Monday, June 18, 2012

Channon Snaps up Dettori for Coronation Hope, Laugh Out Loud

The ebullient Frankie Dettori has been booked to partner the appropriately named recent pattern race winner, Laugh Out Loud, in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, on Friday, and looks sure to be amongst the principals, in what is shaping up to be a hot race, writes Elliot Slater.

A good horse always wins the one-mile contest for three-year-old fillies and, whilst she will certainly be facing her stiffest task to date, Mick Channon’s charge, a favourite on the Betfair Horses website, is undoubtedly going the right way.

Dettori is reportedly delighted to have the opportunity to get the best out of her at the Berkshire track. The West Ilsey-based trainer looks to have a particularly strong hand in the race, with his recent Irish 1000 Guineas winner, Samitar (Martin Harley), also likely to be given the green light to take her chance.

Laugh Out Loud, a daughter of Clodovil, only made her racecourse bow in January of this year, when running a promising second at Wolverhampton, after which she followed up with back-to-back victories on the Polytrack at Kempton. 

Thrown in very much at the deep end on her turf debut in the Qipco 1000 Guineas, the filly was far from disgraced in finishing eighth behind Homecoming Queen, and showed the benefit of that experience when justifying favouritism at York’s Dante fixture in the listed Michael Seeley Memorial Stakes over a mile on the Knavesmire.

Channon decided to strike while the iron was hot, and sent Laugh Out Loud over to France for her sixth outing of the season, where she made most of the running and quickened in style approaching the final furlong to beat Mashoora by two lengths in the Group 2 Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly.

That performance entitles the 30,000 guineas purchase to plenty of respect in the Coronation Stakes line-up.
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