Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup
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Group 1, Epsom
£400,000 added, 4yo plus,
1m 4f 10y, Class 1    
Friday 2nd June 2017

Seventh Heaven and Jack Hobbs among 21 confirmations

Seventh Heaven is unlikely to run until the autumn after suffering a setback.

Seventh Heaven
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Seventh Heaven

The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly had been among the leading lights for the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom next week following her five-length stroll in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month.

However, she has been ruled out, with O'Brien expecting her to be sidelined for a lengthy period.

Last year's King George and Breeders' Cup Turf hero Highland Reel and his brother Idaho, who was third in the 2016 Derby, are instead likely to run in the Coronation Cup.

O'Brien said: "Seventh Heaven had a little bit of a setback so she probably won't be back out until the autumn.

"We are thinking that the brothers might go there (Highland Reel and Idaho)."

Aidan O’Brien has won the Investec Coronation Cup seven times since 2005. His seven remaining entries also feature top-class five-year-olds Highland Reel  and Order Of St George, plus US Army Ranger and Idaho, who were second and third respectively in last year’s Investec Derby.

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Godolphin’s four contenders are headed by Jack Hobbs and G1 Coral-Eclipse hero Hawkbill (Charlie Appleby). Prize Money (Saeed bin Suroor), who got the better of Postponed in Dubai earlier this year, is also engaged.

Other high-profile names among the acceptors are last year’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes winner My Dream Boat(Clive Cox) and five-year-old mare Journey (John Gosden), who made short work of her rivals in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot in October.

There could be German representation courtesy of Dschingis Secret (Markus Klug), a six-length winner in G2 company at Cologne earlier this month. The four-year-old was third in the 2016 G1 German Derby and ended the campaign with a seven-length success in the G3 Italian St Leger in October.

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup
£400,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m 4f 10y, Class 1
21 remaining entries
Six-day confirmations & £25,000 supplementary stage May 27, final declarations 10am May 31.

Horse Age Owner Trainer
AIR PILOT 8 Lady Cobham Ralph Beckett
CRIMEAN TATAR (TUR) 4 Vefa Ibrahim Araci Hugo Palmer
DAL HARRAILD 4 St Albans Bloodstock Limited William Haggas
DEAUVILLE (IRE) 4 Fitri Hay/Michael Tabor/Sue Magnier/Derrick Smith Aidan O’Brien IRE
DSCHINGIS SECRET (GER) 4 Horst Pudwill Markus Klug GER
ELBERETH 6 David Taylor Andrew Balding
HAWKBILL (USA) 4 Godolphin Charlie Appleby
HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) 5 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
IDAHO (IRE) 4 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier Aidan O’Brien IRE
JACK HOBBS 5 Godolphin & Partners John Gosden
JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) 4 Tabor/Smith/Magnier/China Horse Club Aidan O’Brien IRE
JOURNEY 5 George Strawbridge John Gosden
MAVERICK WAVE (USA) 6 Godolphin John Gosden
MIDTERM 4 Khalid Abdullah Sir Michael Stoute
MY DREAM BOAT (IRE) 5 Paul & Clare Rooney Clive Cox
ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) 5 Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Lloyd Williams Aidan O’Brien IRE
PRIZE MONEY 4 Godolphin Saeed bin Suroor
RED VERDON (USA) 4 The Hon R J Arculli Ed Dunlop
SEVENTH HEAVEN (IRE) 4 Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor Aidan O’Brien IRE
TO BE WILD (IRE) 4 Carmichael Jennings Hugo Palmer
US ARMY RANGER (IRE) 4 Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith Aidan O’Brien IRE