17 9-3 S M Levey D R C Elsworth 4
11 (9) 210 4-82 Spirit of Valor (USA) 28 9-3 bt D O'Brien A P O'Brien 4
12 (10) 518 35-1 The Tin Man 33 9-3 T P Queally J R Fanshawe 6

THE DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES
Past Results

2017-WINNER-THE TIN MAN 5-9-03 Owner-Fred Archer Racing – Ormonde; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-
9/2
2ND-Tasleet 4-9-03 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-William Haggas; Jockey-Jim Crowley; SP-7/1
3RD-Limato 5-9-03 Owner-Paul Jacobs; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-2/1 Fav
19 ran; Time-1m 12.02s; Dist-nk, ¾

2016-WINNER-TWILIGHT SON 4-9-03 Owner-Godfrey Wilson & Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-7/2
2ND-Gold-Fun 7-9-03 Owner-Sutong Pan; Trainer-Richard Gibson HK; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-7/1
3RD-Signs Of Blessing 5-9-03; Owner-I Corbani/Pandora Racing/A Mouknass; Trainer-Francois Rohaut FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP- 25/1
9 ran; Time-1m 13.44s; Dist-nk, sh 3/1 Fav Magical Memory (4th)

2015-WINNER-UNDRAFTED 5-9-03 Owner-Wes Welker & Sol Kumin; Trainer-Wesley Ward USA; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP- 14/1
2ND-Brazen Beau 3-9-03 Owner-On Track Racing; Trainer-Chris Waller AUS; Jockey-Craig Williams; SP-7/2 Jt Fav
3RD-Astaire 4-9-03 Owner-Angie Bailey; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-25/1
15 ran; Time-1m 12.69s; Dist-1⁄2, 13⁄4 7/2 Jt Fav Mustajeeb (5th)

2014-WINNER-SLADE POWER 5-9-04 Owner-Sabena Power; Trainer-Edward Lynam IRE; Jockey-Wayne Lordan; SP-7/2F
2ND-Due Diligence 3-8-11 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magner; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-5/1
3RD-Aljamaaheer 5-9-04 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-Roger Varian; Jockey-Paul Hanagan; SP-4/1
14 ran; Time-1m 12.40s; Dist-1½; hd

2013-WINNER-LETHAL FORCE 4-9-04 Owner-Alan Craddock; Trainer-Clive Cox; Jockey-Adam Kirby; SP-11/1
2ND-Society Rock 6-9-04 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-4/1 Fav
3RD-Krypton Factor 5-9-04 Owner-Fawzi Abdulla Nass; Trainer-Fawzi Nass BAH; Jockey-Luke Morris; SP-25/1
18 ran; Time-1m 13.36s; Dist-2, 1¾

2012-WINNER-BLACK CAVIAR 6-9-01 Owner-G J Wilkie, Mrs K J Wilkie et al; Trainer-Peter Moody AUS; Jockey-Luke Nolen; SP-1/6
Fav
2ND-Moonlight Cloud 4-9-01 Owner-George Strawbridge; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Thierry Jarnet; SP-5/1
3RD-Restiadargent 3-8-08 Owner-Guy Pariente; Trainer-Alex Pantall FR; Jockey-Maxime Guyon; SP-40/1
14 ran; Time-1m 14.10s; Dist-hd, nk

2011-WINNER-SOCIETY ROCK 4-9-04 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Pat Cosgrave; SP-25/1
2ND-Monsieur Chevalier 4-9-04 Owner-Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-25/1
3RD-Star Witness 4-9-04 Owner-Widden Stud; Trainer-Danny O’Brien AUS; Jockey-Steven Arnold; SP-4/1
16 ran; Time-1m 17.22s; Dist-½, 1¼ 3/1 Fav Bewitched (14th)

2010-WINNER-STARSPANGLEDBANNER 4-9-04 Owner-Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Ms Massey; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien
IRE; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-13/2 Jt Fav
2ND Society Rock 3-8-11 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Pat Cosgrave; SP-50/1
3RD Kinsale King 5-9-04 Owner-Sheehy LLC; Trainer-Carl O’Callaghan USA; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-8/1
24 ran; Time-1m 12.57s; Dist-1¾, hd 13/2 Jt Fav Fleeting Spirit (4th)

