Coronation Cup First Up For Alpinista

Kirsten Rausing's Alpinista will resume in the Coronation Cup | Amy Lynam/ITM

Three-time Group 1 winner Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will step out in the June 3 G1 Cazoo Coronation Cup at Epsom for her first start of the year, according to trainer Sir Mark Prescott. Raced by breeder Kirsten Rausing, the 5-year-old delivered five victories in five starts in 2021, including three straight German Group 1s: August's Grosser Preis von Berlin, September's Preis von Europa and the Grosser Preis von Bayern on Nov. 7.

Prescott said, “She is fine and we intend to run her in the Coronation Cup. We have no intention of running her before–but as you know, it always goes wrong–our intention is to start in the Coronation Cup and end in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and what we do in between we are not quite certain, but that is the aim.

“I don't think she is particularly ground dependent, but I would avoid extremes.”

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