CORONATION Cup hopeful Karen's Caper (3.45) should not disappoint in the £225,000 one-mile three-year-old fillies' championship standard contest, writes Colin Woods (Janus).

John Gosden's star did exceptionally well in the English 1000 Guineas, finishing fourth to Virginia Waters.

She almost cut her own throat in that race by helping to set a suicidal pace at the head of affairs for the first six furlongs.

The tactics arguably proved to be flawed because it handed the advantage to the come-from-behind merchants in the field; while Karen's Caper, quite palpably, had nothing left when the lactic acid induced pain prevented her from landing the killer punch.

If this purely theoretical analysis is anywhere near the mark, regular rider Jimmy Fortune might just be a shade more circumspect when the 11-runners jostle for position once the stalls fly open on the Knavesmire.

Group 1 races are notorious for ripping the hearts of the fair sex, so it's heartening that Gosden has not been tempted to allow Karen's Caper to be seen in public since the Guineas meeting in May.

It's fairly safe to assume the selection's energy banks are now fully restored to the maximum capacity.

Combined with more restraint over the first half of the contest, it could be all systems go for the filly from Manton, which remains one the most historic and famous training establishments in the UK.

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