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Oaks’ top prospect on Tuesday heads to Irish 1,000 Guineas first | Race News

Tuesday is on course to take on Ireland’s 1,000 Guineas before heading to the Cazoo Oaks.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly finished third in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in what was the third outing of her career.

A full sister to Minding, she has a strong classic pedigree and O’Brien will give her every chance to add her own name to a prestigious honor roll.

With Ryan Moore on Tenebrism at Newmarket, she was ridden by Frankie Dettori, who has partnered several big winners for O’Brien in recent years.

“The first thing Frankie said when he left her after Newmarket was Irish Guineas. We left her and we’ll see after that. She’s not three until the first week of June, so what she’s doing is amazing,” O’Brien said.

“Looking at her in the Guineas you would say she would definitely get a mile and a quarter fine and scream to ride on a trip. She is still just a baby so at the moment we are looking at going to the Irish Guineas with her, then we’ll go to the Oaks, much like her sister did (Minding).

“We’ve done that a lot with the fillies. They’re fit, ready and conditioned, so we’re happy they’re going.

“Some years there’s not as much of a gap between (Irish) Guineas and Epsom, but when there are two weeks you have a chance of doing it if they’ve run or two before.

O’Brien won with the five riders he sent to Chester last week, including slightly surprising Cheshire Oaks winner Thoughts Of June.

“You wouldn’t run Thoughts Of June a mile because she’s a mile and a half filly. She’s a big filly that sits well,” O’Brien said.

“I sent her to Chester to see how she would handle a track like that, and really she was probably too big for Chester. She’s almost 17 hands, but she turned the corner nice and Ryan gave her a great tour. The plan at the moment is to go to Epsom.”

Others in the mix for Epsom include recent Listed winner Concert Hall and Algarve bound Musidora.

“We have Tuesday, Concert Hall is a very strong potential and the Algarve, which opts for the Musidora first as well,” added O’Brien.




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