Platinum Jubilee Stakes
Group 1, Ascot 16:20
£1,000,000 guaranteed,
4yo plus,
6f, Class 1     
Saturday 18th June 2022


1 Naval Crown 33/1
2 Creative Force 12/1
3 Artorius 17/2
3 Campanelle 10/1
24 ran NR: Glen Shiel , Happy Power, Ventura Diamond
Distances: nk, ½l, dht Time: 1m 12.17s (fast by 0.13s)

Naval Crown charged up the stands’ rail to give Charlie Appleby a second victory in the feature race, leading home a one-two for the Newmarket trainer in the process.
Naval Crown, sent off a 33/1 chance under James Doyle, was too strong for stablemate Creative Force in a thrilling finish to the six-furlong contest, and in doing so exacted revenge for finishing second to the same rival in last year’s Jersey Stakes
Creative Force raced down the middle of the track with the main body of runners and fought his way to the front on the far side, only for his stablemate to be a neck ahead of him on the other side of the track.
US raider Campanelle lost her unbeaten Royal Ascot record but went down on her sword in a dead-heat for third with Australian representative Artorius, less than a length behind the winner.
Appleby said: “Both horses were in great nick. One thing that Naval Crown had coming into the race was that he was still learning the sprinting game. He’d only sprinted once in his life, and that was in the Al Quoz. When I took him to Saudi and he hit the lid so quick… it was all a bit of a mess unfortunately, although we saw there his natural pace. 
“This is a stiff six furlongs and we knew there would be plenty of pace. I said just hang on to the coat tails of them if you can. I’m not saying we’re not good enough to beat the Australians, but I said he will finish, because this horse has won over seven. He was fourth in a Guineas, so he’s a rock-solid horse.
“Creative Force ran a blinder. From that draw, it was always away from him, but Will gave him a fantastic ride, and it was just like the Jersey last year – they were ding-donging away with themselves in the end. They are two fantastic Dubawis. 
“Had it been easier ground, I’d obviously have put Creative Force bang up there; he’s always been there and done it on the big stage. Naval Crown is cutting his teeth at the sprinting division now, and he’s learning fast. One thing about Naval Crown is that he’s a young sprinter – it’s only his second start over the six.
“I see no reason why we shouldn’t be going to the July Cup now on what we’ve seen today. We hadn’t really planned beyond this – we thought we’d just be following the Australians home to be fair. It was a great ride by James. He said that at halfway that he knew he had to get over to that rail, keep hanging away there, and he knew he’d be in the hunt.
“Full credit to all the team. I am lucky enough to stand here, but the team do all the work at home. The horses have been in rude health since the spring, and it’s hard to try to maintain it as the year goes on, but touch wood, they’re staying there. These are the prizes you need to be winning to put yourself up there [for the trainers’ title], but there’s a lot of the season to go, so I won’t be resting on my laurels yet.”

Trainers Quotes

Doyle said: “At halfway I just got a lovely draft into the race behind Home Affairs, and he kind of dropped away around the two and a half. We had to be pretty brave and kick for home, but Naval Crown has campaigned over further. We knew the last furlong would be a fair way, but he’s got the stamina in his legs from going further.
“He’s very genuine. He owes me a big day, to be fair – he was red-hot favourite for the race in Saudi, and we had a bad draw. He jumped impeccably but just completely tore off. It was a bit of a disaster, but it taught us one thing, that he’s definitely a sprinter, so we dabbled with the idea and he ran a cracking race in the Al Quoz. That kind of taught him plenty that would have stood him in good stead today.
“This race is one of the highlights of the week, so to be able to win it again, and to do it for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and Charlie – they’ve had an awesome week so far – it’s great to play a small part in that. 
“Any season, to get two Classic winners right at the start of the season is incredible and sets the bar quite high – it’s a tough act to follow. This is what it’s all about. It’s really tough when you’re going into the last day here [without a winner]. Charlie said to me this morning, ‘why are you looking so grumpy?’ I said, ‘I’m running out of bullets!’ So for this fella to get us out of jail is brilliant. William said it was about time I pulled my finger out – he’s been winding me up all week – so when you get one on the board, it settles everything down a bit.”
Campanelle’s trainer Wesley Ward said: "I was watching from the box. It was tough to tell with all those horses. I was just elated it was such a big performance. I am very proud of her.
"The race went just as we hoped. She jumped well, and those on the speed have been doing well because of the weather conditions here. She would have preferred the going a little softer. She was out in front, she ran a beautiful race, and there are no excuses."

