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.


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