Sky Lantern gets the verdict

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It should pay to keep the faith with Sky Lantern as she clashes with old adversary Just The Judge once again in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Just half a length separated the pair in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, but punters have taken the view runner-up Just The Judge can have her revenge this time.

However, despite her subsequent Irish 1000 Guineas win, preference is still for Richard Hannon’s Sky Lantern, who has been kept fresh for this assignment.

A Group One winner in a busy juvenile campaign, Sky Lantern shrugged off a disappointing return to action when powering out of the dip at Headquarters to grab the prize in the dying strides.

Both fillies enjoyed a clear passage that day and while Just The Judge had evidently improved for the run in Ireland, there is no reason to think Sky Lantern is not capable of a little extra herself.

Hannon’s charge appears able to handle most types of ground and she is the choice here, with Purr Along a likely placegetter.

Greatwood could be worth another chance in the King Edward VII Stakes despite disappointing in the Dante Stakes last time.

Rerouted to York after a planned run at Lingfield was abandoned at the last minute, nothing went right for Greatwood on the Knavesmire after he was slow to break.

Pushed to make up the lost ground, he paid for his early efforts in the straight and faded right out of it to tail home seventh of the eight runners.

He had previously run well in a hot race at Newmarket and should be given an opportunity to redeem himself in this Group Two heat.

Joyeuse will bring the house down if she triumphs in the Albany Stakes for Lady Cecil.

A half-sister to Frankel, Joyeuse looked a really smart juvenile when winning at Lingfield, running green enough before the penny really dropped in the closing stages. She eventually ran out a stylish winner.