Trainers Quotes

Sam Freedman, co-trainer of Artorius, said: “There was barely a gap there and he poked his head through. He has run a wonderful race. It was hard to see as the near side and the far side were so far apart and I had a bad angle of the TV. I could not tell whether he was third, fourth or fifth.
"I am very proud. The whole team at home has done a really good job. I think they are all up watching. The guys say he will probably stay here for the July Cup. The track is little bit different to Ascot but it is a stiff finish again.”
Henry Field, part-owner, added: “That is the style of the horse that Artorius is. He didn't quite get there, but the trip away has done him the world of good. Sam Freedman is one of the most astute young trainers I have ever come across. Anthony [Freedman] and Sam have done a wonderful job with him.
"He could not have run any better, and he has made us very proud. We would love for Australia for him to have won, but there is no question it was the run of the race. So as long as he comes through the race well, there is no doubt we will run in the July Cup in a few weeks.”


Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)
(British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge)
£1,000,000 guaranteed, 4yo+, 6f, Class 1
24 ran
Going: Good to Firm

1 (20)     Naval Crown 4 9-5 Charlie Appleby James Doyle 33/1
2 (1) nk Creative Force 4 9-5 Charlie Appleby William Buick 12/1
3 (2) ½ Artorius 3 9-5 Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Spencer 17/2
4 (15) dht Campanelle 4 9-2 Wesley A Ward Irad Ortiz Jr 10/1
5 (10) nk Sacred 4 9-2 William Haggas Tom Marquand 15/2
6 (5) nk Highfield Princess 5 9-2 John Quinn Jason Hart 7/1
7 (12) ½ Happy Romance 4 9-2 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 25/1
8 (6) nk Kinross 5 9-5 Ralph Beckett Frankie Dettori 40/1
9 (9) ½ Alcohol Free 4 9-2 Andrew Balding Rob Hornby 18/1
10 (13) ½ Run To Freedom 4 9-5 Henry Candy Dane O'Neill 100/1
11 (8) nse Double Or Bubble 5 9-2 Chris Wall Jack Mitchell 28/1
12 (14) 1 Diligent Harry 4 9-5 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 50/1
13 (3) nse Minzaal 4 9-5 Owen Burrows Jim Crowley 12/1
14 (21) shd King's Lynn 5 9-5 Andrew Balding David Probert 33/1
15 (7) Emaraaty Ana 6 9-5 Kevin Ryan Andrea Atzeni 33/1
16 (23) nk Gustavus Weston 6 9-5 Joseph G Murphy Gary Carroll 125/1
17 (27) A Case Of You 4 9-5 Adrian McGuinness Ronan Whelan 22/1
18 (11) nse Umm Kulthum 4 9-2 Richard Fahey Colin Keane 66/1
19 (4) shd Grenadier Guards 4 9-5 Mitsumasa Nakauchida Cristian Demuro 50/1
20 (17) nse Home Affairs 3 9-5 Chris Waller James McDonald 5/2F
21 (16) shd Garrus 6 9-5 Charles Hills Ryan Moore 66/1
22 (25) ¾ Vadream 4 9-2 Charlie Fellowes Daniel Tudhope 40/1
23 (19) Dragon Symbol 4 9-5 Roger Varian David Egan 33/1
24 (26) Great Ambassador 5 9-5 Ed Walker Richard Kingscote 28/1
NR 8 (18) Glen Shiel 8 9-5 Archie Watson NON RUNNER
NR 12 (22) Happy Power 6 9-5 Andrew Balding NON RUNNER
NR 27 (24) Ventura Diamond 4 9-2 Richard Fahey NON RUNNER


Past Results

2021-WINNER-DREAM OF DREAMS Mr Saeed Suhail Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore 7 9-03 3/1F

2020-WINNER-HELLO YOUMZAIN Kevin Ryan Kevin Stott Haras d’Etreham & Cambridge Stud 4-9-03 4/1