2009-WINNER-ART CONNOISSEUR 3-8-11 Owner-Richard Green; Trainer-Michael Bell; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-20/1
2ND-Cannonball 4-9-04 Owner-Ken & Sarah Ramsey; Trainer-Wesley Ward USA; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-11/1
3RD-Lesson In Humility 4-9-01 Owner-Michael Nelmes-Crocker; Trainer-Karl Burke; Jockey-Andrew Elliott; SP-33/1
14 ran; Time-1m 14.90s; Dist-nk, 2½ 5/2 Fav J J The Jet Plane (4th)

2008-WINNER-KINGSGATE NATIVE 3-8-11 Owner-John Mayne; Trainer-John Best; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-33/1
2ND-War Artist 5-9-04 Owner-Vintage Thoroughbreds; Trainer-James Eustace; Jockey-Kerrin McEvoy; SP-8/1
3RD-Sir Gerry 3-8-11 Owner-Mrs Gerry Galligan; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-20/1
17 ran, Time-1m 13.33s, Dist-1¼, ¾ 4/1 Fav Takeover Target (4th)

2007-WINNER-SOLDIER’S TALE 6-9-04 Owner-Budget Stable; Trainer-Jeremy Noseda; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-9/1
2ND-Takeover Target 8-9-04 Owner-Joe & Ben Janiak; Trainer-Joe Janiak AUS; Jockey-Jay Ford; SP-8/1
3RD-Asset 4-9-04 Owner-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXVI; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-14/1
21 ran, Time-1m 14.51s, Dist-hd, ½ 2/1 Fav Miss Andretti (15th)

2006-WINNER-LES ARCS 6-9-04 Owner-Willie McKay; Trainer-Tim Pitt; Jockey-John Egan; SP-33/1
2ND-Balthazaar’s Gift 3-8-11 Owner-Ryder Racing Ltd; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-50/1
3RD-Takeover Target 7-9-04 Owner-Joe & Ben Janiak; Trainer-Joe Janiak AUS; Jockey-Jay Ford; SP-7/2 Fav
18 ran, Time-1m 13.12s, Dist-nk, 2

2005-WINNER-CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 7-9-04 Owner-Exors of the late R Carstairs; Trainer-David Oughton HK;
Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-6/1
2ND-Galeota 3-8-11 Owner-John Lazzari; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-15/2
3RD-Balmont 4-9-04 Owner-Sanford Robertson & Hatta Bloodstock; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-9/2 Fav
15 ran, Time-1m 8.58s Dist-hd, 1½ (run at York)

2004-WINNER-FAYR JAG 5-9-04 Owner-Jonathan Gill; Trainer-Tim Easterby; Jockey-Willie Supple; SP-12/1
2ND-Crystal Castle 6-9-04 Owner-J Raw; Trainer-John Hammond FR; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-8/1
3RD-Cape Of Good Hope 6-9-04 Owner-Exors of the late R Carstairs; Trainer-David Oughton HK; Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-13/2
14 ran, Time-1m 13.35s Dist-hd, hd 100/30 Fav Avonbridge (5th)

2003-WINNER-CHOISIR 4-9-04 Owner-Terry Wallace and Partners; Trainer-Paul Perry AUS; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-13/2
2ND-Airwave 3-8-08 Owner-Henry Candy and Partners; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Dane O’Neill; SP-11/8 Fav
3RD-Baron’s Pit 3-8-11 Owner-Jeff and Kath Thomas; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-50/1
17 ran, Time-1m 12.23s Dist-½, 1

2002-WINNER-MALHUB 4-9-04 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Kevin Darley; SP-16/1
2ND-Danehurst 4-9-01 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Sir Mark Prescott; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-13/2
3RD-Three Points 5-9-04 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-4/1
12 ran, Time-1m 14.34s, Dist- 1½, ½ 3/1 Fav Johannesburg (9th)