Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas
Group 1, Curragh 16:10
€350,000 added,
3yo fillies only, 1m   
Sunday 26th May 2019

Roger Varian’s Qabala has been supplemented for a rematch with Hermosa on Sunday.

Winner of the Nell Gwyn on her seasonal return, she was strongly fancied for the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and stayed on to finish third as the 7-2 favourite behind the Aidan O’Brien-trained Hermosa.

Varian has been happy with her at home since and feels she warrants another chance to win a Classic.

“Qabala has impressed us since running a very good race in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket where I felt she was a touch unlucky not to finish closer,” he told his website, www.varianstable.com.

“I feel she deserves another crack at a Classic, and everything about her demeanour suggests she is ready to go again.”

Eleven go forward with the addition of Qabala, with O’Brien responsible for five.

Heading his team is Hermosa, who could be joined by Coral Beach, Fairyland, Fleeting and Just Wonderful.

Joseph O’Brien has left in Iridessa while Richard O’Brien could run Dean Street Doll.

Kevin Ryan’s East, third in the French Guineas, Michael Bell’s Pretty Pollyanna, a Group One winner at two, and Paddy Twomey’s Foxtrot Liv are also in contention.

Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas
€350,000 added, 3yo fillies only, 1m
11 remaining entries
Going: Good to Firm

Form Horse Age Wgt Trainer
03151-8 Coral Beach (IRE) 218 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
6-12 Dean Street Doll (IRE) 215 3 9-0 Richard O'Brien
112-3 East 205 3 9-0 K A Ryan
11311-5 Fairyland (IRE) 239 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
1731-0 Fleeting (IRE) 255 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
122-51 Foxtrot Liv 238 3 9-0 P Twomey
63122-1 Hermosa (IRE) 210 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
531-38 Iridessa (IRE) 50 3 9-0 J P O'Brien
1714-6 Just Wonderful (USA) 205 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
151143- Pretty Pollyanna 226 3 9-0 M L W Bell
1-13 Qabala 21 3 9-0 C Hills