French filly Ervedya to be crowned in Coronation Stakes

French filly Ervedya to be crowned in Coronation Stakes

Ervedya

Ervedya

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Betting Tip: @ 7/2 with betvictor

Classic form usually stands up to be counted in this Group 1 and, even though we are missing the winners of both the English and Irish Guineas, those races are well represented by Lucida and Found, the runner-ups at Newmarket and the Curragh respectively.

The latter has been put in as favourite at around the 2/1 mark and that’s a little surprising as the Newmarket form looks stronger. The winner Legatissimo franked it in no uncertain style when just getting touched off in the Epsom Oaks and Jim Bolger’s filly, a 10/3 shot, should relish today’s faster surface, while Found may need further than a mile on this sort of ground being a daughter of Galileo.

So it’s Lucida of the pair at the prices, but neither may cope with Gallic challenger ERVEDYA, who can also boost strong Classic form having won the French equivalent of the 1000 Guineas. She did it in great style too showing a terrific change of gear when it mattered to mow down Irish Cookie late on, and that bodes well for her Ascot chances as the round course here suits horses who travel well and produce a turn of foot in the straight.

Granted, she has two and a half lengths to find on Found on their running in last October’s Prix Marcel Boussac, but she has improved since and the quicker ground is more in her favour as it will help her see out the trip, and she might even improve for it. Christophe Soumillon rides and he went close to winning this race last year with the same stable’s Lesstalk In Paris, who was beaten less than a length by Rizeena. He’ll be keen to to avenge that narrow defeat.

Betting Tip: @ 7/2 with betvictor

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