Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Spacious set to wear the Coronation crown

Spacious can prove best of the Cheveley Park Stud-owned runners in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The owners have enjoyed three wins in the mile heat over the last 10 years and they also send out Infallible as they chase a fourth victory.

However, it is the James Fanshawe-trained Spacious who looks the pick of the duo after her second place behind Natagora in the 1000 Guineas.

Having her first start of the season, Spacious just lost out to a race-fit rival but there was much to like about the way she stayed on out of the Dip to finish half a length in arrears.

A number of her rivals, including Infallible, finished behind that day and Spacious can confirm the form given her thoroughly progressive profile.

She may not be available at overly generous odds but she certainly boasts the best credentials.

Similar comments can be applied to Bronze Cannon, who takes his chance in the richly-endowed King Edward VII Stakes tomorrow..

Connections bypassed a possible Vodafone Derby bid in favour of this contest and that decision can bear fruit as he is certainly the pick on the book.

Twice a winner on the all-weather at the backend of last year, Bronze Cannon showed he is a force to be reckoned with when beating subsequent Derby fourth Doctor Fremantle on his seasonal bow.

He then followed up in a Newmarket handicap and although it was not the most competitive heat, Bronze Cannon could do little more than win in comfortable fashion.