The Coronation Stakes draws some of the world’s best fillies year-in, year-out, and thirteen will chase Group 1 glory on Day 4 at Royal Ascot.
Won by Alpine Star under Frankie Dettori in 2020, the Coronation Stakes has been a major target for Europe’s biggest stables and indeed the world’s since in inception.
I’ve run the rule over this year’s field, and you can find my 2021 Coronation Stakes Tips below.
- 4 Units straight out #6 Mother Earth
- Boxed Trifecta of the selections below
Aidan O’Brien will launch a typically smart bid to win the 2021 Coronation Stakes and Mother Earth will take a power of beating.
The Zoffany filly has been a strong and consistent performer since making her debut, and she resumed this time for a lovely win in the Group 1 1000 Guineas before finishing second behind Coeursamba in the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches last time.
Fitter third-up and under Ryan Moore, I can’t find any reason why she won’t be in the finish again.
I think that O’Brien can and will saddle the Coronation Stakes quinella with Empress Josephine running into second.
Empress Josephine flashed late to finish second behind Too Soon To Panic at Listed level two starts back before recording the second win at only her fourth trip to the races last time, taking out the Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas.
She’s rock-hard fit and will relish the conditions of this race.
Andrew Balding has a nice one on his hands with Alcohol Free, and the filly looks to be a live chance in the Coronation Stakes, at a lovely price ($11 at publish).
The No Nay Never filly returned to the races with a bold effort to salute in the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury, and she returned an eye-catching effort to fill the minors behind Mother Earth last time.
I’m not convinced she can make up the two lengths required to turn the tables on that filly, but I do think that it’s the strongest form line to follow.
Potapova faces a decent rise in class, but she also puts an unbeaten record on the line in the Coronation Stakes.
The daughter of Invincible Spirit stamped herself as a filly to follow when winning on debut at Chelmsford in November, and she returned for a nice win at Redcar last month.
She’s drawn to receive a lovely run in transit and she can fight out the finish.