King’s Stand Stakes Guide

1. Battaash

T - Charlie Hills

J - Jim Crowley

Possibly one of the fastest sprinters on the planet, but does not always bring his A game to the table.

Did look to have a greater sense of maturity after his smashing performance on return in the Temple Stakes at Haydock.

Blue Point wore him down in this race last year, where Jim Crowley perhaps went a step too early.

The one to beat if not blowing out in the preliminaries.

2. Blue Point

T - Charlie Appleby

J - James Doyle

Continuing in market order, Blue Point is a perfect three-out-of-three from his quests in Meydan, most recently claiming the Al Quoz Sprint.

Real course specialist at this venue, with his victory in this last year adding to his two previous course wins, along with a third to Caravaggio in the Commonwealth Cup as a three-year-old.

Outstayed Battaash in this last season, and has chances to do it again.

3. Enzo's Lad

T - Michael Pitman

J - David Egan

Overseas raider, with David Egan picking up a Group One ride for trainer Michael Pitman.

As for the horse he did finish last to Beat The Clock in the Chairman's Sprint Prize in Sha Tin, but has won two Group One's over six furlongs in New Zealand.

Hint in the distance there - this test over five maybe far too much with some real bullet trains turning up in the field.

4. Equilateral

T - Charlie Hills

J - James McDonald

Another player for Charlie Hills in this Group One dash, the weights favoured him when close second to Mabs Cross in the Palace House, so will need to work on that.

Has also had the benefit of a return run beforehand, so needs plenty more to be close to his stablemate and the leading protagonists.

Struggled in the Commonwealth Cup on this track twelve months ago, and maybe not as good as his trainer believes.

5. Imprimis

T - Joseph Orseno

J - Frankie Dettori

American invader, winner of both his starts this season over five furlongs at Gulfstream Park and at Keeneland latest.

Improving all the time and appears to handle any sort of ground, just prevailing by a neck last time out in Grade Two company over last year's Diamond Jubillee placee Bound For Nowhere.

The five-year-old will hope to benefit from a better start from the gates, and is certainly one to consider.

6. Judicial

T - Julie Camacho

J - PJ McDonald

Won the Coral Charge at Sandown last summer having bolted up at Beverley in a Conditions contest, but found the top level hard going since.

He was then last but two in the Nunthorpe up at York, before halfway down the field when back into a Group Three at Newbury (behind Equilateral).

Returned this season seventh in the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket, and looks outclassed again.

7. Houtzen

T - Toby Edmonds

J - Kerrin McEvoy

Multiple winner from down under, Kerrin McEvoy jumps on Toby Edmonds' four-year-old filly who is yet to win above Group Three level.

Would be the first and most obvious concern, but connections sense a gap in the market and would not go all this way for nothing.

Big improvement needed, and each-way possibilities if raising her game.

8. Mabs Cross

T - Michael Dods

J - Paul Mulrennan

Excellent return run under a penalty at Newmarket was followed by a useful third in the Temple Stakes to Battaash at Haydock.

Won the Prix de l'Abbaye last term in a career best performance, and is an outstanding mare for the yard.

Stayed onto third in this last year, and should be on the premises again.

Jockey recently celebrated 1,000 winners.

9. Sergei Prokofiev

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Ryan Moore

The first of the three-year-old's is last year's Coventry third Sergei Prokofiev, who has certainly shown his best form over five furlongs than over six.

Was then last but one in the Juddmonte Middle Park behind Ten Sovereigns on next appearance, before switching back to the minimum distance at the same venue to claim a decent Group Three.

Fourth on return in Palace House was decent and workable, providing a decent platform for this.

10. Soldier's Call

T - Archie Watson

J - Daniel Tudhope

Standout two-year-old performances last term, for a yard that relish that age division.

Close third to Mabs Cross in the Abbaye having won at Doncaster and Chantilly the starts before.

Also won here in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes twelve months ago, so a valuable contender in this top contest.

Plenty of raw speed; very likeable.

11. Fairyland

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Wayne Lordan

Fairyland makes her first start over five furlongs, despite contesting both sets of Guineas in England and Ireland over a mile.

Best career form has been over six furlongs, of which she is a Group One winner.

Did not stay beyond that in two appearances this season, and perhaps can try beat them all off from the front over the minimal distance given her substantial speed.

Significant weight advantages.

12. Signora Cabello

T - John Quinn

J - Oisin Murphy

Dual five-furlong Group winner, including in last year's Queen Mary under this top jockey.

Return to this distance will be a plus after poor spell in front of goal over six - including on both starts this season at Haydock and here at Ascot in Commonwealth Cup trial behind Calyx.

Possibly worth a crack at a price, with the gamble being on whether he can get back to his best over his clearly preferred distance.

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