Coronet In Control In the Jean Romanet

5th at DVL, Gr. Stk, €250,000G1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet (10f)Winner: Coronet (GB), m, 5 by Dubawi (Ire)

Coronet | Scoop Dyga


Narrowly denied in the Morny, Frankie Dettori quickly compensated as he steered the errant TDN Rising Star Coronet (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) to a second career prestige victory in Sunday’s G1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville. Travelling easily under cover in a share of third early, Denford Stud’s G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner was sent to the front with 300 metres remaining where she began to hang markedly left. Always in command despite her diagonal path, the 17-10 favourite held a 3/4-of-a-length margin over With You (GB) (Dansili {GB}) at the line, with Red Tea (GB) (Sakhee) upgrading her profile again 1 3/4 lengths away in third. “This is the sharpest trip for her and she has that weird way of running with her head at an angle, but that’s her,” trainer John Gosden said. “I think she was looking for the better ground there! Hopefully she’ll have one more run, probably in the [Oct. 19 G1 QIPCO British Champions] Fillies and Mares at Ascot.”

Throughout her career, Coronet has set a high standard at this level but has often fallen short in varying degrees behind an elite crew headed by stablemate Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), France’s high-class Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and the likes of Poet’s Word (Ire) (Poet’s Voice {GB}) and Sea of Class (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}). In the last two runnings of Ascot’s QIPCO British Champions] Fillies and Mares S., she has been third and second respectively behind Ballydoyle’s 3-year-old daughters of Galileo in Hydrangea (Ire) and Magical (Ire) and it could be that this is her turn. Despite making life more difficult for herself by not keeping straight here, there was a sense that she was much the best and was only waiting for her opportunity behind the ultimately-disappointing TDN Rising Star Wild Illusion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}).

When she retires, Coronet is precious material for her stud being a descendant of the great matriarch Alruccaba (Ire) (Crystal Palace {Fr}). Her Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial S.-winning dam Approach (GB) (Darshaan {GB}), who was also runner-up in the GII Galaxy S. and G3 May Hill S., is already responsible for the G2 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial-winning and G1 Irish Derby, G1 St Leger and G1 Underwood S.-placed sire Midas Touch (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and the G3 Ballyroan S. third Streetcar To Stars (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}). The second dam is the luminary Last Second (Ire) (Alzao), who captured the G2 Nassau S. and G2 Sun Chariot S. before producing the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and GI Shadwell Turf Mile hero and sire Aussie Rules (Danehill).

Last Second, who is a half to the G3 Doncaster Cup winner Alleluia (GB) (Caerleon), is also the second dam of this stable’s Listed Cocked Hat S.-winning pair Michelangelo (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and Private Secretary (GB) (Kingman {GB}) with the former also running third in the G1 St Leger. Alleluia, who is out of the aforementioned Alruccaba, also produced the G1 Prix Royal-Oak heroine Allegretto (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), while her G1 Moyglare Stud S.-placed half-sister Alouette (GB) (Darshaan {GB}) threw the dual G1 Champion S. heroine Alborada (GB) and the triple German Group 1-winning Albanova (GB) from matings with Last Second’s sire Alzao. Approach has an unraced 2-year-old colt by Kingman (GB) named Arbiter (GB) and a yearling filly by Frankel (GB) who carries the title of Regent (GB).

Sunday, Deauville, France
DARLEY PRIX JEAN ROMANET-G1, €250,000, Deauville, 8-18, 4yo/up, f/m, 10fT, 2:09.95, hy.
1–CORONET (GB), 126, m, 5, by Dubawi (Ire)
1st Dam: Approach (GB) (SW & GSP-Eng, GSP-US, $187,940), by Darshaan (GB)
2nd Dam: Last Second (Ire), by Alzao
3rd Dam: Alruccaba (Ire), by Crystal Palace (Fr)
O/B-Denford Stud Ltd (GB); T-John Gosden; J-Lanfranco Dettori. €142,850. Lifetime Record: MGSW & MG1SP-Eng, 17-6-4-3, €1,367,675. *1/2 to Midas Touch (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), Hwt. 3yo-Ire at 14f+, GSW & G1SP-Ire, G1SP-Eng & Aus, $799,196; and Streetcar to Stars (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), GSP-Ire. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–With You (GB), 126, f, 4, Dansili (GB)–In Clover (GB), by Inchinor (GB). O/B-George Strawbridge (GB); T-Freddy Head. €57,150.
3–Red Tea (GB), 126, m, 6, Sakhee–Maimoona (Ire), by Pivotal (GB). (£4,000 Ylg ’14 DONNOV; £10,500 2yo ’15 DONNOV; 42,000gns 5yo ’18 TATAHI). O-Capel Street Syndicate; B-Sheikh Hamdan bin Maktoum Al Maktoum (GB); T-Joseph O’Brien. €28,575.
Margins: 3/4, 1 3/4, 3/4. Odds: 1.70, 4.10, 34.00.
Also Ran: I Can Fly (GB), Spirit of Nelson (Ire), Wild Illusion (GB), Musis Amica (Ire), Worth Waiting (GB). Scratched: Nisreen (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result or the free catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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