1000 Guineas tips and runner-by-runner guide to Newmarket 3.40 on Sunday

Some fab fillies on show here.

Tahiyra and Meditate


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Tahiyra is the headline name among the 20 runners set to contest the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Dermot Weld’s stable star got the better of Ballydoyle’s top prospect Mediate in last season’s Moyglare Stud Stakes to establish herself as the leading juvenile filly and the pair will face off once again in the second Classic of the British Flat season.

Other notable names in Sunday’s 15:40 include recent Nell Gwyn heroine Mammas Girl and Ralph Beckett’s unbeaten filly Remarquee while Frankie Dettori is booked on Cheveley Park scorer Lezoo.

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1000 Guineas tips

Timeform: TAHIYRA looked very good when comfortably accounting for Meditate in the Moyglare and is selected to prove too strong for her old rival again, although Aidan O’Brien’s filly was well suited by the step up to 1m in the Breeders’ Cup and may get a bit closer this time. The fact Remarquee still looked far from the finished article in the Fred Darling raises a few doubts about how she’ll handle the Dip but she must be highly talented and is third choice ahead of Dream of Love.

1000 Guineas runners


Big improver last autumn, bagging a C&D listed race (soft) in October. Yard going well but she’ll need to advance her form considerably again to play a prominent role here.

Trainer: Jack Channon Jockey: Connor Beasley Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Dance In The Grass

Looked good when winning first 2 starts (both 7f Sandown, latter a listed) but rather disappointing when stepped up to Group 2 level in 2 subsequent outings. Outsider back from 7 months off.

Trainer: Charlie Johnston Jockey: Joe Fanning Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Dream Of Love

Won a 7f course maiden on debut last October and third to Caernarfon in a C&D listed 3 weeks later. Improved again when short-headed by Mawj in a 7f Meydan conditions event in January, making eye-catching late headway from too far back. Interesting runner.

Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs


Left debut form behind when comfortably off the mark at Wolverhampton (7f) in November. Progressed again when 4¼ lengths fourth of 12 to Remarquee in Fred Darling at Newbury (7f, heavy) on reappearance 15 days ago, nearest finish. More to come now stepping up to 1m.

Trainer: Owen Burrows Jockey: Daniel Muscutt Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Fairy Cross

Quickly developed into a useful performer at 2 yrs, landing the Prestige at Goodwood on her final outing. Creditable 2¾ lengths second of 15 to Mammas Girl in Nell Gwyn over 7f here 18 days ago but Buick sides with Dream of Love now.

Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: James Doyle Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs


Ulysses filly who landed a 7f course novice on debut last autumn and reappeared with a promising 4¼ lengths fourth of 15 to Mammas Girl in Nell Gwyn over that same C&D. 1m will suit and definitely capable of better again.

Trainer: Clive Cox Jockey: Rossa Ryan Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs


Only defeat at 2 came when edged out by Mawj in the Duchess of Cambridge at the July meeting, winning the Group 1 Cheveley Park over 6f here on final start by ¾ length from Meditate (Mawj another ¾ length back in third). Major stamina doubts now stepping up to 1m, though.

Trainer: Ralph Beckett Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Mammas Girl

7f course novice winner on debut last autumn and much improved when returning to make it 2-2 in the 15-runner Nell Gwyn back here last month, beating Fairy Cross by 2¾ lengths, although she may have been helped by getting cover from the headwind. Likely to stay 1m.

Trainer: Richard Hannon Jockey: Kevin Stott Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Matilda Picotte

Useful filly who was placed in the Lowther at York before winning a 6f course listed last October. Showed she’s trained on well when 2½ lengths second to Never Ending Story in 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown (7f, heavy) on reappearance 35 days ago. Likely vulnerable here, though.

Trainer: Kieran Patrick Cotter Jockey: Ronan Whelan Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs


Smart juvenile last season, beating Lezoo to win Duchess of Cambridge and 1½ lengths third to that rival in Cheveley Park. Got first run when just holding on from Dream of Love on 7f Meydan return but right back to best when slamming Fairy Cross over 1m there next time.

Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor Jockey: Oisin Murphy Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs


Second to Tahiyra in the Moyglare and Lezoo in the Cheveley Park but gained a Group 1 success of her own in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in November, proving well suited by the step up to 1m. Much respected for stable with outstanding record in this.

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Naomi Lapaglia

Made a winning start to her career in a 1m Kempton novice in November. Potentially useful but she’s very much pitched in at the deep end on reappearance.

Trainer: Richard Spencer Jockey: Kieran Shoemark Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Olivia Maralda

Useful at up to 7f last year for Michael O’Callaghan. Possible she can go on to better things for new yard but a big step forward will be required for her to get very competitive here.

Trainer: Roger Varian Jockey: David Egan Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Polly Pott

Got on a real roll for Harry Dunlop last summer, taking the big jump from nurseries to Group company in her stride when springing a 40/1 surprise in May Hill at Doncaster. Not in quite the same form when 7 lengths fourth in Fillies’ Mile over C&D final start. Returns for new trainer Ben Pauling.

Trainer: Ben Pauling Jockey: Jim Crowley Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs


Made winning debut in 5f maiden at the 2022 Craven meeting. Not seen again until finishing third in a 7f conditions race at this year’s Craven meeting. Capable of better but this a very big ask.

Trainer: Richard Hannon Jockey: Sean Levey Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Queen Me

Placed in Group 2 Lowther at York and Group 3 Firth of Clyde at Ayr after making a winning debut at Haydock last summer (all 6f, good). Potential for better again at 3 but she’s no certainty to stay this 1m trip on breeding

Trainer: Kevin Ryan Jockey: Mickael Barzalona Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs


Looked very useful when making a winning debut at Salisbury last September and more than confirmed those impressions when getting on top late on to edge out Stenton Glider in the Fred Darling at Newbury (7f, heavy), despite still showing signs of greenness. Good prospect.

Trainer: Ralph Beckett Jockey: Rob Hornby Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Stenton Glider

Chester novice winner on debut and left that form well behind when pushing Remarquee close in the Fred Darling at Newbury (7f, heavy) on her reappearance. Plenty to like about that performance and further progress likely after just 2 starts.

Trainer: Hugo Palmer Jockey: Tom Marquand Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

Sweet Harmony

Fourth in the Rockfel here on her final 2yo start and reappeared with a creditable 6½ lengths seventh of 15 to Mammas Girl in Nell Gwyn 18 days ago. Well short of the required standard here, though.

Trainer: Richard Spencer Jockey: Billy Loughnane Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs


Half-sister to the high-class Tarnawa and could be equally talented herself judged on her 2¼-length defeat of Meditate in the Moyglare at the Curragh on just her second start. Hugely exciting prospect who can make it 3-3.

Trainer: D. K. Weld Jockey: Chris Hayes Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs

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