Saturday 15th September
Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares) (Outer Track)
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This should be a lap of honour for ALPHA CENTAURI who has been quite superb in Britain and France since her Irish 1,000 Guineas triumph.
One of the stars of the season, arriving here on the back of four straight Group 1 victories. She simply cruised away at Deauville on her latest start and is thirteen pounds clear of her rivals on ratings. Shouldn't be for catching.
Outstanding filly in her age-group this season, looks head and shoulders above these
|12 Aug 18||Deauville||1m GS||G1||8-9||1/11||Recoletos (2½L)||9/10F||-||124|
|13 Jul 18||Newmarket (July)||1m GF||G1||8-12||1/7||Altyn Orda (4½L)||4/9F||122||124|
|22 Jun 18||Ascot||1m GF||3yG1||9-0||1/12||Threading (6L)||11/4F||116||124|
|27 May 18||Curragh||1m Gd||3yG1||9-0||1/13||Could It Be Love (1¾L)||12/1||108||114|
|14 Apr 18||Leopardstown||7f Hy||3yG3||9-0||10/13||Who's Steph (11L)||7/1||109||76|
|10 Sep 17||Curragh||7f Sft/Hy||2yG1||9-0||5/8||Happily (6½L)||2/1F||108||96|
Ended her two-year-old season when winning the Cheveley Park at Newmarket, nowhere near that form in three runs this year. Signs of better when third in the Falmouth last time, but she was five lengths behind Alpha Centauri.
Got closer to Alpha Centauri when third in the Falmouth Stakes than in previous clashes
|13 Jul 18||Newmarket (July)||1m GF||G1||8-12 t||3/7||Alpha Centauri (5½L)||6/1||111||111|
|22 Jun 18||Ascot||1m GF||3yG1||9-0 t||5/12||Alpha Centauri (12L)||4/1||114||96|
|27 May 18||Curragh||1m Gd||3yG1||9-0 t||9/13||Alpha Centauri (7¾L)||13/2||115||96|
|30 Sep 17||Newmarket||6f GS||2yG1||9-0 t||1/11||Different League (1¾L)||15/8F||108||114|
|14 Jul 17||Newmarket (July)||6f GF||2yG2||9-0 t||1/8||Nyaleti (1¾L)||11/8F||-||107|
|2 Jul 17||Curragh||6f Gd||2yG3||9-0 t||1/8||Butterscotch (2¾L)||6/4F||-||107|
Group 3 winner at Newbury on only her third start, failing to mix it at higher levels since. Latest second in a Group 3 at Tipperary was a solid effort, but even that form leaves her a long way behind almost all these rivals.
Second in a Group 3 at Tipperary last month, in action at Doncaster on Friday
|30 Aug 18||Tipperary||7.5f Gd/Y||G3||9-3||2/13||One Master (½L)||10/1||102||106|
|18 Aug 18||Newbury||7f Gd||G2||8-12||6/8||Sir Dancealot (6¼L)||25/1||103||94|
|3 Aug 18||Goodwood||7f GF||G3||9-0||11/16||Pretty Baby (4¾L)||16/1||103||93|
|6 May 18||Newmarket||1m GF||3yG1||9-0||10/15||Billesdon Brook (13½L)||20/1||105||84|
|21 Apr 18||Newbury||7f GS||3yG3||9-0||1/11||Tajaanus (1¼L)||10/1||-||104|
|30 Mar 18||Bath||5.5f Sft||43yNv||8-11||1/9||Grandma Tilly (4½L)||11/4||-||79|
Well-held by Alpha Centauri in the Irish 1000 Guineas, prior to a narrow defeat by Laurens at Chantilly in June (finished fourth in a bunched finish). Each-way claims on that form, though Ryan Moore prefers Magical.
