Veracious in good shape but plans still to be decided for Stoute filly

Former Classic hope ran a big race at Royal Ascot

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Connections of Veracious remain in no hurry to firm up plans for the classy three-year-old after a fine effort in the Coronation Stakes on her belated seasonal debut.

She should have made her reappearance in the Qipco 1000 Guineas, but a setback caused her to miss the fillies’ Classic at Newmarket at the beginning of May, for which she had been a leading fancy.

A hurried preparation saw Sir Michael Stoute’s charge return at Royal Ascot, where was third to the brilliant winner, Alpha Centauri.

“We were thrilled. It was her first run for a long time,” said Chris Richardson, managing director of owner-breeders Cheveley Park Stud.

“She came out of the race well. Still no plans as to where we go, but we’re very happy with her.

“It was a bit of a rush to get her there. She had a setback just before the Guineas, so we just want to make sure we get it right this time.”

Veracious holds Group One entries in the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Lepardstown in September.

Veracious in good shape but plans still to be decided for Stoute filly
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