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2011 St. James's Palace Stakes (G1)

6/14/2011, Ascot-GB
1 mile (Turf)
3 M
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1st Frankel
S. Cecil
T. Queally
1st, 2012 Champion Stakes (G1) View Video
2nd Zoffany
A. O'Brien
R. Moore
9th, 2011 Breeders Cup Mile (G1) View Video
3rd Excelebration
Exceed And Excel
M. Botti
A. Kirby
4th, 2012 Breeders Cup Mile (G1) View Video
4th Neebras
Oasis Dream
M. Zarooni
F. Dettori
1st, 2011 Thoroughbred Stakes (LS)
5th Dream Ahead
D. Simcock
W. Buick
1st, 2011 Prix de la Foret (G1) View Video
6th Dubawi Gold
R. Hannon
R. Hughes
3rd, 2012 Lockinge Stakes (G1) View Video
7th Wootton Bassett
R. Fahey
P. Hanagan
13th, 2011 Sprint Cup (G1)
8th Grand Prix Boss
Sakura Bakushin O
Y. Yahagi
M. Demuro
2nd, 2014 Yasuda Kinen (G1) View Video
9th Rerouted
Stormy Atlantic
B. Hills
M. Hills
7th, 2014 Al Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 1 (G2) View Video

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 St. James's Palace Stakes (G1)...

The best racing in the world will take place over the next 5 days...at Royal Ascot.Read More
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  • xMystix · Goldikova and Canford Cliffs going at it...spectacular! And there are more days to follow for this meet! I hope both come over and participate in the Breeders Cup Mile :). · 1121 days ago ·
  • CsabaOlah · Think you OVERDOSE · 802 days ago ·
Frankel certainly didn't get the best ride he's ever gotten by Tom Queally in this race. But I think the St James's Palace Stakes revealed a chink in Frankel's armor if he's not ridden to specifications? Frankel won this race because he had a field full of inferior 3yr.old's in behind him. Trust me, Zoffany is certainly not a Canford Cliffs. Even at his best, I'm not convinced that Frankel is good enough to beat Canford Cliffs at Goodwood in the G1 Sussex Stakes? And if Queally makes any sort of jockey error again, the way he did in this race, Canford Cliffs will blitz him. The G1 Sussex Stakes will be the first that Frankel is ever facing older horses, and it will be the first time that Frankel is ever facing another horse with anywhere near the kind of speed that Canford Cliffs possesses. It's not a fluke that Canford Cliffs has reeled off 5 straight major G1 win's at a mile on turf in Europe. It's also no fluke that he cantered all over Goldikova in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot, and frankly beat her with a little bit in hand. Frankel's an awfully talented colt. But I really do expect that the speed of Canford Cliffs will prove to be too much for him to overcome this early into his career. TJMO.
THE brilliant Frankel stretched his unbeaten run to seven by landing the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. Sent off at 30-100, Frankel stormed clear turning for home, but began to fade as the Aidan O'Brien-trained Zoffany got going for Ryan Moore. Read More
  • medlocke · Given the severity of the mistake made by Tom Queally with that very premature move in the St James's Palace, Frankel is very lucky that it was just inferior 3yr.old's that he was facing today, IMO. He was definitely paddling at race's end, and Zoffany was closing on him like a shot. Henry Cecil's been talking about taking Frankel to Goodwood next to take on Canford Cliffs in this year's G1 Sussex Stakes. But what I saw out of Canford Cliffs and Goldikova in the Queen Anne today, if Frankel had been facing top level, older milers like Canford Cliffs or Goldikova in this race? He definitely would've been swept aside, and dealt his first career loss today. JMO. · 1121 days ago ·
  • Rossington · Right after Frankel crossed the wire just 3/4 of a length ahead of Zoffany in the St Jame's Palace, the camera man spanned his camera into the stand's, and pointed it at Sir Henry Cecil. A picture really is worth a thousand word's. Because Cecil had a real look of disgust on his face for jockey Tom Queally not carrying out his instruction's, and very nearly allowing his star colt to get at the wire by Zoffany. Cecil did not look happy, one bit. I'd imagine he'll be telling Tom Queally that from now on, he ride's Frankel Henry's way, or no way at all!! · 1121 days ago ·
Juddmonte Farms’ Frankel was among 13 early entries for the Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes, co-feature on opening day of Royal Ascot, which runs from Tuesday, June 14 through Saturday, June 18.   The ease with which Frankel crushed the opposition in his most recent start, the Gr1 2000 Guineas at ...Read More
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  • TimSmith · One thing is Ive heard people upset about Frankels rating.I dont think he is a top 10 horse yet. I agreed 47 is too low but he is still learning the game · 1121 days ago ·
  • ruffian75 · I remember when Giant's Causeway came to the 2000 BC Classic, first time to run on dirt. Ran a champion race in a close losing effort to Tiznow. A friend of mine mentioned prior to the race that he was going with GC & Tiznow, stating that although it was GC's first effort on dirt, he was on the extreme outside, and he wouldn't have any dirt kicked in his face. Maybe Frankel can draw the outside, and not be fazed. · 1121 days ago ·
THIRTEEN colts remained in the St James's Palace Stakes at Wednesday's forfeit stage, but the odds suggest it will be a one-horse race with Frankel 1-3 to add another Group 1 to his cv.All eyes will be on the son of Galileo on Tuesday, when Royal Ascot kicks off with three top-level races, following...Read More
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  • medlocke · He romped at Royal-Ascot last season when he beat Klammer and the Epsom Derby 2nd, Treasure Beach, by a huge margin to win the G2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes. Frankel really is a freak of nature. One of those very special horses that comes along that a trainer is lucky to ever have one in a lifetime!! Frankel really is as advertised, and more!! · 1125 days ago ·
  • rossington · There's going to be some other very decent 3yr.old's in the St James's Palace Stakes field that are already G1 winners in Europe themselves. I.E., Dream Ahead, Wootton Bassett, Excelebration, and Zoffany. That said, Frankel is literally in a league all his own among his 3yr.old pears. The running of the St James's Palace is almost just a formality, IMO. Frankel's likely to never be truly tested until he step's up against older horses. They say that great horses can run on any surface? Henry Cecil brought Twice Over to America in 2009 to try and win the Breeders Cup Classic. But IMO, if Cecil so chose to put Frankel on the conventional dirt at Churchill Downs? This horse would give him a much bigger chance of winning the Breeders Cup Classic than he had with Twice Over. With all of the better conventional dirt horses now retired, I.E., Zenyatta, Blame, Lookin At Lucky, and Quality Road, likely as not, Frankel would romp against what's left among the American hopeful's in this year's Classic. TJMO. · 1124 days ago ·
After seeing what he did to some of the better 3yr.old colts at Newmarket in the English 2000 Guineas, I don't believe it will be any big surprise to see Frankel win the St James's Palace Stakes either. But there are some other very talented horses in the race that represent some great e/w or across the board value. Marco Botti's colt, Excelebration, was 2nd to Frankel at Newbury in the Greenham Stakes, then went to Germany, where he bolted up to win the German 2000 Guineas by a street. Wootton Bassett who figures to be the pace angle along with Frankel has only been beaten once in his career. A 5th place finish in the French 2000 Guineas. Dream Ahead is also a real talent. A 2-time G1 winner himself. Dream Ahead won the G1 Prix Morny and the G1 Middle Park Stakes. Dream Ahead was named co-champion juvenile with Frankel last season.

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