Horse Racing
Platinum Jubilee Stakes - Form Comments

17/06/2022 16:07

G1 – 1200m – Turf


A Case Of You

Disappointed on only previous Ascot run, but he is twice a G1 winner including a terrific defeat of 15 speedsters at Meydan in March.



Has tried different trips back home in Australia, but did win a 1200m G1 at Caulfield last year. Below his best on last two starts.


Creative Force

Has won his last two Ascot starts, latterly outspeeding his rivals in a G1 over this trip last October. The ground was slow then, but he’s won three times on fast.


Diligent Harry

Ran poorly in a G3 here last October with slow ground against him. Much better when a close second on his 2022 return. Fast ground ideal.


Dragon Symbol

Finished first in a heavy ground 1200m G1 at this meeting last year, only to be demoted. An encouraging run for his new stable last month.


Emaraaty Ana

A G1 winner on fast ground over this trip at Haydock last year, but not suited to Meydan according to trainer – running poorly. No previous Ascot experience.



A G3 winner over this trip in France last year, and since came close to another G3 win, at Newmarket. Unlikely to be fast enough for this.


Glen Shiel

This tough veteran can boast some terrific performances at Ascot including second in this last year. Best on a slow surface.


Great Ambassador

Not seen this season but has won after a break and looks best at this trip and on fast ground. But with something to find on ratings.


Grenadier Guards

Has fast-ground G1 winning form in Japan in 2020. But he seems better over longer trips now. This may be too difficult.


Gustavus Weston

Has a very good record over this trip at The Curragh, a G2 winner and twice a G3 winner. But all those came on slow ground.


Happy Power

Ran a cracker when fourth in this last year. But the ground was slow then, and on fast ground in a G1 he probably needs at least 1400m.


Home Affairs

This Australian speedball has two brilliant performances up the Flemington straight which gives him every chance here. Those wins include his defeat of super stablemate Nature Strip.


King’s Lynn

Not quick enough in the 1000m G1 sprint on Tuesday, finishing seventh. A very talented speedster, but this is a tough ask just four days later.



Continually met traffic when ninth in a 1200m G1 here last October. But he looks better over 1400m than this trip.



All good runs at Ascot, notably a fast-finishing third in a 1200m G1. Probably needed his 2022 return at York.


Naval Crown

Runner-up in a 1400m G3 on soft ground at this meeting last year. Not seen since finishing fast for fourth over 1200m in a Meydan G1 in March.


Run To Freedom

Another of the stable’s sprinters ran a cracking second in Tuesday’s G1 sprint here. This guy posted a career best last time, outspeeding rivals at Windsor.


Alcohol Free

Needs prove she has enough speed, her last two G1 wins coming over 1600m. Ground not too fast please.



Just beaten but awarded the race in a Royal Ascot G1 last year, having won here in 2020 also. Warmed up for this with a Keeneland victory in April. Slow ground ideal but she handles fast.


Double Or Bubble

Worth a try at this as she likes fast ground and this trip. Her victory at Newmarket in April on her 2022 return looked a career best.


Happy Romance

Hasn’t done especially well in two previous G1 runs here, though in the second of those she had a difficult passage. Good second in a Meydan G1 in March.


Highfield Princess

This bargain purchase seems to love this track, and beat 27 rivals in a 1400m handicap at Royal Ascot 2021. A 1200m G2 winner at York last time.



Not seen since decisively winning a 1400m G2 at Newbury last August. Has won after a break before and is best on quick ground.


Umm Kulthum

Had training issues last year but showed what she could do when fighting hard to win a 1200m Listed event at Newmarket in April.



Will be an outsider but a stiff 1200m suits her well and she did win a 1200m G3 here last October. Slow ground preferred.


Ventura Diamond

Has won on fast ground but looks more of a slow ground speedster.  Ran poorly on 2022 debut.