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A bumper field of 14 fillies have been declared for the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday.
Aidan O’Brien launches a twin assault on the race with Tenebrism and Tuesday prominent in Paddy Power’s betting for the 3.40pm.
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Discoveries is the other leading Irish contender while Malavath and Zellie are sent over from France in an attempt to plunder one of the biggest prizes of the season.
We’ve gone through the field to aid your research if you’re planning to have a punt on the 1000 Guineas.
Trainer: Roger Varian Jockey: David Egan Draw: 12
Confirmed the promise of her sole 2-y-o start when a good winner of a 7f maiden here 18 days ago. This is obviously a massive step up in class but she’s a filly with a good deal of potential.
Trainer: George Boughey Jockey: James Doyle Draw: 3
Highly tried after making a winning debut here and emerged with plenty of credit when hitting the frame in C&D Fillies’ Mile and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in the autumn. Arrives on the back of a positive prep win in the Nell Gywn here (7f) so expected to make her presence felt.
Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington Jockey: Shane Foley Draw: 6
Sister to Alpha Centauri and closely related to Alpine Star, both high-class milers. Edged out Tuesday in maiden at the Curragh and took a big step forward when winning Moyglare Stud there on final 2-y-o start. Is a fine physical specimen and appeals as the type to do even better at 3 yrs.
Trainer: Mick Channon Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa Draw: 1
Has done remarkably well from humble beginnings but she’s not up to this level.
Trainer: David Loughnane Jockey: Rossa Ryan Draw: 8
Saw off Cachet to win the Rockfel here (7f) in September before finishing a creditable fifth in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf at Del Mar. However, just respectable 4¼ lengths third (under a 3 lb penalty) to Cachet in Nell Gwyn here on return so has work to do.
Trainer: G. M. Lyons Jockey: C. T. Keane Draw: 2
Landed a Leopardstown maiden in impressive fashion in June and took a small step forward when 2¾ lengths second of 5 in Group 3 there a month later. Took form to another level when 6-length winner of listed race at Dundalk on return. This demands plenty more, but she remains with potential.
Trainer: Francis-Henri Graffard Jockey: Christophe Soumillon Draw: 7
Progressed well at 2 yrs, overcoming the rise in class when winning Group 2 at Chantilly (6f, soft) in October. Proved stamina for this trip with an excellent second in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and made a very satisfactory reappearance when beating Zellie in Group 3 at Deauville. Player.
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Trainer: James Ferguson Jockey: Cieren Fallon Draw: 11
Made a winning start in impressive fashion at Haydock in July and improved her form a chunk when following up in Group 3 at Goodwood. Excellent fourth in Fillies’ Mile over C&D despite signs of greenness and probably best to forgive her run in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Trainer: Ralph Beckett Jockey: Rob Hornby Draw: 9
Likeable filly who was steadily progressive last year, ending the season with a fine second in the Fillies’ Mile (16/1) at this C&D (good to soft), making most and finishing in front a few of these. Not to be underestimated at a big price.
Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: David Probert Draw: 13
Won first 3 starts, notably Albany at Royal Ascot and Group 2 on the July Course. Good placed efforts in Lowther at York and Cheveley Park here since but needs to improve for the step up to 1m to trouble the principals (raced only at 6f).
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore Draw: 5
Overcame inexperience to make a winning debut at Naas and produced a remarkable performance on just her second start when swooping from off the pace to win Cheveley Park here (6f, good to firm) 6 months later. Dam’s side of pedigree offers encouragement she’ll stay this far so bold bid expected.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Frankie Dettori Draw: 4
Highly-regarded sister to 1000 Guineas winner Minding who was only just edged out by the more experienced Discoveries at the Curragh on sole 2-y-o start. Landed the odds with a good deal to spare in 17-runner maiden at Naas on return and remains open to significant improvement.
Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick Draw: 14
Quickly made up into a useful filly last season, the highlight of which was her Grade 1 success in Canada. Behind a few of these when fifth in the Fillies’ Mile over C&D on final 2-y-o start but booked her place for this when winning the Fred Darling at Newbury on return.
Trainer: A. Fabre Jockey: Tom Marquand Draw: 10
Out of a half-sister to 1000 Guineas winner Speciosa. Showed much-improved form to win the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp (1m, soft) on her final 2-y-o start and made a respectable return when 1½ lengths second to Malavath in Group 3 at Deauville (7f). Return to 1m will suit and not taken lightly.
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