Wednesday, 20th Jun 2018
Among Coronation Stakes betting tips, Horsebetting.com experts believe Clemmie is worth a bet to provide trainer Aidan O’Brien with another winner of 1m the Group 1 contest for three-year-old fillies at Royal Ascot on Friday, 22 June. The Irish 1000 Guineas winner, Alpha Centauri, is a formidable opponent and feared most, while the unbeaten Teppal is also a Classic winner and holds solid each-way claims. Read our 2018 Coronation Stakes betting tips preview for full details of why.Clemmie the Coronation Stakes choiceClemmie looks to hold leading claims of providing Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien with a fourth winner of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday, 22 June (16:20). The daughter of Galileo progressed throughout last season, winning her last three races off the campaign in good style. She was particularly impressive in the last of those when landing the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.
Clemmie stayed on strongly to assert near the finish and win going away by 1 3/4 lengths from Different League. That success saw her crowned the leading juvenile filly of 2017 and head the ante betting for this year’s 1000 Guineas.
However, injury ruled her out of the fillies’ Classic at Newmarket, so she belatedly returned to action in the Irish equivalent at The Curragh last month when a never dangerous ninth of 13 to Alpha Centauri. Although beaten 7 3/4 lengths, she was tenderly handled and O’Brien had warned punters before the race that she would badly need the outing.
In the circumstances it wasn’t a bad effort and this has clearly been the target for Clemmie.She remains an exciting prospect and is now sure to be spot on to try and follow in the footsteps of Winter, who landed the spoils 12 months ago for O’Brien. So, taking everything into account, Clemmie looks worth a bet to do just that and head our 2018 Coronation Stakes betting tips.A Classic case can be made for Alpha CentauriAlpha Centauri relished the return to quick going when landing the aforementioned Irish 1000 Guineas in good style, so rates as the obvious danger. The Jessica Harrington trained daughter of Mastercraftsmen appeared to have plenty to do when Could It Be Love kicked clear in the home straight, but responded generously to her rider’s urgings to get up close home and score by 1 3/4 lengths.
Alpha Centauri showed a really good attitude to get the job done and won going away at the end. It was a taking display and she is clearly a top-class filly when she has underfoot conditions to suit. She also ran well at this meeting last year when runner-up to Different league in the Albany Stakes; Alpha Centauri arguably should already be a Royal Ascot winner.
There is every chance that she could confirm the Irish 1000 Guineas form with Clemmie, but unlike that rival had the benefit of a prep run for that Classic, so we fancy O’Brien’s charge to turn around the form now that she has a run under her belt.Teppal bids to maintain unbeaten recordTeppal has also posted Classic winning form and looks sure to make a bold bid to maintain her unbeaten record. David Simcock’s filly scored readily on juvenile debut at Lingfield and went on to follow-up in facile fashion at Kempton by four lengths.
She then took her form to another level on return to action at Longchamp last month when landing the French 1000 Guineas. After being denied a clear run four from home, Teppal was forced to switch out to get daylight.
She then came with a powerful run under jockey Olivier Peslier to score by a short neck. Teppal was always holding the runner-up Coeur De Beaute and it was a terrific effort given how the race panned out. That form commands her the utmost respect and, with Peslier once in again in the saddle, Teppal looks a solid each-way betting option in this.Your Next Bet