POTENTIAL superstar Alpha Centauri will face just six rivals in Friday’s Falmouth Stakes as she looks to make it a hat-trick of Group 1’s.
Jessica Harrington’s filly was arguably the standout performer at Royal Ascot when she demolished the field in the Coronation Stakes and broke the track record.
It looks as if that performance has scared off a number of rivals and she’ll be a very warm order heading into Friday’s Group 1.
Aidan O’Brien runs Clemmie, who has seen her season interrupted due to a setback in the spring but may still be Alpha Centauri’s main rival.
She has been well behind Alpha Centauri in her two races so far this term.
Mark Johnston has two contenders, last year’s Lowther winner Threading, and Nyaleti; winner of the German Guineas this season.
The only older fillies running are Saeed bin Suroor’s Arabian Hope, a Group Three winner in Turkey last year, and Mick Channon’s Opal Tiara, who claimed an Irish a Group Two last time out.
Roger Varian’s Altyn Orda completes the septet.
Alpha Centauri is the clear odds-on favourite with Threading next in line at 7-1.
Clemmie, Nyaleti and Opal Tiara are all available at double figure prices.