2019-WINNER-BLUE POINT Charlie Appleby James Doyle Godolphin 5-9-03 6/4F

2018-WINNER-MERCHANT NAVY Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Mechant Navy Synd/Smith/Magnier/Tabor 4-9-03 4/1

2017-WINNER-THE TIN MAN 5-9-03 Owner-Fred Archer Racing – Ormonde; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-
2ND-Tasleet 4-9-03 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-William Haggas; Jockey-Jim Crowley; SP-7/1
3RD-Limato 5-9-03 Owner-Paul Jacobs; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-2/1 Fav
19 ran; Time-1m 12.02s; Dist-nk, ¾

2016-WINNER-TWILIGHT SON 4-9-03 Owner-Godfrey Wilson & Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-7/2
2ND-Gold-Fun 7-9-03 Owner-Sutong Pan; Trainer-Richard Gibson HK; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-7/1
3RD-Signs Of Blessing 5-9-03; Owner-I Corbani/Pandora Racing/A Mouknass; Trainer-Francois Rohaut FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP- 25/1
9 ran; Time-1m 13.44s; Dist-nk, sh 3/1 Fav Magical Memory (4th)

2015-WINNER-UNDRAFTED 5-9-03 Owner-Wes Welker & Sol Kumin; Trainer-Wesley Ward USA; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP- 14/1
2ND-Brazen Beau 3-9-03 Owner-On Track Racing; Trainer-Chris Waller AUS; Jockey-Craig Williams; SP-7/2 Jt Fav
3RD-Astaire 4-9-03 Owner-Angie Bailey; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-25/1
15 ran; Time-1m 12.69s; Dist-1⁄2, 13⁄4 7/2 Jt Fav Mustajeeb (5th)

2014-WINNER-SLADE POWER 5-9-04 Owner-Sabena Power; Trainer-Edward Lynam IRE; Jockey-Wayne Lordan; SP-7/2F
2ND-Due Diligence 3-8-11 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magner; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-5/1
3RD-Aljamaaheer 5-9-04 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-Roger Varian; Jockey-Paul Hanagan; SP-4/1
14 ran; Time-1m 12.40s; Dist-1½; hd

2013-WINNER-LETHAL FORCE 4-9-04 Owner-Alan Craddock; Trainer-Clive Cox; Jockey-Adam Kirby; SP-11/1
2ND-Society Rock 6-9-04 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-4/1 Fav
3RD-Krypton Factor 5-9-04 Owner-Fawzi Abdulla Nass; Trainer-Fawzi Nass BAH; Jockey-Luke Morris; SP-25/1
18 ran; Time-1m 13.36s; Dist-2, 1¾

2012-WINNER-BLACK CAVIAR 6-9-01 Owner-G J Wilkie, Mrs K J Wilkie et al; Trainer-Peter Moody AUS; Jockey-Luke Nolen; SP-1/6
2ND-Moonlight Cloud 4-9-01 Owner-George Strawbridge; Trainer-Freddy Head FR; Jockey-Thierry Jarnet; SP-5/1
3RD-Restiadargent 3-8-08 Owner-Guy Pariente; Trainer-Alex Pantall FR; Jockey-Maxime Guyon; SP-40/1
14 ran; Time-1m 14.10s; Dist-hd, nk

2011-WINNER-SOCIETY ROCK 4-9-04 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Pat Cosgrave; SP-25/1
2ND-Monsieur Chevalier 4-9-04 Owner-Valerie Hubbard & Ian Higginson; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-25/1
3RD-Star Witness 4-9-04 Owner-Widden Stud; Trainer-Danny O’Brien AUS; Jockey-Steven Arnold; SP-4/1
16 ran; Time-1m 17.22s; Dist-½, 1¼ 3/1 Fav Bewitched (14th)

2010-WINNER-STARSPANGLEDBANNER 4-9-04 Owner-Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith/Sue Magnier/Ms Massey; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien
IRE; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-13/2 Jt Fav
2ND Society Rock 3-8-11 Owner-Simon Gibson; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Pat Cosgrave; SP-50/1
3RD Kinsale King 5-9-04 Owner-Sheehy LLC; Trainer-Carl O’Callaghan USA; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-8/1
24 ran; Time-1m 12.57s; Dist-1¾, hd 13/2 Jt Fav Fleeting Spirit (4th)

