Coronation Stakes
Group 1 Fillies , Ascot 16:20
£400,000 added,
3yo only,
1m, Class 1   
Friday 23rd June 2017

1 Winter 4/9F
2 Roly Poly 12/1
3 Hydrangea 16/1
7 ran Distances: 2¼l, nk, 1l
Time: 1m 39.39s (slow by 0.29s)

Winter adds the Coronation Stakes to her two Guineas wins

Winter
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Winter
Winter confirmed her superiority in the three-year-old fillies' mile division with a decisive victory, providing trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore with a quickfire G1 double following Caravaggio's success in the Commonwealth Cup.
 
The three-year-old daughter of Galileo, the 4/9 favourite, was always travelling sweetly under Moore and when asked to deliver her challenge in the home straight, she found plenty for pressure to quicken away from the field in the closing stages to score by two and a quarter-lengths. 
 
Stable companions Roly Poly, ridden by Seamie Heffernan and Hydrangea, partnered by Padraig Beggy, finished second and third, with a neck separating the pair.
 
Winter's dam Laddies Poker Two also recorded success at Royal Ascot, having won the Wokingham Handicap in 2010.
 
The master of Ballydoyle was registering his 59th victory at the Royal Meeting and fourth success of the week. He paid tribute to the filly's quality, commenting: "Winter is getting relaxed.  She was a little bit lazy early on in the race, but she galloped on strongly at the end. 
 
"She is doing well and is a big powerful horse now and we are delighted with her.
 
"She is a filly that is thriving from race to race. She travelled well - Ryan had her in a lovely position - and she comes home very well, which is a massive thing. She gets the trip really well and is thriving.
 
"She is very classy. She is a great traveller and, when you ask her, she picks up and gallops out strong. Physically, she is thriving. David always thought the world of her last year but she is thriving from race to race."
 
Winter was completing a tremendous G1 treble having already landed the English and Irish 1000 Guineas this year, with O'Brien continuing: "All these G1 races are hard to win and I don't ever think about it, so we just go from one race to another. 
 
"She is obviously a very good filly to make it happen. She was very good at Newmarket and the Curragh and did it well again here today."
 
As for future plans, O'Brien suggested a tilt at the G1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on July 14, could be next on the agenda.
 
He said: "We might head to the Falmouth in three weeks' time, but we will see how she is as she has had four quick races in not a lot of time."
 
Reflecting on the runs of Roly Poly and Hydrangea, O'Brien added: "We're delighted with them both - they have run crackers."

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Coronation Stakes (British Champions Series)
£400,000 added, 3yo only, 1m, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good to Firm (Watered)

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (7) Winter (IRE) 4/9f R L Moore
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
2nd (2) Roly Poly (USA) 12/1 J A Heffernan
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
3rd (5) nk Hydrangea (IRE) 16/1 P B Beggy
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
4th (3) 1 Dabyah (IRE) 13/2 Jim Crowley
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
5th (6) La Coronel (USA) 25/1 Florent Geroux
9-0
Mark Casse 3
6th (4) ¾ Tomyris 33/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-0
R Varian 3
7th (1) nk Precieuse (IRE) 8/1 O Peslier
9-0
F Chappet 3

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"SHE'S GOT A LOT OF CLASS": THE WINNING JOCKEY'S VERDICT
 
Spearheading a one-two-three for Aidan O'Brien was the Classic double winner, Winter, with Ryan Moore in the saddle. 
 
The filly landed the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket with Wayne Lordan up, before taking the Irish equivalent at the Curragh with Moore riding. The pair made it two wins on the trot at Royal Ascot. 
 
Moore said of the daughter of Galileo: "Those three races back-to-back, she's come a long way in a very short space of time. It wasn't a big field but there was plenty of quality and she did what she had to do. Hopefully, she'll keep on doing what she's doing.
 
"She's got a lot of class.
 
"She is only doing what she has to do, really. She travelled beautifully through the race and is getting very professional - just doing what she has to do. 

"It is hard thing to do, win two Guineas and then come here. Attraction was the last to do it and it is very hard. 
 
