Coronation Stakes: Timeform's runner-by-runner guide

Dermot Weld is the trainer of Big Break.

Timeform assess the field for the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday...

"Big Break ran well when fourth in Irish 1000 Guineas on return and expected to be sharper here..."


Agent Allison showed useful form in light 2-y-o campaign, and showed she's trained on well with good second to Maureen in Fred Darling at Newbury on return. Found out in 1000 Guineas next time, though.

Big Break looked smart at 2 yrs, beating the colts in Group 3 at Leopardstown. Ran well when fourth in Irish 1000 Guineas on return and expected to be sharper here.

Just The Judge was successful all 3 starts at 2 yrs, and improved again when ½-length second to Sky Lantern in the 1000 Guineas on return. Went one better in Irish Guineas next time but drawn widest here.

Kenhope is a useful filly in France, winning Group 3 at Longchamp in April before third in Group 2 at Chantilly last time. More required at this level.

Lovely Pass continues to go the right way, landing UAE 1000 Guineas at Meydan before second in the Oaks there. C&D winner at 2 yrs and can't be underestimated.

Masarah is a useful filly who wasn't disgraced by any means when eighth in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket but shaped as if amiss in Irish version last time.

Maureen was a Group 3 winner at 2 yrs and successful in the Fred Darling on return. Better than bare result when sixth in 1000 Guineas/Irish 1000 Guineas and not dismissed.

Mizzava is progressing well, fifth in Irish 1000 Guineas last time. Bit to find with some of these, though, and draw could have been kinder.

Ollie Olga won first 3 starts, including a defeat of Sky Lantern in Prestige at Goodwood (7f). Lost unbeaten record when last in Fillies' Mile, however, and well beaten in Guineas on return.

Pavlosk created favourable impression when scoring at Newbury on debut, and followed that up with an impressive win in 1m listed race at York 5 weeks ago. Has since been supplemented for this.

Purr Along won by 5 lengths at Wolverhampton on debut and showed useful form 2 starts later when landing Group 3 at Deauville. Final start best excused but facing stiff task on return.

Rehn's Nest showed ability in maidens/listed contest in 2012, and improved to land the Park Express Stakes in March. Excelled herself when second in Irish Guineas last time and frame claims again.

Roz was very progressive at 2, winning maiden at Kempton and listed race at Sandown before excellent second in Fillies' Mile. Ran poorly in 1000 Guineas/Oaks both starts this term, though.

Siyenica made a successful debut in minor event at Longchamp and not disgraced when fast tracked to Group 1 company there next time. Went off favourite that day so clearly held in high regard.

Sky Lantern was one of the best juvenile fillies in 2012 and improvement again this year, coming through to beat Just The Judge in 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. Sets the standard but needs some luck from wide draw.

Snow Queen was a dual winner at 2 yrs and improved when a never-nearer 2¼ lengths fifth of 15 to Sky Lantern in the 1000 Guineas. No show in Irish version since, though, and probably not straightforward.

Viztoria is the winner of 3 of her 4 races, making an impressive return when justifying short-priced favouritism in Group 3 at the Curragh. Entitled to go close if as effective on faster ground.

Timeform 1-2-3:
1. Big Break
2. Sky Lantern
3. Just The Judge

Timeform Verdict: While Sky Lantern and Just The Judge set a solid standard, both classic winners after all, they have received the worst of the draw, and it may pay to take them on with Big Break, who was conceding race fitness to the latter at the Curragh and remains the type to succeed at this level. 

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