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St James's Palace Stakes

16:20 Royal Ascot

2021-06-15

Winner: £198485

Runners: 13

Going:Good To Firm

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Distance: 0m7f213yy

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The St James's Palace Stakes is a Group 1 contest run over a mile. It takes place at 16:20 on Tuesday 15th June, which is the first day of Royal Ascot 2021. View the runners here, and also make sure to check out the odds and tips on offer for this race.

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3(8)
119-15
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Chindit

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J: Pat Dobbs
T: Richard Hannon
3
126
113
128
Probably unsuited by soft ground in the Dewhurst at two; has form figures of 11115 on good or faster otherwise, including wins in the Champagne Stakes and the Greenham; creditable fifth in the 2,000 Guineas last time and may still have progress in him.
2(13)
211-13
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Bullace

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J: Hector Crouch
T: Ralph Beckett
3
126
106
122
Improving colt who made a successful reappearance in 1m handicap at Newmarket's Craven meeting (good to firm), then ran well behind Mostahdaf and Highland Avenue at Sandown (soft); however, this demands a lot more from him.
11(7)
1-1162
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Poetic Flare

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J: Kevin Manning
T: J S Bolger
3
126
118
134
Kept very busy last month when he attempted a unique Guineas treble, narrowly winning at Newmarket then sixth in the Poulains and short-headed by stablemate Mac Swiney at the Curragh; leading player on ratings and should play a huge role, provided he's sufficiently recharged after 24-day rest period.
1(2)
5112-0
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Battleground

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J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
3
126
111
125
First foal of the yard's 2016 Arc heroine Found; smart 2yo form included wins in the Chesham here and the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood; backed into favouritism for the 2,000 Guineas but proved unsuited by the Newmarket track and it's best to forgive that heavy defeat; also now goes in tongue-tie; remains of major interest.
6(11)
152-34
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Lucky Vega

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J: Shane Foley
T: Mrs John Harrington
3
126
117
132
Due to be retired for Australian stud duties after this run; impressive in the Phoenix Stakes last August then had no luck behind Thunder Moon in another Curragh Group 1; close third to Poetic Flare in the 2,000 Guineas and the race appeared to pan out less favourably (the first three were better positioned when the race began in earnest over 2f out) when further behind that rival on testing ground in the Irish version, for which he started favourite; big player on his swansong, provided the cards drop right.
10(3)
225-37
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Ontario

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J: Wayne Lordan
T: A P O'Brien
3
126
107
123
Well held (finished slightly lame) on latest run; capable of useful form, including third in the Free Handicap, but sole win remains at maiden level; first-time headgear needs to have major effect.
9(10)
216-11
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Naamoos

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J: Ben Curtis
T: Mark Johnston
3
126
110
126
Made all in two 3yo handicaps in April, latest the Esher Cup at Sandown where he was left clear when main challenger swerved and unseated inside final 1f; faces a much stiffer assignment in hat-trick attempt.
13(4)
122-00
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Wembley

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J: Seamie Heffernan
T: A P O'Brien
3
126
113
131
Good second in the National Stakes (behind Thunder Moon) and the Dewhurst last autumn, looking a Group 1 winner in waiting; pair of Guineas duck eggs (Newmarket and the Curragh) this season, however, and still needs to prove he has trained on; tongue-tie now applied.
7(9)
218-22
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Maximal

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J: Colin Keane
T: Sir Michael Stoute
3
126
107
127
Good second over 1m2f in warm conditions race at Newbury and the Dee Stakes at Chester this term; has good prize in him but it looks unlikely to be in this top 1m contest; tough task back down in distance.
4(12)
2-1112
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Highland Avenue

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J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
3
126
110
129
Dubawi colt who has a solid record and looks open to further improvement; strong Listed form when switched to turf on last two starts, winning the Feilden at Newmarket (1m1f, good) then close second to Mostahdaf (who received 3lb) in the Heron at Sandown (1m, soft); in the mix.
12(6)
113-0
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Thunder Moon

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J: Frankie Dettori
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
3
126
116
131
Exciting turn of foot to win last year's Group 1 National Stakes (7f, good), then finished third in the Dewhurst on ground softer than ideal; trailed home last at 11-2 in the 2,000 Guineas but he is obviously a lot better than that; not dismissed with his abundant 2yo promise still in the mind.
5(5)
115-26
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La Barrosa

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J: James Doyle
T: Charlie Appleby
3
126
108
126
Stablemate of Highland Avenue; won the Group 3 Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket as a 2yo and ran well in the Craven there on seasonal debut (1m, good to firm); however, looks held by Poetic Flare and Lucky Vega on subsequent Irish 2,000 Guineas running (1m, soft/heavy).
8(1)
111
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Mostahdaf

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J: Jim Crowley
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
126
108
124
Fast-improving colt who won the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown (1m, soft; turf debut) last month, beating Highland Avenue by half a length and taking record to 3-3; bred to be a top-flight performer, being a half-brother to Nazeef who was a dual Group 1 scorer for this yard in 2020; stable has won this race three times in the last seven years; strong credentials.

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Lucky Vega
An open-looking St James's Palace Stakes. Poetic Flare is a major contender provided his bid for a Guineas treble hasn't left its mark, while Heron Stakes protagonists Mostahdaf and Highland Avenue are also firmly in the mix. Battleground and Thunder Moon remain of interest, Chindit is open to further progress on suitable ground and LUCKY VEGA has a bright chance provided the race pans out favourably. Narrow preference is for Lucky Vega, with Battleground second choice ahead of Mostahdaf.

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