Exciting three-year-old filly Alpine Star, whose dual French classic winning granddam East Of The Moon is a half-sister to Vogel Vlei Stud’s successful sire Judpot, showed her class when romping home to a facile four and a quarter length win in Saturday’s G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Jessica Harrington’s filly hadn’t been seen since winning in Ireland last autumn, but there was no problem with her fitness nor her fortitude as she answered jockey Frankie Dettori’s every call to stretch four lengths clear of her rivals.
It was another textbook ride from the Italian (winning the Coronation Stakes for a first time), who stuck to the rail, snuck through on the inside and mastered both Cloak Of Spirits and Quadrilateral, who showed plenty of speed but in the end was pipped for second by American raider Sharing.
Alpine Star, a daughter of Sea The Moon, was slashed for the Oaks after relishing this step up to a mile, and could head to Epsom to take on the likes of Love and Frankly Darling on the back of her smashing victory.
A half-sister to 2018 G1 Coronation Stakes winner and subsequent Cartier Champion Alpha Centauri, Alpine Star has now won three of just four starts with her sole defeat thus far coming on debut.
Her relative, and former Equus Outstanding Stallion, Judpot is currently the sire of 34 stakes horses, including the G1 winners Along Came Polly, Coral Fever, Forest Indigo and Juxtapose.