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Royal Ascot - Racing: Homeless Songs in line for Coronation

Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Homeless Songs is set to be heading to Royal Ascot next month after connections confirmed she is likely to be aimed at the Coronation Stakes.

The Dermot Weld-trained filly was an impressive five-and-a-half length winner over Tuesday under Chris Hayes in the Irish Classic on Sunday and is rated at 6/4 for her Ascot target.

Molyglare have Ascot options

Her owner-breeders Moyglare Stud Farm have another leading player for the royal meeting in Gold Cup fancy Kyprios, while Homeless Songs could take on Inspiral, who has yet to run this season, in the Group 1 event on June 17th.

She is also entered in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh the following week, with the one caveat the ground, as connections believe she does not want underfoot conditions to be too quick.

Fiona Craig, bloodstock adviser to Moyglare, said: "She's got so much speed and powered home on Sunday. We want to run her this year, next year - who knows? We wouldn't be jumping into doing anything on fast ground though.

"We think she's very adaptable, but she'd like to get her toe in slightly, without wanting heavy ground. Somewhere in the middle is probably perfect."

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Weld won the Coronation Stakes way back in 1978 with Sutton Place and the race has been won by an Irish-trained horse in three of the last five years.

Irish shine in Coronation Stakes

Winter struck for Aidan O'Brien in 2017, before Jessica Harrington enjoyed victory in the race with Alpha Centauri the following year and Alpine Star in 2020.

Last year's running went to the Andrew Balding-trained Alcohol Free, who then landed the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood later on in the season.

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