QIPCO 1000 Guineas

Newmarket Pattern Racing

Newmarket Pattern Racing - QIPCO 2000 and 1000 Guineas

The fillies version is a much more open affair in comparison to the male equivalent.

Nineteen fillies stand their ground with only two among them having achieved at top level as two year olds.
The field is headed by the George Strawbridge owned and French trained Moonlight Cloud.
Her one defeat came at Lonchamp on Arc day when a good fourth to Wootton Bassett in the Grand Criterium over seven furlongs.
The fact that she took on the colts may have had more to do with her trainers desire to keep at the distance rather than tackling a mile.
Her reappearance at Maisons Laffite where she beat Helleborine by two lengths must have been very satisfactory to connections.
Michael Stoute is represented by Havant.
She is two from two after an easy maiden win and a comfortable victory in the Oh So Sharp Stakes at headquarters.
You can expect that she will have been primed for the task by her shrewd trainer.
If there are any reservations they are her pedigree rather than the ground as she’s by Halling who went on anything.
Memory is an interesting filly having succeeded in the Albany Stakes before stepping up in the Cherry Hinton Stakes.
She travelled to Ireland to take on the best of the Irish in the Moyglare only to disappoint.
Market support would suggest she has overcome her autumnal setbacks.
Hooray won the sponsors money back in the Cheveley Park on good to soft having previously had difficulties when encountering firm ground.
The three principle Irish fillies from the Moyglare all reoppose on Sunday.
Going into the Irish Group 1 Together was the most fancied of the home team.
She had previously started a short priced favourite for the Group 2 Debutante Stakes where she lost her chance by hanging badly on the yielding ground.
The race was won by Laughing Lashes who was chased home by Misty For Me.
In the Moyglare run on good to firm Misty For Me turned the tables on Laughing Lashes with Together closely back in fourth.
There is not a lot between the Irish fillies.
Misty For Me consistently improved with every run and finished the season by adding a second Group 1 when accounting for Helleborine in the Prix Marcel Boussac.
The soft ground of Paris showed her versatility and Aidan O’Brien put her away for this reintroduction.
He pushed on with Together with three further run’s of which the neck second in the Meon Valley Fillies Mile was her best.
Jessica Harrington followed her instincts and like with Pathfork protected her filly for a three year old campaign.
There is form that ties the French, English and Irish challenge.
The Masons Laffite win in April by the French favourite gives Misty For Me a length to find through Helleborine.
Memory’s Moyglare run may just have been on merit putting the French and Irish fillies ahead.
Value then lies in the Irish fillies and in a race where most lack experience at top level it may be well worth siding with the one who could hold it Together when most under pressure.

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4 responses to “QIPCO 1000 Guineas

  1. Very interesting piece on The two Guineas Races.


  2. Very interesting piece on the Guineas Races.


  3. I agree with your call.

    Nice work.


  4. Thank you

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