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Precieuse added to Coronation

17 June 2017 National Sport

Last Updated: 17/06/17 1:18pm

Winter faces Precieuse in the Coronation Stakes

Winter faces Precieuse in the Coronation Stakes

French 1000 Guineas winner Precieuse is in line for a showdown with dual Classic heroine Winter after being supplemented for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday.

Precieuse, who is trained by Fabrice Chappet, beat Sea Of Grace at Deauville and the William Haggas-trained runner-up is also among the 12 confirmations.

Winter sets the standard thanks her victories in the English and Irish 1000 Guineas.

Her trainer Aidan O’Brien has three other possibles in Roly Poly and Hydrangea, who were second and third respectively at the Curragh, plus Rain Goddess. She was fifth behind Precieuse in France.

Joseph O’Brien has left in Irish 1,000 Guineas fourth Intricately while there is a second French raider in Wajnah, who was fourth in the Deauville Classic.

There is a North American challenger in the Mark Casse-trained La Coronel. Completing the dozen are John Gosden’s pair of Daban and Dabyah and Roger Varian’s Tomyris.

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