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Maybe doubtful for Coronation Stakes

ESPN staff
June 20, 2012
Maybe (R) was third in the 1000 Guineas © PA Photos

Maybe looks unlikely to run in Friday's Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot - despite being one of 12 declared for the race.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly was considered one of the leading contenders for the Coronation, having placed third in the 1000 Guineas and fifth in the Investec Oaks.

O'Brien's wife Annemarie tweeted: "Maybe is a doubtful runner in Friday's Coronation Stakes due to a stone bruise."

Before the news broke, there was little separating Homecoming Queen, another O'Brien filly, and Maybe at the head of the betting.

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