Coronet and Mori renew rivalry in Middleton Stakes

Coronet pips Mori in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot (John Walton/PA)

Coronet and Mori, respective first and second in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot, will meet again in the Betfred Middleton Stakes at York on Thursday.

John Gosden’s Coronet went on to run good races in the Yorkshire Oaks, the St Leger and back at Ascot on Champions Day.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Mori, by Frankel out of Midday, did not progress after Royal Ascot in two outings but she returns having had wind surgery.

Stoute also runs Smart Call, top class in South Africa a few years ago but her career in Europe has yet to really take off.

Jim Bolger sends over Turret Rocks from Ireland, while Henry Candy’s Chain Of Daisies has her first start in Group Two company.

Andrew Balding’s Horseplay and Ed Walker’s Indian Blessing complete the field.