THE Group 1 Lockinge Stakes run at Newbury two weeks ago could hold the key to the Group 3 Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock this afternoon.

Aljamaaheer could only finish eighth in the Lockinge, but he ran a lot better than that suggests, given that he was held up out the back in a race that was dominated by the prominent racers. He finished well, he saw out the mile well, to be closest at the finish, but he still should be happier back over seven furlongs today. Remember that he finished third in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes last year over six furlongs. That said, he may not want the ground to be too soft.