Jersey Stakes
Group 3, Ascot 15:05
£75,000 added,
7f, Class 1   
Saturday 19th June 2021


1 Creative Force 5/1J
2 Naval Crown 5/1J
3 Vadream 28/1
18 ran NR: Ace Aussie Distances: 1¼l, ¾l, hd
Time: 1m 29.06s (slow by 3.36s)

Trainer Charlie Appleby and Godolphin enjoyed a 1-2 in the G3 Jersey Stakes, with Creative Force just getting the better of Naval Crown.
The James Doyle-ridden Creative Force was making it four wins from four starts this season in the seven-furlong contest, beating Naval Crown and William Buick by a length and a quarter. Buick would likely have had the difficult choice between the stablemates, and the betting market couldn’t split them either, with both starting as 5/1 joint-favourites.
Vadream outran her odds of 28/1 by taking third spot, beaten a further three-quarters of a length by the front two.
Appleby was enjoying his second Royal Ascot winner of the week and his 11th in total. He said: “Both horses turned up in great order and full credit to the team. I worked them together probably about 10 days ago and said to Marie [Murphy] and Alex [Merriam], the assistants, ‘we don't want to be doing that again’ as they are both very genuine horses and it was a stronger piece of work than I ideally wanted. But it just showed their wellness.

Trainers Quotes

“From William’s point of view, he knew when he chose Naval Crown… he said to me ‘Charlie, it is such a hard choice - I'm going to do what I'm going to do and it could tee up quite nicely for Creative Force’. Full credit to everybody, full credit to the lads, they've given both of them a great ride and it's obviously nice to come here and have a 1-2.

“We were hopeful on Creative Force’s pedigree and what he has shown us at home in his attitude – and the way he is finishing out in his gallops and his races – that stepping up to seven furlongs would be within his realm, and he’s gone and duly obliged today.
“James has given him a lovely ride. He knew he had to sit a bit patient on him stepping up over this trip and on this ground, and as James said on his way in, he is a very brave horse. I’m delighted first and foremost for the team - it’s great to get a second winner on the board this week.
“I think we’ll probably look at something like the Prix Maurice de Gheest; drop back half a furlong to six and a half. He’s got bags of pace there, travels well and picks up well, so I think that’ll be a nice race there to suit his profile. Potentially, the likelihood is the same for Naval Crown - they might just have to take each other on again, and see if we can reverse the form.”
Doyle, registering his 17th Royal Ascot victory, said: “We have hit the crossbar a couple of times this week, but I was quietly confident with this horse. I just loved Creative Force at Newbury. You go back through his form and he has beaten two subsequent Royal Ascot winners. It was difficult for William as Creative Force and Naval Crown were priced up as joint-favourites earlier this week. It was a big choice and it worked out for me today.
“Creative Force went through the ground, no problem. The draw was the only slight worry, especially with the lack of pace around us. I was hoping Richard Kingscote would lead our group, but he wanted to take a lead, so I thought we could be in trouble. But he's a brave horse, he did it all by himself from two and a half furlongs, with no targets to follow, so full credit to him.
“I just could have done with more targets really, but obviously the field split into two groups. I kind of was trying to keep an eye on what the guys were doing on the stands' side, but it’s not easy because it can muck things up a little bit. We just had to be a bit brave and mindful of the trip, obviously, but his dam stayed alright. 

“Full credit to Charlie, I can't thank him enough. All his team have done a fantastic job and it's nice for us to have winners at these meetings.”


Jersey Stakes
£75,000 added, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
18 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy (in places)

1 (4)     Creative Force 3 9-1 Charlie Appleby James Doyle 5/1J
2 (15)
Naval Crown 3 9-1 Charlie Appleby William Buick 5/1J
3 (12)
¾ Vadream 3 8-12 Charlie Fellowes Jamie Spencer 28/1
4 (11)
hd Rhythm Master 3 9-1 Richard Fahey P J McDonald 40/1
5 (6)
Fundamental 3 9-1 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 16/1
6 (14)
¾ Legion Of Honour 3 9-1 Roger Varian David Egan 25/1
7 (2)
1 Tactical 3 9-1 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 12/1
8 (3)
2 Spycatcher 3 9-1 K R Burke Clifford Lee 66/1
9 (9)
4 Storm Damage 3 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor Andrea Atzeni 10/1
10 (18)
hd Khartoum 3 9-1 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 17/2
11 (8)
Light Refrain 3 8-12 William Haggas Tom Marquand 18/1
12 (16)
½ Great King 3 9-1 Roger Varian Silvestre De Sousa 100/1
13 (13)
½ Mehmento 3 9-1 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 22/1
14 (5)
Bellosa 3 8-12 Jane Chapple-Hyam Richard Kingscote 11/1
15 (17) 5 New Mandate 3 9-6 Ralph Beckett Colin Keane 20/1
16 (1)
3 Mutasaabeq 3 9-1 Charles Hills Jim Crowley 13/2
17 (7)
9 Fast Raaj 3 9-4 Y Barberot Daniel Tudhope 28/1
18 (10)
½ Nando Parrado 3 9-1 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 33/1
NR 3 (19) Ace Aussie 3 9-1 Mrs John Harrington NON RUNNER

Trainers Quotes



2020 MOLATHAM Roger Varian Jim Crowley Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-9-01 11/2
2019 SPACE TRAVELLER Richard Fahey Danny Tudhope Clipper Logistics 3-9-01 25/1
2018 EXPERT EYE Sir Michael Stoute James McDonald Khalid Abdullah 3-9-01 8/1
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