Hungerford Stakes Guide

1. Sir Dancealot

Trainer - David Elsworth

Jockey - Gerald Mosse

The first runner of the contest is the experienced Sir Dancealot who has ben in many big races during his career and enters this one off the back of a great run at Glorious Goodwood.

The five year old landed the Group 2 Lennox Stakes seeing off some smart runners including Hey Gaman, Donjuan Triumphant, Flaming Spear and Space Traveller who he will hope to have the beating of again.

He took this contest last season and has shown he still holds the same ability and did win this of the same weight last season, very interesting contender.

2. Donjuan Triumphant

Trainer - Andrew Balding

Jockey - Silvestre De Sousa

Next up is King Power Racing's Donjuan Triumphant who will enjoy as much rain as possible to fall on he Newbury track with his best runs coming in testing conditions.

This season he has not been at his best and needs to get back to the form of last season when finishing third in the Sprint Stakes at Ascot.

He needs to make up a lot on Sir Dancealot but with different ground conditions could feature in the placings if learning from his last run.

3. Flaming Spear

Trainer - Dean Ivory

Jockey - Martin Dwyer

Flaming Spear has been waited patiently on all season by his trainer Dean Ivory only racing once all season in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes and it looked like a prep run for this one.

He finished a weakening fifth that day and needs to race his game, from that performance and what he has given a a career best he looks opposable in this field.

4. Glorious Journey

Trainer - Charlie Appleby

Jockey - James Doyle

It might be weird seeing Charlie Appleby's name next to a horse that is not owned by Godolphin but Glorious Journey could be in the mix if finding his best form.

He has raced four times this season finishing second in two of them, one behind Dream Of Dreams that was superb at Royal Ascot and then again in another Listed event behind Limato.

That is decent form but on his last run at Newmarket in the July Cup he was way off the pace and the move back to seven furlongs looks the right thing to do.

5. Hey Gaman

Trainer - James Tate

Jockey - P J McDonald

Hey Gaman has been very progressive all season for trainer James Tate racing four times, stepping up in class and competition every time and performing well.

He won his first two runs of the season starting in a Listed event at Leicester and then scoring in a Group 3 over in France with PJ McDonald on that day aswell.

He has been runner up in his last two events, his first at the Curragh in the Group 2 Minstrel Stakes behind Romanised who has franked that form and since gone on to win a Group 1.

He was a tight second behind Sir Dancealot last time out and should not be far away again.

6. Librisa Breeze

Trainer - Dean Ivory

Jockey - Joey Haynes

This seven year old is the outsider of the field and you can see why, with her best performances coming over six furlongs and even with that his last win came back in 2017.

He should handle the soft conditions but it looks like his best days are behind him and would be a shock winner of this year's renewal.

7. Save Voyage

Trainer - John Quinn

Jockey - Jason Hart

The penultimate runner is John Quinn's progressive Safe Voyage that currently leads the market having been in smart form all season.

The six year old has raced four times all year, winning his first three in good style with all of them coming at Haydock, stepping up to Listed and Group Three company and scoring nicely.

Last time out he suffered his first loss of the season at the Curragh in the Group Two Minstrel Stakes and with the form being franked from that, he looks to have a strong chance.

8. Space Traveller

Trainer - Richard Fahey

Jockey - Daniel Tudhope

The final runner of the event is this year's winner of the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot but apart from that has been below par and needs a big run to go close here.

The Royal Ascot win was a huge resurgence in form for the three year old that is getting a lot of weight being the youngest in the field which could help him out but he needs a career best here.