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The fillies take centre stage in the 1000 Guineas at 3.40pm on Sunday May 2 and Paddy Power News has the ultimate runner-by-runner guide for the second Classic of the flat season.
Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: Oisin Murphy
Cheveley Park winner over 6f here last September. Didn’t have to reproduce that when scrambling home in Fred Darling at Newbury on return and there have to be stamina doubts now stepping up to 1m.
Trainer: Richard Fahey Jockey: Paul Hanagan
Won a Sandown listed and French Group 2 over 7f last summer. Perhaps unsuited by heavy ground when no more than a respectable fourth in Marcel Boussac at Longchamp final start. Cheekpieces added.
Trainer: Ralph Beckett Jockey: Rossa Ryan
Had a 4-6 record last year, bagging valuable Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar before ending her campaign with 7f Chantilly Group 3 success (both heavy). Fair bit more needed at this level, though.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Frankie Dettori
Naas Group 3 winner last summer who acquitted herself well at the highest level in the autumn, third in Fillies’ Mile before second in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Big player.
Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Tom Marquand
Runner-up in Queen Mary, Lowther and Flying Childers last term so wasn’t gaining a pattern success out of turn when landing Group 3 Nell Gwyn here (7f) on reappearance. 1m not sure to suit her.
Trainer: Jane Chapple-Hyam Jockey: Adam Kirby
Successful over 7f here on both juvenile starts, the latter Group 3 Oh So Sharp. Lost unbeaten record but improved again when chasing home Sacred in Nell Gwyn on reappearance. 1m likely to suit her.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore
Created good impression making winning debut in big field at the Curragh last autumn. Lacks experience but clearly very highly regarded by yard which has won of 4 of the last 5 runnings of this.
Trainer: Sylvester Kirk Jockey: P. J. McDonald
Placed twice at Group 3 level last summer but behind a few of these rivals when seventh in Nell Gwyn on reappearance. 1m ought to suit but still a surprise were she up to the task.
Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: Robert Havlin
Shock winner of the Sweet Solera (July Course) for Kevin Ryan last year but limitations exposed later in season and she was 4¾ lengths Sacred when fifth with in Nell Gwyn on yard debut/return.
Trainer: Martyn Meade Jockey: William Buick
Newbury maiden winner in the mud last autumn. Improved a good deal on that form when just failing to peg back Alcohol Free in Fred Darling on reappearance. May have more to come, particularly at 1m.
Trainer: K. J. Condon Jockey: William James Lee
Debut winner at the Curragh last July. Wasn’t beaten that far into fifth in Group 1 Moyglare on next start and perhaps heavy ground was against her when behind Fev Rover in Marcel Boussac.
Trainer: Charlie Fellowes Jockey: Jamie Spencer
Looked good when making a winning start with plenty in hand at Newcastle in November. Did very well from too far back when 2¼ lengths third to Alcohol Free and Statement in Fred Darling on return.
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