16:20 Royal Ascot

Friday 18 June 2021

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    Coronation Stakes (Fillies' Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Rnd)

  • 3YO only  |   Class 1  |   7f 213y  |   Heavy  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:20  |   Winning time: 1m 43.13s
1
(10)
Horse silk
Alcohol Free47
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: Oisin Murphy| T: A M Balding| OR:  110| BF
11/2
Generally progressive filly who landed the Cheveley Park last year. Only fifth to Mother Earth in the 1000 Guineas last time and no obvious reason to think she'll reverse the form.
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2
(4)
Horse silk
Empress Josephine26
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: J A Heffernan| T: A P O'Brien| OR:  109| D
6/1
Tremendously well-bred filly who surged home to get up late in the Irish 1000 Guineas. No reason to think this vastly quicker ground will be an inconvenience
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3
(11)
Horse silk
Fev Rover26
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: P Hanagan| T: R A Fahey| OR:  108
18/1
Smart filly who ran a huge race to finish third in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, then didn't get a clear run in the Irish equivalent last month. Likeable sort who can't be discounted.
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4
(6)
Horse silk
Flirting Bridge40
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: W M Lordan| T: H De Bromhead| OR:  101| D
50/1
Won as a juvenile and seemed to improve her form when runner-up in the 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown in May. She's way short of the standard required to compete in this, though.
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5
(12)
Horse silk
Lullaby Moon33
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: James Doyle| T: R M Beckett| OR:  104
22/1
Had a 4-6 record last year, bagging valuable Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar before ending her campaign with 7f Chantilly Group 3 success (both heavy). Disappointing in France on reappearance, though.
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6
(8)
Horse silk
Mother Earth33
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: R L Moore| T: A P O'Brien| OR:  111| D
9/2
Highly likeable filly who landed the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and found only one too good in the French version last month. Sets the standard and should put up another very bold showing.
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7
(1)
Horse silk
Novemba19
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: David Egan| T: P Schiergen| OR:  115| D
15/2
Left all previous form behind when making all in sensational style to land the German 1000 Guineas, so no surprise she's made the trip to have a crack at this. Warrants respect.
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9
(7)
Horse silk
Potapova32
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: R Kingscote| T: Sir Michael Stoute| OR:  100
14/1
Highly promising type who has landed both starts in novices with any amount in hand, cruising away to land prohibitive odds at Redcar 32 days ago. Marked step up in grade is understandable.
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10
(5)
Horse silk
Pretty Gorgeous26
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: L Dettori| T: J P O'Brien| OR:  112| BF| D
4/1
Impressive as a 2yo, signing off with a comfortable success in the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket. Liable to strip fitter for her sub-par return in the Irish 1000 Guineas, so she's a definite player.
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12
(13)
Horse silk
Shale68
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: G M Ryan| T: Donnacha O'Brien| OR:  112| BF| D
17/2
Three-time winner as a 2yo, including the Moyglare Stud Stakes. Shaped as if in need of her reappearance a couple of months ago and she'd be a player on her best form.
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13
(2)
Horse silk
Snow Lantern35
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon| OR:  97| BF| D
14/1
Out of Sky Lantern and confirmed debut promise when impressive Newbur maiden winner on return. Latest third to Primo Bacio in listed company was a touch disappointing, but she remains with potential.
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Non-Runners

8
(3)
Horse silk
Oodnadatta224
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: S Foley
NR
11
(9)
Horse silk
Primo Bacio35
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: E Walker  J: Andrea Atzeni
NR

Forecasts

Pretty Gorgeous (4/1), Mother Earth (9/2), Alcohol Free (11/2), Empress Josephine (6/1), Primo Bacio (6/1), Novemba (15/2), Shale (17/2), Snow Lantern (14/1), Potapova (14/1), Fev Rover (18/1), Lullaby Moon (22/1), Oodnadatta (33/1), Flirting Bridge (50/1)

Verdict

MOTHER EARTH wasn't far off landing the British/French 1000 Guineas double and, with the best form, she's a solid option to get back to winning ways in what looks an up-to-scratch Coronation Stakes. Stablemate and Irish Guineas winner Empress Josephine looks a big threat, while Pretty Gorgeous is a player based on 2-y-o form.

  1. MOTHER EARTH (IRE)
  2. EMPRESS JOSEPHINE (IRE)
  3. PRETTY GORGEOUS (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Alpine Star
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £242,081.002nd: £91,778.003rd: £45,932.004th: £22,880.005th: £11,482.006th: £5,762.00

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