Diamond Jubilee Stakes Guide - 20/06/20


Trainer: Denis Hogan

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

A Godolphin cast off that was bought for just £2,500 and would be a fairy-tale story and should go close here. He’s only had the five career starts, four of them at Dundalk but he was quickly becoming talked about through the winter after some impressive performances.

His debut on turf last week saw him scoot clear off the field in the Woodland Stakes and there is genuine belief behind him. He has the services of Frankie Dettori and should run a huge race,

Hello Youmzain

Trainer: Kevin Ryan

Jockey: Kevin Scott

Will welcome as much rain as possible, he showed his ability on underfoot conditions when winning the Sprint Cup at Haydock last year but didn’t follow it up at Ascot on champions day but he’s only four and should improve again this year.

He was beaten first time out last year however so may need the run, but he is a group one winner and will be going close.


Trainer: Charlie Hills

Jockey: Jim Crowley

This is a horse who would want the ground to be as fast as possible, but he clearly has bundles of ability, as seen when defying a mark of 107 to win the Stewards Cup at Goodwood in August.

He was beaten easily however when stepped up to Group one company, both in the Sprint Cup and at Ascot on champions day, so the rain may defy his chances but should the ground dry up, he is no doubt capable of a good run.

One Master

Trainer: William Haggas

Jockey: James Doyle

He’s won the Prix de la Foret on two occasions so is a Group one winner and this stiff six furlongs at Ascot will suit and any rain will be a welcome addition.

He finished second at Ascot on Champions day in the sprint, ahead of some of these and may well be a little overestimated in the market.

Dream of Dreams

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute

Jockey: Ryan Moore

He finished a close second to Blue Point in this race last year however has failed to build on that and will need to rediscover his form since behind gelded to feature here.

He was easily beaten in the July cup and then didn’t make an impact when behind some of these both in the sprint cup and on Champions Day.

The Tin Man

Trainer: James Fanshawe

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

He is back again at eight and has won three Group one’s including this race back in 2017 but it remains to be seen if his age is catching up on him.

He was 13th of 17 on his last start, at Ascot on Champions Day but before that was a close second to Hello Youmzain in the Sprint Cup so has become a bit of an unpredictable character and this first time out may be too much of an ask.

Sands of Mali

Trainer: Richard Fahey

Jockey: Ben Curtis

He won the sprint on Champions Day in 2018 but seemed to lose his way quickly last season. He did seem to have setbacks but was second last in this race and we didn’t see him again until champions day, where he finished 14th.

He obviously has ability but would have to find his form to get involved here and may just need the run.

Shine So Bright

Trainer: Andrew Balding

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Drops back to six furlongs here after being campaigned over seven furlongs and a mile last year and that may be a negative.

He’s one of the biggest priced runners in the field and it’s easy to see why, he may need further, and the ground may be too soft for him.

He did win a Group two at York in August against Laurens but this is a huge step up and it’s difficult to see him being involved.

Speak in Colours

Trainer: Joseph O’Brien

Jockey: William Buick

He was fourth in this last year and is a group winner in Ireland. He is clearly talented but doesn’t look good enough for a Group one success. He perhaps shouldn’t be one of the rank outsiders, but this does look hard for him.

Breathtaking look

Trainer: Stuart Williams

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Ran well on his reappearance in the Abernant when second but is the outsider of the lot and it’s easy to see why. Would have to take his form to a whole new level to even be on the premises and looks to have little hope.