Duke 3yo Jammy Guest could head to Royal Ascot G1

Trainer George Margarson has always held Jammy Guest (3c Duke Of Marmalade-Ardbrae Lady, by Overbury) in the highest regard and the three-year-old could take a big step up in grade after breaking his duck at Lingfield on Saturday.

The Duke Of Marmalade colt took the seven-furlong maiden by two and a quarter lengths after being green beforehand and Margarson believes he is significantly better than that bare form.

“You didn’t see the real horse there,” Margarson told the Racing Post. “There were proper shenanigans before the race and we had to resaddle him. He’s a bit of a boy and he needs to grow up, but on his homework he would have won by 10 lengths.

“Last year he was working as a two-year-old with Imperial Guest and was beating him for speed. It might be tilting at windmills but he could go to Royal Ascot for the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes. He is that good.”

Jammy Guest, who continues a fantastic year for Duke Of Marmalade, was bred by Robert Power and is out of the Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Ardbrae Lady.

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