"She is a very good filly and has beaten some good horses from France and America. It's a strong piece of form and she is a high-class filly."
 
ROLY POLY AND HYDRANGEA FILL THE PLACINGS FOR BALLYDOYLE
 
Completing the Aidan O'Brien-trained trifecta in the mile G1 Coronation Stakes were Roly Poly (second) and Hydrangea (third). 
 
A 12/1 shot, Roly Poly is a daughter of War Front and it is the second time she has followed home Winter in  a Group One - she finished second behind the grey daughter of Galileo in the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh in May. She was beaten then by four and three-quarter lengths, and today Roly Poly closed the distance down to two and a quarter lengths.
 
Roly Poly's jockey Seamie Heffernan said: "It was a good run. They are three really good fillies."
 
Jockey Padraig Beggy, who enjoyed his biggest career moment on a racecourse a month back at Epsom when winning the G1 Derby on Wings Of Eagles, found himself back on the big stage again today after riding 16/1 Hydrangea into third, a neck behind Roly Poly.
 
"She's run a cracker, she does not know how to run a bad race," said Beggy, adding: "She always tries her best, it's a good result. I got a little outpaced on that ground, but she tries her best it doesn't matter what the ground is. On that surface, she'd get a mile and a quarter."

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Past Results

2016-WINNER-QEMAH 3-9-00 Owner-Al Shaqab Racing; Trainer- Jean-Claude Rouget FR; Jockey-Gregory Benoist; SP-6/1
2ND-Nemoralia 3-9-00 Owner-T Allan, J Lovat & C Pigram; Trainer-Jeremy Noseda; Jockey-Olivier Peslier: SP-4/1
3RD-Alice Springs 3-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-8/1
13 ran; Time-1m 40.56s; Dist-1¾, shd 9/4 Fav Jet Setting (6th)

2015-WINNER-ERVEDYA 3-9-00 Owner-H H Aga Khan; Trainer-Jean-Claude Rouget FR; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-3/1
2ND-Found 3-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-13/8 Fav
3RD-Lucida 3-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Jim Bolger IRE; Jockey-Kevin Manning; SP-3/1
9 ran; Time-1m 38.46s; Dist-nk, 1⁄2

2014-WINNER-RIZEENA 3-9-00 Owner-Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum; Trainer-Clive Brittain; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-11/2
2ND-Lesstalk In Paris 3-9-00 Owner-Sarl Ecurie J L Tepper; Trainer-Jean-Claude Rouget FR; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP- 15/2
3RD-Euro Charline 3-9-00 Owner-Team Valor; Trainer-Marco Botti; Jockey-Andrea Atzeni; SP-16/1
12 ran; Time-1m 40.73s; Dist-¾, hd 5/1 Fav Lightning Thunder (9th)

2013-WINNER-SKY LANTERN 3-9-00 Owner-Ben Keswick; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey: Richard Hughes; SP-9/2JF
2ND-Kenhope 3-9-00 Owner-Guy Pariente; Trainer-Henri-Alex Pantall FR; Jockey-Thierry Jarnet; SP-33/1
3RD-Just The Judge 3-9-00 Owner-Qatar Racing Limited & Sangster Family; Trainer-Charlie Hills; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP- 5/1
17 ran; Time-1m 39.75s; Dist-4, nk 9/2 Joint-Favourite Big Break (7th)

2012-WINNER-FALLEN FOR YOU 3-9-00 Owner-Normandie Stud Ltd; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-William Buick; SP-12/1
2ND-Starscope 3-9-00 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-11/1
3RD-Irish History 3-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Mahmood Al Zarooni; Jockey-Mickael Barzalona; SP-11/1
10 ran; Time-1m 42.95s; Dist-3¼, 2¼ 9/4 Fav Homecoming Queen (8th)

2011-WINNER-IMMORTAL VERSE 3-9-00 Owner-Richard Strauss; Trainer-Robert Collet FR; Jockey-Gerald Mosse; SP-8/1
2ND-Nova Hawk 3-9-00 Owner-Ahmed Mouknass; Trainer-Rod Collet FR; Jockey-Stephane Pasquier; SP-9/2
3RD-Barefoot Lady 3-9-00 Owner-Helen Steel; Trainer-Richard Fahey; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-16/1
12 ran; Time-1m 42.75s; Dist-2¼, ½ 7/2 Fav Together (5th)

