Upbeat O'Donoghue says more to come from Alpha Centauri
Colm O'Donoghue was unable to provide Jessica Harrington with a first Royal Ascot winner last week but is convinced the best is yet to come from the giant filly Alpha Centauri and believes there is better to come from Brother Bear as well.
Alpha Centauri lost her unbeaten record in the Albany when going down by a neck to Different League but she was three lengths clear of the rest of the field and O'Donoghue thinks she will have even more to offer when she steps up in trip.
O'Donoghue said: "Alpha Centauri ran a great race and did very little wrong. She won her first two races really easily so this was the first time she was asked to race and that probably cost her.
"The winner [Different League] is a very fast filly, while my filly will be even better when she goes out in trip and is still a filly with a very bright future."
Brother Bear was sent off 4-1 favourite for the Coventry but had to settle for fourth behind Rajasinghe, as his waywardness in the final furlong proved very costly.
"Brother Bear was not beaten far in the end at all and that was the disappointing bit as he was bang there. He is a lovely colt and one we are very much looking forward to for the rest of the season," O'Donoghue said.