Jersey Stakes Guide

1. Air Hair Lair

T - Sheena West

J - Kieren Fox

Probably the biggest price horse of the entire meeting at 500/1 - five race maiden who surely just has no chance at all in this company.

Been beaten comfortably in Class Five and Six handicaps the last twice, but owner Ian Poysden fancies a throw at the dice at the biggest meeting of them all.

An impossible task beckons.

2. Bye Bye Hong Kong

T - Andrew Balding

J - Oisin Murphy

Good start to his three-year-old campaign with victories at Chelmsford and at Windsor - the latter in Listed company.

More was expected when fourth in Group Three at Epsom last time out behind Zaaki, but can give a good account of himself here.

Oisin Murphy in the saddle, with Silvestre De Sousa siding with Happy Power.

3. Dubai Dominion

T - Ed Vaughan

J - Jamie Spencer

Outsider drawn in stall two, this three-year-old has shown selected promise in Listed race defeats, and plenty more will be required to fair in this.

Fifth earlier this month at Maisons-laffitte and sixth of seven on return before that at Newmarket, a Spencer masterclass is needed to stand any sort of chance.


4. Duke Of Hazzard

T - Paul Cole

J - Christophe Soumillon

Decent two-year-old last season, and fifth in French Guineas two starts back proves he will be a name to keep an eye on.

Winner at Goodwood in his maiden last summer, he finished second and then won at Deauville over the Autumn - the victory in Listed company and grew through the ranks.

Did disappoint on return to Britain a month ago which will probably leave him a bit short here.

5. Happy Power

T - Andrew Balding

J - Silvestre De Sousa

Won against older horses in Listed company last week, which gives him a positive chance here.

Made it back-to-back career wins when winning on return at Newbury in a handicap demonstrating he was far too good for that level, and finished a close third at Haydock on next appearance.

Improving all the time, ready for this step-up and the all-important choice of champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa.

6. I Am Superman

T - M D O'Callaghan

J - Leigh Roche

Irish raider, who finished sixth in the 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh and will relish the drop down in grade.

Won on his two first appearances of the season at Leopardstown and at Naas, before finishing fifth in Listed company at the Curragh.

Bit hit and miss, and needs to prove consistency.

7. Marie's Diamond

T - Mark Johnston

J - Frankie Dettori

Highly experienced colt who was a two-year-old Group Three winner and this looks the best of his level.

Has been running well this year, but needs to reverse form with the likes of Space Blues and Urban Icon from most recent outing at Epsom.

Hard to seem him doing so.

8. Masaru

T - Richard Hannon

J - Pat Dobbs

Won first two starts of 2019 including an eyecatching display at Sandown, but improvement needed from latest performance at Haydock.

Last but two in a Handicap won by Beatboxer and weakened tamely, so needs to bounce back in convincing style here.

Certainly capable of rising to the occasion.

9. Momkin

T - Roger Charlton

J - Andrea Atzeni

Decent effort in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket, but could not rise to the occasion in the 2,000 Guineas itself.

Drops down in grade and back to seven furlongs which could certainly suit his chances.

Should enter calculations for trainer and jockey both looking to get off the mark for the week.

10. No Nonsense

T - David Elsworth

J - Gerald Mosse

Seven furlongs definitely worth a go after his staying on second in a six furlong event here two starts ago.

Stumbled from the gates last time out at York so perhaps can he excused from that effort, but a big task beckons ahead of him.

Could be interesting at the prices for picking up a place.

11. On A Session

T - Aidan Fogarty

J - Wayne Lordan

Irish chance, winning a six furlong handicap on latest start at Listowel.

This race looks much tougher for his chances but does have the potential to show his class back up to seven furlongs.

Win unlikely however.

12. So Perfect

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Ryan Moore

Twice a Group Three winner, her fillies allowance is cancelled through a 3lb penalty for winning at this grade last time out in the Goffs Lacken Stakes at Naas.

Decent campaign as a juvenile, including a good fourth in the Queen Mary Stakes twelve months ago at this venue.

Every chance Scat Daddy will have another Royal Ascot winner, and a major player for Ballydoyle team.

13. Space Blues

T - Charlie Appleby

J - James Doyle

Rapidly improving colt, who showed plenty on debut at Nottingham as a two-year-old.

Took his time this term to get back to winning ways, but got the hang of it at York in a Handicap, and then again at Epsom in the Listed Surrey Stakes.

Going to take some stopping here on what could be a great day for Godolphin.

14. Space Traveller

T - Richard Fahey

J - Daniel Tudhope

Decent performer at lower Class One level and even with this being a Group Three, a career best will be required.

Three efforts this season, most recently at Maisons-laffitte on soft ground where he did not really fire, so will need to improve by all means possible.

Others with better profiles.

15. Urban Icon

T - Richard Hannon

J - Tom Marquand

Decent run at Epsom last time out behind Space Blues and had every chance of winning that day.

Three good runs in defeat this season and should not be too far off the premises.

Big effort is expected.

16. Western Frontier

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Donnacha O'Brien

Representing top team, but even Aidan O'Brien may not be able to get the best out of this one.

Well held by So Perfect at Naas last month and has almost five lengths to bridge with him which looks unlikely, along with the rest of the field to cope with.

Donnacha seeking first Royal winner and unlikely it is going to come here.

17. Angel's Hideaway

T - John Gosden

J - Robert Havlin

Very experienced filly with plenty of runs under her belt, and bounced back to a good fourth in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Same position at Epsom latest in the Surrey Stakes behind three of today's opponents, but could be on the road to recovery now after a long poor spell in front of goal.

Fillies allowance.

18. Fire Fly

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Seamie Heffernan

Another for Coolmore, with Fire Fly's pedigree really capturing the eye in the racecard.

Son of Galileo out of Massarra, but has only won once from nine starts with plenty of improvement required.

Finished fourth of seven last time out at the Curragh in a Handicap, and hard to provide a case for.