2009-WINNER-ART CONNOISSEUR 3-8-11 Owner-Richard Green; Trainer-Michael Bell; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-20/1
2ND-Cannonball 4-9-04 Owner-Ken & Sarah Ramsey; Trainer-Wesley Ward USA; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-11/1
3RD-Lesson In Humility 4-9-01 Owner-Michael Nelmes-Crocker; Trainer-Karl Burke; Jockey-Andrew Elliott; SP-33/1
14 ran; Time-1m 14.90s; Dist-nk, 2½ 5/2 Fav J J The Jet Plane (4th)

2008-WINNER-KINGSGATE NATIVE 3-8-11 Owner-John Mayne; Trainer-John Best; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-33/1
2ND-War Artist 5-9-04 Owner-Vintage Thoroughbreds; Trainer-James Eustace; Jockey-Kerrin McEvoy; SP-8/1
3RD-Sir Gerry 3-8-11 Owner-Mrs Gerry Galligan; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-20/1
17 ran, Time-1m 13.33s, Dist-1¼, ¾ 4/1 Fav Takeover Target (4th)

2007-WINNER-SOLDIER’S TALE 6-9-04 Owner-Budget Stable; Trainer-Jeremy Noseda; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-9/1
2ND-Takeover Target 8-9-04 Owner-Joe & Ben Janiak; Trainer-Joe Janiak AUS; Jockey-Jay Ford; SP-8/1
3RD-Asset 4-9-04 Owner-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing XXVI; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-14/1
21 ran, Time-1m 14.51s, Dist-hd, ½ 2/1 Fav Miss Andretti (15th)

2006-WINNER-LES ARCS 6-9-04 Owner-Willie McKay; Trainer-Tim Pitt; Jockey-John Egan; SP-33/1
2ND-Balthazaar’s Gift 3-8-11 Owner-Ryder Racing Ltd; Trainer-Kevin Ryan; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-50/1
3RD-Takeover Target 7-9-04 Owner-Joe & Ben Janiak; Trainer-Joe Janiak AUS; Jockey-Jay Ford; SP-7/2 Fav
18 ran, Time-1m 13.12s, Dist-nk, 2

2005-WINNER-CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 7-9-04 Owner-Exors of the late R Carstairs; Trainer-David Oughton HK;
Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-6/1
2ND-Galeota 3-8-11 Owner-John Lazzari; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-15/2
3RD-Balmont 4-9-04 Owner-Sanford Robertson & Hatta Bloodstock; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-9/2 Fav
15 ran, Time-1m 8.58s Dist-hd, 1½ (run at York)

2004-WINNER-FAYR JAG 5-9-04 Owner-Jonathan Gill; Trainer-Tim Easterby; Jockey-Willie Supple; SP-12/1
2ND-Crystal Castle 6-9-04 Owner-J Raw; Trainer-John Hammond FR; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-8/1
3RD-Cape Of Good Hope 6-9-04 Owner-Exors of the late R Carstairs; Trainer-David Oughton HK; Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-13/2
14 ran, Time-1m 13.35s Dist-hd, hd 100/30 Fav Avonbridge (5th)

2003-WINNER-CHOISIR 4-9-04 Owner-Terry Wallace and Partners; Trainer-Paul Perry AUS; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-13/2
2ND-Airwave 3-8-08 Owner-Henry Candy and Partners; Trainer-Henry Candy; Jockey-Dane O’Neill; SP-11/8 Fav
3RD-Baron’s Pit 3-8-11 Owner-Jeff and Kath Thomas; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-50/1
17 ran, Time-1m 12.23s Dist-½, 1

2002-WINNER-MALHUB 4-9-04 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Kevin Darley; SP-16/1
2ND-Danehurst 4-9-01 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Sir Mark Prescott; Jockey-Seb Sanders; SP-13/2
3RD-Three Points 5-9-04 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-4/1
12 ran, Time-1m 14.34s, Dist- 1½, ½ 3/1 Fav Johannesburg (9th)