Third to Alpha Centauri in Irish 1,000 Guineas, fourth to Laurens in the Prix de Diane
|7 Jul 18||Sandown||1m 2f GF||G1||8-8 t||5/7||Roaring Lion (4½L)||11/2||112||111|
|17 Jun 18||Chantilly||1m 2.5f GS||3yG1||9-0||4/13||Laurens (½L)||71/10||-||109|
|27 May 18||Curragh||1m Gd||3yG1||9-0 t||3/13||Alpha Centauri (2½L)||5/4F||113||108|
|6 May 18||Newmarket||1m GF||3yG1||9-0 t||3/15||Billesdon Brook (2¼L)||11/4F||113||110|
|3 Nov 17||Del Mar||1m Fm||2yG1||8-10 t||14/14||Rushing Fall (16½L)||9/4F||-||72|
|1 Oct 17||Chantilly||1m Sft||2yG1||8-10||1/6||Olmedo (1¼L)||6/5F||-||112|
Gutsy filly who is a three-time Group 1 winner, not staying the 1m 4f trip on her latest start. Should be happier back at the mile trip, but even her peak form leaves her well short of Alpha Centauri. Should make a bold bid from the front.
Prix de Diane winner should benefit from drop back in trip after Yorkshire Oaks sixth
|23 Aug 18||York||1m 4f GF||G1||8-12||6/8||Sea Of Class (8L)||3/1||113||105|
|17 Jun 18||Chantilly||1m 2.5f GS||3yG1||9-0||1/13||Musis Amica (nk)||76/10||-||110|
|27 May 18||Longchamp||1m 2f GS||3yG1||9-0||1/5||With You (shd)||7/10F||-||109|
|6 May 18||Newmarket||1m GF||3yG1||9-0||2/15||Billesdon Brook (1¾L)||7/1||113||111|
|13 Oct 17||Newmarket||1m Gd||2yG1||9-0||1/11||September (nse)||10/1||-||113|
|14 Sep 17||Doncaster||1m GS||2yG2||9-0||1/8||Dark Rose Angel (hd)||11/4F||-||106|
Took advantage of a good opportunity when winning a weak Group 3 at Naas earlier in the campaign, safely held in that grade on her last two starts. Has no obvious claims upped into this grade.
Sixth to Alpha Centauri in the Irish 1,000 Guineas, subsequent Group 3 form unconvincing
|30 Aug 18||Tipperary||7.5f Gd/Y||G3||9-3||10/13||One Master (10L)||8/1||104||82|
|8 Jul 18||Fairyhouse||7f GF||G3||9-3||4/7||Xenobia (2¾L)||100/30||104||97|
|27 May 18||Curragh||1m Gd||3yG1||9-0||6/13||Alpha Centauri (5L)||25/1||101||103|
|7 May 18||Naas||7f Gd/Y||G3||8-11||1/6||Xenobia (¾L)||9/2||96||101|
|29 Sep 17||Newmarket||7f GS||2yG2||9-0||8/10||Juliet Capulet (6½L)||4/1||-||92|
|9 Sep 17||Leopardstown||7f Gd/Y||2yMd||9-0||1/18||Bye Bye Baby (nk)||6/1||-||90|
Group 1 placed as a two-year-old, building on a disappointing return this campaign when easily winning a Group 2 at the Curragh. That wasn't the strongest contest, but her peak form puts her in the hunt for the forecast slot.
Former smart juvenile got career back on track with Curragh win, likely second or third
|22 Jul 18||Curragh||1m 1f GF||G2||9-0||1/7||I'm So Fancy (2¾L)||5/4F||111||109|
|15 Apr 18||Longchamp||1m Hy||3yG3||9-0 b1||4/8||Musis Amica (2¼L)||19/5||-||104|
|13 Oct 17||Newmarket||1m Gd||2yG1||9-0||4/11||Laurens (3¾L)||15/8F||111||104|
|1 Oct 17||Chantilly||1m Sft||2yG1||8-11||4/7||Wild Illusion (1¾L)||6/4||-||110|
|10 Sep 17||Curragh||7f Sft/Hy||2yG1||9-0||2/8||Happily (shd)||9/4||109||112|
|20 Aug 17||Curragh||7f Sft||2yG2||9-0||1/8||Happily (1¼L)||11/1||-||110|