Pavlosk supplemented as 17 line up for Coronation Stakes
Pavlosk is taking a big step in grade having won her maiden at Newbury before following up in listed company at York. She showed enough that day to convince connections that it was worth stumping up the £25,000 entry fee for this valuable prize and a big run is clearly expected.
Sky Lantern was produced perfectly by Richard Hughes to beat Just The Judge by half a length in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. The runner-up has since gone on to win the Irish equivalent in authoritative style and a rematch is eagerly awaited.
Only three fillies have completed the Newmarket/Ascot double in the last 25 years but Richard Hannon will be hoping that his grey can go one better than Toronado’s gallant second in the St James’s Palace Stakes on Tuesday.
Dermot Weld’s Big Break runs in the same colours as Pavlosk, those of Prince Khaled Abdulla, and finished fourth in the Irish Guineas. The daughter of Dansili has a couple of lengths to make up on Just The Judge but is capable of improvement.
HH The Aga Khan is represented by Siyenica who won impressively on her debut but was badly hampered at the start of her second race, losing all chance. She is difficult to assess and will be ridden by Christophe Lemaire.
Viztoria is untried at this distance but represents the Ed Lynam/Johnny Murtagh team that struck on the opening day with Sole Power. She runs here in preference to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs so stamina must be a concern.
Rehn’s Nest was second in the Irish Guineas at a big price with the disappointing Snow Queen well beaten. Frankie Dettori has come in for the ride on Maureen who was sixth at Newmarket and the Curragh and may be best of the remainder.