Jersey Stakes
Group 3, Ascot 14:30
£90,000 added,
3yo,
7f, Class 1   
Wednesday 20th June 2018

30181

1 Expert Eye 8/1
2 Society Power 8/1
3 Could It Be Love 11/2
4 Symbolization 14/1
21 ran NR: Nebo, St Patrick's Day
Distances: 4½l, nk, ¾l Time: 1m 26.25s (slow by 0.55s)

Expert Eye swoops late and takes the Jersey Stakes!

Expert Eye
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Expert Eye
 
No sooner had Sir Michael Stoute created a new record by training a total of 76 winners at Royal Ascot with Poet's Word's G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes victory than he took the crown further out of his rivals' reach with a 77th success.
 
This came courtesy of Expert Eye, ridden by James McDonald, who took the seven-furlong G3 Jersey Stakes impressively by four and a half lengths from Society Power. 
 
Expert Eye, a son of Acclamation, was odds-on favourite for the G1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes last autumn after winning the G2 Qatar Vintage Stakes at Goodwood by four and a half lengths, but flopped at Newmarket, finishing ninth of nine behind US Navy Flag. After an encouraging second in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury in April, he could only finish 10th in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
 
Stoute said: " This horse was such a good two-year-old and then things went wrong in the Dewhurst. I am just so thrilled to see him back in this sort of form. 
 
"It's very pleasing; a lot of work has gone into this horse, by James Savage, my head man, who rides him out every morning, in particular, and a lot of stalls work has been done with Gary Witheford and his son. That was his problem, going down - that's what happened in the Dewhurst; he went down on the floor when the gate opened.
 
"I was happy today but I still hadn't seen convincing homework like we did last year. But it doesn't matter now, does it?
 
"He won't be going back to the Rowley Mile [Newmarket] again, for sure.
 
"It is great for the stable [breaking the winners' record]. Aidan O'Brien goes on and names everybody, but I haven't got a brain as retentive as that, because it is great teamwork."
 
Asked which of his 77 Royal Ascot winners had been his favourite, Stoute replied: "I'd have to say the first, Etienne Gerard in the 1977 Jersey Stakes. And Estimate was a great pleasure, winning the Gold Cup for The Queen in 2013, because she loves the race. And Shareef Dancer [winner of the King Edward VII Stakes in 1983] was very special because I was paid a lot of money for him and then things went wrong."

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Jersey Stakes
£90,000 added, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
21 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (8) Expert Eye 8/1 James McDonald
9-1
Sir Michael Stoute 3
2nd (11) Society Power (IRE) 8/1 J P Spencer
9-1
W J Haggas 3
3rd (13) nk Could It Be Love (USA) 11/2 R L Moore
8-12
A P O'Brien 3
4th (10) ¾ Symbolization (IRE) 14/1 W Buick
9-1
C Appleby 3
5th (9) ½ Arbalet (IRE) 100/1 Josephine Gordon
9-1
H Palmer 3
6th (3) hd Walk In The Sun (USA) 20/1 Oisin Murphy
9-1
M Meade 3
7th (17) James Garfield (IRE) 12/1 S De Sousa
9-6
George Scott 3
8th (6) nk Headway 12/1 D Tudhope
9-1
W J Haggas 3
9th (16) hd Glorious Journey 25/1 James Doyle
9-4
C Appleby 3
11th (12) nse Purser (USA) 9/1 L Dettori
9-1
J H M Gosden 3
12th (18) nk Tabdeed 10/1 Dane O'Neill
9-1
Owen Burrows 3
13th (7) nk Hemp Hemp Hurray (CAN) 50/1 Joel Rosario
9-1
Wesley Ward 3
14th (5) Brother Bear (IRE) 22/1 C O'Donoghue
9-1
Mrs J Harrington 3
15th (1) ½ Arabian Coast (IRE) 40/1 C Soumillon
9-1
S bin Suroor 3
16th (14) hd Emaraaty 4/1f Jim Crowley
9-1
J H M Gosden 3
17th (22) ½ Lake Volta (IRE) 33/1 R Kingscote
9-1
M Johnston 3
18th (2) 2 Merlin Magic 50/1 David Egan
9-1
D R C Elsworth 3
19th (23) nk Tangled (IRE) 100/1 Tom Marquand
9-1
R Hannon 3
20th (19) 11 Another Batt (IRE) 66/1 A Kirby
9-1
George Scott 3
21st (15) Madeline (IRE) 66/1 Andrea Atzeni
8-12
R Varian 3
NR (21) Nebo (IRE) P J McDonald
9-4
C Hills 3
NR (4) St Patrick's Day (USA) J A Heffernan
9-1
A P O'Brien 3

JERSEY STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE GR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

