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“It’s over quicker, which is great,” Jessica Harrington said after winning the Coronation Stakes with Alpha Centauri here on Friday, when asked about the difference between racing on the Flat and over jumps. On that basis her latest Group One win on the Flat must have been her idea of the perfect race, as it was over almost before it had started in earnest.
Alpha Centauri was one of three 1,000 Guineas winners in the field for the feature race on Friday, but she was travelling much better than any of her opponents from the start and was still cruising on the bridle as they lined up for home with just over two furlongs to run.
Written by Greg Wood at Royal Ascot
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/22/alpha-centauri-coronation-stakes-royal-ascot-jessica-harrington under the title “Alpha Centauri stamps her class on Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.