GOLDEN JUBILEE ST (G1) 1200M (12.45AM AEST) SATURDAY PREVIEW
1 CANNONBALL (Catienus – No Deadline by Skywalker)
2 DIABOLICAL (Artax – Bonnie Byerly by Dayjur)
3 DUFF (Spinning World – Shining Prospect by Lycius)
4 IALYSOS (So Factual – Vallota by Polish Precedent)
5 INTREPID JACK (Comton Place – Maria Theresa by Primo Dominie)
6 JJ THE JET PLANE (Jet Master – Majestic Guest by Northern Guest)
7 KING’S APOSTLE (King’s Best – Politesse by Barathea)
8 KINGSGATE NATIVE (Mujadil – Native Force by Indian Ridge)
9 REGAL PARADE (Pivotal – Model Queen by Kingmambo)
10 SACRED KINGDOM (Encosta de Lago – Courtroom Sweetie by Zeditave)
11 STRIKE THE DEAL (Van Nistelrooy – Countess Gold by Mt. Livermore)
12 TAKEOVER TARGET (Celtic Swing – Shady Stream by Archregent)
13 LESSON IN HUMILITY (Mujadil – Vanity by Thatching)
14 ART CONNOISSEUR (Lucky Story – Withorwithoutyou by Danehill)
15 BUSHRANGER (Danetime – Danz Danz by Efisio)
The Golden Jubilee Stakes has a real International feeling to it in 2009 with the Australian bred sprint superstar Sacred Kingdom joining the South African favourite JJ The Jet Plane in the line-up. Sacred Kingdom is a real star who has won 12 out of his 18 starts all over the globe and had to be supplemented to run at Royal Ascot 2009. He won last time out really well at Kranji beating Rocket Man into second place over the 1200m distance. This could well turn out to be the most exciting race of Royal Ascot 2009 as these two International sprinters go head-to-head in what could be a titanic struggle.
JJ The Jet Plane has won 6 out of his 7 starts including three Group 1 races back home which is a record to be taken seriously. Last time out at Windsor, he won his prep race in solid fashion and he looks set to be one of the horses to beat at Royal Ascot on Saturday.
Champion Aussie sprinter Takeover Target has been an ever-present at Royal Ascot for several years and, despite a last start loss in Singapore, can never been left out of calculations.
TIPS: 1 SACRED KINGDOM, 2 JJ THE JET PLANE 3 TAKEOVER TARGET
BETTING: 3/1 J J The Jet Plane 3/1 Sacred Kingdom 10/1 Ialysos 11/1 Takeover Target 12/1 King’s Apostle 12/1 Kingsgate Native 20/1 Diabolical 20/1 Lesson In Humility 20/1 Bushranger 25/1 Cannonball 33/1 Strike The Deal 40/1 Duff 40/1 Art Connoisseur 50/1 Regal Parade 50/1 Intrepid Jack