2010-WINNER-LILLIE LANGTRY 3-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien
IRE; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-7/2 Fav
2ND-Gile Na Greine 3-9-00 Owner-Jackie Bolger & Harry Dobson; Trainer-Jim Bolger IRE; Jockey-Kevin Manning; SP-25/1
3RD-Jacqueline Quest 3-9-00 Owner-Noel Martin; Trainer-Henry Cecil; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-6/1
13 ran; Time-1m 39.69s; Dist-1¼, 2¼

2009-WINNER-GHANAATI 3-9-00 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-Barry Hills; Jockey-Richard Hills; SP-2/1 Fav
2ND-Reggane 3-9-00 Owner-Haras de la Perelle; Trainer-Alain du Royer-Dupre FR; Jockey-Gerald Mosse; SP-9/1
3RD-Rainbow View 3-9-00 Owner-George Strawbridge; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-13/2
10 ran; Time-1m 38.32s; Dist-2, 2¼

2008-WINNER-LUSH LASHES 3-9-00 Owner-Jackie Bolger; Trainer-Jim Bolger IRE; Jockey-Kevin Manning; SP-5/1
2ND-Infallible 3-9-00 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-11/2
3RD-Carribean Sunset 3-9-00 Owner-Dr Ronan Lambe; Trainer-Dermot Weld IRE; Jockey-Pat Smullen; SP-16/1
11 ran, Time-1m 39.23s, Dist-3¼, ¾ 9/4 Fav Spacious (4th)

2007-WINNER-INDIAN INK 3-9-00 Owner-Raymond Tooth; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-8/1
2ND-Mi Emma 3-9-00 Owner-Rennstall Darboven; Trainer-Andreas Wohler GER; Jockey-Eddie Pedroza; SP-100/30 Jt Fav
3RD-Darjina 3-9-00 Owner- Princess Zahra Aga Khan; Trainer-Alain de Royer-Dupre FR; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-7/2
13 ran, Time-1m 42.26, Dist 6, hd 100/30 Joint Fav Finsceal Beo (8th)

2006-WINNER-NANNINA 3-9-00 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-6/1 Jt Fav
2ND-Flashy Wings 3-9-00 Owner-Jaber Abdullah; Trainer-Mick Channon; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-13/2
3RD-Nasheej 3-9-00 Owner-Malih Al Basti; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-20/1
15 ran, Time-1m 39.14s, Dist-2, ¾ 6/1 Jt Fav Price Tag (8th)

2005-WINNER-MAIDS CAUSEWAY 3-9-00 Owner-Martin Schwartz; Trainer-Barry Hills; Jockey-Michael Hills; SP-9/2
2ND-Karen’s Caper 3-9-00 Owner-Stonerside Stable LLC; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-11/2
3RD-Mona Lisa 3-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-25/1
10 ran, Time-1m 36.59s Dist-sh, 3½ 7/2 Fav Damson (7th) (run at York)

2004-WINNER-ATTRACTION 3-9-00 Owner-Duke of Roxburghe; Trainer-Mark Johnston; Jockey-Kevin Darley; SP- 6/4 Fav
2ND-Majestic Desert 3-9-00 Owner-Jaber Abdullah; Trainer-Mick Channon; Jockey-Ted Durcan; SP-25/1
3RD-Red Bloom 3-9-00 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-100/30
11 ran, Time-1m 38.54s Dist-2½, hd

2003-WINNER-RUSSIAN RHYTHM 3-9-00 Owner-Cheveley Park Stud; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-4/7 Fav
2ND- Soviet Song 3-9-00 Owner-Elite Racing Club; Trainer-James Fanshawe; Jockey-Oscar Urbina; SP-9/2
3RD-Mail The Desert 3-9-00 Owner-Newsells Park Stud; Trainer-Mick Channon; Jockey-Steve Drowne; SP-14/1
9 ran, Time- 1m 38.51s Dist-1½, 3.