Classic Winner Coroebus Pleases Appleby Ahead Of St James's Palace Run

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Charlie Appleby | Megan Ridgwell

Classic winner Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is in good form according to trainer Charlie Appleby a few days in advance of a start in the G1 St James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The bay son of First Victory (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire) led home a Godolpin/Charlie Appleby one-two in the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas with Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) second at the end of April. His final workout will take place on Saturday.

“Royal Ascot is the Olympics of the equestrian field in Europe and I'm very much looking forward to it,” Appleby said. “Coroebus is our star horse on day one and it was always the plan to come here straight from the Guineas.

“His work has been more than pleasing us of late and he's got his final piece of work to do on Saturday; then all being well we'll be there on Tuesday and he'll be the horse they've all got to beat.

“Native Trail came out and won the [G1] Irish Guineas and won it well, it's rock-solid form and as it stands it looks another good Guineas this year.”

Also a winner of the G3 Autumn S. last year, the colt is one of 13 still in the one-mile race on the first day of the five-day stand. He must contend with Group 1 winner Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}), the unbeaten G2 German 2000 Guineas hero Maljoom (Ire) (Caravaggio), G2 Coventry S. victor Berkshire Shadow (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}), G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas second New Energy (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), G2 Champagne S. winner and dual Group 1-placed Bayside Boy (Ire) (New Bay {GB}), and group winners Light Infantry (Fr) (Fast Company {Ire}); and Lusail (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), among others.

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