Inspiral under Frankie Dettori is the one to beat. John & Thady Gosden's representative, the unbeaten filly faces off against the winners of the English and French 1000 Guineas in a Group One laced with real quality. And the Godsen's could find out whats its like to win their first Gr.1 Coronation Cup. Now thats a bargain!
George Boughey's Cachet produced a sparkling display to win the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket at the start of the season, and she will attempt to land more Gr.1 glory on Friday by claiming victory in the Coronation Stakes. Producing a sensational front-running display to beat Prosperous Voyage, who lines up in this event, Cachet duly handed his trainer a first Classic win.
The daughter of Aclaim failed to follow up, though, as she was just touched off in the French 1000 Guineas, as she finished a fine second to Mangoustine. The Mikel Delzangles-trained French winner was an impressive winner that day and she will make the trip to Berkshire on Friday to try and notch another top-class victory. The daughter of Dark Angel has a fabulous record on her CV, as she's won four of her five starts, with her only defeat in coming in Group Three company two starts ago.
French raiders have a fabulous record in this contest winning three of the last seven renewals, and Mangoustine has to be regarded a huge player here, as she can duly frank the form with Cachet, but she will have to down the current race favourite Inspiral, who makes her hotly-anticipated return to the track.
John & Thady Gosden's daughter of Frankel was the star juvenile filly last season, as she racked up four wins from four, which included fine victories in the Gr.2 May Hill Stakes and the Group One Fillies' Mile. She bounded over two lengths clear of Prosperous Voyage at Newmarket on her last start, but she's been off the track for a while and was forced to miss the Guineas through injury. Inspiral will be tough to beat if she can continue on an upward curve from last season, but she will be taking on some race-fit rivals here, and she could just come unstuck.
Complete Runners List: Cachet - trained by: G. Boughey, Discoveries - trained by: M. Harrington, Grande Dame - trained by: J. Thady Gosden, Honey Girl - trained by: H. Bromhead, Inspiral - trained by: J. Thady Gosden, Mangoustine - trained by: M. Delzangles, Pizza Bianca - trained by: C. Clement, Prosperous Voyage - trained by: R. Beckett, Rolling The Dice - trained by: H. Kobeissi, Sandrine - trained by: A. Balding, Spendarella - trained by: H. Motion, Tenebrism - trained by: A. O'Brien
Distance: 7f 213y (1,603 metres), Surface: Turf, Track: Right-handed, Qualification: Three-year-old fillies, Weight: 9 st 0 lb, Purse: £500,000 (2022)/ 1st: £283,550
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