The Jersey Stakes is Mehmento’s almost definitely Royal Ascot goal.
Archie Watson’s twin Southwell winner ran an enormous race on his turf debut at Newbury in April – pushing Chindit all the way in which within the Greenham Stakes to earn himself a shot at Traditional glory within the French 2000 Guineas.
He was finally well-beaten in Paris, however acquired his season again on monitor with a clear-cut victory within the Listed Surrey Stakes at Epsom on Friday – and can bid to observe up at subsequent week’s showpiece assembly in Berkshire.
Mehmento holds an entry within the Group One Commonwealth Cup on Friday week, however is extra prone to run over seven furlongs the next afternoon.
Reflecting on his Epsom triumph, Cosmo Charlton, head racing supervisor for house owners Hambleton Racing, stated: “We had been hoping he may do this, and he acquired the job achieved rather well.
“We might gone over to the French Guineas hopeful, so it was beautiful to see him bounce again at Epsom.
“We’re wanting in direction of Royal Ascot with him now – most likely almost definitely for the Jersey, but in addition contemplating the Commonwealth Cup.
“I believe Archie might be leaning in direction of the Jersey in the mean time, however we’re protecting an open thoughts.”
Mehmento is considered one of two Hambleton-owned horses sure for the Royal assembly, with Glen Shiel primed for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
The seven-year-old supplied jockey Hollie Doyle together with her first Group One success when touchdown the Qipco British Champions Dash at Ascot in October – and blew away any cobwebs when fourth on his seasonal reappearance in Eire final month.
“Mehmento and Glen Shiel will probably be going to Ascot for us – Glen Shiel will probably be going for the Diamond Jubilee,” Charlton added.
“Glen Shiel is in superb kind, and we’ll see how he goes on faster floor – as a result of it seems to be like that is what we’ll get, wanting on the climate forecast.”