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The Irish 1000 Guineas will see Tahiyra and Meditate face off on track for the third time in their fledgling careers.
Tahiyra, who will bid to give trainer Dermot Weld successive victories in the race, got the better of Meditate in last season’s Moyglare Stud Stakes before placing second in the 1000 Guineas while her rival trailed home in sixth at Newmarket earlier this month.
Weld and Ballydoyle master Aidan O’Brien are also represented by Tarawa and Jackie Oh respectively in the Curragh Classic. Aspen Grove, Breege, Comhra, Dower House, Eternal Silence and You Send Me complete the field for Sunday’s 15:50.
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Irish 1000 Guineas tips
Timeform: It’s hard to look beyond TAHIYRA, who was so impressive when brushing Meditate aside in the Moyglare here last term and she was well clear of the rest when touched off by Mawj in the English 1000 Guineas on return at Newmarket. This will be just her fourth career start, so it’s reasonable to anticipate improvement. Stablemate Tarawa looks promising and she is preferred to the Aidan O’Brien-trained duo Meditate and Jackie Oh.
Irish 1000 Guineas runners
Trainer: J. A. Stack Jockey: M. A. Enright Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 10
Useful filly. C&D winner. Good 2½ lengths third of 11 to Zarinsk in Cornelscourt Stakes at Leopardstown (8f, heavy, 25/1) 21 days ago. Looks up against it at this level.
Trainer: John Quinn Jockey: Jason Hart Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 6
Useful filly. Good 6½ lengths fifth of 12 to Blue Rose Cen in Prix Marcel Boussac (25/1) at Longchamp (8f, soft). Off 7 months and she would be a surprise winner.
Trainer: J. S. Bolger Jockey: R. P. Cleary Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 3
Fairly useful filly. 22/1, creditable 4½ lengths fifth of 11 to Zarinsk in Cornelscourt Stakes at Leopardstown (8f, heavy) 21 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time. Difficult ask.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: W. M. Lordan Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 7
Fairly useful filly. Creditable 2½ lengths third of 14 to Indian Wish in listed race at Gowran (9.4f, good to soft, 15/2) 25 days ago, met some trouble. Tongue strap on for 1st time. Seemingly Aidan O’Brien’s third-string.
Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington Jockey: Shane Foley Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 8
Thrice-raced maiden. 6¾ lengths third of 11 to Tahiyra in Moyglare Stud Stakes at this course (7f, heavy, 50/1), running on. Off 8 months. Should progress but minor place claims if likely the best she can hope for.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Seamie Heffernan Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 4
Twice-raced winner. Winner at Naas in March. ¾-length second of 7 to Village Voice in listed race at Navan (10f, heavy, 11/10) 36 days ago, slowly away. Open to improvement.
Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 2
Smart filly. Course winner. Below form 11¼ lengths sixth of 20 to Mawj in 1000 Guineas at Newmarket (8f, soft, 5/1) 21 days ago. Fair bit to find with Tahiyra on that evidence.
Trainer: D. K. Weld Jockey: C. D. Hayes Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 1
Course winner. ½-length second of 20 to Mawj in 1000 Guineas at Newmarket (8f, soft, 6/4) 21 days ago, just failing. Remains open to improvement and she will prove hard to beat.
Trainer: D. K. Weld Jockey: William James Lee Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 5
Thrice-raced winner. 1¼ lengths second of 11 to Zarinsk in Cornelscourt Stakes (15/2) at Leopardstown (8f, heavy) 21 days ago, conceding first run. Open to progress and while she is clearly the stable second-string behind Tahiyra, this filly is not without each-way hope.
You Send Me
Trainer: J. A. Stack Jockey: C. T. Keane Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 9
Thrice-raced winner. 1 win from 2 runs this year. Winner at Cork in April. ½-length second of 6 to Power Under Me in Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown (8f, heavy, 6/1) 21 days ago, having run of race. Needs to raise her game.
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