Jersey Stakes
Group 3, Ascot 14:30
£90,000 added,
3yo,
7f, Class 1   
Wednesday 21st June 2017

1 Le Brivido 2/1F
2 Spirit Of Valor 66/1
3 Mubtasim 20/1
4 Parfait 25/1
20 ran Distances: nk, 2¼l, hd
Time: 1m 25.05s (fast by 0.65s)

Favourite Le Brivido gets up close home to win the Jersey Stakes for Andre Fabre

The Andre Fabre-trained Le Brivido stayed on powerfully under Pierre Charles-Boudot to land the opening race on day two.
 
Always travelling well in the seven furlong contest, the three-year-old son of Siyouni, the well-backed 2/1 favourite, made up good headway in the closing stages to collar Aidan O'Brien's 66/1 shot Spirit Of Valor, who was a neck behind in second.
 
William Haggas' 20/1 chance Mubtasim, kept on well up the stands' side rail to finish a further two and a quarter-lengths behind in third.
 
Boudot, registering his first winner at Royal Ascot, was delighted with the colt's performance. He said: "Le Brivido is a very good horse and is in good form at the moment. 
 
"Today, we had the perfect race. We had a good run through the race behind Ryan Moore [aboard Whitecliffsofdover].
 
"The horse was a little bit excited at the start because it is a hot day, but when I asked him, he showed a nice turn of foot to get the win."
 
Boudot also suggested that the French-bred colt would appreciate the return to a mile, continuing: "My horse was very courageous to take the lead and during the race, he travelled very easily. 
 
"The ground was fast but good for him. He can go back to a mile in the future I think.
 
"It is very important to have a winner here at the best meeting in the world and I am very happy. I have been waiting a long time to ride a winner at Royal Ascot."

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

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (10) Le Brivido (FR) 2/1f P C Boudot
9-1
A Fabre 3
2nd (20) nk Spirit of Valor (USA) 66/1 D O'Brien
9-1
A P O'Brien 3
3rd (15) Mubtasim (IRE) 20/1 P Cosgrave
9-1
W J Haggas 3
4th (18) hd Parfait (IRE) 25/1 W Buick
9-1
J H M Gosden 3
5th (19) nk Dream Castle 9/2 Josephine Gordon
9-1
S bin Suroor 3
6th (13) 2 Daban (IRE) 7/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-1
J H M Gosden 3
7th (1) Chessman (IRE) 20/1 A Kirby
9-1
J H M Gosden 3
8th (8) nk True Valour (IRE) 80/1 S Foley
9-1
J P Murtagh 3
9th (3) Bacchus 66/1 K J Manning
9-1
B J Meehan 3
10th (17) nk Beat The Bank 18/1 Oisin Murphy
9-1
A M Balding 3
11th (2) hd Winning Ways (IRE) 14/1 G Mosse
9-1
J Noseda 3
12th (9) ½ Sir Dancealot (IRE) 66/1 S W Kelly
9-1
D R C Elsworth 3
13th (16) Escobar (IRE) 25/1 P J Smullen
9-1
H Palmer 3
14th (5) Taamol (IRE) 20/1 Jim Crowley
9-1
Sir Michael Stoute 3
15th (12) nse Whitecliffsofdover (USA) 12/1 R L Moore
9-1
A P O'Brien 3
16th (7) 2 Solomon's Bay (IRE) 33/1 S De Sousa
9-1
R Varian 3
17th (4) Sutter County 66/1 James Doyle
9-1
M Johnston 3
18th (14) Barrington (IRE) 100/1 Gavin Lerena
9-1
C Hills 3
19th (6) Top Score 33/1 O Peslier
9-1
S bin Suroor 3
20th (11) nk Glastonbury Song (IRE) 22/1 C T Keane
9-1
G M Lyons 3

VALIANT EFFORT BY VALOR
 
Spirit Of Valor, a 66/1 each-way gift for those who back O'Brien's runners blind, was beaten a neck, with two and a quarter lengths back to third-placed Mubtasim, from William Haggas's yard.
 
O'Brien said: "We always thought he was a nice horse, but would be much better on fast ground, and that has helped today. On fast ground he might even get a mile." His son, Donnacha, who rode Spirit Of Valor, said: "He ran very well, but I just got left on my own in front a little too long, and the winner came late and got me."
 
O'Brien Snr had an update on dual Guineas winner Churchill, who could do no better than fourth in yesterday's G1 St James's Palace Stakes. He said: "He's fine, but he didn't eat up all his supper last night, which is not like him. We will see how he is over the next two weeks before making any decisions [about future races], but the [Qatar] Sussex Stakes is still a possibility."
 
Bruce Raymond represents Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum, the owner of Mubtasim, and Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah, whose filly, Daban, ran well to take sixth place. Raymond said of Mubtasim, who was trying seven furlongs for the first time: "Pat [Cosgrave, the jockey] was very pleased with him - he thinks the trip suited him better than six furlongs, but he wants the ground very fast. Any movement in the ground and the horse just isn't happy.
 
"Daban was following the winner for a long way, and that effort probably meant she didn't quite finish - she might have been better coming from a little way off the pace. I'm not sure if that's an excuse, and she's a filly taking on some very good colts."