Royal Ascot News: No secret Cachet will take on Homeless Songs in Coronation Stakes

There's a mouthwatering clash in store in the Coronation Stakes at Ascot on Friday, June 17 as George Boughey's Cachet takes on Dermot Weld's Homeless Songs.

It looks all go for English Vs Irish 1000 Guineas winners Cachet and Homeless Songs in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday, June 17.

George Boughey stunned Classic watchers by following a win in the Nell Gwyn Stakes with victory in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in earlier this month.

Dermot Weld's Homeless Songs meanwhile, hosed up at the Curragh in the Irish version to put five and half lengths between herself and Aidan O'Brien's Tuesday in second.

Cachet is owned by one of the Highclere Racing syndicates and the managing director Harry Herbert reports the three-year-old filly in fine fettle ahead of carrying the blue silks at Royal Ascot on June 17.

Aclaim filly cachet was only touched off by a head in the Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches which the French equivalent at ParisLongchamp so goes to Ascot full of confidence.

The potential tussle between the two star fillies in the Group 1, one mile Coronation Stakes at Ascot has racing fans salivating and with the added spice of such talented females as the Gosdens' Inspiral and Ralph Beckett's Prosperous Voyage taking their chances.

Mikel Delzangles' Mangoustine, who beat Cachet, in the French 1000 Guineas is also entered with the Dark Angel filly looking to serve it up to the domestic challengers.

"The winner of the Irish Guineas was mightily impressive - seriously, seriously good," said Herbert, Highclere's managing director.

"We'll have our work cut out in the Coronation, but Cachet has had the most wonderful season so far, she's very tough and has bounced out of France as well as she's bounced out of any of her races.

"George couldn't be happier with her. She cantered back for the first time this morning after a nice little break and looks terrific.

"What a dream filly she is and all roads lead to the Coronation at this stage."

While conscious of the attributes of Homeless Songs, Herbert isn't shirking the challenge.

He added: "It looks a fabulous race and we're looking forward to it - this is what it's all about.

"We'll take on the best around and see how we go. It's not gone badly so far!"

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