Gosden enjoys one-two at Royal Ascot

Fri, Jun 22, 2012, 01:00

Racing:Fallen For You led home stable companion Starscope to give John Gosden a one-two in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot as the Aidan O’Brien-trained favourite Homecoming Queen faded after a promising start.

William Buick brought the 12-1 winner through with a swooping challenge in the straight to run out a three-and-a-quarter-length winner. Starscope filled the runner-up spot, with Irish History rounding off the top three.

Fallen For You made a winning reappearance on the all-weather at Kempton before finishing down the field in a Lingfield Group Three.

With 1000 Guineas heroine Homecoming Queen (9-4 favourite) setting a strong pace, Buick was keen to bide his time. It proved a wise move as the pacesetters soon faltered.

The trailblazing tactics that were so effective for Homecoming Queen at Newmarket did not pay off in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and she once again faded quickly.

Irish Guineas winner Samitar fared best of the two Mick Channon-trained runners in fourth.

Two Henry Cecil-trained stablemates fought out the finish to the King Edward VII Stakes, with Thomas Chippendalejust getting the better of Noble Mission.

The runner-up was done no favours inside the final furlong when he was squeezed between Thought Worthy and the eventual winner.

For a long time it looked as though Frankel’s brother Noble Mission would also enter the Ascot roll of honour, but Johnny Murtagh levelled him out to win by half a length at odds of 9-2.

O’Brien’s Astrology, the 8-11 favourite, beat just one home.

Newfangledproved a different class to her opponents in the opening Albany Stakes.

The daughter of New Approach had created a big impression when successful on her Newmarket introduction a fortnight ago and she was a strongly-supported 7-4 favourite to follow up in this six-furlong Group Three.

A smart start meant she was in front from the outset and it was clear after a furlong that she was going to take some catching.

Buick asked his mount to quicken at the halfway stage and she readily put daylight between her rivals in impressive style.

Newfangled passed the post with a comfortable two and a half lengths in hand over Agent Allison, who just denied Premier Steps the runner-up spot.

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