HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Expert Eye (GB)

  • Jockey
    Lafranco Dettori
  • Trainer
    Sir Michael R. Stoute
  • Owner
    Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
  • Breeder
    Juddmonte Farms Limited
  • Sire
    Acclamation (GB)
  • Dam
    Exemplify (GB)

Expert Eye has long been held in high regard by trainer Sir Michael Stoute, but has yet to break through at the top level. The son of Acclamation has proven himself a fantastic performer on his best day, including his first two starts at age two. A resounding winner of Goodwood’s Vintage Stakes (G2) at second asking, he was actually the 11-10 favourite over U S Navy Flag and Mendelssohn in his next start, the 2017 Dewhurst Stakes (G1), checking in ninth and returning lame.

He did not return until April, when he ran into a Breeders’ Cup alumnus James Garfield in April’s Greenham Stakes (G3) and was a non-factor next up in Saxon Warrior’s brilliant 2000 Guineas (G1) victory in May. Given a few weeks off to focus on Royal Ascot, he proved a dominant winner at the prestigious meeting, bursting out first by 4½ lengths in the Jersey Stakes (G3) over seven furlongs. Next out, he catapulted up in class to take on older horses in the Sussex Stakes (G1) and beat all but one, likely Breeders’ Cup Mile rival Lightning Spear over said rival’s favourite Goodwood course.

Since, he has proven he is a Group 1-level type with a fine third, beaten 1¼ lengths, in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1) in his previous start, but perhaps his key pre-Breeders’ Cup effort of note was a decisive win in the City of York (G3) over a left-handed good-to-firm seven-furlong course one start and only two weeks prior at York.

Trainer Stoute, a four-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf and three-time BC winner overall, has never won a Mile. This will be his 12th try.  Juddmonte, which has won five Breeders’ Cups and is ranked second overall in purses-earned, is also seeking their first Mile victory.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 03, 2018Breeders' Cup MileCHURCHILL DOWNS11
No Replay
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September 09, 2018Prix du Moulin de LongchampLONGCHAMP13
No Replay
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August 25, 2018Sky Bet City Of York S.YORK31
August 01, 2018Qatar Sussex S.GOODWOOD12
No Replay
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June 20, 2018Jersey S.ASCOT31
No Replay
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May 05, 2018QIPCO Two Thousand 2000 GuineasNEWMARKET110
No Replay
Available
April 21, 2018Al Basti Equiworld Greatwood Greenham S.NEWBURY32
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
No Replay
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October 14, 2017Darley Dewhurst S.NEWMARKET19
No Replay
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August 01, 2017Qatar Vintage S.GOODWOOD21
No Replay
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June 15, 2017Be Wiser Insurance Novice Stakes (Class 4) (Plus 10 Race) (Div Ii)NEWBURY 1