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Alpine Star too good in the Coronation Stakes gives Frankie the clean sweep

20 Jun 2020

Trainer Jessica Harrington scores more Royal Ascot success with superb filly in same race as half sister Alpha Centauri in 2018

Alpine Star completed the set for Frankie Dettori in the Coronation Cup, the only Group 1 he had not previously won at the Royal meeting in his career.

It was also a notable day for Jessica Harrington who followed up half-sister Alpha Centauri’s win in this race in 2018, with a similarly impressive performance in the same colours.

Turning in Run Wild, the pacesetter, began to look vulnerable as three challengers emerged – favourite Quadrilateral, Cloak Of Spirits and Alpine Star. They were almost three in line two furlongs out before Alpine Star delivered her decisive run down the rail and within moments the race was put to bed.

Post-race Frankie Dettori could be heard saying “I’ve conquered Royal Ascot” as he waited for media interviews.