2017 3 LE BRIVIDO Andre Fabre FR Pierre-Charles Boudot HRH Prince Faisal bin Khaled 3-9-01 2/1F
2016 3 RIBCHESTER Richard Fahey William Buick Godolphin 3-9-06 7/1
2015 3 DUTCH CONNECTION Charlie Hills Jim Crowley Susan Roy/Cheveley Park Stud 3-9-04 14/1
2014 3 MUSTAJEEB Dermot Weld IRE Pat Smullen Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-9-04 9/2JF
2013 3 GALE FORCE TEN Aidan O’Brien IRE Joseph O’Brien Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier 3-8-12 9/2F
2012 3 ISHVANA Aidan O’Brien IRE Seamie Heffernan Annemarie O’Brien 3-8-12 20/1
2011 3 STRONG SUIT Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Julie Wood 3-9-06 11/1
2010 3 RAINFALL Mark Johnston Ryan Moore Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 3-8-12 8/1
2009 3 OUQBA Barry Hills Tadhg O’Shea Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-9-01 12/1
2008 3 AQLAAM William Haggas Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-9-01 13/2
2007 3 TARIQ Peter Chapple-Hyam Jimmy Fortune Saleh Al Homaizi/Imad Al Sagar 3-9-01 15/2
2006 3 JEREMY Sir Michael Stoute Mick Kinane Betty Moran 3-9-01 9/2
*2005 3 PROCLAMATION Jeremy Noseda Johnny Murtagh Abdullah Saeed Belhab 3-8-13 7/1
2004 3 KHELEYF Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-10 6/1
2003 3 MEMBERSHIP Clive Brittain Gary Stevens Saeed Manana 3-8-10 20/1
2002 3 JUST JAMES Jeremy Noseda Olivier Peslier Lucayan Stud 3-8-11 20/1
2001 3 MOZART Aidan O’Brien IRE Michael Kinane Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 3-8-11 7/4F
2000 3 OBSERVATORY John Gosden Kevin Darley Khalid Abdullah 3-8-11 11/2
1999 3 LOTS OF MAGIC Richard Hannon snr Dane O’Neill Peter Valentine 3-8-11 33/1
1998 3 DIKTAT David Loder Darryll Holland Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-10 3/1F
1997 3 AMONG MEN Michael Stoute Michael Kinane Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 3-8-13 4/1F
1996 3 LUCAYAN PRINCE David Loder Richard Hughes Lucayan Stud 3-8-10 50/1
1995 3 SERGEYEV Richard Hannon snr Richard Hughes Brian Stewart-Brown 3-8-10 5/1F
1994 3 DH GNEISS= Julie Cecil Paul Eddery Matthew Oram 3-8-10 10/1
3 DH RIVER DEEP= Paul Cole Richard Quinn Fahd Salman 3-8-10 20/1
1993 3 ARDKINGLASS Henry Cecil Willie Ryan Sir David Wills 3-9-01 10/1
1992 3 PRINCE FERDINAND Matt McCormack John Reid Jill Winch 3-9-01 6/1
1991 3 SATIN FLOWER John Gosden Steve Cauthen Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-07 12/1
1990 3 SALLY ROUS Geoff Wragg Gary Carter Sir Philip Oppenheimer 3-8-07 20/1
1989 3 ZILZAL Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Mana Al Maktoum 3-8-10 10/11F
1988 3 INDIAN RIDGE David Elsworth Cash Asmussen Anne Coughlan 3-8-10 10/1
1987 3 MIDYAN Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Prince A A Faisal 3-9-01 11/2
1986 3 CLIVEDEN Guy Harwood Greville Starkey Anthony Speelman 3-8-10 9/1
1985 3 PENNINE WALK Jeremy Tree Pat Eddery Stavros Niarchos 3-8-10 9/2F
1984 3 MISS SILCA KEY David Elsworth Brian Rouse E Aldridge & Son (Locksmiths) 3-8-07 15/1
1983 3 TECORNO Dick Hern Willie Carson Countess M Esterhazy 3-8-06 8/1
1982 3 MERLINS CHARM Barry Hills Steve Cauthen Robert Sangster 3-8-07 9/1
1981 3 RASA PENANG Robert Armstrong Lester Piggott U Wijewardene 3-8-10 11/1
1980 3 HARD FOUGHT Michael Stoute Lester Piggott Brook Holliday 3-9-02 15/8F
1979/ 3 BLUE REFRAIN John Benstead Brian Rouse Mrs L Wood 3-9-02 12/1
1978 3 CAMDEN TOWN Peter Walwyn Pat Eddery Sir Jules Thorn 3-8-10 4/1F
1977 3 ETIENNE GERARD Michael Stoute Paul Cook P Philipps 3-8-10 25/1
*run at York